News & Updates

New Collaboration: Expressions of Perception (Smelling)

I started collaborating with Przemysław Staniewski, my colleague from the Uniwersytet Wrocławski (Poland) from the Department of German. Our main aim is to organize two workshops on expressions of perception, in particular on expressions for smelling. The first workshop is meant to bring together scholars working on less-known languages. We would like to learn how olfaction is expressed and encoded in these languages and to what extent expressions for smelling interact with other parts of the grammar. The second workshop (planned for 2017) is intended to link linguistics with neuroscience and to figure out what happens in our brains when we smell and try to describe a smell.

Call for Papers: Habituality and Genericity in Flux

Together with my colleague, Nora Boneh, from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem I organize a workshop on Habituality and Genericity in Flux at the next International Conference on Historical Linguistics held in Naples in July of 2015. Our call for papers has been posted on the Linguist List and it can be looked up here. The deadline for abstract submissions is 30 January 2015. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.