News & Updates

Course Evaluation

In the summer semester 2016, I taught the basic course “Geschichte der deutschen Sprache” at the University of Potsdam. Here you can find comments on how the course participants evaluated the course.

Notification of Acceptance: Special Issue

I am very happy to announce that I am allowed to co-edit a second special issue on habitual and generic expressions. It is a joint project with Nora Boneh from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Our special issue entitled “Diachronic and Comparative Perspectives on Habituality and Genericity” is expected to appear as one of the issues of the journal Linguistics. Stay tuned for more information!

Notification of Acceptance: Workshop on Subordination and Annotation in Historical Corpora at ICHL 23

I am happy to announce that my colleague from the University of Mainz (Germany), Björn Wiemer, and me will be organizing a workshop on links between the diachrony of subordination and annotation issues in historical corpora at the 23rd International Conference on Historical Linguistics to be held at the University of Texas at San Antonio in July/August of 2017. A description of the workshop can be found here.

Notification of Acceptance: Conference Talk

I am very happy to be allowed to announce that my abstract “Some observations on the semantic shift of the clause-embedding predicate żałować ‘regret’ in Polish” has been accepted for the conference Formal Diachronic Semantic (FoDS 2016) to be held at the University of Konstanz (Germany) in September of 2016. Additionally, I will attend a tutorial  on corpus methods in historical semantics.

Notification of Acceptance: New Paper

This week, my colleague, Elisabeth Berner, and I learned that our paper Deutsch-slawischer Sprachkontakt im Südbrandenburgischen has been accepted for publication in Jahrbuch für Germanistische Sprachgeschichte guest-edited by Claudia Wich-Reif. Our paper is concerned with the issue of to what extent Sorbian influenced a Brandenburgian dialect spoken in the south of Brandenburg. We illustrate that the fruits of this language contact can be observed on all linguistics levels, also in the syntax.

Notification of Acceptance: Conference Talk

I am very happy to announce that my abstract Case-specifying conditionals in Germanic has been accepted for oral presentation at the 31st Comparative Germanic Syntax Workshop, which will take place at the Stellenbosch University in South Africa in December of 2016. In addition, there will be a pre-CGSW workshop on “New approaches to synchronic and diachronic comparative generative syntax” presented by Theresa Biberauer, Ian Roberts, Mara Frascarelli & Roland Hinterhölzl. I am looking forward to the conference, the workshop and, of course, to the summer weather!