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I am a visiting professor in linguistic at the Institute of German Language and Literature at the University of Cologne.

My research interests are in semantics, pragmatics, syntax and their interfaces. I am working on various expressions contributing non- truth-conditional meaning, including expressives, modal particles, sentence mood and verum focus.

More broadly, I am interested in multidimensional semantics, projective meaning, contextual influences on interpretation, the syntax-semantics interface and the question of where to draw the boundary between semantics and pragmatics and how to differentiate between various kinds of meaning.

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Recent talks

2016. (with Katharina Turgay) Zur (ortho)grafischen Markierung von sekundären Inhalten: eine empirische Studie. Workshop »Geschriebene und gesprochene Sprache als Modalitäten eines Sprachsystems«. 38. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft (DGfS). University of Konstanz. February 25, 2016.

2016. (with Katharina Hartmann & Lisa Matthewson) Cross-linguistic evidence that verum ≠ focus. Workshop »The grammatical realization of polarity. Theoreti- cal and experimental approaches«. 38. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft (DGfS). University of Konstanz. February 26, 2016.

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Current classes

During the summer semester 2016 I teach the following courses at Cologne. Material and information can be found on Ilias.

  • Linguistik der Jugendsprache. Vorlesung.
  • Minimalismus – Indexikalismus – Kontextualismus. Zur Unterscheidung zwischen Semantik und Pragmatik. Hauptseminar.
  • Aktuelle Lektüre zur Semantik/Pragmatik. Oberseminar.
  • Examenskolloquium. Oberseminar. 
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Full CV

Download full CV (March 24, 2016)

Education

2009–2013. PhD. Linguistics. University of Frankfurt. Thesis: Use-conditional meaning. Studies in multidimensional semantics. Committee: Ede Zimmermann, Eric McCready, Hans-Martin Gärtner.

2005–2009. MA. German Studies, Philosophy, Indology. University of Mainz. Thesis: On the interaction between modal particles and sentence mood in German. Committee: Jörg Meibauer, Jochen Geilfuß-Wolfgang.

Academic Appointments

University of Cologne

since 04/2015. Visiting Professor. (Stand-in for Beatrice Primus). Institute of German Language and Literature.

University of Frankfurt

05/2013–03/2015. Postdoc. Institute of Linguistics.

10/2009–03/2013. Research Fellow. Institute of Linguistics.

University of Landau

04/2010--02/2013. Lecturer. Institute of German Studies.

University of Mainz

04/2009–07/2009. Lecturer. German Institute.

04/2006–05/2010. Student Project Member. Interdisciplinary Research Project Quotation and Meaning.

Awards and Honors

03/2016. Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize. Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Science Foundation).

03/2014. Wilhelm von Humboldt Award. Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft (German Linguistic Society).

04/2010-10/2010. PhD Fellowship. Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes (German National Academic Foundation).

12/2008-04/2010. PhD Fellowship Research Training Group Sentence Types: Variation and Interpretation, University of Frankfurt.

07/2007. Student Fellowship Linguistic Society of America, Linguistics Institute 2007.

09/2006--12/2008. Student Fellowship. Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes (German National Academic Foundation).

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Use the form on the right to drop me an email or use the email address depicted in the picture above. If you need one of my papers, I will try to answer as soon as possible.

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