I am a postdoc at the Institute of Linguistics at Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf.
My research focuses on the investigation of the syntax-semantics interface, especially on syntactic and semantic properties of complex expressions as well as on deep lexical decomposition. In particular, my work is concerned with the following issues:
Syntax and semantics of complex predicates, especially light verb constructions in German and Persian & the modification of light verb constructions Degree expressions and their interaction with lexical aspect Aspectual composition (contrastive analysis Germanic vs Slavic languages) Case marking asymmetries (Germanic and Iranian languages) Morphosyntax and argument realization within Bantu languages
Languages I worked on: German, Polish, Upper Silesian Polish, Bulgarian, Russian, French, Persian, Gikuyu, isiZulu.
I am one of the series editors of the new book series 'Studies in Role and Reference Grammar' published at Mouton.
12/2020 Habilitation in General linguistics (Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf), Habilitationsschrift entitled The distribution of meaning components. The composition of affectedness and light verb constructions.
02/2015 PhD General Linguistics, Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf; Dissertation title Degree gradation of verbs (supervisors Sebastian Löbner and Robert D. Van Valin jr.)
01/2007 Magister Artium Philosophy and General Linguistics, Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf
10/2021 - now PostDoc Researcher Department of General Linguistics, Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf 10/2019 - 09/2020 Vertretungsprofessur für Linguistik Department of General Linguistics, Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf 07/2015 - 09/2019 PostDoc Researcher Department of General Linguistics, Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf 04/2015 - 07/2015 Kauz Semantic Technology, Düsseldorf; Linguistics and Softwaredevelopment 07/2011 - 04/2015 Reserach assistant in project B1 " Verb-frames at the Syntax-Semantics Interface" (PI Robert D. Van Valin jr.) as part of CRC 991, Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf 04/2007 - 07/2011 Research assistant Department of General Linguistics, Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf