I am a senior researcher (akademischer Oberrat) at the Department of German language and literature I at Cologne university.
I just started a Blog on 'linguistic and climate', its title is 'Übers Klima reden'. As the title shows, the Blog is in German.
A new paper on German stehen unter-LVCs has been published at the Journal 'Sprachwissenschaft'.
A joint paper with Stefan Hartmann is out now. It is on the emergence of light verb constructions in history of German and published as a chapter in the Vearbook of the German Cognitive Linguistics Society. [Link]
A joint paper with Dila Turus on passive-like German light verb constructions has been published in Germanistische Werkstatt 11.
A new paper on German light verb constructions has been published. Here's the link. The paper presents the results of a corpus study on light verb constructions of the form 'stehen 'stand' + unter 'under' NP'.
I added links to some videos of talk on previous conferences, e.g. Predicative multiword-expressions in Persian at 'PACLIC Workshop on Multiword Expressions in Asian languages', Light verb constructions and their families - A corpus study on German stehen unter-LVCs at '17th Workshop on Multiword Expressions' and The desemantisation of German kommen and the emergence of light verb constructions joint talk with Stefan Hartmann at '12th International Corpus Linguistics Conference'.
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)
Languages I worked on: German, Polish, Upper Silesian Polish, Bulgarian, Russian, French, Persian
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