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