Research interests

Syntax   

Pragmatics                                                                               

Cognitive Science                                                                  

Language Education                            


General Editor: Pedagogical Linguistics                                    Press & Media:

Editorial Board: Evolutionary Linguistic Theory                         uni‘kon # 61

Associated Research Fellow: Zukunftskolleg Konstanz            Augsburger Allgemeine

Entries in [SciKon] and [GEPRIS]                                             Video Interview



Research grants (as principal investigator)


Current Projects


Functional categories and expressive meaning, (EU Horizon 2020 COFUND scheme);

project at Centre de Lingüística Teòrica (CLT), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.


Surprise questions from a comparative perspective (SURQUE), PPP/PROCOPE Project,

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD); in collaboration with Université Paris Diderot &

Laboratoire de linguistique formelle Paris.



Past Projects


Exploring discourse particles in Basque,ANR Research Grant/Excellence Initiative

Université de Bordeaux (IDEX); research project with CNRS-IKER/Université de Bordeaux.


The syntax-emotion interface: A new approach to exclamatives, DFG

Excellence Initiative, Zukunftskolleg Konstanz (research cooperation with Prof.

Anastasia Giannakidou, University of Chicago); [picture at Lake Constance]


Modern Linguistics & Language Didactics, DFG Excellence Initiative, Universität

Konstanz; funding for workshop + 1 student assistant.


EU Mobility Grant, YERUN Network, Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona (host:

Prof. Louise McNally).


DFG grant (Forschunsstipendium): 12-month fellowship at Stanford University

(host: Prof. Christopher Potts).


The Grammar of Emotions: Emphatic Word Order and Speech Act Types, DFG

Excellence Initiative, Universität Konstanz; funding for 1 staff member (German pay scale

E13, 50% = PhD position), Dr. Stefano Quaglia.


Adjective Sequences, DFG Excellence Initiative, Universität Konstanz (research cooperation

with Department of Linguistics, UC San Diego, Prof. Roger Levy).


Discourse Particles: The Syntax-Pragmatics Interface in Experimental Pragmatics,

DFG Excellence Initiative, Universität Konstanz. funding for 1 staff member (German pay

scale E13, 50% = PhD position), Laura Dörre, MA.


Linguistics Konstanz & Venice (LingKonVen), German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD),

research cooperation with Prof. Anna Cardinaletti (Università Ca’Foscari di Venezia).


Layered Derivations and the Syntax-Pragmatics Interface, DFG Excellence Initiative,

Zukunftskolleg Konstanz (research cooperation with Prof. Jan-Wouter Zwart,

University of Groningen).


Complex Sentences, Types of Embedding, and Recursivity, DFG Excellence Initiative,

Universität Konstanz; funding for 1 staff member (German pay scale E13, 50% = PhD

position).


Other funding


2008 - 2011

Travel grants from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and from the Baden-

Württemberg State Postgraduate Scholarship Program.



 

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