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SELECTED TALKS

31.08.2016 Unmittelbare Nachzeitigkeit im romanisch-germanischen Vergleich. Romanisch-deutscher und innerromanischer Sprachvergleich, Universität Innsbruck, 28.08.-01.09.2016 (mit V. Atayan, B. Fetzer, S. Hettrich, I. Kunert, D. Möller, T. Ronalter).
07.07.2016 Types of paradigm change: Contact-induced vs. independent processes. LIPP, Munich, 06.-08.06.2016.
11.06.2016 Towards an empirical study of sentence semantics: Examples from the domains of scalar operators and concessives in English and German. Plenary talk, Olinco, Olomouc, 08.-12.06.2016.
26.01.2016 Doing corpus-based typology: Concessivity in a cross-linguistic perspective. Plenary talk, Conference on ‘Linguistic and Psycholinguistic Approaches to Text Structuring’, University of Valencia, 24–26.01.2016.
25.09.2015 Cross-height harmony in Sibidiri Idi, a language of Southern Papua New Guinea. Invited talk, University of Zurich.
01.08.2015 Advanced tongue root harmony in Sibidiri Idi, a language of Southern Papua New Guinea?. 11th biennial conference of the Association for Linguistic Typology. Albuquerque, 01.--03.08.2015 (with L. Deringer, F. Haas, O. Rudolf and J. van der Auwera).
01.08.2015 Impersonals in cross-linguistic perspective: Converging evidence from typology and corpora. 11th biennial conference of the Association for Linguistic Typology. Albuquerque, 01.--03.08.2015 (with L. Deringer, F. Haas, O. Rudolf and J. van der Auwera).
26.05.2015 Multi-level annotation and the analysis of sentential operators: The example of eveb and its German equivalents. Workshop 'Additive and Restrictive Quantification in Discourse – Comparative Perspective'. Basel, 25./26.06.2015.
11.06.2015 Comparing scalar additive operators in German and English: A corpus-based study. Invited talk, Bamberg.
09.05.2015 Annotating and analysing scalar particles in corpora: Information structure, lexical meanings and attitudes. Discourse markers in Romance languages: A contrastive perspective. Heidelberg, 06.-09.05.2015.
14.04.2015 Creating and retrieving tense and aspect annotations with GraphAnno, a lightweight tool for multilevel annotation. 11th joint ACL-ISO workshop on Interoperable Semantic Annotation (ISA-11). London, 14.04.2015 (with L. Bierkandt and C. Rzymski).
14.04.2015 Annotating modals with GraphAnno, a configurable lightweight tool for multi-level annotation. Workshop on 'Models of Modality Annotation', London, 14.04.2015 (with L. Bierkandt and C. Rzymski).
28.03.2015 How to represent spoken language in written form: Analysing conversational data from James Joyce to Southern Papua New Guinea.. Location
11.04.2015 The phonology of Idi. Workshop on the Languages of Southern Papua New Guinea, 09.03.-13.03.2015, Canberra, ANU.
04.02.2015 Towards a typology of impersonals : Parameters of variation and patterns of distribution. Workshop on 'Impersonal pronouns', Paris, 04.-05.02.2015 (with L. Deringer, F. Haas and O Rudolf)
04.12.2014 A comparative study of impersonals, based on data from parallel corpora. Invited talk, Department of Linguistics, Stockholm University.
03.04.2014 Motivating W(h)-clefts in English and German: A hypothesis-driven parallel corpus study. Invited talk, Department of English and American studies, University of Olomouc (with N. Levshina).
27.03.2014 Pseudo-oral discourse in James Joyce's Ulysses: A quantitative study at the interface of linguistics and literary studies. invited talk, Australian National University, School of Literature, Language and Linguistics.
14.02.2014 Aspects of verbal morphology in Idi. Workshop on the languages of Southern New Guinea, Australian National University.
12.02.2014 Questions about the phonetics and (morpho)phonology of Idi. Workshop on the languages of Southern New Guinea, Australian National University.
24.01.2014 W(h)-clefts im Englischen und Deutschen. Evidenz aus Parallelkorpora. Invited talk, University of Heidelberg (with N. Levshina).
09.09.2013 A corpus-based approach to the interpretation of adverbial connectives: The case of Latin cum. 13th conference of the International Pragmatics Association, 08.-13.09.2013, New Delhi (with L. Bierkandt and K. Kaaden).
26.07.2013 Dialogue games and the constitution of scales: A corpus-based approach. Congrès International des Linguistes, 21.-27.07.2013, Geneva (with C. Rzymski).
11.07.2013 On the use of translation corpora in contrastive linguistics. Plenary talk, 7th International Contrastive Linguistics Conference, Ghent.
10.07.2013 Even -- scaling up from contrastive linguistics to typology. Preconference talk, 7th International Contrastive Linguistics Conference, Ghent (with J. van der Auwera and K. Sahoo).
16.01.2013 Representing the distribution of human impersonal pronouns. Workshop on pronouns and perspective in language and literature, Wassenaar (with J. van der Auwera).
17.12.2012 On the human impersonal pronouns of English. Bangkok,Chulalongkorn University, English Department (with J. van der Auwera).
09.11.2012 Representing the distribution of human impersonal pronouns. Colloque 'Pronoms impersonnels humaines', Paris. (with J. van der Auwera, O. Rudolf, L. Deringer).
04.06.2012 W(h)-clefts in English and German: A cost-benefit analysis. Workshop on 'Frequenza, forme e funzioni delle costruzioni scisse nelle lingue romanze e germaniche', Basel.
27.04.2012 A typology of human impersonal pronouns. Anna Siewierska Memorial Workshop, MPI-EVA Leipzig.
08.04.2012 Towards a typology of human impersonal pronouns. Workshop on Comparative Pragmatics, the Pragmatics Society of Japan, Kyoto. (with J. van der Auwera).
30.03.2012 Towards a typology of human impersonal pronouns. 6th Conference of the Fukuoka Cognitive Linguistics Association, Fukuoka (with J. van der Auwera).
22.09.2011 Scalar additive operators in Transeurasian languages. Workshop on the occasion of Lars Johanson's 65th birthday, Leuven (with J. van der Auwera).
21.09.2011 From aeghwaedher to either: The distribution of a negative polarity item in historical perspective. 44th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea, La Rioja.
05.09.2011 Towards a corpus-based typology of clause linkage. A case study of cross-clausal extraction. University if Hamburg (invited talk, with B. Bickel and L. Bierkandt).
30.08.2011 The corpus as a database. Towards a multi-factorial typology of clause linkage. MULDICO-workshop on Discourse connectives, Les Diablerets (with B. Bickel).
23.07.2011 Towards a typology of human impersonal pronouns. 9th International Conference of the Association for Linguistic Typology, Hong Kong (with J. van der Auwera).
16.06.2011 Scalar additive operators, in Europe and elsewhere. Invited talk, University of Gotenburg (with J. van der Auwera).
16.06.2011 On the impersonal pronouns of English, a comparative perspective. Invited talk, University of Gotenburg (with J. van der Auwera and J. Vanderbiesen).
23.04.2011 The syntax and semantics of excess: OVER-predicates in Germanic. 29th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics, Tucson/Arizona (with Michael Putnam).
16.03.2011 Spaltsätze im Englischen und Deutschen. IDS-Jahrestagung 2011 (with Daniel Wiechmann).
28.01.2011 Scalar additive operators, in Europe and elsewhere. Invited talk, Polytechnic University, Hong Kong (with J. van der Auwera).
27.01.2011 The English impersonal pronouns: A comparison with Dutch and German. Invited talk, English Department, University of Hong Kong (with J. van der Auwera and J. Vanderbiesen).
14.01.2011 From æghwæðer to either. How do negative polarity items emerge? Workshop Beyond any and ever, 14.—15.01.2011, University of Göttingen.
21.01.2011 The Syntax and Semantics of Excessivity: Evidence from Germanic. Language Science Meeting Series, Penn State (with M. Putnam).
17.11.2010 (Human) impersonal pronouns in German and English Invited talk, English Department, University of Aachen (with J. van der Auwera).
16.11.2010 On the impersonal pronouns of English, Dutch and German. Invited talk, University of Geneva (with J. van der Auwera and J. Vanderbiesen).
30.09.2010 Nonfinite complements of perception verbs in selected European languages. 6th International Contrastive Linguistics Conference (ICLC6), 30.09.—02.10.2010 Freie Universität Berlin.
25.09.2010 Head-distant self in a hybrid theory of focus interpretation. Workshop Peculiar binding configurations, 23—24.—25.09.2010, Stuttgart.
17.09.2010 The impersonal pronouns of English, Dutch and German. Workshop The Germanic Sandwich, Oldenburg, 17.—18.09.2010 (with J. van der Auwera 6 J. Vanderbiesen)
10.09.2010 Explicitness of epistemic marking. Conference Modality in English IV, Madrid, 09.—11.09.2010 (with S. Kranich)
23.08.2010 Hybridität als sprachtheoretisches Problem, Jena Life Science Forum, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, 23.—27.08.2010
13.11.2009 Verb-noun compounds in West Germanic. Invited talk, University of Antwerp.
13.11.2009 Possession in English and German. Invited talk, University of Antwerp.
04.11.2009 Verb-noun compounds in Eurpean languages. Invited talk, University of Erfurt.
25.07.2009 Scalar additive operators: Typology and historical development. 9th Biannual meeting of the Association for Linguistic Typology. Berkeley, July 23-26, 2009. (with Johan van der Auwera)
05.03.2009 Modalität und Zeit, Tempus und Modus: Ein englisch-deutscher Vergleich. Invited talk, University of Hamburg, Sfb Mehrsprachigkeit.
25.02.2009 Exocentric verb-noun compounds in European languages. 18. International meeting of the Gesellschaft für Sprache und Sprachen. Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, 24.-26.02.2009.
24.02.2009 Presentationals in European languages. 18. International meeting of the Gesellschaft für Sprache und Sprachen. Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, 24.-26.02.2009. (with Florian Haas)
07.02.2009 Scalar additive operators in the languages of Europe. Workshop 'Comparing Grammars'. Freie Universität Berlin, 07.02.2009. (with Johan van der Auwera)
09.10.2008 Sentence anaphora in English and German. First meeting of the International Society for the Linguistics of English. University of Freiburg. (with E. König)
06.10.2008 How to say 'the x that Vs Ns' Transitive based agent nominalizations in comparative perspective. Workshop on 'Naming Strategies in Syntax'. Freie Universität Berlin.
19.09.2008 Introducing discourse referents in Germanic and Romance -- presentationals in comparative perspective. Languages in Contrast -- Grammar, Translation, Corpora. Universita di Bologna, Forli. (with F. Haas)
08.07.2008 V-N compounds in West Germanic. 5th International Contrastive Linguistics Conference. Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
18.06.2008 Scalar additive operators in the languages of Europe. Invited talk, University of Jena.
25.04.2008 The distribution of additive particles in English. Evidence from corpora and questionnaires. University of Jena.
10.04.2008 From cachepole to cutthroat. Exocentric verb-noun compounds in English. University of Marburg.
19.03.2008 Contrastive topics in English and German. A case study in contrastive information structure analysis. Conference on 'Contrastive Information Structure Analysis', 18.-19.03.2008, University of Wuppertal.
17.03.2008 (N)either (n)or -- quantifiers, coordinators and focus particles in historical perspective. Invited talk, University of Antwerp.
01.12.2007Distance distributivity and the interpretation of 'each other'. Conference 'Reciprocals Cross-Linguistically', 30.11.-02.12.2007, Free University of Berlin. (with M. Zimmermann)
12.10.2007From æghwæðer to either: analogy, confusion and normative pressure. Invited talk, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.
06.07.2007Discourse pragmatics and foreign language teaching: The expression of information structure in English. Invited talk, University of Kiel
20.06.2007Ausdrucksmittel der Informationsstruktur im Englischen, am Beispiel der kontrastiven Topiks. Habilitationsvortrag, Freie Universität Berlin, Fachbereich Philosophie und Geisteswissenschaften
30.03.2007(Non)veridicality and the distribution of even. University of Melbourne, School of Languages and Linguistics.
17.09.2006From deixis to discourse. The development of te' in dialects of Chiapas Zoque. Syntax of the World's Languages II, Lancaster, September 14-17, 2006. (with Jan Terje Faarlund)
10.06.2006Where do intensifiers belong? Locating a singleton category on the map of word classes. Conference on 'Universality and particularity in part-of-speech systems', June 8-10. University of Amsterdam. (with Ekkehard König)
27.05.2006Zur Bedeutung der Modalpartikeln -- ein Versuch der Parametrisierung. Modalität auf Lesbos, Metochi, May 25-31, 2006.
13.10.2005La modalite en tzotzil et d'autres langues Mayas. CNRS, Paris. (with J. van der Auwera)
23.07.2005Towards a Typology of Focus Quantifiers. 6th annual meeting of the Association for Linguistic Typology. Padang, Sumatra.
21.07.2005"I gave it him" - On the rationale of the 'Alternative Pronomninal Double Object Construction' in English. Workshop on Ditransitive Constructions, Padang, Sumatra.
11.06.2005 Some distributional differences between also and too -- evidence from corpora and elicitation.. Workshop on 'The Scope and Limits of Corpus Linguistics -- Empiricism in the Description and Analysis of English'. FU Berlin.
21.05.2005 On reciprocal and reflexive readings of anaphors in German and other European languages. Workshop on 'Reciprocity and the plurality of events', CNRS, Paris. (with F. Haas)
10.12.2004 Rethinking the relationship between SELF-intensifiers and reflexives. Current Trends in Cognitive Linguistics, Hamburg, 10.-11.10.2004. (with P. Siemund)
01.10.2004 Why are there no reciprocal uses of German sichin PPs?. Workshop on Reciprocity and Reflexivity: Description, Typology and Theory, FU Berlin, 01.-02.10.2004. (with F. Haas)
23.09.2004 The Interpretation of logophoric self-forms, and some consequences for a model of reference and denotation. 5th Discourse Anaphora and Anaphora Resolution Colloquium (DAARC). Azores, 23.-24.09.2004.
17.07.2004 Negated Universal Focus Quantifiers in English, German and Spanish. Strategies of Quantification, York, 15.-17.07.2004.
02.04.2004 Intensifiers as parasitic cross-categorial operators. Studientag "Sprachwissenschaft", FU Berlin. (with E. König)
18.09.2003 Focused Expressions of Identity -- Towards a Typology of Intensifiers. 5th Meeting of ALT, Cagliari. (with E. König)
28.07.2003 A typological database of intensifiers and reflexives. XVIIth Internation Congress of Linguistics, Prague.
20.06.2003 Language and Identity -- some introductory remarks. Workshop 'The cultural and linguistic expression of identity', Prague. (with E. König)
26.09.2002 The Typological Database of Intensifiers and Reflexives. Annual Meeting of the LTRC, Utrecht. (with Stephan Töpper)
27.05.2002 Zur Verwandtschaft und Verschiedenheit vonselbst und auch. Linguistik am Montag, FU Berlin.
07.03.2002 Identical Agents – on the Interrelation between Adverbial Intensifiers and Reflexives. Conference on Operations on Argument Structure II, FU Berlin. (with Peter Siemund)
02.12.2001 Reflexiva und Intensifikatoren aus areraltypologischer Sicht. Abschlusskolloquium des DFG-Schwerpunktprogrammes 'Sprachtypologie', FU Berlin.
21.07.2001 Renovation and Innovation in the Grammaticalization of Reflexives. Fourth Annual Meeting of the Association of Linguistic Typology, Santa Barbara, CA.
15.03.2001 Markedness Relations and Reflexivity. Conference 'Reflexive and the Middle – Typological Approaches', Université de Manouba, Tunis. (with Daniel Hole)
28.02.2001 Areal Typology and Word Order – the Case of Mesoamerica. 23. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft, University of Leipzig.
03.08.2000 Reflexive vs. Non-Reflexive External Possessors – Some Generalisations. Conference on Operations on Argument Structure I, FU Berlin.
19.06.2000 Personenkongruenz im Copainalá Zoque. Linguistik am Montag, FU Berlin.
17.01.2000    Sprachbundforschung und Arealtypologie – am Beispiel Mesoamerika. Linguistik am Montag, FU Berlin.