Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

CV

 

Areas of expertise:

Syntax, morphology, syntax and its interfaces with morphology,  the lexicon and interpretation, Diachronic Syntax, Language Breakdown and Development, Heritage Languages.

 

Awards

  • 11-12/00 Stanley J. Seeger Research Fellowship from Hellenic Studies, Princeton University.
  • 2000: DFG Heisenberg Fellowship.
  • 2010: Member of Academia Net
  • DFG AL 554/8-1   Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize. 3/2014.
  • Member of the Leopoldina, National Academy of Sciences, 11/2014.
  • Degree of doctor honoris causa at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, March 2016.
  • Member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, March 2018.
  • Member of the Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters, January 2020.
  • Fellow at Center for Advanced Study, Oslo (Project: MultiGender), February 17, 2020- May 22, 2020
  • Member of Academia Europea, Section of Linguistic Studies, 2020

 

Education and professional experience

1986-1990

Philology, specialization in Linguistics, University of Athens, Greece.

1990-1991

MA, Linguistics, University of Reading, UK.

08/92-12/94

Ph.D. student at the Center for General Linguistics, Typology and Universals ('Zentrum für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Typologie und Universalienforschung' (ZAS)) Berlin.

12/1994

Ph.D., Linguistics, Universität Potsdam.

1/95-3/99

Research associate at ZAS.

4/99-9/99

Research associate, Dept. of Theoretical Linguistics, Unversity of  Tübingen.

07/1999

Habilitation (Linguistics), Universität Potsdam.

10/99-3/00

Managing Director of ZAS.

04/00-06/00

Research associate at the Dept. of Linguistics, University of Potsdam.

7/00-12/00

Heisenberg Fellow (University of Potsdam, MIT and Princeton University).

1/01-09/01

Replacement of the Dept. Chair at the Institute of English Linguistics, Universität Stuttgart.

10/01-09/02

Heisenberg Fellow (University of Pennsylvania, University of Potsdam).

10/02-09/15

Professor of Theoretical and English Linguistics, University of Stuttgart.

07/2007

Visiting Professor, Stanford University, USA, LSA Summer School.

10/15-

 

2016-

 

May 2018     

Professor of English Linguistics, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin.

 

Vice Director, Leibniz-Zentrum Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft (ZAS), Head of Research Area III: Syntax and Lexicon.

 

Guest Professorship, University of Vienna.

Projects (as PI):

1998-2000

Greek Ministry of Development, special research grant for Greek scientists abroad 

2000- 2002

DFG Heisenberg Fellowship. Research Project: Facets of Unaccusativity

1/03-3/06

Director of the Graduate Program (GRK 609) Linguistic Representations and their Interpretation, Universität Stuttgart.

2004-2007

DFG AL 554/3-1 Basis and boundaries of unaccusativity.

2006

DFG AL 554/4-1 GLOW Summer School.

2007

DFG (GZ 4851-339-07) Conference on nominalizations across languages.

7/06-09/15

Director of the collaborative research center Incremental Specification in Context (SFB 732), Universität Stuttgart.

2006-2010

C1 The syntax of nominal modification and its interaction with nominal structure, SFB 732.

2006-03/2016

B1 The form and interpretation of nominals, SFB 732.

2010-2015

B6  Underspecification  in  Voice  systems  and  the  syntax-morphology  interface, SFB 732.

2010-2013

DFG  DO  536/10-1  Prosodische Phrasierung  in der auditorischen und visuellen Satzverarbeitung 'Prosodic phrasing in auditory and visual sentence processing' (with Prof. Dogil & Prof. Kotchoubey).

2010-2011

DAAD ID-50726640 Nominalizations: explorations at the syntax-lexicon and the syntax-semantics interface (Collaboration Stuttgart/Tromsø;).

2011-2012

DAAD ID-50740971 Nominalizations: explorations at the syntax-lexicon and the syntax-semantics interface (Collaboration Stuttgart/Paris).

2013-2021

 

2014-2015

 

2014-2022

AL 554/7-1, 7-2 The Acquisition of Voice alternations by Greek-German bilingual children.

DAAD  ID  57067847  Die  Syntax-Morphologie  Schnittstelle:  Evidenz von  Multilingualism (Collaboration Stuttgart/Trondheim).

 

AL 554/8-1 (Leibniz Prize)

2014-2017

 

2018-2021

 

2018-2021

 

 

 

2020-2023

 

 

 

2021-2026

 

 

2021-2024

 

 

 

 

2021

 

2018

 

2018-2020

 

2016-2018

AL 554/10-1 Neue Wege in der Kontrolletheorie (with  Dr. Silke Firscher).

 

AL 554/12-1 DP Border (with Appl.Prof. Uli Sauerland)

 

AL 554/13-1 Nominal morphosyntax and word order in Heritage Greek

across majority languages (RUEG 2537)

Vice-Speaker of the RUEG 2537

 

Co-PI Project B1: Register and the development of Periphrasis in the history of English (with Tom McFadden), SFB 1412

Vice-Speaker of the SFB 1412 Register

 

ERC Synergy Grant LeibnizDream (with Uli Sauerland, ZAS & Maria Teresa Guasti, Milan)

 

AL 554/15-1: Dynamics of verbal aspect and (pro)nominal reference in language contact (with Natalia Gagarina and Luka Szucsich)

 

co-operation grants

HU & The University of Zurich. Indefinite definite articles in Romance and English, Co-PI with Elisabeth Stark and Marianne Hundt. Corpus and experimental investigation of indefinite-definite articles from a cross-linguistic perspective. 

HU & The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The mental lexicon, Co-PI with Edit Doron, co-operation between linguistics and psychology. 

 

Why are passives difficult? Co-PI with Andrea Santi, UCL, Psycholinguistic investigations of passives, experiments with English adults. 

HU & Universidade de São Paulo. A cross-linguistic comparison of the role of number and gender in nominal expressions, co-PI with Marcelo Barra Ferreira. Cross-linguistic investigation of number and gender in noun phrases. 

 

Scientific Boards:

2022-2026:

 

2020-2023: 

 

2019-:

 

 

2019-2021:

 

 

2017-2021:

 

2016- :

 

 

2015- :

Member of the International Research Network Heritage Languages in Europe, CNRS

 

Member of the DFG Review Board 104 Sprachwissenschaften

 

Member of the Advisory Board of the University of Crete Research Center (UCRC) for the Humanities, the Social and Education Sciences

 

Member for the Elsa-Neumann Stipend Committee of the Federal State of Berlin

 

Member of the Wilhelm von Humboldt Prize Jury, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft

 

Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of AcqVA, now an Aurora center

 

 

Member of the Scientific Board of the Center for Interdisciplinary Research, Bielefeld.

2013- 2020:

Member of the Advisory Board of Language Science Press.

2012- :

Member of the Network Language, Variation, and Migration, Universität Potsdam.

6/11-10/11:

Member of the Evaluation Panel of Nordic Centers of Excellence (Norwegian Research Council).

2010- :

Series Editor Brill Empirical Approaches to Linguistic Theory.

2010- :

Member of Academia Net, http://www.academia-net.de/.

2006-2010:

Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of NORMS  (Nordic Center of Excellence in Micro-comparative syntax).

2002-2006:

Member of the Center of Interdisciplinary Research, University of Bielefeld.

2000- :

Series Editor at Mouton de Gruyter: Interface Explorations (with Tracy A. Hall).

1999-2009:

Member of the Generative Linguistics in the Old World (GLOW) Board (positions held: Newsletter editor 1999-2002; Secretary 2002-2005, Chairperson 2005-2009).

2003-2004:

Member  of  the  Board  of  the  Deutsche  Gesellschaft  für  Sprachwissenshaft  ‘German Linguistic Society’ (Treasurer).

2002-2003:

Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenshaft.

currently member of the editorial board of Glossa, English Language and Linguistics, Frontiers in Psychology (Language Sciences)Linguistic Analysis, Linguistic Inquiry, Natural Language and Linguistic Theory, and Syntax.

2016-2020: Member of the Editorial Board of the series Open Generative Syntax, Language Science Press

2010- :  Member of Editorial Board Empirical Approaches to Linguistic Theory, Brill

 

CONSULTANT

2009-2015: Member of the Board of Trustees of the Culture Forum, City of Stuttgart

2005-2008: Project 'Integration durch Bildung' Lernaktiv (Integration through Education), City of Stuttgart

2004-2009: Member of the International Advisory Board of the City of Stuttgart for the area Sprachförderung

 

INSTITUTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES  

01.10.19-30.9.21: Managing Director, Institute of English and American Studies, HU Berlin

2017 -2022: Member of the University Board of RWTH University of Aachen

2014-2015: Member of the committee for storage and backup of primary research data, Universität Stuttgart

2012- 2015: Vice-chairperson of the supervisory board of the Universität Stuttgart

2010-2012: Member of the Ethics of scientific research committee of the Universität Stuttgart

2004-2012:  Member of the committee for PhD grants at the Universität Stuttgart

Languages: English, French, German, Greek.