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AR a.Z. Dr. Christian Rapold

CV

PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS

04.2015-present

assistant professor (non-tenure) at the University of Regensburg,
Dept. of General and Comparative Linguistics

09.2014 - 03.2015

visiting professor (Vertretungsprofessor), University of Regensburg, Dept. of General and Comparative Linguistics

10.2012 - 09.2014
assistant professor (non-tenure), University of Regensburg, Dept. of General and Comparative Linguistics

01.2010 - 10.2012
post-doc at Leiden University, LUCL/Dept. of African languages and cultures, in the EuroBABEL (European Science Foundation) project “Documentation and analysis of !Ora and Vaal-Orange !Ui” within the collaborative research project “Kalahari Basin Area: A Sprachbund on the verge of extinction”

10.2007 - 04.2010
post-doc at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics (Nijmegen, Netherlands) in the DoBeS project “Documentation of ǂĀkhoe-Haiǁom: A Khoisan language spoken by hunter-gatherers in northern Namibia” (continuation phase. 80% employment since Jan. 2008)

12.2006 - 09.2007
post-doc at the University of Zurich, General Linguistics Dept., in the Swiss National Science Foundation project “Functional typology of Ethiopian languages” (50% employment)

09.2006 - 02.2007
part time lecturer at the University of Zurich, General Linguistics Dept.

09.2005 - 02.2006
part time lecturer at the University of Zurich, General Linguistics Dept.

12.2003 - 11.2006
researcher/postdoc at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics (Nijmegen, Netherlands) in the DoBeS project “Documentation of ǂĀkhoe-Haiǁom: A Khoisan language spoken by hunter-gatherers in northern Namibia”

OTHER PROJECTS

11.2010 - present
associate researcher in the project “Kulturvergleich mit den ǂĀkhoe-Haiǁom”,
Research group “Affekt im Lebensverlauf”
Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin.

01.2009 - 06.2012
associate researcher in the project  “Evolutionary Roots of Human Social Interaction”,
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig.
Principal investigators: Daniel Haun, Juliane Kaminski and Katja Liebal

02.2013
guest researcher in the project “The Roots of Human Social Interaction” (VolkswagenStiftung, Förderinitiative Evolutionsbiologie), Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig. Research in Namibia

12.2010
guest researcher in the project “Kulturvergleich mit den ǂĀkhoe-Haiǁom”, Research group “Affekt im Lebensverlauf”, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin. Research in Namibia

11.2010
guest researcher in the project “The Roots of Human Social Interaction” (VolkswagenStiftung, Förderinitiative Evolutionsbiologie), Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig. Research in Namibia

11.2010
guest researcher of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig. Research in Namibia

Education

02.2006
promotion to PhD at Leiden University on the thesis
Towards a Grammar of Benchnon (Omotic, Ethiopia)

  • supervisors: M.P.G.M. Mous and Th.C. Schadeberg
  • awarded with the highest distinction of the Dutch promotions system
  • nominated as one of the three best linguistic dissertations in the Netherlands in 2006 by the The Linguistic Society of the Netherlands and the Dutch Association for Applied Linguistics (Anéla) on 07.09.2007

studies of General linguistics, African linguistics and Japanese studies at the universities of Zurich and Leiden

Research

THEMATIC

  • morphosyntax
  • information structure
  • clause linkage
  • TAM
  • supertonal prosodic systems
  • descriptive linguistics
  • functional-typological linguistics
  • field work methods
  • language documentation
  • grammaticography

GENETIC / AREAL

  • Khoisan/Southern Africa
  • Omotic/North East Africa
  • Afroasiatic
  • Bantu

Publications

PUBLICATIONS

PRESENTATIONS

MONOGRAPHS

• (in prep.). A Swahili structure course.

• (in prep.). A Grammar of Khoekhoe (Nama-Damara). A Khoisan Language of Namibia.

• (2006). Towards a Grammar of Benchnon. Unpublished PhD thesis, Leiden University.


EDITED VOLUMES

• Sascha Völlmin, Azeb Amha, Christian Rapold & Silvia Zaugg-Coretti (eds.). (2007) Converbs, Medial Verbs, Clause Chaining and Related Issues. Frankfurter Afrikanistische Blätter 19. Cologne: Rüdiger Köppe.

• Rapold, Christian and Graziano Savà (eds.) (2002). Ethiopian morphosyntax in an areal perspective. Papers from the EMIAP symposium at Leiden, 04.-05.02.2001. Afrikanistische Arbeitspapiere 71.

ARTICLES

• (in prep. b). Manner deictics in Nama-Damara. In: Yvonne Treis and Martine Vanhove, Expressions of similarity in an Africanist and typolocial perspective [working title].

• (in prep. a). Space, politeness, cognition and discourse structure: Mediativity in Benchnon. In: Azeb Amha and Anne-Christie Hellenthal, Mood and modality in Omotic.

• (submitted). Tone in Tsumeb and Grootfontein Khoekhoe. In: Berthold, Falko and Anne-Maria Fehn (eds.), Khoisan languages and linguistics: Proceedings of the 4th international symposium, July 15-17, 2011, Rietzlern/Kleinwalsertal. (Research in Khoisan Studies). Cologne: Rüdiger Köppe.

• (2014). Areal and inherited aspects of compound verbs in Khoekhoe. In: Tom Güldemann and Anne-Maria Fehn (eds.), Beyond ‘Khoisan’: Historical relations in the Kalahari Basin. (Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 330). pp. 153-177. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
• (2012). The encoding of placement and removal events in ǂAkhoe Haiǁom. In: Anetta Kopecka and Bhuvana Narasimhan (eds.), Events of Putting and Taking: A crosslinguistic perspective. (Typological Studies in Language, 100). pp. 79-96. Amsterdam: Benjamins.

• (2011). Semantics of Khoekhoe reciprocal constructions. In: Nicholas Evans, Alice Gaby, Stephen C. Levinson and Asifa Majid (eds.), Reciprocals and semantic typology. (Typological Studies in Language, 98). pp. 61-74. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

• Haun, Daniel B.M., Christian J. Rapold, Gabriele Janzen, Stephen C. Levinson (2011). Plasticity of human spatial memory: Spatial language and cognition covary across cultures. Cognition 119:70-80.

• (2010). Beneficiary and Other Roles of the Dative in Tashelhiyt. In: Fernando Zúñiga and Seppo Kittilä (eds.), Benefactives and malefactives. Typological perspectives and case studies. (Typological Studies in Language, 92). pp. 351-376. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

• Rapold, Christian J. and Silvia Zaugg-Coretti (2009). Exploring the periphery of the Central Ethiopian Linguistic area: Data from Yemsa and Benchnon. In: Joachim Crass and Ronny Meyer (eds.). Language Contact and Language Change in Ethiopia. (Topics in African Studies, 14). pp. 59-81. Köln: Rüdiger Köppe.

• Haun, Daniel B.M. and Christian J. Rapold (2009). Variation in memory for body movements across cultures. Current Biology 19(23):R1068-R1069.

• Rapold, Christian J. and Thomas Widlok (2008). Dimensions of variability in Northern Khoekhoe language and culture. In: Karim Sadr and François-Xavier Fauvelle-Aymar (eds.), Khoekhoe and the origins of herding in southern Africa. Southern African Humanities 20:133-161.

• Widlok, Thomas, Christian Rapold, Gertie Hoymann (2008). Multimedia analysis in documentation projects: Kinship, interrogatives and reciprocals in ǂAkhoe Haiǁom. In: K. David Harrison, David S. Rood and A. Dwyer (eds.), A world of many voices: Lessons from documented endangered languages. (Typological Studies in Language, 78). pp. 355-370. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

• (2008). Medial verbs in Benchnon. In: Karen H. Ebert, Johanna Mattissen and Rafael Suter (eds.), From Siberia to Ethiopia. Converbs in a Cross-Linguistic Perspective. Proceedings of the second Zurich-Cologne Workshop on Clause Linkage. (Arbeiten des Seminars für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, 20). pp. 155-183. Zurich: University of Zurich.

• (2007). Defining converbs ten years on – A hitchhiker’s guide. In: Sascha Völlmin, Azeb Amha, Christian Rapold, Silvia Zaugg-Coretti (eds.), Converbs, Medial Verbs, Clause Chaining and Related Issues. Frankfurter Afrikanistische Blätter 19:7-30. Cologne: Rüdiger Köppe.

• (2007). From demonstratives to verb agreement in Benchnon: A diachronic perspective. In: Azeb Amha, Maarten Mous and Graziano Savà (eds.), Omotic and Cushitic Studies. Papers from the Fourth Cushitic–Omotic Conference, Leiden, 10-12 April 2003. pp. 69-88. Cologne: Rüdiger Köppe.

• Haun, Daniel B.M., Christian J. Rapold, C. Call, Gabriele Janzen, Stephen C. Levinson (2006). Cognitive cladistics and cultural override in Hominid spatial cognition. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 103:17568-17573.

• (2005). Review of:
Harry Stroomer: An Anthology of Tashelhiyt Berber Folktales (South Morocco). (Berber Studies, 2.) Cologne: Rüdiger Köppe, 2001. 219 pp.
In: Journal of African Languages and Linguistics 26(1):108-111.

• Rapold, Christian and Graziano Savà (2002). Editorial. In: Christian Rapold and Graziano Savà (eds.), Ethiopian morphosyntax in an areal perspective. Papers from the EMIAP symposium at Leiden, 04.-05.02.2001. Afrikanistische Arbeitspapiere 71:5-8.

• (2001). Recent publications in African linguistics. Journal of African Languages and Linguistics 22(2):203-205.

• (2001). Recent publications in African linguistics. Journal of African Languages and Linguistics 22(1):113-116.


MANUSCRIPTS CIRCULATED FOR LOCAL LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT

• (2010). A brief grammar of Benc’non. In collaboration with Assefa Kati, Barnabas
Komta, Getachew Koika, Meseret Balku, Mitiku Mohammed, Petros Tigrie, Tekle Gizaw.
Mizan Teferi: SIL Bench-Maji Zone Language Development and Mother Tongue Based
Multilingual Education Project. [57 pp.]

• Various possibilities of representing tone in Benc’non
Leiden University, Oct. 2011. ms, 18 pp.

• Tone lessons and teacher information on the six tones of Benc’non. Introduction for teachers
Leiden University, Jan. 2011. ms, 12 pp.

• Example words and sentences for tone marking in Benchnon
Leiden University, June 2009. ms, 10 pp.

• (2009). Benchnon working orthography
Mizan Teferi, March 2009. Addendum June 2009.
Mizan Teferi: SIL Bench-Maji Zone Language Development and Mother Tongue Based
Multilingual Education Project. [9+1 pp.]

PRESENATIONS

• Corinna Handschuh (based on joint research with Christian Rapold) “Pragmatic
demarking of clefts: When and where?”
Diversity linguistics: Retrospect and prospect. Closing conference of the Department of
Linguistics at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig,
01.03.05.2015

• “Explanation through focus in Swahili”
Linguistisches Forum
University of Regensburg, 28.01.2015

• “Inferential and more: Swahili ndo”
Syntax of the World’s Languages VI
Pavia, 8.-10.09.2014

• “Manner deictics in Khoekhoe”
Expressions of similarity from an Africanist and typological perspective Workshop
LLACAN, INALCO, Paris, 16-17.07.2012

• “Cleftomane Sprachen – Spaltsätze im Benchnon, Khoekhoe und darüber hinaus” [Invited
Speaker]
[Cleftomaniac languages – Clefts in Benchnon, Khoekhoe and beyond]
Dept. of General and comparative linguistics
University of Regensburg, 09.07.2012

• “Contour or level tones – and if so, how many? The case of Khoekhoe”
TOONdag 2012 – Contour vs. level tones: Tonal representation from an empirical
perspective
Leiden University, 10.02.2012

• “A Tuu substrate in Khoekhoe? The case of compound verbs”
20th International Conference on Historical Linguistics
Osaka, 25.-30.07.2011

• “Tone in Tsumeb and Grootfontein Khoekhoe”
4th International Symposium on Khoisan Languages and Linguistics
Rietzlern (Austria), 11.-13.07.2011

• “Tuu substrate in Khoekhoe? – The case of compound verbs” [Invited speaker]
Linguistisches Kolloquium, Seminar für Afrikawissenschaften
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, 14.06.2011

• “A new !Ui variety, remembered?” [Invited speaker]
KhoeSan muted identities, fractured languages and ambiguous affiliations Workshop
University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, 09.09.2010

• “Möglichkeit und Notwendigkeit: Zur Modalität im Khoekhoe” [Invited speaker]
[Possiblity and necessity: On modality in Khoekhoe]
Colloquium Linguisticum Africanum, Institut für Afrikanische Sprachwissenschaften
Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, 12.02.2010

• “Space, politeness, cognition and discourse structure: Mediativity in Benchnon”
Omotic Utterance Type, Mood and Attitude Markers and Linguistic Typology
Leiden University, 23-25.10.08

• “Typologische Rara und Rarissima im Benchnon (Omotisch)” [Invited speaker]
Afrikanistisches Forschungskolloquium
Universität Bayreuth, 29.01.2008

• “Gurage features all over the place? A view from Yemsa and Benchnon”
Workshop on Language Contact in Ethiopia: Examples from Cushitic, Omotic and Semitic languages
Johannes Gutenberg Universität, Mainz, 13.-14.12.2007
(Christian J. Rapold, Silvia Zaugg-Coretti)

• “Beneficiary and Other Roles of the Dative in Tashelhiyt”
Workshop on the Typology of Benefactives and Malefactives
University of Zurich, 25-26.10.2007

• “Case in Northeast Africa”
CIPL Summer School Language Endangerment. Language area 1: Ethiopia
Leiden University, 30.07. – 10.08.2007

• “Syntax and Semantics of Khoekhoe Reciprocals”
Linguistisches Forschungskolloquium
University of Zurich, 21.05.2007

• “Hitchhiker’s guide to converbs, medial verbs and related Unidentified Linguistics Objects”
Workshop on Converbs, Medial verbs, Clause chaining and related issues
Leiden University, 08.12.2006

• “How simple is a complex tone system? Tone stability and change in Benchnon” [Invited speaker]
Workshop on Complexity in Tone and Accent Systems
DDL, Université Lumière Lyon 2, 11.10.2006

• “Tone in Northern Khoekhoe varieties”
5th World Congress of African Linguistics (WOCAL)
Addis Ababa, 07-11.08.2006

• “Typological rara and rarissima in Benchnon”
Luncheon talk, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
Nijmegen, 04.05.2006

• “PUT & TAKE in Haiǁom”
PUT & TAKE working group, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
Nijmegen, 26.04.2006

• “Form and Meaning of Khoekhoe Reciprocals”
Reciprocals Across Languages Conference
Nijmegen, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, 19.-21.04.2006

• “Syntactic aspects of Khoekhoe reciprocals”
35th Colloquium on African Languages and Linguistics (CALL)
Leiden, 29.-31.08.2005

• “The “Who With Whom” in language documentation. Preliminary results of combining kinship analysis and linguistic analysis in the ǂĀkhoe Haiǁom project”
DOBES conference Progress in Endangered Languages Research,
Nijmegen, 23.-25.05.05
(Thomas Widlok, Christian J. Rapold, Gertie Hoymann)

• “Reciprocals in Khoekhoe”
Reciprocals meeting, Max Planck Institute of Psycholinguistics
Nijmegen, 17.05.05

• “The long–distance reflexive in Benchnon” [Invited speaker]
International Conference on Endangered Languages of Ethiopia
Addis Ababa, 27-30.04.05

• “From demonstratives to verbal agreement markers in Benchnon”
4th International Conference of Cushitic and Omotic Languages
Leiden, 10.-12.04.2003

• “Clause chaining in Benchnon”
Symposium on Consecutivity, Sequenciality and Verb Serialization in Afro-Asiatic Languages
Leiden, 26.09.2000

• “Space, cognition and politeness: The suffix –ē in Benchnon”
Friday Afternoon Lecture, Dept. of African linguistics and the Dept. of comparative linguistics, Leiden University
Leiden, 26.05.2000

• “Clause chaining and switch-reference in Benchnon”
29th Colloquium of African Languages and Linguistics (CALL)
Leiden, 08.1999

• “Notes on tone in field linguistics. Hearing, transcribing and analyzing tone in human language”
Dept. of Linguistics, Addis Ababa University
Addis Ababa, 14.12.1998

• “Labile verbs and lexical aspect in Rif Berber”
9th Italian meeting of Afroasiatic (Hamito-Semitic) linguistics
Trieste, 23.-24.04.1998

• “Pragmatiek van objectasymmetrieën in applicatief constructies in Bantoe”
[Pragmatics of object asymmetries in applicative constructions in Bantu]
Wednesday Afternoon Lecture, Dept. of African linguistics, Leiden University
Leiden, 15.10.1997

• “Subject Pronous in Gabri-Darbé” [Chadic]
8th Italian meeting of Afroasiatic (Hamito-Semitic) linguistics
Napoli, 25.-26.01.1996

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tEACHING

TEACHING

STUDENTS

SUMMER / WINTER SCHOOLS

• Typology of focus

9th Leiden Summer School in Languages and Linguistics, Leiden University. 14-25.07.2014

• Linguistic field methods: Anyi (Kwa. Côte d’Ivoire)

8th Leiden Summer School in Languages and Linguistics, Leiden University. 15-26.07.2013

• Linguistic field methods: Limbum (Grassfields, Bantoid. Cameroon)

LOT (Netherlands National Graduate School of Linguistics) Winter School, University of Amsterdam.
17-21.01.2011
[Including a guest lecture by Joshua Wilbur]


CURRICULAR COURSES

• Categories and cross-linguistic comparison

University of Regensburg, Dept. of General and Comparative Linguistics
MA course, 2 hrs./week. 1st semester 2014-2015

• Focus

University of Regensburg, Dept. of General and Comparative Linguistics
MA course, 2 hrs./week. 1st semester 2013-2014

• Clause linkage

University of Regensburg, Dept. of General and Comparative Linguistics
MA course, 2 hrs./week. 2nd semester 2012-2013

• Syntactic typology

University of Regensburg, Dept. of General and Comparative Linguistics
MA course, 2 hrs./week. 1st semester 2012-2013

• Role and Reference Grammar

University of Regensburg, Dept. of General and Comparative Linguistics
MA course, 2 hrs./week. 2nd semester 2013-2014

• Historical linguistics

University of Regensburg, Dept. of General and Comparative Linguistics
2nd year BA course, 2 hrs./week. 2nd semester 2014-2015 (in progress)

• Linguistic field methods

◊ Mungaka (Grassfields, Bantoid. Cameroon) (3x)

University of Regensburg, Dept. of General and Comparative Linguistics
2nd year BA course, 2 hrs./week. 2nd semester 2013-2014; 1st semester 2014-2015 (2x)

◊ Japanese

University of Regensburg, Dept. of General and Comparative Linguistics
2nd year BA course, 2 hrs./week. 2nd semester 2012-2013

◊ Middle Atlas Berber (Morocco)

Leiden University, LUCL
1st year Research Master course, 3 hrs./week. 1st semester 2012

◊ Kenyang (Mamfe, Bantoid. Cameroon)

Leiden University, LUCL
2nd year BA course, 4 hrs./week. 1st semester 2011.

• Swahili linguistic structure

◊ Swahili II (2x)

University of Regensburg, Dept. of General and Comparative Linguistics
2nd year BA course, part II, 2 hrs./week, 2nd semester 2013-2014, 2014-2015 (in progress)

◊ Swahili I (2x)

University of Regensburg, Dept. of General and Comparative Linguistics
2nd year BA course, part I, 2 hrs./week, 1st semester 2013-2014, 2014-2015

• Khoekhoe linguistic structure

◊ University of Regensburg, Dept. of General and Comparative Linguistics
2nd year BA course, part II, 2 hrs./week, 2nd semester 2012-2013

◊ University of Regensburg, Dept. of General and Comparative Linguistics
2nd year BA course, part I, 2 hrs./week, 1st semester 2012-2013

◊ Leiden University, LUCL
in the Research MA Core Course “Samples of Linguistic Structure I: Analysis”,
8 hrs., 1st semester 2011

◊ Leiden University, ULCL
in the MPhil Core Course “Samples of Linguistic Structures II/Analysis”,
8 hrs. plus guided homework, 1st semester 2008

◊ Leiden University, ULCL
in the MPhil Core Course “Samples of Linguistic Structures II/Analysis”,
8 hrs. plus guided homework, 1st semester 2007

◊ University of Zurich, Dept. of General Linguistics
“Proseminar”, 2 hrs./week, 1st semester 2006-2007

◊ Leiden University, Dept. of African Languages and Cultures
1st year course, 2 hrs./week. 1st semester 2005

• The Omotic languages

University of Zurich, Dept. of General Linguistics
“Übung” for advanced students, 2 hrs./week. 1st semester 2005-2006

• Morphology and syntax of African languages

◊ Leiden University, ULCL
2nd year BA course, 2 hrs./week, 2nd semester 2009
[together with Maarten Kossmann]

◊ Leiden University, Dept. of African Languages and Cultures
2nd year course, 2 hrs./week. 1st semester 2001

◊ Leiden University, Dept. of African Languages and Cultures
2nd year course, 2 hrs./week. 1st semester 2000

• Articulatory phonetics courses and tutorials

◊ Leiden University, Dept. of African Languages and Cultures
tutorial, 1 hr./week, 2nd semester 2007

◊ Leiden University, Dept. of African Languages and Cultures
tutorial, 1 hr./week, 2nd semester 2006

◊ Leiden University, Dept. of African Languages and Cultures
tutorial, 1 hr./week, 2nd semester 2005

• Research colloquium (2x)

University of Regensburg, Dept. of General and Comparative Linguistics
MA course, 1 hr./week on irregular basis. 2nd semester 2013-2014; 1st semester 2014-2015. Teaching
in German

• Akan tutorial

University of Zurich, Dept. of General Linguistics
1st semester 1993-1994

• various courses in adult education at the “Ecole des évangelistes” in Rubura (Burundi), 1990-1991. Teaching in French and Kirundi.


• Guest lessons (Recent ones)

• African person names in an ethnolinguistic perspective
in interdisciplinary course ‘Proper names’, Regensburg, 03.06.2014

• African languages. An introduction
in BA course ‘Languages of the world’. Regensburg, 03.07.2013

• Classification of African languages
in 1st year BA course ‘Introduction to Languages of Africa’. Leiden, 30.09.09

• Clicks
in 1st year course ‘Articulatory phonetics’. Leiden, 26.09.2008

• Noun classification in Khoisan
in MPhil/MA course ‘Noun classification’. Leiden, 04.12.2007

• Tone in fieldwork: The case of Benchnon
in 2nd year course ‘Introduction to African linguistics’. Leiden, 10.09.2007

• Flat fricatives
in 1st year course ‘Articulatory phonetics’. Leiden, 09.2007


• Introductory lectures for new/prospective linguistics students (Recent ones)

• What is General and Comparative Linguistics?
University information day, Regensburg, 14.02.2014

• Introduction for new linguistics students
Regensburg, 09.04.2015 (together with Johannes Helmbrecht); 10.04.2013, 02.04.2014

• Skype interview on fieldwork with potential prospective students of linguistics
University information day, Regensburg, 22.02.2013

• Descriptive linguistics
Workshop for prospective linguistics students. Open Dag, Leiden, 16.04.11


APPLIED LINGUISTICS / POPULAR SCIENCE

• Swahili in 30 minutes: Taster course
Multilingualism symposium, University of Regensburg, 02.04.2014

• facilitator in Benchnon primer checking
Bench-Maji Zone Multilingual Education project, Mizan Teferi, Ethiopia. 04, 07-13.10.2010

• facilitator at the workshop “Orthography teaching for Benchnon speaking government officials”
Bench-Maji Zone Multilingual Education project, Mizan Teferi, Ethiopia. 05-06.10.2010

• facilitator at the workshop “Discover your language – Benchnon”
Bench-Maji Zone Multilingual Education project, Mizan Teferi, Ethiopia. 21.09.-02.10.2010

• facilitator at the workshop “Bench, Dizi and Sheko orthography development”
Bench-Maji Zone Multilingual Education project, Mizan Teferi, Ethiopia. 09-27.02.2009

PhD PROMPTION COMMISSIONS

• Ongaye Oda Orkaydo, A Grammar of Konso.
28. March 2013, Leiden. (oppositiecommissie)
• Scholz, Franziska. Tone Sandhi, Prosodic Phrasing, and Focus Marking in Wenzhou Chinese. Defended on 18. October 2012, Leiden. (oppositiecommissie)
• Steeman, Sander. A Grammar of Sandawe, A Khoisan Language of Tanzania.
02. February 2012, Leiden. (leescommissie)
• Dingemanse, Mark. The Meaning and Use of Ideophones in Siwu.
24. October 2011, Nijmegen. (oppositiecommissie)
• Hellenthal, Anne-Christie. A Grammar of Sheko.
15. June 2010, Leiden. (leescommissie)
• Mulugeta Seyoum, A Grammar of Dime.
23. April 2008, Leiden. (leescommissie)

SUPERVISION (PhD THESES)

PhD theses

• Gravina, Richard. Vowels, consonants and prosodies. The historical development of the phonologies of Central Chadic Languages. [defended 16.12.2014]
• Rau, Felix. A Grammar of Gorum, a Munda language of India. [since Sept. 2009]


SUPERVISION AND EXAMINATION (BA, MA THESES)

MA theses

• Denk, Lukas. (in progress). [Multiple agreement functional and diachronic aspects]
• Fertl, Patrick. (in progress). [Processing of irony. Linguistic and neurological aspects]
• Borges, Robert. Some prosodic features of Soninke of Gambia. 2008
• Diehl, Achim. Tone in Me’en. 2008


BA theses

• Klein, Verena. in progress [Polysemy of reciprocal markers. A typology]
• Fürmetz, Lena Phawnee. in progress [Morphology in children of bilingual couples. German-Turkish and German-Italian case studies]
• Vogel, Mia. in progress [How to avoid misunderstandings in intercultural communication. A linguistic perspective]
• Kreuzer, Anna-Katharina. Word order in German Sign language and spoken German. 2015 examination in progress
• Celik, Viktoria. Innovative structures in Ṭūrōyo in Germany. 2015 examination in
progress
• Schmidt, Kathrin Emmy Meta. Mapuche and Spanish in contact in Argentinian Patagonia. Structural effects and sociolinguistic situation. 2015 examination in progress
• Schiele, Melanie. Diminutives in numeral classifier languages. 2015
• Lerach, Jasmin. Form and function of the article in Central Bavarian in comparison to Standard German. 2014 (supervision together with Johannes Helmbrecht)
• Ullmann, Elisabeth. Proficiency and language attitude of young Russian speakers in Germany. 2014
• Zilke, Salome-Adina. Politeness strategies of Japanese and German. The case of requests. 2014
• Heil, Johannes. Morphosyntax of cardinal numerals in Hoocak. A corpus study. 2014 (together with Johannes Helmbrecht, topic given by JH)
• Dupont, Fanny. The impact of youth language on SMS in France. Aspects of identity, play, secrecy and simplification. 2014
• Dziumbla, Doreen. Theory and practice of verbal irony and speech acts: Can irony be
treated in speech act theory? 2014
• Butz, Benedikt. A comparative assessment of Khoekhoe tonology models. With a special focus on treatment of primary data. 2014
• Lehner, Anna. The origin of selected grammatical phenomena in the German urban youth language Kiezdeutsch. 2014
• Schwarten, Mariella. Spanish loan words and code-switching in Mennonite Low German in Mexico. 2013
• Thiesner, Christin. The age factor in second language acquisition: Maturational constraints in adult foreign language learning. 2013
• Meer, Suzanne van der. Spoken and whistled speech in Khoekhoe. 2012


SUPERVISION (STUDENT INTERNSHIPS, STUDENT ASSISTANS, BA AND MA THESES)

Student internships

• Gunnink, Hilde. Naro field work (Botswana). June 2011
• Gilbert, Eefje. ǂĀkhoe Haiǁom field work (Namibia). January 2009

Student assistants

• Tom de Boer and Suzanne van der Meer. April 2011-April 2013


MA theses

• Schiestl, Barbara. in progress [On Southern German standard variety]

BA theses

• Yasnikovska, Nataliya. in progress [On clause linking in Mungaka]
• Sprenzinger, Max. in progress [On West Middle Bavarian]
• Müller, Anna-Corinna. in progress [On linguistic hedges in a comparative perspective]
• Alsfasser, Martina. in progress [Brazilian Hunsrickisch in a contact linguistic perspective]
• Kundler, Patrick. Spanglish and Singlish. A comparison of two language contact situations. 2014
• Käch, Loretta. Person names in discourse. 2014 (together with Johannes Helmbrecht)


EXAMINATION (BA, MA THESES)

MA theses

• Schlagenhaufen, Stefanie. Aspect in English-based creoles. Semantics of aspect markers in Tok Pisin, Pichi, Jamaican Patois, Hawaiian Creole and Singlish. 2014
• Spieler, Johanna. The -te form in Japanese as a converb. 2014
• Thanner, Sarah. Person names and the Animay hierarchy in split ergative languages. 2014
• Leiger, Marina. Selected topics in Russian and German contrastive linguistics and their relevance for language acquisition. 2014
• Awadi-Theodorie, Maartje. A frame semantic analysis of ingestion verbs in Gen. 2008


BA theses

• Ostendorp, Merle Sophie. Language choice and language-based identity in children of German immigrants in Spain. 2015 examination in progress
• Karadeniz, Manuel. Turn-taking in the TV show ‘Markus Lanz’ on 16th Jan. 2014. 2014
• Hauer, Franziska. The semantic domain ‘woman’ in the online community Glamour. An
analysis of gender specific communication in CMC. 2014
• Dirmeier, Tobias. Discourse markers in German and English. A comparison. 2014
• Denk, Lukas. Morphosyntactic coding of proper names in Mapudungun. 2014
• Kürzinger, Anja. Hoocąk as a highly endangered Siouan language: A sociohistorical analysis. 2013
• Niedermeier, Monika. Language contact on the Yucatán peninsula: The influence of Maya on Spanish of Yucatán. 2013
• Peischl, Michaela. Pronominal clitisation in Bavarian. 2013
• Hasenöhrl, Marina. Script in brand logos. A semiotic perspective. 2013
• Barth, Sabine. The rise of a dominant language in bilingualism. 2012
• Bielmeier, Christian. Orthographic representation in chat. 2012
• Silbermann, Klaus. Temporal reference in languages without tense. 2012

Other

FIELDWORK

SERVICE

FIELDWORK

Khoekhoe (Khoe) Namibia

Feb. - March 2013

Dec. 2011 - Jan. 2013

South Africa Dec. 2011
Namibia

Nov. - Dec. 2010

Nov. - Dec. 2009

Nov. - Dec. 2008

March - April 2006

June - July 2005

July - Sept. 2004

March - April 2004

!Ora (Khoe) South Africa April - July 2010
Vaal-Orange !Ui (Tuu) South Africa June 2010
Benchnon (Omotic) Ethiopia

Sept. - Oct. 2010

Feb. - March. 2009

Dec. 2001 - April 2002

June - August 2000

Nov. 1998 - March 1999

Nov. - Dec. 1997

Lingala (Bantu) Netherlands approx. 15 sessions in 1996-1997
Gabri (Chadic) Chad

Jan. 1996

June - Aug. 1995

SERVICE

• head of dept. of General and Comparative Linguistics, Regensburg [Oct. 2014-March 2015]

• range of organisational functions in replacement of the head of dept. of General and Comparative Linguistics, Regensburg [March-Sept. 2014]

• studies program advisor, General and Comparative Linguistics, Regensburg [Oct. 2012-Sept. 2014; April 2015-present]

• organising the Linguistic Forum (LiFo) talks at the University of Regensburg [together with Alexander M. Kalkhoff and Lucia Siebers, Oct. 2012-Sept. 2014; together with Izabela Błaszczyk, Zrinka Kolaković and Laura Linzmeier, April 2015-present]

• acting member of the curriculum committee of Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics (LOT) [October 2010-October 2012]

• member of the local organisation committee of Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics (LOT) Winter school 2013 in Leiden [until October 2012]

• organising the 41st Colloquium on African Languages and Linguistics, Leiden, 29-31 August 2011. [together with student assistant Esrih Bakker]

• organising the “Workshop on Converbs, Medial verbs, Clause chaining and related issues”
Leiden University, 08.12.2006 [together with Maarten Mous]

• organising the 4th International Conference of Cushitic and Omotic Languages
Leiden University, 10.-12.04.2003 [together with Azeb Amha, Maarten Mous, Graziano
Savà]

• organising the international symposium on “Ethiopian Morphosyntax in an Areal
Perspective”
Leiden University, 04.-05.02.2001 [together with Graziano Savà]

• treasurer of the ALI [African Languages through Internet]-Akan II course, financed by the European Union’s Socrates programme
Leiden University, 05.2001


(all last updated 06.05.2015)

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