About

I am a post-doctoral researcher (wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter) in project C05 The limits of variability in extraction asymmetries (PI: Doreen Georgi) which is part of the DFG-funded Collaborative Research Centre SFB 1287 Limits of Variability in Language: Cognitive, Grammatical, and Social Aspects at the University of Potsdam. Prior to that, I was a PhD student in the DFG-funded graduate school IGRA (Interaktion grammatischer Bausteine/Interaction of grammatical building blocks) at the University of Leipzig where I completed my dissertation with the title Verbal Fronting: Typology and Theory in January 2018. Before that, I acquired a B.A. and an M.A. in Linguistics as well as a B.Sc. in Chemistry from the University of Leipzig.

Research Interests

My research interest lies mainly in syntax, morphology and their interface with each other, with a focus on cross-linguistic comparative work. I have also done some elicitation in Asante Twi and Limbum, two Niger-Congo languages spoken in Ghana and Cameroon, respectively. In the past few years, my research has centered around doubling/replication phenomena but I have also worked on nominalization, inflection classes, syncretism and ATB-movement, rule interactions, and VP-ellipsis. Currently, I take interest in the following topics:

  • The cross-linguistic patterning of anti-agreement
  • Resumption and islands
  • Head movement phenomena, in particular concerning verbs