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Curriculum Vitae

Sprachwissenschaftliches Seminar
Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Belfortstraße 18

79085 Freiburg im Breisgau

E-Mail: maria.vollmer(at)


since 2020 Visiting Fellow at the Australian National University
since 07/2019 PhD (Linguistics), first Johannes-Gutenberg-University Mainz, then Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Subject: Warlpiri
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Uta Reinöhl
2017-2019 Master of Arts in General Linguistics, Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg
Thesis title: How radical is pro-drop in Mandarin? A quantitative corpus study on referential choice in Mandarin Chinese

Bachelor of Arts in German Language and Literature, Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg
Minors: General Linguistics, Islamischer Orient
Thesis Title: Auf der Suche nach übereinzelsprachlichen Merkmalen von Narrativität: Ein Vergleich sprachlicher Perspektivierung in chinesischen und deutschen Erzählungen. (Searching for cross-linguistic characteristics of narrativity. A comparison of linguistic perspectivity in Chinese and German narratives)

Xi’an Jiaotong University, China

Working Experience

since 10/2019

PhD Project on Warlpiri, first Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, then Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg and Australian National University as a part of an
Emmy Noether Research group on “Non-hierarchality in grammar. Construction formation without word class distinction across categories and languages".


Student assistant at Department of General Linguistics, Universität Bamberg


Student assistant at Professur für Deutsche Sprachwissenschaft, Universität Bamberg


Student assistant at University of Melbourne, La Trobe University


Student assistant at Professur für germanistische Sprachwisschenschaft/DaF, Universität Bamberg

Tutorage, Scholarships and Other Employment

2020 Award of the University Women's Representatives for Female Students with Outstanding Theses (Univ. Bamberg)
2019-2020 Double-blind Peer Reviewer for Journal "Open Linguistics"
12/2019-01/2020 Glossing of Northern Kurdish texts for DoReCo (
2018-2019 Tutor at Department of General Linguistics, Universität Bamberg, Tutorial to the lecture “An introduction to Linguistics“
2017 Tutorial for new students in the scope of the introductory days organised by the Fachschaft GuK
08/2019-91/2016 PROMOS Scholarship, visit to Xi’an, China
2015 Tutor at Department of General Linguistics, Universität Bamberg, Tutorial to the lecture “An introduction to Linguistics“
2011-2012 Tutor at the Hefei University and at the University of Applied Science Osnabrück
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