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Current Research Projects

  • Emmy-Noether Research Group on the topic: Non-hierarchicality in grammar (NonGram)Construction formation without word class distinction across categories and languages.

  • VedaWeb (located at the Universität zu Köln, in cooperation with Prof. Dr. Daniel Kölligan, Prof. Rolshoven, Prof. Dr. Patrick Sahle), since July 2017.

    Development of a digital research environment for linguistic and philological research on Old Indic texts.

    • Making Old Indic texts available (including morphological and other annotations as well as standard translations)
    • Facilitating searchability through offering a multitude of combinable criteria.
    • Enabling the user to implement customized annotation tiers and conducting their own analyses.

Former Research Projects

  • Multi-headedness in cross-categorial perspective. The syntax and semantics of referents and events.
    This project was funded by a University of Cologne PostDoc Grant, one of the funding lines of the Excellence Initiative at the University of Cologne. The aim of this project was to investigate complex nominal and verbal expressions which are a-hierarchical (or "multi-headed") in a semantic and syntactic sense to a far reaching extent. We tooke a cross-categorial, comparative approach in order to enquire into similarities and differences of a-hierarchicality in the nominal and verbal domain. The languages under investigation were Vedic Sanskrit where we looked at complex nominal expressions, and the Austronesian language Wooi (which is being documented in another project at Cologne), where we examined serial verb constructions