Profile

Research Interests

Cognitive Linguistics, Usage-Based Approaches, First Language Acquisition, Language Evolution, Evolutionary Linguistics, Construction Grammar, Perspective-Taking, Evolutionary Anthropology, Social Cognition, Pragmatics, Bilingualism, Second Language Acquisition

Employment

since October 2017
Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik, Universität Koblenz-Landau, Campus Koblenz
Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter / Lecturer (100%) (Linguistics und Language Practice)

October 2016 - September 2017
Institut für Anglistik, Universität Koblenz-Landau, Campus Koblenz
Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter (50%) als Lehrkraft für besondere Aufgaben / Lecturer (Linguistics and Language Practice)

Education

since January 2012
Anglistisches Seminar, Universität Heidelberg
PhD student in English Linguistics
Topic: Perspectivation and Pretend Play in Language Acquisition
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Sonja Kleinke, Prof. Dr. Frank Polzenhagen

October 2011 – October 2015
Heidelberger Graduiertenschule für Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften, Universität Heidelberg

October 2010 – May 2012
Universität Heidelberg
State Examination for the Teaching Profession, Psychology (minor)

April 2006 – October 2011
Universität Heidelberg
State Examination for the Teaching Profession, English Philology (major), German Philology (major)

October 2008 – June 2009
University of Nottingham, UK
ERASMUS exchange programme (English Language and Literature, Canadian and American Studies, Theology, German Studies)

Grants

August 2019
DAAD travel grant, 15th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference, Nishinomiya, Japan

April 2013 – April 2016
Beneficiary of a PhD Scholarship of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

März 2016
Travel Grant of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, 11th International Conference on the Evolution of Language, New Orlans, USA

September 2015
Travel Grant of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Protolang 4 – Ways to Protolanguage, Rome, Italy

Juni 2015
Udo Keller Foundation Forum Humanum Grant, International Interdisciplinary Summer School Origins of Human Cooperation with Michael Tomasello, Tübingen

August 2013
Travel Grant of the Graduate Academy of the University of Heidelberg, DGfS Summer school: Sprachentwicklung: Evolution, Wandel, Erwerb, Berlin

Juni 2013
Travel Grant of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, 12th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference, Edmonton, Canada

April 2013
Student Grant of the Cognition and Poetics Conference 2013, Universität Osnabrück

Februar 2013
Travel Grant of the Soheyl Ghaemian Travel Fund for Scholars, Cognitive Grammar in Literature, University of Nottingham, UK

März 2012
Student Grant of the 9th Conference on the Evolution of Language, Kyoto, Japan

Memberships

since 2019
Societas Linguistica Europaea

since 2016
International Cognitive Linguistics Association

since 2016
Evolutionary Linguistics Association

October 2012 - October 2016
Board Member and General Secretary of the Gercam Cognitive Linguistics Society

since 2012
Member of the Graduate Platform "Sprache und Wissen"

since 2012
European Centre for Linguitics, Universität Heidelberg

since 2011
Sprachwissenschaftlichen Tagung für Promotionsstudierende (Founding Member)

since 2010
German Cognitive Linguistics Association

Conference Organisation

September 2019
8th International Conference of the German Cognitive Linguistics Association: Applied Cognitive Linguistics, English Department, University of Koblen-Landau, Campus Koblenz

August 2014
3. Sprachwissenschaftliche Tagung für Promotionsstudierende / 3rd LinguisticConference for Doctoral Students, Department of English, Universität Heidelberg