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Invited talks (the last six years)

  • July 2021: Zur Variation von um-zu-Sätzen im Deutschen. Linguistics Colloquium, Tübingen
  • March 2020: On adverbial mirative clauses in German and Icelandic (joint work with Heimir van der Feest Viðarsson). The Linguistics Society of Iceland, Reykjavík
  • December 2019: Unverhofft kommt oft: Zu Korrelat(ion)en und Nebensätzen. Leibinz-Centre General Linguistics (ZAS), Berlin
  • October 2019: Postonominal demonstratives in older German and beyond. Workshop: Pronouns and Discourse Prominence, GrimmWelt, Kassel
  • September 2019: Unverhoff kommt oft. Zum Status von Adverbialsätzen im Deutschen. Annual Meeting of the Scholarship Holders, Fellows and Alumnis of the Daimler and Benz Foundation, Ladenburg
  • September 2018: On exceptive clauses in (the history of) Polish. Colloquium: Forum for Theoretical Linguistics, University of Oslo
  • June 2018: On the semantic change of evidential jakoby-clauses in the history of Polish. Colloquium: Slavic Linguistics, Humboldt University of Berlin
  • July 2017: On the syntax of falls-clauses in German, Saarland University
  • June 2017: On (the diachrony of) jakoby-clauses in Polish. Colloquium: Semantics-Pragmatics-Exchange, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf
  • March 2017: Participation in the panel discussion "Die Linguistik der Anderen", Free University of Berlin
  • February 2017: Wie mobil sie die Auxiliarklitika und was verraten sie über die Illokutionskraft abhängiger Sätze im Polnischen. Colloquium: Slavic Linguistics, Humboldt University of Berlin
  • July 2016: Zur Verwendung und Entstehung von falls-Sätzen im Deutschen, Ruhr-University Bochum
  • July 2016: Falls-Sätze im Deutschen aus historisch-vergleichender Perspektive, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

Conference presentations (the last six years)


  • September: Mapping Polish że ‘that’ onto a functional continuum. Conference: 16th Annual Meeting of the Slavic Linguistics Society (SLS-16), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (USA) [schedule] [together with Wojciech Guz]
  • June: On the link between progressivity and dispositional modality. Evidence from (the history of) German stehen ‘stand’ + (zu-)infinitive. Conference: 35th Comparative Germanic Syntax Workshop (CGSW 35), Trento (Italy) [abstract] [schedule] [together with Lisa Lubomierski]
  • June: Layers of subordinate clauses: A view from causal af-því-að-clauses in Icelandic. Conference: 12th International Conference of Nordic and General Linguistics (NGL 12), Oslo (Norway) [abstract] [schedule] [together with Ásgrímur Angantýsson]
  • May: Gdzie ‘where’ as a concessive complementizer. Evidence from Polish subordinate clauses. Conference: Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics 30 (FASL 30), MIT (USA) [abstract] [schedule] [together with Wojciech Guz]
  • May: Subordinate clauses as ActP modifiers. Evidence from concessive clauses in Polish. Slavic Linguistics Colloquium, Berlin (Germany) [abstract] [together with Wojciech Guz]

  • November: On the need for spoken corpora in grammatical description: The case of Polish że ‘that’ as an elaboration marker. Conference: The 8th International Conference Grammar & Corpora, Kraków (Poland) [together with Wojciech Guz]
  • September: Um túlkun og formgerð af-því-að-setninga í íslensku. Conference: Hugvísindasvið 2020 at the University of Iceland (YouTube link, 1:22:24) [together with Ásgrímur Angantýsson]
  • August: Polish że ‘that’ and its discourse functions. Workshop: Discourse Phenomena in Typological Perspective organized by Alessandra Barotto & Simone Mattiola. Conference: 53rd Annual Meeting of Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE 2020) at the University of Bucharest (Romania) [together with Wojciech Guz]
  • May : From subordination to elaboration: The case of the declarative complementizer że ‘that’ in Polish. Conference: 29th Annual Meeting of the Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics (FASL 29) at the University of Washington-Seattle (USA) [poster presentation] [together with Wojciech Guz]

  • December: Zum Status von adverbialen ansonsten-Sätzen, Leibinz-Centre General Linguistics (ZAS), Berlin
  • November: On adverbial ansonsten-clauses, Conference: Saarbrücken Roundtable of Dialect Syntax, Saarland University [together with Jan Miebach] 
  • July: On relative um-zu-clauses in German, Workshop: Discourse Structure in Contrast, Ahrweiler
  • July: On the diachrony of causal jako-że-clauses in Polish, Conference: 24th International Conference on Historical Linguistics, Workshop 'On the Diachrony of Causal Clauses', University of Canberra
  • July: On emergence conditions of mirative clauses, Conference: 24th International Conference on Historical Linguistics, Workshop 'On the Diachrony of Causal Clauses', University of Canberra
  • March: Ansonsten ‘otherwise' as a complementizer. Its distribution and emergence conditions, 4th Workshop 'Germanistische Linguistik zwischen Köln und Tokio', University of Tokyo [together with Jan Miebach]

  • November: Zur (diachronen) Syntax und Semantik mirativer um-zu-Sätze im Deutschen. Colloquium: Linguistischer Arbeitskreis, University of Cologne
  • September: From purposiveness to prospectivity. Conference: Formal Diachronic Semantics 3, University of Oslo
  • September: On the grammaticalization of the habitual verb pflegen ‘used to’ in the history of German, Ca' Foscari University of Venice
  • June: On the development of mirative-prospective clauses in German. Conference: 20th Diachronic Generative Syntax Conference, University of York
  • May: Chyba (‘presumably’) as a discourse particle and its licensing conditions in Polish adverbial clauses. Conference: Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics 27, Stanford University
  • March: Sentential adjuncts in flux. Evidence from the diachrony of German umzu-clauses. Conference: III GETEGRA International Workshop: Adjuncts, Federal University of Pernambuco
  • March: On the link between proposition-denoting proforms and factivity: Evidence from (the history of) embedded clauses in German. Conference: 40th Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft, workshop: Reference beyond the DP. Towards a crosslinguistic typology of the syntax and semantics of proforms, University of Stuttgart

  • December: On (the diachrony of) jakoby-clauses in Polish. Conference: Formal Description of Slavic Languages 12.5, University of Nova Gorica
  • December: On the link between main clause phenomena and adverbial clauses. Conference: 43rd Österreichische Linguistiktagung, workshop: Integration and autonomy in clause combining: Theoretical and empirical aspects, University of Klagenfurt
  • November: From an inferential to a hearsay complementizer. Evidence from the diachrony of evidential jakoby-clauses in Polish. Conference: Formal Diachronic Semantics 2, Saarland University
  • October: On the development of adverbial prospective clauses. Conference: Meaning in flux: Connecting development, variation, and change, Yale University
  • August: Again on why. But why?. Conference: 19th Seoul International Conference on Generative Grammar, Seoul National University
  • January: Zur (diachronen) Syntax des habituellen Prädikats pflegen. 2nd Workshop 'Germanistische Linguistik zwischen Köln und Tokio', University of Cologne

  • December: Case-specifying conditionals in Germanic. Conference: 31st Comparative Germanic Syntax Workshop, Stellenbosch University
  • September: Some observations on the semantic shift of the clause-embedding predicate żałować ‘regret’ in Polish. Conference: Formal Diachronic Semantics, University of Konstanz
  • August: On the origin, development and use of conditional clauses. The case of falls-clauses in German. Conference: Syntax of the World's Languages VII, workshop: Adverbial relations and clause linkages, National Autonomous University of Mexico
  • July: On falls-clauses in German. Synchronic and diachronic observations. Conference: The internal and external syntax of adverbial clauses. Theoretical implications and consequences, Center for General Linguistics, Berlin