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Research interests

Mainly, I am interested in formal (diachronic) syntax and semantics, but in particular in their interfaces. Currently I work on dependent clauses in the history of German and the main focus is on adverbial clauses and their emergence conditions. Additionally, I often elaborate on the questions of how functional lexicon emerges, how one can formalize these processes and what consequnces follow for a particular language grammar.

Research profile (keywords): syntax, semantics, dependent clauses (in particular adverbial clauses), habituality, modality, language change, formalization of language change processes