Prof. Dr. Ulrike Mosel

umosel@isfas.uni-kiel.de

Contact

 

Tel.: +49 - 431 - 880 - 2413
Fax: +49 - 431 - 880 - 7405 
E-mail: umosel(at)isfas.uni-kiel.de

 

Postal address: 
ISFAS - Abteilung Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft
Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel 
D-24098 Kiel

Curriculum Vitae

Personal data

 

2.8.46 born in Germany, 1990 widowed. 1 daughter born in 1981.

 

Exams

 

1966  Abitur (highschool exam), Latinum, Graecum, Hebraicum
19.12.74                     PhD in Munich in Semitic Languages, Assyriology and Linguistics (Prof. Dr. Anton Spitaler, Prof. Dr. D. O. Edzard, Prof. Dr. Meinrad Scheller) with a Dissertation on Arabic Grammar ('Die syntaktische Terminologie bei Sibawaih')
7.7.83 Habilitation (second PhD) in Munich in Linguistics with a dissertation on the Tolai language of Papua New Guinea ('Tolai syntax and its historical development')

 

Employment

 

1.9.74-31.7.77 assistant professor, Institut für Allgemeine und Indogermanische Sprachwissenschaft, Munich. 
1.9.77-30.11.77 research assistant at the Reallexikon der Assyriologie, Prof. Dr. D.O. Edzard, University of Munich) 
1.12.77-30.11.79      research fellow at the German Research Society project 'Sprachwandel und Sprachmischung', Prof. Dr. H. Sasse, University of Munich. 
1.3.80-31.3.84 research fellow at the German Research Society project 'Sprachliche Universalien Forschung und Typologie', University of Cologne, Prof. Dr. H. Seiler 
1.1.90 - 30.6.91 Senior tutor, Dept. of Linguistics, Arts Faculty, Australian National University
1.7.91 - 30.6.92 Lecturer, Dept. of Linguistics, Arts Faculty, Australian National University 
1.7.92 - 31.1.95 Senior lecturer, Dept. of Linguistics, Arts Faculty, Australian National University 
since 1.3.95 Professor of Linguistics, Head of Department, Seminar für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Christian Albrechts Universität, Kiel 

 

Grants and Awards

Grants from the German Research Society (excluding grants for travel)

 

1.5.84 - 31.10.89 Heisenberg Research Grant from the German Research Society, mainly working on the Samoan Reference Grammar, including three travel grants to Samoa, Australia and New Zealand (see below)
1995 'Formale und funktionale Zusammenhänge zwischen Morphologischen Kategoriensymbolisierungen bei Nomina und Verben', full time position for the research fellow Dr. Arnim Bassarack, part time research assistant position for Claudia Kuzla (Mo 728/1-1) 
03/1999 - 02/2001 'Grammatical relations in Kurdish', full time position for the research fellow Dr. Geoffrey Haig (Mo 728/2-1, Mo 728/2-2) (193.736,- DM)
05/2000  First International Workshop on Kurdish Linguistics (4850/85/00) (8.060,- DM)

01/2003 - 05/2004 

Kommunikationsraum Werft (EI 217/10-1) (51.804,- EUR)

09/2006 - 08/2009   

Duale Grammatikographie: semasiologische und onomasiologische Analyse ereignis- und raumbezogener Konstruktionen im Kilmeri (MO 728/7-1, MO 728/7-2) (165.356,- EUR)

 

Travel grants from the German Research Society

 

1978, Mar. - Oct.: fieldwork in Rabaul (Papua New Guinea)
1985 Mar. - Sept.: fieldwork in Western Samoa
1986 Oct. - Mar.: visiting fellow at the Australian National University
1987 Oct.- Nov.: fieldwork in Western Samoa
1986-87 Dec. - Mar.:    visiting fellow at the University of Auckland, New Zealand
1989 July - Sept.: fieldwork in Western Samoa
2001 May: 1 week University of Udmurt, Izhevsk, Russia

 

Grants from the Australian National University Faculty Research Fund

 

1990/91     grant for 5 weeks fieldwork in Western Samoa 
1992 grant for 4 weeks fieldwork in Western Samoa 
1993 grant for 4 weeks fieldwork in Western Samoa and the employment of a Samoan casual research assistent in Canberra 

 

 

Grant from the Australian Research Council:

 

1994  grant to employ Ruth Saovana Spriggs, a native speaker of the Teop language (Bougainville, P.N.G.) and to cover her travel expenses for three months fieldwork in her home village in Bougainville 

 

 

Grants from the Volkswagen Foundation

 

13.-24.Sep. 1999 Summer School 'Feldforschung und empirische Sprachwissenschaft' (field work and empirical linguistics) held at the University of Kiel (II 74 876) (38.000,- DM)

Sep.2000 -

Aug. 2001

Documentation of the Teop language, Pilot Phase (II 76 393-1; II 76 393-2) (37.300,- EUR)
Aug.2001 Travel Grant for Ulrike Mosel and Ruth Spriggrs to Bougainville, PNG (2 weeks)
Sep.2001 - Mar. 2007 Documentation of the Teop language, Main Phase (II 77 973) (407.200,- EUR)
Sep.2005 - Oct. 2006 Documentation of the Marquesan languages and culture in French Polynesia (II 81 367) (85.284,- EUR)
Nov. 2006 - Oct. 2008 Towards a multimedia dictionary of the Marquesan and Tuamotuan languages of French Polynesia (zusammen mit Dipl ing. Peter Wittenburg, MPI) (hase 1, II 81 940: 96.500,- EUR; Phase 2, II 81 351: 116.400,- EUR)
Sep.2006 - Aug. 2009 (together with Dr. Catriona Malau) Documentation of Vurës and Vera'a, the two surviving endangered languages of Vanua Lava, Vanuatu (II 81 898) (267.100,- EUR)
Aug. 2007 (together with PD Dr. Geoffrey Haig) Summerschool Endangered Iranian Lanaguages (II 82 181) (38.400,- EUR)

 

 

Consultancy for the Government of Western Samoa

 

1994, January 4 weeks as a consultant of the Samoan Monolingual Dictionary project at the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture, funded by the Australian South Pacific Culture Fund, compiling the first draft of a little dictionary O le fale which defines ca. 600 terms related to Samoan and European architecture, furniture and ceremonies connected with housebuilding
1994, April invitation to participate as a consultant at a two days meeting of the council of the National University of Western Samoa
1994, October invitation by the Ministry of Education to conduct a one week workshop on lexicography, held at the UNESCO office in Apia

1997-2000

(March 1997, July-Sept. 1997, July-August 1998, Feb.-March 1999, March 2000, a total of seven months)

work for the Western Samoan Education Materials Project- a Development Cooperation Project between the Governments of Australia and Western Samoa, funded by the Australian Agency for International Development, managed by Macquarie Research Ltd, Sydney.

 

Publications

Books

 

2006 (together with Jost Gippert and Nikolaus Himmelmann, eds.). Essentials of Language Documentation. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, pp. VII + 424.
1999b    (together with Even Hovdhaugen, eds.) Negation n Oceanic languages. München: Lincom, pp.170.
1997 (together with Ainslie So'o) Say it in Samoan. Canberra: Australian National University Press (Textbook for Samoan language learners), pp. 188.
1994 Saliba. München: Lincom (Sketch grammar of an Oceanic language spoken in Papua New Guinea, Milne Bay Province), pp. 48.
1992 (together with Even Hovdhaugen) Samoan Reference Grammar. Oslo: Scandinavian University Press, pp. XXII + 819
1984 Tolai syntax and its historical development. Pacific Linguistics B - 73. Canberra A.N.U. Press (Habilitation Thesis), pp. IV + 223
1980 Tolai and Tok Pisin. The influence of the substratum on the development of New Guinea Pidgin. Pacific Linguistics B - 73. Canberra: : Australian National University Press, pp. IV + 146.
1977 Tolai Texts, Kivung. Journal of the Linguistic Society of Papua New Guinea. Port Moresby. Vol.. 10, pp. XIV + 175
1975 Die syntaktische Terminologie bei Sibawaih. 2 Bde. Dissertation. München: Uni Fotodruck Frank, Vol.1 pp. XIII + 363; Vol. 2 pp. 45.

 

 

Books for the Samoan and Teop speech communities

 

in prep. (ed.) Amaa naovana bara amaa meha amaa taba vaa rasuu bara kasuana ae vaan. The Teop-English children's encyclopedia of birds and other animals of the jungle, the beach and the village.
in prep. (ed.) O Naono. The Teop-English Plant Encyclopedia. Kiel: ISFAS Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft.
2014a A Iana. The Teop-English Encyclopedia of Fishes and other swimming creatures. Kiel: ISFAS Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft. pp. 102
2014b Kehaa. Shellfish. Kiel: ISFAS Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft. pp. 31
2014c      (ed.) Amaa moon bara otei vaa Teapu. The life and work of Teop women and men. Kiel: ISFAS Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, pp. 129. (PDF)
2012 (ed.) Vagana. The Teop-English Encyclopedia of fishing. Kiel: ISFAS Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, pp. 81.
2010 (together with) Mahaka, Mark & Enoch Horai Magum, Joyce Maion, Naphtali Maion, Ruth Siimaa Rigamu, Ruth Saovana Spriggs, and Jeremiah Vaabero, Marcia Schwartz and Yvonne Thiesen. A inu. The Teop-English dictionary of house building. Kiel: Seminar für Allgemeine und Vergleichende Sprachwissenschaft, Universität Kiel. (PDF)
2007 (together with Enoch Horai Magum, Joyce Maion, Jubilie Kamai, Ondria Tavagaga, and Yvonne Thiesen, eds.) 2007. Amaa vahutate vaa Teapu. Illustrated by Rodney Rasin. Kiel: Seminar für Allgemeine und Vergleichende Sprachwissenschaft, Christian Albrechts Universität (Teop Legends in the Teop language), pp. 166.
2001 (together with Fosa Siliko, Ainslie So'o and Agafili Tuitolova'a). Utugaga. Apia, Western Samoa: Curriculum Development Unit, Department of Education (Monolingual Samoan school dictionary), pp. 152, XIX.
2000 (together with Fosa Siliko, Ainslie So'o and Agafili Tuitolova'a) O le Kalama o le Gagana Samoa. Apia, Western Samoa: Curriculum Development Unit, Department of Education (eine Grammatik des Samoanischen für Lehrer).
1997 (together with Mose Fulu) O le fale. O le tusi faamatala upu o le gagana Samoa. Apia, Western Samoa: Matagaluega Autalavou Taaloga ma Aganuu (Monolingual Samoan dictionary on architecture published by the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture).

 

 

Articles

 

2014.  Corpus linguistic and documentary approaches in writing a grammar of a previously undescribed language. Language Documentation & Conservation Special Publication No. 8 (July 2014): The Art and Practice of Grammar Writing, ed. by Toshihide Nakayama and Keren Rice, pp. 135-157. (PDF)
2014.  Putting oral narratives into writing – experiences from a language documentation project in Bouganville, Papua New Guinea. In Bernard Comrie & Lucía Golluscio. Language contact and documentation / Contacto lingüistico y documentación. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton.
2014.  Type shifts of nouns under determination in Teop, an Oceanic language of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea. In Doris Gerland, Christian Horn, Anja Latrouite & Albert Ortmann (eds.). Meaning and Grammar of Nouns and Verbs. Düsseldorf: dup. (PDF)
2012c. Advances in the accountability of grammatical analysis and description by using regular expressions. In: Sebastian Nordhoff (ed.) Electronic grammaticiography. Language Documentation and Conversation. Special Publication No. 4. Honolulu: University of Hawaii at Manoa, 235–250. (PDF)
2012b.  Creating educational materials in language documentation projects -- creating innovative resources for linguistic research. In Frank Seifart, Geoffrey Haig, Nikolaus P. Himmelmann, Dagmar Jung, Anna Margetts, and Paul Trilsbeek (eds.) /Potentials of Language Documentation: Methods, Analyses, and Utilization/. Language Documentation & Conservation Special Publication No. 3, Hawaii: University of Hawai'i at Manoa, pp. 111-117 | PDF
2012a. Morphosyntactic analysis in the field - a guide to the guides. In Nick Tieberger (ed.) The Oxford handbook of linguistic fieldwork. Oxford: OUP, pp.72-89
2011. Lexicography in endangered language communities. In Austin, Peter & Sallabank, Julia (eds.). The handbook of endangered languages. Cambridge: CUP, pp. 337-353.
2010a. Ditransitive constructions and their alternatives in Teop. In Malchukov, Andrej & Haspelmath, Martin & Comrie, Bernard. Studies in ditransitive constructions: a comparative handbook. Berlin, New York: De Gruyter Mouton, pp. 486-509
2010b. The fourth person in Teop. In Bowden, John & Nikolaus P. Himmelmann, Nikolaus, P. & Ross, Malcolm. A journey through Austronesian and Papuan linguistic and cultural space: papers in honour of Andrew K. Pawley. Pacific Linguistics. Canberra: The Australian National University, pp. 391-404
2009 Review: Maori: A Linguistic Introduction. By Ray Halow. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2007. Anthropological Linguistics. Vol. 51.1, pp. 92-94.
2007a. Ditransitivity and valency change in Teop - a corpus based study. Tidsskrift for Sprog forskning. Vol. 5. Statsbiblioteket, Arhus. pp. 1-40. (Link)
2007b. (with Even Hovdhaugen) Early grammars of Oceanic languages. In: Peter Schmitter (ed.) Geschichte der Sprachtheorie. 6/2 Sprachtheorien der Neuzeit III/2, Sprachbeschreibung und Sprachunterricht. Tübingen: Gunter Narr Verlag, pp. 462-478
2006a. Sketch grammar. In: Jost Gippert, Nikolaus Himmelmann and Ulrike Mosel (eds.). Essentials of language documentation. Berlin : Mouton de Gruyter, pp. 301-309
2006b. Fieldwork and community language work. In: Jost Gippert, Nikolaus Himmelmann and Ulrike Mosel (eds.). Essentials of language documentation. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, pp. 67-85
2006c. Grammaticography, the art and craft of writing grammars. In: Felix Ameka, Alan Dench and Nicholas Evans (eds.). Catching language: the standing challenge of grammar writing. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
2004a. Dictionary making in endangered speech communities. In: Peter Austin (ed.) Language documentation and description. Bd. 2, Endangered Languages Project. London: School of Oriental and Aftican Studies. pp. 39-54.
2004b. Demonstratives in Samoan. In: Gunter Senft (ed.) Deixis in Oceanic languages. Pacific Linguistics. Canberra: Australian National University. pp. 141-174.
2004c. Juxtapositional constructions in Samoan. In: I. Bril and F. Rivierre (eds.) Complex predicates in Oceanic languages. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter: Berlin, New York, pp. 261-294.
2004d. Borrowing in Samoan. In: Jan Tent and Paul Geraghty (eds.) Borrowing a Pacific Perspective. Pacific Linguistics 548. Canberra: Australian National University. pp. 215- 232.
2002a. Dictionary making in endangered language communities. In: P. Wittenburg (ed.) Proceedings of the International Workshop on Resources and Tools in Field Linguistics. Las Palmas 26-27 May 2002.
2002b. (together with Peter Wittenburg and Arienne Dwyer) Methods of language documentation in the DOBES project. In: P. Wittenburg (ed.) Proceedings of the International Workshop on Resources and Tools in Field Linguistics. Las Palmas 26-27 May 2002.
2002c. Analytic and synthetic language description. In: E. Kennosuke Ezawa, W. Kürschner, K.H. Rensch, M. Ringmacher (eds.) Linguistik jenseits des Strukturalismus. Proceedings of the II. Ost-West-Kolloquium für Sprachwissenschaft. Humboldt Universität zu Berlin 4.-6. September 1998. Tübingen: Narr. pp. 199-208.
2001 Linguistic Fieldwork. In: Neil J. Smelser and Paul B. Baties (eds.) International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences. Bd. 13, pp. 8906-8910.
2000 Aspect in Samoan. In: W. Breu (ed.). Probleme der Interaktion von Lexik und Aspekt. Linguistische Arbeiten 412. Tübingen: Niemeyer, pp.179-192.
1999a. (together with Ruth Spriggs) Gender in Teop. In: B. Unterbeck and M. Rissanen (eds.) Gender in Grammar and Cognition. Trends in Linguistics, Studies and Monographs 124. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, pp. 321-349.
1999b. (together with Ruth Spriggs) Negation in Teop. In: E. Hovdhaugen and U. Mosel (eds.) Negation in Oceanic languages. München: Lincom, pp. 45-56.
1999c. Towards a typology of negation in Oceanic Languages. In: E. Hovdhaugen and U. Mosel (eds.) Negation in Oceanic languages. München: Lincom, pp.1-19.
1994a. Samoan. In: C. Goddard and A. Wierzbicka (eds.) Semantic and lexical universals. Amsterdam: Benjamins, pp. 331-360.
1994b. Tolai. In: D. Tryon (ed.) Comparative Austronesian dictionary. An introduction to Austronesian Studies. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, pp. 727-730
1994c. Samoan. In: D. Tryon (ed.) Comparative Austronesian Dictionary. An introduction to Austronesian Studies. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, pp. 943-946
1992 On nominalisation in Samoan. In: T. Dutton, M. Ross, D. Tryon (eds.). The Language Game. In memoriam of Don Laycock. Pacific Linguistics. Canberra: A.N.U. Press, pp. 263-281.
1991a. Transitivity and reflexivity in Samoan. Australian Journal of Linguistics 11, pp. 175-194.
1991b. The Samoan construction of reality. In: R. Blust (ed.) The currents in Pacific linguistics. Papers on Austronesian languages and ethnolinguistics in honor of George Grace. Pacific Linguistics C-117. Canberra: A.N.U. Press, pp. 293-303. Link.
1991c. Time metaphors in Samoan. In: W. Bissang (ed.). Festschrift für Meinrad Scheller. Zürich: Arbeitspapiere des Instituts für Sprachwissenschaf, pp. 149-165.
1991d. The continuum of verbal and nominal clauses in Samoan. In: H. Seiler and W. Premper (eds.) Partizipation. Das sprachliche Erfassen von Sachverhalten. Tübingen: Narr, pp. 138-149.
1991e. Abstufungen der Transitivität im Palauischen. In: H. Seiler and W. Premper (eds.). Partizipation. Das sprachliche Erfassen von Sachverhalten. Tübingen: Narr, pp. 400-407.
1991f. Towards a typology of valency. In: H. Seiler and W. Premper (eds.). Partizipation. Das sprachliche Erfassen von Sachverhalten, Tübingen: Narr, pp. 240-251.
1989 On the classification of verbs and verbal clauses in Samoan. In: Ray Harlow and Robin Hooper (eds.). Vical 1. Oceanic languages. Papers from the Fifth International Conference on Austronesian Linguistics. Auckland, New Zealand, January 1988, Auckland: Linguistic Society of N.Z., pp. 377-398.
1987a. Inhalt und Aufbau deskriptiver Grammatiken (How to write a grammar). Arbeitspapier Nr. 4 (neue Folge). Köln: Institut für Sprachwissenschaft, pp. 158.
1987b. Subject in Samoan. In: D.C. Laycock and Werner Winter (eds.) A World of Language: papers presented to Professor S.A. Wurm on his 65th birthday, Pacific Linguistics C-100, Canberra: A.N.U. Press, pp. 455-479.
1983 Adnominal and Predicative Possessive Constructions in Melanesian Languages. akup 50 (Arbeiten des Kölner Universalienprojektes). Köln: Institut für Sprachwissenschaft, 25 pages.
1982a. together with P. Mühlhäusler. New evidence of Samoan Origin of New Guinea Tok Pisin (New Guinea Pidgin English). Journal of Pacific History 17.3, pp. 166-175.
1982b.      The influence of the Church Missions on the Development of Tolai. In: R. Carle et al. (eds.). Gava. Festschrift für Hans Kaehler. Berlin: Reimer, pp. 155-172.
1982c. Number, Collection and Mass in Tolai. In: H. Seiler and F. Stachowiak (eds.). Apprehension. Das sprachliche Erfassen von Gegenständen. Part II. Die Techniken und ihr Zusammenhang in Einzelsprachen. Tübingen: Narr, pp. 123-154.
1982d. Local Deixis in Tolai. In: J. Weissenborn and W. Klein (eds.). Here and There. Crosslinguistic Studies in Deixis and Demonstration. Amsterdam-Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company, pp. 111-132.
1980 Syntactic Categories in Sibawaih' " Kitab". Histoire Epistemologie, Tome 2, fasx. 1. Lille: Presses Universitaires de Lille, pp. 25-37.
1979 Early language contact between Tolai, Pidgin and English in view of its sociolinguistic background (1875-1914). Papers in Pidgin and Creole linguistics No. 2. Pacific Linguistics A-57. Canberra: A.N.U. Press, pp. 163-181. Link.
 

 

 

 

 

Downloadable on-line Publications

 

2015 Searches with Regular Expressions in ELAN corpora (pdf) Link.
2014 Sprachwissenschaftliches Kolloquium: Zero arguments in Teop (pdf) Link.
2012 Corpus linguistic and documentary approaches in writing a grammar of a previously undescribed language (pdf) Link.
2011 Lexical flexibility in Teop - a corpus based distributional analysis of word classes. NWO-ELP Conference, Leiden, 8-9 April, 2011. (pdf) Link.
2008a      Lexicography in endangered language communities (pdf)  Link.
2008b Oral and written versions of Teop legends (pdf) Link.
2007a The Teop Lexical Database (4126 entries and 8024 subentries), Link.
2007b The Teop Sketch Grammar (146 pp.), Link.
2007c Das Teop Language Corpus, audio recordings with transcriptions, translations and comments on language and content (in wav, eaf and PDF files). Content: conversations between native speakers on cultural practices and ceremonies, descriptions of material culture; 40 legends. Size of recordings with annotations: 119 667 Teop words, edited versions of recordings 45 907 words., Link.
2007d A corpus based approach to valency in a language documentation project (pdf) Link.
2006 The fourth person in Teop (pdf) Link.
2005 Analogical levelling across constructions - incorporated prepositions in Teop (pdf). Link
1992 On nominalisation in Samoan. In: T. Dutton, M. Ross, D. Tryon (eds.). The Language Game. In memoriam of Don Laycock. Pacific Linguistics. Canberra: A.N.U. Press, pp. 263-281. (pdf)  Link.