Curriculum Vitae

University education

  • September 2006–May 2010 University of Leipzig: PhD student. Thesis: "Typological Variation in Grammatical Relations".
  • 2001–2006 University of Leipzig: MA program in Linguistics, English studies and German as a foreign language. Thesis: "Aspects of information structure in Richtersveld Nama"
  • 1996–2000 Linguistic University of Minsk, Belarus: English studies


Work experience

  • April 2011–April 2013 Postdoctoral research fellow, University of Zurich, project: Typological Variance in the Processing of Grammatical Relations
  • Juni 2010–March 2011 Postdoctoral research fellow, University of Leipzig, project: Typological Variance in the Processing of Grammatical Relations (Leipzig Research Group on the Grammar and Processing of Verbal Arguments)
  • May 2006–May 2010 Research assistant in the project Typological Variance in the Processing of Grammatical Relations (Leipzig Research Group on the Grammar and Processing of Verbal Arguments) since October 2007 Research assistant in the project "A text documentation of N|uu" (MPI-EVA, Leipzig)
  • 2004–2006 Student assistant in the project Expression of Focus in Southern African Languages (ZAS, Berlin) under the supervision of Tom Güldemann: work on Richtersveld Nama (Central Khoisan), including language documentation, text collection, investigations in morphology, syntax and sociolinguistics
  • 2005–2006 Work on the database of Proto-Iranian word roots under the supervision of Donald Stilo (MPI-EVA, Leipzig)
  • August 2003 Internship under the supervision of Helma van den Berg (MPI-EVA, Leipzig): development of the database of loanwords in Dargi
  • 2002–2004 Student assistant in AUTOTYP research program (work on following projects and topics: NP structures, negation, grammatical markers, word domains, typological maps); transcription, glossing and analysis of Pear Stories for the Chechen Narratives Project


Linguistic fieldwork

  • 2016, 2017, 2018 Luruuli/Lunyara (Great Lakes Bantu) in Kiryandongo and Nakasongola Districts (Uganda), 8 weeks, 6 weeks planned for 2018
  • 2007, 2011, 2014, 2015 Nǀuu (Tuu) and Orange River Afrikaans in Upington/Andriesvale (Northern Cape, South Africa), total of 25 weeks
  • 2004, 2005, 2011 Nama/Khoekhoe (Khoe-Kwadi) in Kuboes (Northern Cape, South Africa), total of 22 weeks


Fellowships, Grants and Awards

  • 2013 Graduate Campus Grant (GRC, University of Zurich) for a workshop on "Landscape through the prism of language" (with Giorgio Iemmolo, Curdin Derungs and Flurina Wartmann)
  • 2011 Teaching staff mobility grant of International Relations – North-South Cooperation (University of Zurich) to teach at Makerere-Zurich Summer school, Makerere (Uganda) 1–15 August 2011


Workshop organization

  • August 31–September 3, 2017 Workshop at SLE 49 on The crosslinguistic diversity of antipassives: Function, meaning and structure (University of Naples Federico II, with Katarzyna Janic)
  • April 5–6, 2014 The Diachronic Typology of Differential Argument Marking (University of Konstanz, with Ilja A. Seržant)
  • June 1, 2013 Landscape through the prism of language (with Giorgio Iemmolo, Curdin Derungs and Flurina Wartmann)
  • September 8–11, 2011 Workshop at SLE 2011 on Referential Hierarchies in Alignment Typology (Logroño, with Balthasar Bickel and Anna Siewierska)
  • December 10–11, 2010 Workshop on The Fine Structure of Grammatical Relations (University of Leipzig, with Petr Biskup)
  • August 28–29, 2010 EuroBABEL Workshop on Referential hierarchy effects on the morphosyntax of verbal arguments (University of Leipzig, with Robert Schikowski)
  • March 2010 Meeting of the EuroBABEL project Referential Hiararchies in Morphosyntax (University of Leipzig, with Balthasar Bickel and Robert Schikowski)
  • April 2007 Workshop on Grammar and Processing of Verbal Arguments (University of Leipzig, with Gereon Müller and Andreas Opitz)
  • August 2006 Conference on Historical linguistics and hunter-gatherer populations in global perspective (MPI-EVA Leipzig, with Tom Güldemann)