Research & CV

I currently work in the Linguistics Department at the University of Potsdam, and am involved in the project “Consequences of head argument order for syntax” (CHAOS), which is part of the Collaborative Research Centre 1287 “Limits of Variability in Language” at the University of Potsdam. We are interested in the cross-linguistic relationship between the basic order of verb and object (VO vs. OV languages) and other syntactic properties which might be related to this, such as scrambling, verb clusters, superiority, subject height, and many more. My own research within the project focuses on Czech and other Slavic languages. I am also interested in the placement of second-position clitics in Slavic.

You can find my full CV here.

Downloadable publications and slides

  • 2023-09-22: The role of subjects in the VO/OV dichotomy (with Andreas Pregla; presentation at the conference “Topic, Focus and Subject” at the University of Osnabrück) (download slides)
  • 2022-05-13: How to optimally place your clitics. Czech clitic syntax in a constraint-based model (remote presentation at the Slavic Linguistics Colloquium at HU Berlin) (download slides)
  • 2019: Clitics at the interfaces of grammar: Defining the “first position” in Czech
    Typology of Morphosyntactic Parameters, Volume 2, Issue 1, Moscow (download paper)
  • 2017: Czech numeral phrases in coordinated structures
    MA thesis, supervised by Katharina Hartmann, Frankfurt
    (download thesis)

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