Mechanisms of aspect acquisition in typologically diverse languages
|Sep 2006 – Jan 2008||B.A. in Slavic Literature and Linguistics and English Literature and Linguistics, University of Zurich|
|Jan 2008 – Aug 2010||M.A. in Slavic Linguistics and English Literature at the University of Zurich|
|Sep 2010 – Jul 2015||Research and teaching assistant to Prof. Dr. Daniel Weiss at the Slavic Department, University of Zurich|
|Since Aug 2014||Working towards a PhD in General Linguistics, specializing in Psycholinguistics, at the Insititute of Comparative Linguistics, University of Zurich|
My dissertation project is part of the ACQDIV project (Acquisition processes in maximally diverse languages: min(d)ing the ambient language, P.I. Prof. Dr. Sabine Stoll) and is concerned with a cross-linguistic analysis of the acquisition of grammatical aspect. The main aim is to track patterns in child-directed speech and in the development of this category in children's speech production over time to identify potential universal learning mechanisms.
The main methodological emphasis lies on exploring new methods for quantitative analysis in longitudinal acquisition corpora.
Psycholinguistics, language acquisition, aspect, pragmatics, grammaticalization