I am currently employed as a postdoc (wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter) in the Compressor group (PI: Artemis Alexiadou) located at the Humboldt University of Berlin which is part of the ERC Synergy Grant 2019 Realizing Leibniz's Dream: Child Languages as a Mirror of the Mind. Prior to that, I worked as a postdoc at the University of Potsdam. I obtained my PhD in January 2018 from the University of Leipzig with a thesis entitled Verbal Fronting: Typology and Theory. I also hold a B.Sc. in Chemistry from the University of Leipzig.

Research Interests

My research interest lies mainly in syntax, morphology and their interface with each other, with a focus on cross-linguistic comparative work. In the past few years, my research has centered around phenomena concerning the syntax of verbal and nominal displacements in the two Niger-Congo languages Asante Twi (Kwa, Ghana) and Limbum (Grassfields Bantu, Cameroon). Topics that I have worked on and am interested in are:

  • head movement phenomena, in particular concerning verbs
  • the distribution of resumptives and the factors that govern them
  • island constraints, their language-internal and cross-linguistic validity
  • nominalization
  • inflection classes, syncretism, and periphrasis
  • ATB-movement
  • interactions of rules/operations/constraints
  • VP-ellipsis