Université Paris Diderot (Paris 7)
Laboratory of Excellence “Empirical Foundations of Linguistics” (LabEx EFL)
5 Rue Thomas Mann, 75013 Paris, Frankreich
Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main
Faculty of Computer Science and Mathematics
Text Technology Lab
D-60325 Frankfurt am Main
D-60054 Frankfurt am Main (use for package delivery)
Postfach / P.O. Box: 154
Phone: +49 69-798-28926
Since April 2019 I am a (part-time) PostDoc research fellow at the Laboratory of Excellence “Empirical Foundations of Linguistics” (LabEx EFL) at Université Paris Diderot (Paris 7).
Since February 2019 I am a (part-time) research assistant in the PLATO Project.
In January 2011, I started to work as a research assistant at the Text Technology Lab at the Goethe University Frankfurt.
I studied linguistics, philosophy and German philology at Bielefeld University. During my studies, I worked as scientific assistant in several projects:
- B1 “Speech-Gesture Alignment” in the Collaborative Research Center 673 “Alignment in Communication” (June 2006 to January 2011). In this project, I contributed in building the Speech-and-Gesture Alignment Corpus (SaGA). I also developed an account for the meaning of co-verbal iconic gestures and how they interact with speech (see dissertation.).
- Linguistic Networks (September 2009 to December 2010).
- Research Unit 437 “Text Technological Modelling of Information”, project A2 Secondary structuring of information and comparative analysis of discourse (Sekimo) (April 2006 to September 2006). In this short-term engagement, I supported the annotation of discourse structure and centering relations, and the assessment of reliability.
- Project B3 “Deixis in Construction Dialogues” of the Collaborative Research Center 360 “Situated Artificial Communicators” (2005). In this project, I participated in investigating the role of pointing in demonstrative reference in task-oriented dialogue.
In 2011, I received my PhD in linguistics at Bielefeld University for my prolegomena for a linguistic theory of co-verbal iconic gesture. The work has been published in 2013 as “Ikonische Gesten. Grundzüge einer linguistischen Theorie”.