Scientific Education

  • 11/2011
    Habilitation, Humboldt-University of Berlin, Philosophical Faculty II
  • 04/2009
    Habilitation (roughly tenure track in the US system). First language acquisition of verb categories in Russian. Herzen State Pedagogical University, St. Petersburg
  • 06/1997
    : Aspectual semantics and functions of aspect in Russian child language. Herzen State Pedagogical University, St. Petersburg
  • 07/1987
    M.A. Specialization: Russian language and literature. Herzen State Pedagogical University, St. Petersburg
  • 09/1983-07/1987
    Studies of Literature, Linguistics, Psychology, Didactic and Old Slavic. Herzen State Pedagogical University, St. Petersburg.

Recent service and administration

  • 07/2014 - 2020
    Member of the Executive Committee of the International Association for the Study of Child Language
  • 2013 - 2015
    Management Committee member - representative of Germany in the COST Action IS1306 - New Speakers in a Multilingual Europe: Opportunities and Challenges
  • 2010
    Activities related to the selection of the candidates for Berlin School of Mind and Brain
  • 2009 - present
    Member of the examination boards of MA- and BA-programmes, Institute of Slavonic Languages, University of Hamburg
  • 2009 - 2013
    Management Committee member - representative of Germany in the COST Action IS0804 - Language Impairment in a Multilingual Society: Linguistic Pattern and the Road to Assessment
  • 2009
    Coordinator of the Working Group on Narrative and Discourse in the European project Language impairment in a multilingual society: Linguistic patterns and the road to assessment (together with Prof Dr Joel Walters)
  • 1998 - present
    Coordinator of the European project Verb inflection beyond protomorphology, part of the Pre- and Protomorphology project (PI: W.U. Dressler, Austrian Academy of Sciences)

Editorial and review tasks

  • Ab verba liberorum: Linguistics, Pedagogy and Psychology. Member of the Editorial Board
  • Reviewer for books and scientific series, among others: Theoretical Psycholinguists, Studies on Language Acquisition by John Benjamins, Mouton de Gruyter, Springer
  • Reviewer for journals, among others:
    Bilingualism: Language and Cognition
    Child Language Teaching and Therapy
    Communication Quarterly
    Diskurs Kindheits- und Jugendforschung
    Folia Linguistica
    Frontiers in Psychology
    International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism
    International Journal of Bilingualism
    Journal of Baltic Studies
    Journal of Child Language
    Journal of Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics
    Journal of Communication Disorders
    Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research
    Lingusitic Approaches to Bilingualism
    Psychology of Language and Communication
  • Reviewer for Research Grant Organizations:
    Baden-Württemberg Stiftung
    Daimler und Benz Stiftung
    Israel National Science Foundation (ISF)
    National Science Centre (NCN), Polen
    Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)