Current research topics

  • Adversative discourse relations in language acquisition
  • Conceptual structure and linguistic representation of emotion terms
  • Interaction of grammatical and pragmatic knowledge in pronominal resolution
  • Aspect, mood and negation as functional categories in language acquisition and agrammatic aphasia

Research projects

  • 11/2011- 10/2014
    Acqusition of adversative discourse relations - 'but' in German, Bulgarian and English first language acquisition.
    (project founded by the German Research Foundation)

  • 01/2011 - 09/2012
    Being moved.
    Project 409, Cluster 'Languages of Emotion', Freie Universität Berlin

  • 11/2008-01/2010
    Crosslinguistically robust stages of children's linguistic performance.
    WG 'Aspect and Tense' (affiliated researcher)
    COST Action A33

  • 01/2008 - 08/2011
    Discourse cohesive means in language acquisition: Intersentential anaphoric relations.
    (PB2 / ZAS)

  • 01/2006 - 12/2007
    Acquisition and disambiguation of intersentential anaphoric reference.
    (P5 / ZAS)

  • 07/2003 -12/2005
    Acquisition of linguistic markers for the expression of (un)boundedness.
    (P3 / ZAS)