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Teaching @ U Bern


HS 2018FS 2019
  • Basque I
  • Basque II
  • South American languages
  • Celtic languages
  • Methods for learning writing symbols
  • Endangered languages
  • Theories of syntax and schools of linguistics
  • History of Western linguistics
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    Past teaching

      University of Bern, Department of Linguistics
      · Introduction to Syntax [fall 2013, fall 2015]
      · Introduction to Semantics and Pragmatics [fall 2013, spring 2016, fall 2017]
      · Introduction to Typology [spring 2016, spring 2018]
      · Introduction to Typology I & II [fall 2013 – spring 2014]
      · Writing Linguistic Papers and Theses [spring 2015]
      · Basque I & II [fall 2013 – spring 2014, fall 2015 – spring 2016]
      · Mapudungun I & II [fall 2014 – spring 2015]
      · Quechua I & II [fall 2017 – spring 2018]
      · Welsh (structure course) [fall 2016]
      · Algonquian Languages [fall 2014]
      · Celtic Languages [fall 2015]
      · North American languages [spring 2013, spring 2016, spring 2018]
      · South American languages [spring 2013, fall 2016]
      · Endangered Languages [spring 2014, fall 2016]
      · Ergativity [fall 2016]
      · Grammatical Voice [spring 2013, spring 2015, fall 2017]
      · History of Linguistics: Authors [fall 2015]
      · History of Western Linguistics [spring 2014]
      · Linguistic Relativity [fall 2014]
      · Nominal Hierarchies in the Languages of the World [spring 2013]
      · What is a Word? [fall 2014, spring 2018]
      · Writing Systems [spring 2015, fall 2017]
      University of Helsinki (Finland)
      Department of Modern Languages, Visiting Erasmus lecturer [April 22-26, 2013]
      · Semantic and Pragmatic Inversion in Amerindian Languages
      · Pragmatic Voice in the Languages of the World
      · What, if Anything, is Polysynthesis?
      University of Zurich
      Department of Comparative Linguistics
      · Endangered Languages (together with Giorgio Banti) [spring 2007]
      · Introduction to Comparative Linguistics I & II [spring 2000–spring 2002; fall 2007–fall 2011]
      · Introduction to North American Languages (proseminar & directed reading) [fall 1999]
      · The Languages of South America [spring 2012]
      · Modern Philosophy of Language (together with Mathias Jenny) [fall 2007]
      · Semantics & Pragmatics [spring 2007–spring 2011]
      · The Structures of Mapudungun [spring 2012]
      Romance Languages Department
      · Linguistic Introduction to Mapudungun [spring 2008]

     

    Theses (co-)supervised since 2012

      Ph.D. theses (co-)supervised (current)
    • Florian Matter: A typological account of the verbal morphology of Cariban languages
    • Dominique Knuchel: A grammatical description of Kogi (Arwako-Chibchan; Colombia)
    • Jean Rohleder: A grammar of Vamale (Oceanic; New Caledonia)
      Ph.D. theses (co-)supervised (completed)
    • [co-supervision: Belén Villena (U Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona): Innovación léxica en mapudungún: productividad, genuinidad y planificación [= Lexical innovation in Mapudungun: Productivity, genuineness and planning], October 2016]
    • Charitini Karadamou: The phonetics and phonology of Amawaka (Panoan; Peru), September 2016
    • Steffen Haurholm-Larsen: A grammar of Garifuna (Arawak; Honduras), September 2016
    • [co-supervision: Mario Della Costanza (U Zurich): La marcación diferencial del objeto en español: ¿una construcción con varios significados? [= Differential Object Marking in Spanish: A construction with several meanings?], December 2014]
    • [co-supervision: Marius Zemp: A historical grammar of the Tibetan dialect spoken in Kargil (Purik), December 2014]
    • [co-supervision: Jiāng Lì 姜儷: A grammar of Guìqióng (Qiangic; Sichuan), December 2013]
      M.A. theses supervised (completed)
    • Florian Matter: Referential density and preferred argument structure in Mapudungun narrative texts, December 2015
    • Olivia Reuteler: Du- und Sie-Kulturen in Unternehmen und der Einfluss auf das Verhältnis zum Vorgesetzten [= Du and Sie cultures in firms and the influence upon the relationship to one’s superior], July 2015
    • Naoki Peter: Hiatus resolution in Blackfoot, December 2014
    • Mirjam Beck (U Zurich): Argument indexing in Muskogean languages: A predicate-class approach, December 2013
    • Silvana Camenisch: Differentielle Objektmarkierung im Mapudungun. Eine Untersuchung anhand narrativer Texte [=Differential Object Marking in Mapudungun. A narrative-based investigation], December 2013