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Teaching @ U Bern


Upcoming courses
HS 2018FS 2019
Basque IBasque II
South American languagesCeltic languages
Endangered languagesTheories of syntax and
schools of linguistics
Methods for learning
writing symbols
History of Western linguistics

Past teaching

    University of Bern, Department of Linguistics
    · 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]
    · 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]
    · Introduction to Basque I & II [fall 2013 – spring 2014, fall 2015 – spring 2016]
    · Introduction to Mapudungun I & II [fall 2014 – spring 2015]
    · Introduction to Quechua I & II[fall 2017 – spring 2018]
    · Linguistic Relativity [fall 2014]
    · Nominal Hierarchies in the Languages of the World [spring 2013]
    · Writing Linguistic Papers and Theses [spring 2015]
    · Introduction to Algonquian Languages [fall 2014]
    · Introduction to Celtic Languages [fall 2015]
    · Introduction to North American languages [spring 2013, spring 2016, spring 2018]
    · Introduction to South American languages [spring 2013, fall 2016]
    · What is a Word? [fall 2014, spring 2018]
    · Welsh (structure course) [fall 2016]
    · 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