Professor of English Linguistics
Office Phone and Email
Room: 5 U 12
Phone: +49 931 31-86519
Fax: +49 931 31-85660
Office hours during the semester break
I am offering virtual office hours via Zoom (https://uni-wuerzburg.zoom.us/) on the
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For office hours in September, please contact me by email.
Secretary: Karin Kernahan
Phone: +49 931 31-81125 / -86587
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Phonology and Phonetics:
Prosodic Phonology, Phonetics-Phonology Interface, Morphology-Phonology Interface,
Syntax-Phonology Interface, Laboratory Phonology, Second Language Phonetics and Phonology, Speech Perception, Music-Prosody Interface, Prosodic Typology, Phonological Change and Variation
Morphology and Syntax:
Morphophonology and Prosodic Morphology, Agglutination, Cliticization and Morphologization, Word Formation (especially, Compounding and Reduplication), Morphology-Syntax Interface, Suspended Affixation, Bilingual Morphosyntax, Word Class Distinctions in Phonology, Syntax-Phonology Mapping, Word Segmentation
Second Language Acquisition (SLA) and Bilingualism:
Psycholinguistic Aspects of SLA and Bilingualism, Second Language Phonology, Bilingual Grammatical Competence, Ultimate Attainment and Near Nativeness, Foreign Accent, Third Language Acquisition of Phonology, Cognitive Aspects of Multilingualism
English Phonetics, Phonology and Prosody, English Morphology and Word Formation (especially, Compounding and Blending), Non-native Varieties of English, Sociophonetics of English Varieties, American English Varieties with focus on their Phonology, Prosody and Morphology, Phonology and Prosody of Emerging Englishes, English as a Foreign Language
Turkish Phonetics, Phonology and Morphology
Optionality in Bilingual Grammars (funded by Forschungsfonds der Philosophischen Fakultät I, University of Würzburg, 2014-2015).
Nature and Dynamics of Prosodic Exceptions: Experimental and Cross-linguistic Insights (through the Young Scholar Fund in the framework of the Excellence Initiative, University of Konstanz, 2010-2011). Ph.D. Student: Yulia Lavitskaya
Phonological Patterns and Subregularities in the Lexicon (within SFB 471 ‘Variation and Evolution in the Lexicon’ funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), University of Konstanz, 2006-2008).
Acoustic, phonetic and phonological factors in non-native sound perception (AFF, University of Konstanz, 2008-2009)
L2 Perception of German and English Sound Strings (AFF, University of Konstanz, 2007).
L2 Acquisition of English Fricatives and Voicing (AFF, University of Konstanz, 2006)
I am currently vice president for Internationalization, Public and Alumni Relations at the Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg and a professor of English Linguistics in the Institute of Modern Languages. Before coming to Würzburg, I worked as an assistant professor (Juniorprofessor) of English and General Linguistics in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Konstanz (2005-2011). In Summer 2010, I became a Senior Associate Member of St. Antony’s College, which allowed me to have a research stay at the University of Oxford. During my assistant professorship, I substituted for the professorship of English Linguistics (2009-2010) and the professorship of Psycho-/ Neurolinguistics (2008-2009) at Konstanz.
Before I got on the professorial track, I worked as a postdoctoral research fellow within the Special Research Unit 471 ‘Variation and Evolution in the Lexicon’ funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). Prior to that, I taught various linguistics courses at the Department of Linguistics and Cognitive Science, at the University of Delaware in the United States of America, where I was a graduate student (1998-2003), and a Competitive Fellow. I did my undergraduate studies in English Language Teaching and Linguistics at Boğaziçi (Bosphorus) University, Istanbul, Turkey, and at the State University of New York at Binghamton, New York, USA. I am a native of Istanbul.
Courses Summer Semester 2019
|Phonological Structure of English Words||Wednesdays 10-12||HS 4|
|Second Language Acquisition||Wednesdays 16-18||ÜR 16|
Recently organized workshops
International Workshop on Suprasegmentals in Acquisition and Processing 31 May-01 June 2011, University of Konstanz (with Bettina Braun).
Phonology Workshop: Phonological Domains, Universals and Deviations (29th Annual Meeting of the German Linguistics Society (DGfS), Siegen, with Janet Grijzenhout).
Discovering and Representing Phonological Patterns 10-12 April 2008, University of Konstanz.