Research

Research TeamSorbonne University Linguistics Center (CeLiSo - UR 7332)

Research interests in German and Contrastive Linguistics

    • Syntax - Nachfeld (post-field)
    • Information structure
    • Reference ; Discourse coherence
    • Genres 
    • Argumentation 
    • Contrastive Lexicology and phraseology
    • Corpus linguistics

Since 2018: Member of the International Scientific Council (= Internationaler Wissenschaftlicher Rat) at the Leibniz-Institute of German Language (IDS) Mannheim, Germany

 

Work in progress

Discourse about anti-COVID vaccination in the press: lexical and phraseological studies

- corpus of articles collected from French and German online press - Nov. 2020-April 2021

- 204 French texts - 105 from lemonde.fr and 99 from lefigaro.fr; 201 German texts -158 from faz.net and 43 from sueddeutsche.de

- text-mining and corpus analysis tools: TXM and TreeTagger for lexico-grammatical annotation of the comparable bilingual corpus, XML metadata annotation in progress.

- lines of investigation:

the productivity of vaccin- and impf- lexemes

recurring lexical associations typical of specialized discourse

 

 

2016. Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches (HDR = French post-doctoral degree to supervise PhD students). Linearization and Reference in contemporary German.

2004Doctoral dissertation in German Linguistics (University of Paris-Sorbonne – Paris IV). Title: "Postfield Constituents as a Result of a Right Projection or an Addition in Contemporary German" (« Réalisations ‘originales’ de l’après-dernière position en allemand contemporain – Projection à droite & Adjonction »). PhD Adviser: Prof. Martine Dalmas.

2009-2010: Post-Doc (Humboldt Fellowship for experienced researchers) - "Information structure, anaphoric reference and discourse organization"

 

Projects

2021-2022 : project leader of the European Network of German and Contrastive Linguistics (GerCoLiNet).  A Research-Education Interface (methodology, teaching and in-field experience) 
More details HERE.

2018-2021. Deutsch-Mittelmeerisches Forschungsnetzwerk im Bereich Sprachwissenschaft
(Prof Athina Sioupi, Thessaloniki (2017 Humboldt Alumni Award for Innovative Networking Initiatives))

 


The DeMiNeS („Deutsch-Mittelmeerisches Netzwerk Sprachwissenschaft”) is a research network funded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (2017 Humboldt Alumni Award for Innovative Networking Initiatives to me) that supports the cooperation between Germany, Greece and other mediterranean countries in the fields of research and teaching. Activities: Workshop and Summer School

January 2014: Organization of the Linguistics Conference at the Paris-Sorbonne University: "Das 'Nachfeld' (postfield) im Deutschen zwischen Syntax, Informationsstruktur und Textkonstitution. stand der Forschung und Perspektiven". Flyer and Programm.

2007-2012: collaborator for the French part in the European grammatically project “EuroGr@mm” / ”ProGr@mm kontrastiv” with the Institute of German Language (Institut für Deutsche Sprache, Mannheim) and in cooperation with the universities of Genua (Italy), Oslo (Norway), Szeged (Hungary), Wroclaw (Poland).

2004Doctoral dissertation in German Linguistics (University of Paris-Sorbonne – Paris IV). Title: "Postfield Constituents as a Result of a Right Projection or an Addition in Contemporary German" (« Réalisations ‘originales’ de l’après-dernière position en allemand contemporain – Projection à droite & Adjonction »). PhD Adviser: Prof. Martine Dalmas.

2009-2010: Post-Doc (Humboldt Fellowship for experienced researchers) - "Information structure, anaphoric reference and discourse organization"

Address

Sorbonne Université - Faculté des Lettres
UFR Etudes germaniques et nordiques
108, boulevard Malesherbes
F-75850 PARIS Cedex 17
France

Contact: helene.vinckel@paris-sorbonne.fr
helene.vinckel@sorbonne-universite.fr