Research LaboratoryATILF- Analyse et Traitement Informatique de la Langue Française (UMR 7118) - CNRS & Université de Lorraine

Research interests in German and Contrastive Linguistics

    • Syntax - Right periphery - Nachfeld
    • Information structure
    • Reference ; Discourse coherence
    • Argumentation 
    • Contrastive Lexicology and phraseology
    • Corpus linguistics

2018-2022: Member of the International Scientific Council (= Internationaler Wissenschaftlicher Rat) at the Leibniz-Institute of German Language (IDS), Mannheim, Germany

2023-...: Member of the Wissenschaftlicher Beirat at the IDS




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

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

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.


Research Projects

2023/24-2026/27 : cooperation with the Leibniz-Institut für Deutsche Sprache (IDS, Mannheim) 

Associated member in two 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

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).



Université de Lorraine
Campus Lettres et Sciences Humaines de Nancy
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