Info

Contact

office

Campus Golm, house 14, room 3.29

e-mail

wierzba@uni-potsdam.de

phone

(+49) (0)3319772955

Publications

Journal papers

2017

Expression of information structure in West Slavic: Modeling the impact of prosodic and word order factors (with Radek Šimík). Language 93:3.

2015

The role of givenness, presupposition, and prosody in Czech word order: An experimental study (with Radek Šimík). Semantics & Pragmatics 8:3.

Conference proceedings

2014

Givenness and the position of the direct object in the Czech clause (with Radek Šimík and Beste Kamali). In: Cassandra Chapman, Olena Kit, and Ivona Kučerová (eds.). Proceedings of FASL 22.

2014

Pronominal F-markers in Basaá (with Tim Leffel and Radek Šimík). In: Hsin-Lun Huang, Ethan Poole, and Amanda Rysling (eds.). Proceedings of NELS 43, Volume 1.

2013

Subparts of contrastive topics and the syntax-information structure interface. In: Enrico Boone, Martin Kohlberger, and Maartje Schulpen (eds). Proceedings of ConSOLE XX.

Theses

2014

What is special about fronted focused objects in German? A study on the relation between syntax, intonation, and emphasis. MA thesis, University of Potsdam.

2011

Teile kontrastiver Topiks im deutschen Vorfeld. BA thesis, University of Potsdam.

Presentations

2017

The ordering of syntax-prosody-interpretation mapping rules. 39th annual meeting of the DGfS, Saarbrücken. (slides)

2017

Object fronting and contrast in German and Swedish. Grammar seminar, Lund. (slides)

2016

An experimental view on the syntactic flexibility of German idioms. Current Trends in Figurative Language Research, Tübingen. (slides)

2016

An experimental view on the syntactic flexibility of German idioms. Budapest-Potsdam-Lund Colloquium, Budapest. (slides)

2016

Towards an efficient evaluation method of generative theories using gradient data and regression. 38th annual meeting of the DGfS, Konstanz. (abstract)

2015

Factors influencing the acceptability of left-peripheral movement in German (with Gisbert Fanselow and Luis Vicente). Poster presented at the final conference of the SFB 632: Advances in Information Structure Research 2003-2015, Berlin. (poster)

2015

Expression of information structure in West Slavic: Modeling the impact of prosodic and word order factors (with Radek Šimík). The final conference of the SFB 632: Advances in Information Structure Research 2003-2015, Berlin. (handout, slides)

2014

Expression of information structure in Slavic: Experiments and modeling (with Radek Šimík). Kolloquium Slawistische Linguistik, HU Berlin. (slides)

2014

Focused object fronting is emphatic – an effect of syntax or prosody? Linguistic Evidence, Tübingen. (slides)

2014

The relation between information structure, prosody and word order in Slavic – a crosslinguistic experimental study (with Radek Šimík). Phonology-syntax circle, ZAS Berlin. (handout, slides)

2013

The interaction of factors facilitating displacement to the left periphery (with Gisbert Fanselow and Luis Vicente). Research Day (ATALA – Labex EFL): Quantitative approaches in corpus linguistics and psycholinguistics: Word order and constituent order, Paris. October 18, 2013. (slides)

2013

Prosodic marking of givenness in Czech (with Radek Šimík and Beste Kamali). FASL 22, McMaster University, Hamilton. May 3, 2013. (handout, slides)

2012

Subparts of contrastive topics and the syntax-information structure interface. ConSOLE XX, Leipzig. January 7, 2012. (handout, slides)

CV

Positions

currently

Research/teaching associate at the Department of Linguistics, University of Potsdam

2011-2015

Collaborative Research Centre 632: Information Structure
Project A1: The Syntactic Expression of Information Structure and the Architecture of Grammar
Project leaders: Prof. Dr. Gisbert Fanselow, Dr. Luis Vicente

Education

currently

PhD student, University of Potsdam

2015

MA in general linguistics, University of Potsdam

2011

BA in general linguistics, University of Potsdam

Teaching

summer semester 2017

Acceptability ratings in linguistic research, MA level, University of Potsdam

summer semester 2017

The expression of focus in German, BA level, University of Potsdam

winter semester 2016/2017

Introduction to syntax, BA level, University of Potsdam

summer semester 2016

Introduction to semantics, BA level, University of Potsdam

winter semester 2015/2016

Introduction to syntax, BA level, University of Potsdam

Guest lectures

20-24 February 2017

Guest lectures (funded by Erasmus+) on “The expression of focus in German” / “Acceptability ratings in linguistic research” at Lund University

19-23 November 2012

Guest lectures on “Focus and the left periphery” at Palacký University, Olomouc

Conference organization

2013

local organizer of The 21st Conference of the Student Organization of Linguistics in Europe (ConSOLE XXI)

2011

local organizer of the graduate/postgraduate student workshop Information structure: Empirical Perspectives on Theory