Personal

Name: Julia Bacskai-Atkari

Born: 1980s

Nationality: German

Marital status: married

Hometown: Berlin

Lives in: Berlin & Amsterdam

Qualification

2021: Habilitation, University of Potsdam; title: The syntax of functional left peripheries: Clause typing in West Germanic and beyond; date of scientific lecture colloquium: 8 December 2021; committee: Prof. Dr. Gisbert Fanselow, Prof. Dr. Malte Zimmermann, Prof. Dr. Manfred Stede, Prof. Dr. Guido Nottbusch, Dr. Mira Grubic, Maximilian Wiesner; reviewers: Prof. Dr. Gisbert Fanselow, Prof. Dr. Augustin Speyer, Dr. Federica Cognola

2014: Doctoral degree (Dr. phil.) in linguistics, University of Potsdam; title: The syntax of comparative constructions: Operators, ellipsis phenomena and functional left peripheries; result: summa cum laude; date of defence: 25 February 2014; committee: Prof. Dr. Gisbert Fanselow, Prof. Dr. István Kenesei, Prof. Dr. Malte Zimmermann, Dr. Luis Vicente, Prof. Dr. Ralf Engbert

2018: Doctoral degree (Dr. phil.) in literary studies, University of Hamburg; title: The narrative properties of the 19th-century verse novel: Reflexive structure, intertextuality and generic history; result: magna cum laude; date of defence: 27 June 2018; committee: Prof. Dr. Beáta Wagner-Nagy, Dr. habil István Margócsy, Prof. Dr. Christian Brockmann

Positions

2022–: Assistant professor (Universitair docent) "Language Contact: (English) Linguistics", University of Amsterdam, Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures

2022–: Privatdozentin, University of Potsdam, Department of Linguistics

2022: Research fellow (Akademische Mitarbeiterin), University of Konstanz, Department of Linguistics (DFG-project, Principal Investigator)

2021–2022: Interim professor (Vertretungsprofessorin), part-time, University of Konstanz, Department of Linguistics, replacing Prof. Dr. George Walkden (chair "English linguistics and general linguistics")

2020–2021: Interim professor (Vertretungsprofessorin), University of Konstanz, Department of Linguistics, replacing Prof. Dr. George Walkden (chair "English linguistics and general linguistics")

2018–2020: Interim professor (Vertretungsprofessorin), University of Konstanz, Department of Linguistics, substituting the vacant chair "English linguistics"

2015–2018: Research fellow (Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin), University of Potsdam, Department of Linguistics (DFG-project, Principal Investigator)

2014: Research fellow (Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin, replacing Dr. Luis Vicente between 1 April and 30 September), University of Potsdam, Department of Linguistics

2013–2015: Research fellow (Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin), University of Potsdam, Department of Linguistics (SFB-632, Project Z)

2012–2013: PhD scholarship holder, University of Potsdam, Integrated Graduate School (SFB-632)

Research projects (as principal investigator)

2022: Asymmetries in relative clauses in West Germanic (DFG-project: BA 5201/2; ca. 307.790 EUR)

2015–2018: The syntax of functional left peripheries and its relation to information structure (DFG-project: BA 5201/1; ca. 257.500 EUR)

Participation in further projects

2012–2015: as a scholarship holder (and beyond within the SFB) affiliated (primarily) with the project "The syntactic expression of information structure and the architecture of grammar" (Project A1, SFB-632: Information structure: The linguistic means for structuring utterances, sentences and texts), led by: Gisbert Fanselow and Luis Vicente (University of Potsdam)

2012–2013: as a scholarship holder affiliated (secondarily) with the project "The role of information structure in language change" (Project B4, SFB-632: Information structure: The linguistic means for structuring utterances, sentences and texts), led by: Karin Donhauser and Svetlana Petrova (Humboldt-University Berlin)

Languages

German, English, Italian, French, Dutch

Scholarships, acknowledgements

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Courses taught

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Publications

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Presentations

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Book reviews

2020: Agnes Jäger, Vergleichskonstruktionen im Deutschen. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2018. In: Beiträge zur Geschichte der deutschen Sprache und Literatur (PBB) 142.2. 267–305. [link]

2016: Theresa Biberauer and George Walkden (eds.), Syntax over time: Lexical, morphological, and information-structural interactions. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015. Review appeared in: Beiträge zur Geschichte der deutschen Sprache und Literatur (PBB) 138.2. [link]

2016: Katalin É. Kiss, Balázs Surányi and Éva Dékány (eds.), Approaches to Hungarian 14: Papers from the 2013 Piliscsaba Conference. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2015. Review appeared in: Finno-Ugric Languages and Linguistics 4.1–2. 41–56. [link]

2016: Farrell Ackerman and Irina Nikolaeva, Descriptive typology and linguistic theory: A study in the morphosyntax of relative clauses. Stanford, CA: CSLI Publications, 2013. Review appeared in: Acta Linguistica Hungarica 63.1. 97–112. [link]

Reviewing for publications (selected)

Journal of Historical Syntax (2020, 2022: 2x)

Syntax aus Saarbrücker Sicht 5: Beiträge der SaRDiS-Tagung zur Dialektsyntax, eds. Augustin Speyer et al. Stuttgart: Steiner

Linguistic Variation (2022)

internal: Cartography and explanatory adequacy, eds. Ángel J. Gallego and Dennis Ott. Oxford: Oxford University Press

internal: Language change at the interfaces: Intrasentential and intersentential phenomena, eds. Nicholas Catasso, Marco Coniglio and Chiara De Bastiani. Amsterdam: John Benjamins

Studia Linguistica (2020)

Glossa: a journal of general linguistics (2019)

Natural Languages and Linguistic Theory (2019)

Headedness and/or grammatical anarchy?, eds. Ulrike Freywald and Horst Simon. Berlin: Language Science Press

The Journal of Comparative Germanic Linguistics (2018)

Finno-Ugric Languages and Linguistics (2018)

internal: Linguistische Berichte (LB) Sonderhefte 25: Non-canonical verb positioning in main clauses, eds. Mailin Antomo and Sonja Müller. Hamburg: Helmut Buske Verlag (2018)

The Oxford Handbook of Ellipsis, eds. Jeroen van Craenenbroeck and Tanja Temmerman. Oxford: Oxford University Press (2018)

Canadian Journal of Linguistics/Revue canadienne de linguistique (2017)

Infinitives at the Syntax-Semantics Interface: A Diachronic Perspective, eds. Ulrike Demske and Łukasz Jędrzejowski. Berlin: Mouton De Gruyter (2017)

Acta Linguistica Hungarica (2016: 2x)

Reviewing for conferences (selected)

53rd Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society (NELS 53), Göttingen, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen (2022)

58th Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society (CLS 58), Chicago, University of Chicago (2022)

22rd Diachronic Generative Syntax Conference (DiGS23), New York, New York University (2022)

52nd Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society (NELS 52), New Brunswick NJ, Rutgers University (2021)

57th Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society (CLS 57), Chicago, University of Chicago (2021)

51st Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society (NELS 51), Montreal, Université du Québec à Montréal (2020)

56th Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society (CLS 56), Chicago, University of Chicago (2020)

22nd Diachronic Generative Syntax Conference (DiGS22), Konstanz, Universität Konstanz (2020)

50th Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society (NELS 50)}, Cambridge, MA, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2019)

International Conference on the Structure of Hungarian 14 (ICSH 14), Potsdam, University of Potsdam (2019)

55th Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society (CLS 55), Chicago, University of Chicago (2019)

21st Diachronic Generative Syntax Conference (DiGS21), Tempe, AZ, Arizona State University (2019)

The 93rd Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA 2019), New York City, NY (2018)

49th Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society (NELS 49), Ithaca, NY, Cornell University (2018)

Theoretical and Empirical Approaches to Microvariation (TEAM 2018), Padua, University of Padua (2018)

54th Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society (CLS 54), Chicago, University of Chicago (2018)

48th Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society (NELS 48), Reykjavík, University of Iceland (2017)

19th Diachronic Generative Syntax Conference (DiGS19), Cape, Stellenbosch University and the University of the Western Cape (2017)

17th Diachronic Generative Syntax Conference (DiGS17), Reykjavík, University of Iceland (2015)

Second Central European Conference in Linguistics for postgraduate Students (CECIL’S 2), Piliscsaba, Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Department of Theoretical Linguistics (2013)

Committees

2015–2016: Member of Search Committee: Junior Professorship (W1) "Variation and Variability in Grammatical Systems", Department of Linguistics, University of Potsdam

2015–2016: Member of Habilitation Committee of Dr. Luis Vicente, Department of Linguistics, University of Potsdam

Further administrative tasks

2020–2022: recognition of study achievements for outgoing students of the MA program "English linguistics" and for English linguistics courses in the teacher education programme (University of Konstanz)

2014: transfer from another program or location and recognition of study achievements for the B.Sc. program "Linguistics" (University of Potsdam)

Memberships

2016–: Generative Linguistics in the Old World

2016–: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft

2012–: Philological Society

Computer skills

Operating system: Windows (8, 10, 11)

Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook)

OpenOffice (Writer, Impress)

Typesetting (LaTeX, Word)

Basic webdesign (HTML with CSS)

Linguistic tools: Praat, SoSci Survey, L-Rex

Scientific search (searching in catalogues and on the internet)

Interests

Literature – reading, writing prose

Language learning, language teaching

Classical music, playing classical music (violin, viola)

Fine arts

Baking, cooking

Dogs (with special focus on dachshunds)

Turtles (with special focus on graptemys and pseudemys)

Photography