Felix Anker

PhD student, teaching and research fellow (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter)
Felix Anker
Felix Anker
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Areas of expertise & research interests

  • Languages of the Caucasus
  • Language typology
  • Syntax of complex clauses
  • Historical linguistics and contact linguistics
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Positions

Since 2019
Teaching and research fellow (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter)

2019
Research assistant in the project “LexCauc – A lexical database for the languages of the Caucasus”

2017–2019
Student assistant in the research project “Documenting Dargi languages in Daghestan - Shiri and Sanzhi”

2015–2018
MA General Linguistics, Otto-Friedrich-University Bamberg

2012–2015
BA German Language, Literature and Cultures; General Linguistics; Archaeology, Otto-Friedrich-University Bamberg


Topic of the dissertation: Reported speech constructions in the languages of the Caucasus

The dissertation is concerned with the expression of reported speech constructions in languages of the Caucasus. The first part of the dissertation consists of three case studies to exemplify reported speech constructions in each of the three indigenous language families spoken in the Caucasus: Tsova-Tush (East Caucasian), Svan (Kartvelian) and Abkhaz (West Caucasian).

The second part of the dissertation is a microtypological comparison between the three language families, not only with the data of the three case studies of the first part, but additional usage of already existing data on reported speech constructions in Caucasian languages in order to provide a broader analysis with focus on typical features of reported speech constructions like quotative markers, the use of logophoric pronouns and quotative indexes.

Finally, the typological features that were illustrated in the second part will be used in a cross-linguistic comparison with other languages that share similar features, e.g. logophoricity in West African languages.

 

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Anker, Felix. Submitted. Negation in Tsova-Tush. In Ljuba Veselinova and Matti Miestamo (eds.), Negation in the languages of the world. Berlin: Language Science Press.

Forker, Diana & Felix Anker. Submitted. Hunzib sketch grammar. In Yuri Koryakov, Yury Lander and Timur Maisak (eds.), The Caucasian languages: An international handbook. Berlin: De Gruyter.

Forker, Diana & Felix Anker. 2019. Bridging constructions in Tsezic languages. In Valérie Guérin (ed.), Bridging constructions, 99128. Berlin: Language Science Press.

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Anker, Felix. 2020. Reported speech in Tsova-Tush — A first overview, Talk given at Third workshop in Caucasian Studies, University of Jena, 06.01.2020.

Anker, Felix. 2019. The influence of the Georgian subordinator rom on Tsova-Tush complex clauses, Talk given at Workshop on Caucasian Studies, University of Jena, 28.06.2019.

Anker, Felix. 2019. Experiencer constructions in Tsova-Tush, Talk given at Jenling Linguistics Workshop, University of Jena, 09.02.2019.

Bogomolova, Natasha & Felix Anker. 2018. Coding asymmetries in case systems in Nakh-Daghestanian languages, Talk given at Linguistisches Kolloquium “Nullkodierung”, University of Bremen, 18–19.01.2018.

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