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As a trained linguist (Ph.D. Göttingen, 2012), I investigate semantic and pragmatic properties of natural languages with a focus on English, German, and Mandarin Chinese, using theoretical linguistic and psycho-/neurolinguistic methods. In addition, I am interested in their interface with syntax and their bearing on language acquisition and philosophy of language. Currently, I work as principle investigator of the DFG-project The Semantics and Pragmatics of Conditional Connectives: cross-linguistic and experimental perspectives  within the Priority Program SPP1727 XPrag.de, at the Institute of Cognitive Science, Osnabrück University. 

[N3] 9 Phd positions open for application by July 31, 2018  for the RTG “Computational Cognition”, funded by the German Research Foundation, to be filled by October 1, 2018 for a period of 3 years at the Institute of Cognitive Science, Osnabrück University.
[N2] Call for Papers by October 15, 2018  for the panel “Counterfactuals in Chinese Languages” at the 16th International Pragmatics Conference of the International Pragmatics Association (IPrA), on June 09-14, 2019, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
[N1] Program online  for the international workshop “Concepts in Action: Representation, Learning, and Application” (CARLA) on August 11-12, 2018,  Osnabrück University.

Current and past positions:
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[12/2017-05/2018] Visiting scholar, Department of Linguistics, University of Chicago
[08/2013-present] Researcher and lecturer in linguistics, Institute of Cognitive Science, Osnabrück University
[2012-present] Associate member and principle investigator of the project "Projective Meaning" within the priority program "Cognitive Studies from Interdisciplinary Perspectives" funded by the Chinese National Social Science Foundation, Peking University
[10/2012-07/2013] Parental leave  
[04/2012-09/2012] Replacement professor in syntax, English Department, University of Göttingen
[02/2009-01/2012] Researcher in linguistics, English Department, University of Göttingen     
[02/2007-01/2009] Researcher in linguistics, SFB441 (Linguistic Data Structures: On the Relation between Data and Theory in Linguistics), University of Tübingen