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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 senior researcher/lecturer (akademische Rätin auf Zeit) at the Institute of Cognitive Science, Osnabrück University, and as PI of the following projects.

News:
[N3] Call for Papers by March 10, 2019 for Sinn und Bedeutung 24, on September 4-7, 2019 at Osnabrück University.
[N2] DFG-Research Training Unit "Computational Cognition" started in October 1, 2018 at the Institute of Cognitive Science, Osnabrück University.
[N1] 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.

Current and past positions:
Don't cry over temporary things; remember that life is temporary as well.
[10/2018-present] Senior researcher and lecturer in linguistics, Institute of Cognitive Science, Osnabrück University
[12/2017-04/2018] Visiting scholar, Department of Linguistics, University of Chicago
[08/2013-09/2018] 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