Walter Bisang#


Walter Bisang
Email:wbisang 'at' uni-mainz.de
Membership Number:4218
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY
Section:LINGUISTIC STUDIES
Username:wbisang
Homepage: http://www.linguistik.fb05.uni-mainz.de/mitarbeiter/walter-bisang




Present and Previous Positions
  • 10/1992 - present Professor of General and Comparative Linguistics, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz (D)
  • 07/1987 - 09/1992 Research Assistant at the Department of General Linguistics, University of Zürich (CH)

Fields of Scholarship
  • Linguistic Typology (research on cross-linguistic patterns of structural variation)
  • Linguistic complexity (overt vs. hidden complexity)
  • Grammaticalization (areality and grammaticalization)
  • Language contact and linguistic change, areal linguistics
  • Comparison of linguistic theories
  • Linguistic structures: serial verbs, classifiers, parts of speech,
  • Languages of East and mainland Southeast Asia (Chinese, Khmer, Thai and others)
  • Yoruba (West African language spoken in Nigeria)

Honours and Awards
  • Since 2015 Regular member of the Academy of Sciences and Literature, Mainz
  • 10/2010 - 09/2015 Gutenberg Research Fellowship, University of Mainz

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