Birgit Hellwig#


Birgit Hellwig
© a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School for the Humanities Cologne / Photo: Patric Fouad)
Membership Number:5437
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY
Section:LINGUISTIC STUDIES
Elected:2020
ORCID:0000-0003-4696-0827
Homepage: https://ifl.phil-fak.uni-koeln.de/prof-hellwig





Present and Previous Positions
  • 2014 - present Lichtenberg Professor (W2) for Language Documentation and Psycholinguistics, University of Cologne (Germany)
  • 2010 - 2014 Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Research on Language Diversity, La Trobe University, Melbourne (Australia)
  • 2008 - 2010 Junior Professor (W1) for Language Documentation, University of Erfurt (Germany)
  • 2006 - 2008 Postdoctoral Fellow, Research Centre for Linguistic Typology, La Trobe University, Melbourne (Australia); in cooperation with the Department of Linguistics, University of Khartoum (Sudan)
  • 2003 - 2005 Postdoctoral Fellow, Endangered Languages Academic Programme, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London (UK)
  • 2001 - 2003 Staff member, The Language Archive, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen (Netherlands)
  • 1998 - 2001 Doctoral Researcher, Language and Cognition Group, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen (Netherlands)

Fields of Scholarship
  • Language documentation
  • Language description
  • Typology
  • Anthropological linguistics
  • Language acquisition and socialization
  • African languages
  • Papuan languages

Honours and Awards
  • 2014 Lichtenberg Professor (Volkwagen Foundation)
  • 2010 Future Fellow (Australian Research Council)

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