Nikolaus Himmelmann#

Email:sprachwissenschaft 'at' uni-koeln.de
Membership Number:4825
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY
Section:LINGUISTIC STUDIES
Username:nhimmelmann
Elected:2018
Homepage: http://ifl.phil-fak.uni-koeln.de/himmelmann.html?&L=1


Present and Previous Positions
  • 2010 - present Professor (W3) in General Linguistics, University of Cologne
  • 2007 - 2010 Professor (W3) in General Linguistics, Westfälische Wilhelms Univesity Münster
  • 2004 - 2005 Research professorship Prosodic documentation in the DoBeS framework (VW Foundation)
  • 1999 - 2007 Professor (W2) in General Linguistics, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
  • 1998 - 1999 Heisenberg scholar, University of Cologne (DFG research grant)
  • 1996 - 1998 Research Fellow, Linguistics Department, Research School for Asian and Pacific Studies, Australian National University
  • 1989 - 1996 Assistant Professor (C1), Department of Linguistics, University of Cologne
  • 1987 - 1988 Research Associate, Department for Speech Disorders (Aphasia), Rheinische Landesklinik Bonn
  • 1985 - 1986 Research Associate, Linguistic Universals Project UNITYP, University of Cologne

Fields of Scholarship
  • Typology and universals
  • Grammaticalization
  • Prosody~syntax interface
  • Discourse and conversation analysis
  • Language description
  • Language documentation

Honours and Awards
  • 2018 Honorary Member, Linguistic Society of America
  • 2017 Leo Spitzer-Preis, University of Cologne
  • 2014 Best Paper in Language Award (Linguistic Society of America)
  • 2004 Research professorship (VW Foundation)
  • 1998 Heisenbergscholarship (DFG)

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