Tania Kouteva#


Tania Kouteva
Email:kouteva 'at' phil.uni-duesseldorf.de
Membership Number:4487
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY
Section:LINGUISTIC STUDIES
Username:tkouteva
Elected:2017
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Present and Previous Positions
  • Since 2000 Professor of English Linguistics, Heinrich-Heine University, Duesseldorf, Germany
  • Since 2012 Professorial Research Associate in the Linguistics Department of SOAS, University of London, UK
  • 2009 - 2012 Alexander von Humboldt Feodor-Lynen Visiting Professor at SOAS, University of London, UK
  • 2006 Visiting Professor at the Netherland´s Royal Academy, Institute for Advanced Studies (NIAS), Wassenaar, The Netherlands
  • 2004 - 2005 Visiting Professor at the Max-Planck-Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany
  • 2002 Visiting Professor at the University of Texas at San Antonio, USA
  • 1999 - 2000 Research Associate at the University of Hamburg, Germany
  • 1994 -1999 Research Associate at the University of Cologne, Germany
  • 1981- 1990 Assistant-Professor of English, Foreign Language Centre and University of Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria

Fields of Scholarship
  • Language change
  • Genesis and evolution of human grammar
  • Grammaticalization
  • Auxiliation
  • Grammatical typology
  • Grammatical categories across languages
  • The relative clause construction in the world´s languages
  • The avertive as a cross-linguistically identifiable grammatical category
  • Semantically elaborate grammatical categories
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Language contact
  • Contact-induced grammaticalization;
  • Elaborateness of marking in high-contact varieties
  • Discourse Grammar
  • Thetical Grammar
  • Cooptation
  • Discourse Grammar and brain lateralization

Honours and Awards
  • 2015 Research Fellowship for a Visiting Professorship at the Excellence Initiative of the Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  • 2014 Research Fellowship for a Visiting Professorship at J. Nehru University, New Delhi, India
  • 2009-2012 Alexander von Humboldt Feodor-Lynen Research Fellowship for Experienced Scholars at SOAS, University of London, London, UK
  • 2006 Research Fellowship as a Fellow-in-Residence at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Studies (NIAS), Wassenaar, The Netherlands
  • 2004-2005 Research Fellowship for a Visiting Professorship at the Max-Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany

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