Maria Vollmer, M.A.

 

Research interests

Maria is interested in typology, syntax, morpho-syntax and information structure. She has previously studied and worked on genetically and areally diverse languages, including Warlpiri, Mandarin and Northern Kurdish. She has done corpus studies on ergativity, referential choice and pro-drop using Multi-CAST (multicast.aspra.uni-bamberg.de).

Current research

Maria is currently researching Warlpiri, a Pama-Nyungan language spoken in Central Australia. For the NonGram project, she analyses its nominal structures regarding flexible word classes and disjoint noun phrases. She is currently developing her PhD topic which will be related to the interplay of syntax and information structure in Warlpiri.

Ausbildung / Education

M.A. in General Linguistics, Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg, 2017 – 2019

  • Masterarbeit (MA Thesis): How radical is pro-drop in Mandarin? A quantitative corpus study on referential choice in Mandarin Chinese.

B.A. in Germanistik, Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg, 2013 – 2017

  • Germanistik, General Linguistics, Islamischer Orient
  • Bachelorarbeit (BA Thesis): Auf der Suche nach übereinzelsprachlichen Merkmalen von Narrativität: Ein Vergleich sprachlicher Perspektivierung in chinesischen und deutschen Erzählungen. (Searching for cross-linguistic characteristics of narrativity: A comparison of linguistic perspectivity in Chinese and German narratives)
XI’AN JIAOTONG Universität, China, September 2015 – Januar 2016

 

Praktische Erfahrungen / Working experience

Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin / PhD student

  • Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität Mainz und Australian National University
    Seit Oktober 2019, Binationale Promotion an der Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität Mainz und Australian National University (ANU).
    Emmy-Noether-Projekt “Non-hierarchality in grammar. Construction formation without word class distinction across categories and languages".

Studentische Hilfskraft bei / Student assistant at

  • 2013 – 2019, General Linguistics, Universität Bamberg
  • 2014 – 2016, University of Melbourne, La Trobe University
  • 2014, Professur für germanistische Sprachwisschenschaft/DaF, Universität Bamberg
  • 2016 – 2017, Professur für Deutsche Sprachwissenschaft, Universität Bamberg

Tutor

  • 2018 – 2019, General Linguistics, Universität Bamberg
    Tutorium zu Vorlesung und Seminar “An introduction to Linguistics“
  • 2017, Tutorium für neue Studierende im Rahmen der Einführungstage der Fachschaft GuK
  • 2015, Tutorium zu “An introduction to Linguistics”

Sonstiges / Other

  • Nov. 2019 – Jan. 2020, Glossing of Northern Kurdish texts for DoReCo (http://doreco.info)

Stipendien / Scholarships

  • PROMOS: August 2015 bis Januar 2016 (Auslandsemester in Xi’an, China)

Publikationen und Vorträge / Publications and Talks

  • Vollmer, Maria. To be published. Multi-CAST Mandarin. In Haig, Geoffrey & Schnell, Stefan (eds.), Multi-CAST: Multilingual corpus of annotated spoken texts.
  • Vollmer, Maria. 2019. Warlpiri – Project work and PhD topic. Mainz: Non-hierarchicality in Grammar. Construction formation without word class distinction across categories and languages. 1st Workshop, September 26-27, 2019.
  • Haig, Geoffrey & Vollmer, Maria & Thiele, Hanna. 2019. Multi-CAST Northern Kurdish. In Haig, Geoffrey & Schnell, Stefan (eds.), Multi-CAST: Multilingual corpus of annotated spoken texts. (multicast.aspra.uni-bamberg.de/#nkurd, 13.9.2019)
  • Vollmer, Maria. 2019. Is there a breakdown of ergativity in Northern Kurdish, and what factors influence it? Rouen: 4th International Conference on Kurdish Linguistics, September 2-3, 2019.
  • Vollmer, Maria. 2016. Auf der Suche nach übereinzelsprachlichen Merkmalen von Narrativität. Ein Vergleich von Erzählmustern im Chinesischen und im Deutschen. Bayreuth: Deutscher Germanistenverband. (25. Deutscher Germanistentag). [Searching for cross-linguistic characteristics of narrativity: A comparison of linguistic perspectivity in Chinese and German Narratives. (25. Day of German Studies)]
  • Hadjidas, Harris and Maria Vollmer. 2015. Multi-CAST Cypriot Greek. In Haig, Geoffrey and Schnell, Stefan (eds). Multi-CAST: Multilingual Corpus of Annotated Spoken Texts. (multicast.aspra.uni-bamberg.de/#cypgreek, 13.9.2019)