Dr. Svenja Völkel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research interests

My research areas include anthropological linguistics/linguistic anthropology, language typology, cognitive linguistics, cognitive anthropology and language contact with a special interest in topics such as honorifics, verbal taboo, kinship terminology, spatial descriptions, possessive constructions, theory of mind, word classes and personal names & naming. Regionally, I have a focus on Oceania, particularly Tonga/Polynesia. Therefore, I have carried out repeated field research in the Pacific, mostly with an interdisciplinary research focus, being fascinated by the interrelation between language, culture and cognition.

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