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General Linguistics
Department of Linguistics
D-50923 Cologne

Tel: +49-221-470-7063
Fax: +49-221-470-5947

Office hours: Wednesday 4–6 pm
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E-Mail: leila.behrens(at)uni-koeln.de

Curriculum Vitae

Qualifications

  • Recognition of the Habilitation ("Umhabilitierung") at the Universität zu Köln, 2010
  • Postdoctoral Qualification ("Habilitation") in Theoretical Linguistics and Computational Lexicology 1999, Universität München, Thesis: "Ambiguität und Alternation. Methodologie und Theoriebildung in der Lexikonforschung (Ambiguity and Alternation. Methodology and Theoreticizing in Lexicon Research)
  • PhD in General Linguistics 1987, Universität München, Thesis: "Textanalyse und Sprachwandel" (Text Analysis and Language Change)
  • MA in General Linguistics 1982, Universität München, Thesis: " Zur funktionalen Motivation der Wortstellung. Untersuchungen anhand des Ungarischen" (On the Functional Motivation of Word Order. Investigations in Hungarian)

Employment History

currentAssociate Professor ("Privatdozentin"), Department of Linguistics, Universität zu Köln
2010–2011 Professor of General Linguistics ("Lehrstuhlvertretung"), Department of Linguistics and Science of Media and Music, Universität Bonn
2009–2010 Professor of General Linguistics ("Lehrstuhlvertretung"), Department of Linguistics, Universität zu Köln
2014 Lehr­be­auf­trag­ter, Ju­li­us-Ma­xi­mi­li­ans-Uni­ver­si­tät Würz­burg
2007–2009 Senior Research Fellow, Department of Linguistics, Universität zu Köln
2004–2005Professor of General Linguistics ("Lehrstuhlvertretung"), Department of Linguistics, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
2003 Senior Research Fellow, University of Melbourne (Australia), Research Grant "IREX", funded by the Australian Research Council
2000–2002 Professor of General Linguistics ("Lehrstuhlvertretung"), Department of Comparative and General Linguistics, Universität Marburg
1996–2000 Principal investigator on the research project "Lexical Typology", funded by the DFG (German Research Society), Department of Linguistics, Universität zu Köln
1987–1993 Principal investigator on the research project "Lexical Disambiguation in Machine Translation (METAL)", sponsored by Siemens, Centre for Information and Language Processing (CIS), Munich
1981–1985Graduate Assistant, Department of Finno-Ugric Studies, Universität München