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Historical-Comparative Linguistics
Department of Linguistics
D-50923 Cologne

Tel: +49-221-470-4112
Fax: +49-221-470-5947

Office hours:
by appointment

(please contact via e-mail)

E-Mail: svenja.bonmann[at]uni-koeln[dot]de

Research interests

  • Comparative linguistics
            -- in a typological sense (formation and persistence of linguistic areas)
            -- with reconstructive intentions (phonology, morphology and particularly syntax)
  • Theoretical linguistics (Is there a linguistic equivalent of the Periodic Table of Elements?)
  • Language families:
            -- Indo-European (most notably Italic, Germanic and [Indo-]Iranian)
            -- Yeniseian
            -- (Western-)Austronesian
  • Undeciphered writing systems