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sonja.gipper [at] uni-koeln.de
Since Apr. 2016
PI in the project “Variation and language attitudes in Yurakaré: Setting out for a cross-linguistic perspective” funded by DFG (German Research Foundation) at the Institute of Linguistics, General Linguistics, University of Cologne
2012 - 2016
Teaching Position and Scientific Staff at the Institute of Linguistics, General Linguistics.
Teaching, managing the website content of the General Linguistics section, book orders, supervision of BA, MA, and PhD students.
2011 - 2012
Teaching Position at the Institute of Linguistics, General Linguistics
PhD degree at the Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Thesis title: “Evidentiality and intersubjectivity in Yurakaré: An interactional account”
2009 - 2011
Research assistant in the project “The Documentation of Yurakaré (extension)” at the Max-Planck-Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
2006 - 2009
PhD student in the project “The Documentation of Yurakaré (extension)” at the Max-Planck-Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
1998- July 2005Magistra Artium degree in Anthropology of the Americas at the University of Bonn. Title of MA thesis: “Beitrag zur Diskursanalyse von Quichua-Erzählungen aus Ecuador” (Contribution to the discourse analysis of Quichua narratives from Ecuador)
Latin American Studies at the Universities of Cologne, Bonn.
Language variation and change, communicative repertoires, linguistic diversity, language contact, the use of language in social interaction, knowledge-related grammatical categories, South American languages.