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Department of Linguistics

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Deutscher Platz 6
D-04103 Leipzig
Germany


phone: +49 (0) 341 3550 - 300
fax: +49 (0) 341 3550 - 333

e-mail: cissewski@[>>> Please remove the brackets! <<<]eva.mpg.de

Curriculum vitae

born in Hoya/Germany, 1963

Education/Qualifications

1996

Freie Universität Berlin
Habilitation (General and comparative linguistics)

1990-1993 

Freie Universität Berlin
Ph.D. in Linguistics (Ekkehard König, principal advisor)

1989-1990

Moscow State University
Postgraduate Research Fellowship of German Academic Exchange Service

1988-1989

Universität zu Köln
M.A. in Slavic Studies, Linguistics, Indo-European Studies

1987-1988

State University of New York at Buffalo
M.A. in Linguistics

1985-1987

Universität zu Köln
Linguistics, Indo-European Studies, Slavic Studies

1983-1985 

Universität Wien
Linguistics, Indo-European Studies, Slavic Studies

Positions held

1998-present

Member of scientific staff, Max-Planck-Institut für evolutionäre Anthropologie, Leipzig

1997-98 

Visiting scholar at the Università di Pavia

1995

Instructor, Summer Institute of the Linguistic Society of America, Albuquerque, New Mexico, July-August

1994-1996

Scientific Assistant (roughly, Assistant Professor), Department of English, Free University of Berlin

1990-1994

Program Assistant of the European Science Foundation
Program in Language Typology (Director: Ekkehard König, Freie Universität Berlin)

Grants and Awards

2007

Academy Prize of the Berlin Brandenburg Academy of Sciences

1997-98 

Heisenberg Fellowship of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

1989

German Academic Exchange Service Postgraduate Fellowship for research at Moscow State University

1983-1989

Evangelisches Studienwerk fellowship for specially talented university students

Teaching

I have taught the following courses:
(SS = Sommersemester, WS = Wintersemester)

WS 2013/14  Serialverbkonstruktionen (Uni Leipzig)
August 2013  Efficiency and extravagance in morphosyntactic change (DGfS Summer School Berlin)
January 2013 The nature of morphosyntactic universals (LOT winter school Leiden)
WS 2011/12 Arealtypologie von Komparativkonstruktionen  (Uni Leipzig)
Aug-Sept 2010 The nature of morphosyntactic universals (DGfS-CNRS Summer School on Linguistic Typology, Leipzig)
July 2009 Usage frequency effects in syntax (LSA Linguistic Institute, UC Berkeley)
July 2007 Syntactic change and usage frequency (SLE Summer School, Campobasso)
SS 2007 Morphosyntaktischer Wandel (Uni Leipzig)
SS 2006 Valenzveränderung (co-taught with Jan Wohlgemuth) (Uni Leipzig)
July-Aug. 05 Explaining syntactic universals (Linguistic Institute of the LSA, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
SS 2005 Praxis der Syntaxtypologie (Uni Leipzig)
WS 2003/04 Funktionalismus und Formalismus (Uni Leipzig)
Sept. 2003 Language typology and language change (2-week summer school, University of Cagliari, Italy)
June 2003 Functional explanation in grammar (1-week summer school, University of San Marino)
SS 2003 Einführung in die Indogermanistik (Uni Leipzig)
July 2002 (with Frederick J. Newmeyer:)
Functional and formal explanation in linguistics
(3-week summer school of the DGfS, Universität Düsseldorf)
WS 1999/00 Strukturkurs Tagalog II (Uni Leipzig)
  Flexions- und Wortbildungsmorphologie (Uni Leipzig)
SS 1999 Strukturkurs Tagalog I (Uni Leipzig)
Sept. 1998 Morphologische Typologie (2-wöchige Sommerschule der DGfS, Universität Mainz)
SS 1998 Vorlesung: Sprachwandel als evolutionärer Prozess (Uni Bamberg)
SS 1998 Der Sound der Sprache: Grundfragen der Phonologie (Hauptseminar (Uni Bamberg)
WS 1997/98 Topics in cross-linguistic morphosyntax (Advanced seminar taught at the Università di Pavia)
SS 1997 Lexikalische Semantik (Hauptseminar) (Uni Bamberg)
SS 1996 Englisch-basierte Kreolsprachen (FU Berlin)
SS 1996 Einführung in die Linguistik (FU Berlin)
WS 1995/96  Sprachstruktur und Orthografie im Englischen (FU Berlin)
WS 1995/96  Einführung in die Linguistik (FU Berlin)
June-Aug. 95 Morphology (Linguistic Institute of the LSA, University of New Mexico)
SS 1995 Morphologie: Die Struktur der Wörter (FU Berlin)
SS 1995 Einführung in die Linguistik (FU Berlin)
WS 1994/95 Satzbau europäischer Sprachen im Vergleich (FU Berlin)
WS 1993/94 Ergativität in indogermanischen und nichtindogerm. Sprachen (FU Berlin)
WS 1993/94 Genus und Grammatik (FU Berlin)
Sept. 1993 Praktische linguistische Feldforschung (2-wöchiger Sommerkurs der Universität zu Köln)
SS 1993 Einführung in die Syntaxtypologie (FU Berlin)