PhD student

Department of Linguistics
University of Leipzig


Office Address

Universität Leipzig
Institut für Linguistik
Beethovenstraße 15
04107 Leipzig

Contact

Room: H1 5.01 (GWZ)
Tel: +49 341 97-37645
Sebastian Bank

Research Interests

Theoretical morphology, morphological typology, learning algorithms, databases, complex verbal agreement systems, mathematical and computational methods
In my thesis, I am working on learning algorithms and tools for automatic segmentation and analysis of inflectional paradigms.
Furthermore, I have developed web-based databases for morphological and typological data and wrote an implementation of Distributed Morphology. Recently, I worked for the Cross-Linguistic Linked Data project and did some data processing for the DoBeS project Articulation speed variation cross-linguistically.

Curriculum Vitae

Sep 2016 -Junior Linguist for Adecco Buisness Solutions GmbH at Google Hamburg
Sep 2014 - May 2015Research assistant at the Department of Linguistics, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig
Jan 2013 - Jun 2014Graduate assistant at the Department of Linguistics, University of Leipzig
Feb 2012 - Jun 2012Research assistant in the DFG project The internal structure of person portmanteaus, University of Leipzig
Feb 2009 - Feb 2012Research assistant in the DFG project Hierarchy Effects in Kiranti and Broader Algic, University of Leipzig
Oct 2008 - Sept 2009Research assistant at the Institute of German Language and Literature I, University of Cologne
Aug 2008 - Oct 2008Graduate assistant at the Institute of German Language and Literature I, University of Cologne
Jun 2008State Certification as secondary school teacher.
Thesis "Kasus, Genus und Belebtheit im Wettbewerb: Synkretismus in der deutschen Pronominalflexion", supervisor Prof. Dr. Beatrice Primus, faculty award
2002-2008Student assistant at the Institute of German Language and Literature I
2000-2008Studies in German and History at the University of Cologne

Papers

Edited volumes

  • Topics at InfL. (with Anke Assmann, Doreen Georgi, Timo Klein, Philipp Weisser & Eva Zimmermann) Linguistische Arbeits Berichte 91, Universität Leipzig, 2014.
  • 2 in Agreement. (with Doreen Georgi & Jochen Trommer) Linguistische Arbeits Berichte 88, Universität Leipzig, 2010.

Electronic resources

Software

Talks

Teaching

  • Database editing workflow with git and GitHub, Tutorial, Grambank coder workshop, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, Dec 2015
  • Subanalysis, with Jochen Trommer and Daniela Henze, University of Leipzig, SoSe 2011
  • Introduction to German linguistics, University of Cologne, SoSe 2009
  • Introduction to German linguistics, with Sonja Müller, University of Cologne, WS 08/09
  • Introduction to German linguistics, Tutorial, University of Cologne, WS 05/06
  • Introduction to German linguistics, Tutorial, University of Cologne, WS 04/05