PhD student

Department of Linguistics
University of Leipzig


Office Address

Universität Leipzig
Institut für Linguistik
Beethovenstraße 15
04107 Leipzig
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. I also worked for the Cross-Linguistic Linked Data project and did some data processing for the DoBeS project Articulation speed variation cross-linguistically.

Curriculum Vitae

Nov 2016 -Linguistic Project Manager for Adecco Buisness Solutions GmbH at Google Hamburg
Sep 2016 - Oct 2016Junior 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