Research

Research interests

  • Syntax – non-canonical order – postfield (Nachfeld) in German utterance
  • Information structure 
  • Discourse coherence;  anaphor and reference; salience (Centering Theory)
  • Psycholinguistics: eye tracking
  • Contrastive Linguistics: French-German

2004Doctoral dissertation in German Linguistics (University of Paris-Sorbonne – Paris IV). Title: "Postfield Constituents as a Result of a Right Projection or an Addition in Contemporary German" (« Réalisations ‘originales’ de l’après-dernière position en allemand contemporain – Projection à droite & Adjonction »). PhD Adviser: Prof. Martine Dalmas.

2009-2010: Post-Doc (Humboldt Fellowship for experienced researchers) - "Information structure, anaphoric reference and discourse organization"

2016. Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches (HDR = French post-doctoral degree to supervise PhD students). Linearization and Reference in contemporary German.

 

Affiliation
Member of the laboratory CeLiSo - Centre de linguistique en Sorbonne (EA 7332, ED V at the Sorbonne University)

 

Projects
2007-2012: collaborator for the French part in the European grammatically project “EuroGr@mm” / ”ProGr@mm kontrastiv” with the Institute of German Language (Institut für Deutsche Sprache, Mannheim) and in cooperation with the universities of Genua (Italy), Oslo (Norway), Szeged (Hungary), Wroclaw (Poland).

January 2014: Organization of the Linguistics Conference at the Paris-Sorbonne University: "Das 'Nachfeld' (postfield) im Deutschen zwischen Syntax, Informationsstruktur und Textkonstitution. stand der Forschung und Perspektiven". Flyer and Programm.

2018-2019. Deutsch-Mittelmeerisches Forschungsnetzwerk im Bereich Sprachwissenschaft
(Prof Athina Sioupi, Thessaloniki (2017 Humboldt Alumni Award for Innovative Networking Initiatives))


The DeMiNeS („Deutsch-Mittelmeerisches Netzwerk Sprachwissenschaft”) is a research network funded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (2017 Humboldt Alumni Award for Innovative Networking Initiatives to me) that supports the cooperation between Germany, Greece and other mediterranean countries in the fields of research and teaching. Activities: Workshop and Summer School

Since 2019 : member of the "Internationaler Wissenschaftlicher Rat" de l'institut Leibniz-Institut für Deutsche Sprache (IDS), Mannheim

 

Address

Sorbonne Université - Faculté des Lettres
UFR Etudes germaniques et nordiques
108, boulevard Malesherbes
F-75850 PARIS Cedex 17
France

Contact: helene.vinckel@paris-sorbonne.fr
helene.vinckel@sorbonne-universite.fr