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)

Project
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

(Leitung: Prof. Athina Sioupi, Thessaloniki)
- Forschung: Kooperationen zwischen Sprachwissenschaftler/innen an deutschen und Mittelmeer-Anrainerstaaten; Veranstaltung von gemein­sa­men Workshops usw.
- Lehraktivitäten: Einrichtung internationaler Sommerschulen in Linguistik 

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