Curriculum Vitae

  • 20.12.1961 was born in Leningrad (St.-Petersburg)
  • 1979 - 1984 studied at the Leningrad State University
  • June 1984 graduated from the Scandinavian department of the philological faculty (Faculty of Letters) of the Leningrad State University, having majored in the Germanic languages and linguistics
  • 1990 defended a doctoral thesis on the "Struktura prostogo glagol'nogo prelozhenija v evenskom jazyke" (Verbal clause patterns in Even)
  • 1990-1994 worked as a researcher at the Altaic department of the Institute of Linguistics (Russian Academy of Sciences), specializing in Tungusic languages
  • from 1991 on associated senior researcher at the Institute for the study of Northern minorities (Yakutsk)
  • from December 94 to June 96 Alexander von Humboldt fellow researcher at the Seminar fuer Orientkunde at the University of Mainz
  • from June 97 to October 97 Research scholarship (NWO-Besucherboerse) at the department of Comparative Linguistics  in Leiden (Holland)
  • from February 01 to November 01 Post-doc scholarship at the department of Germanic and general linguistics of the University of Antwerp
  • from 1999 on work as a senior scientific researcher at the Altaic department of the Institute of Linguistics (Russian Academy of Sciences)
  • May 2002 defended a habilitation on "Sintaksis evenskogo jazyka: strukturnyje, semanticheskie, kommunikativnyje aspekty" (Syntax of Even: structural, semantic, discourse-pragmatic aspects) St. Petersburg
  • From January 2003 a post-doc researcher in the PIONIER Project � Case cross-linguistically� (Nijmegen University; the Netherlands)
  • 2004 JSPS fellowship (post-doc) at the Kobe University. Research topic (together with A. Ogawa) "Typology of impersonal constructions"
  • 2005 -April 2006 Continued research in a PIONER project "Case cross-linguistically" at the University of Nijmegen (The Netherlands)
  • From May 2006 on A post-doc researcher in the DFG-funded project "Typology of ditransitive constructions" (together with Bernard Comrie and Martin Haspelmath) at Max-Planck-Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (Leipzig)
  • From May 2009 on An affiliated researcher in the DFG-funded project  “Typology of valency classes” (together with Bernard Comrie and  Martin Haspelmath) at MPI EVA (Leipzig)  (interrupted until July 2010; due to Visiting Professorship in Tokyo)
  • From January 2010 – July 2010 Visiting Professorship in Tokyo (NINJAL;   The National Institute for the Japanese Language and Linguistics)
  • "Since 2006 he has been taking part (together with Bernard Comrie and Martin Haspelmath) in a DFG funded project on the typology of ditransitive constructions based at MPI EVA, and a follow-up project on the typology of valency  classes."
  • October 2010 - September 2015 Visiting Professor (Vertretung W3-Professur) at the Department of English and Linguistics - Language Typology, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz (replacement of Prof. Walter Bisang)
  • From October 2015 Scientific assistant at the Department of English and Linguistics - Language Typology, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz