Dr. Thomas Jügel

/ˈtʰoːmas ˈjyːgəl/



e-mail: juegel at lingua (dot) uni (hyphen) frankfurt (dot) de
visit: Profile of Thomas Jügel at Academia

Curriculum studiorum et laborum / Teaching / Presentations / Publications / Funding

 



Historical Linguistics of Iranian Languages

My main interest lies in the history of modern Iranian languages. I think that understanding the historical development of a language means to understand the respective language better, its dialectal divergence, its relation-ship to other languages.
This is why I link my studies on Middle Iranian, and the analysis of its grammar and its grammatical changes, to the investigation of Modern Iranian varieties.

Current Projects

Completed Projects



Curriculum studiorum et laborum

2018-2019Scholarship of the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) for the project:
The development of the tense-aspect system in Sogdian
(supervisor: Prof. Dr. Yutaka Yoshida, Kyoto University, Japan)
2018Research appointment at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History: The CoBL Database, Jena (3 months)
2016-2017Research assistant within the LabEx EFL-project "Contact et variation Morphosyntaxique dans l'aire West Asia : Contribution à une typologie aréale"
(supervisor: Prof. Dr. Pollet Samvelian, Mondes Iranien et Indien, Paris)
2015Research and Teaching appointment at the University of Uppsala (4 months)
2014-2015Scholarship of the "Fritz Thyssen Stiftung" for the project:
Verbalmorphologie iranischer Sprachen - Sprachgenese und Sprachklassifikation
[Verbal Morphology of Iranian Languages - Language Formation and Language Classification]

(supervisor: PD Dr. Agnes Korn, University of Frankfurt am Main, Prof. Dr. Carina Jahani, University of Uppsala)
2011-2014Research assistant within the LOEWE-project "Digital Humanities" (supervisor: Prof. Dr. Jost Gippert)
2009-2010Research assistant within the project "Western Iranian Dialectology and Early Judeo-Persian" (supervisor: PD Dr. Agnes Korn)
2006-2009Scholarship of the Graduiertenkolleg Satzarten, Goethe Universität Frankfurt
2006-2012PhD project in comparative linguistics at the Goethe Universität Frankfurt (Prof. Dr. Jost Gippert, PD Dr. Agnes Korn)
Die Entwicklung der Ergativkonstruktion im Alt- und Mitteliranischen −
Eine korpusbasierte Untersuchung zu Kasus, Kongruenz und Satzbau
[The development of the ergative construction in Old and Middle Iranian: A corpus-based approach]

Thesis defense: April 24th, 2013
2000-2004Assistant within the project Sorani-German Dictionary by Feryad Fazil Omar (Freie Universität Berlin)
1998-2004Master studies
2004Magister Artium (MA) at Freie Universität Berlin
  • Iranian studies (major) at Freie Universität Berlin (Prof. Maria Macuch)
  • Turkish studies (minor) at Freie Universität Berlin (Prof. Barbara Kellner-Heinkele)
  • German linguistics (minor) at Humboldt Universität Berlin (Prof. Jürgen Kunze, Prof. Ewald Lang)
  •  master thesis: Hilfsverbselektion auf Persisch: haben haben nicht alle Sprachen − die Ergativkonstruktion
    [The Persian way of auxiliary selection: Not all languages have "to have" − The ergative construction]
    1997High School Diploma (Abitur, Goetheschule Essen)

    Courses taken and further training
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    Academic activities

    Teaching

    at the Western Asia Spring School, 13-18 March, Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, Germany
    2017two sessions: The development of the ergative construction in Iranian languages and The history of enclitic pronouns in Iranian languages
    at the DGfS Summer School: Mapping Meaning: Theory − Cognition − Variation, 15-26 August, University of Tübingen, Germany
    2016Perfect Mapping: Typological Similarities and Variations of the Perfect across Languages
    at the Department of Linguistics and Philology, Uppsala University Sweden
    2014-2015Avestan, Middle Persian, Yaghnobi
    at the Department of Comparative Linguistics, Goethe University Frankfurt Germany
    2007-2014Avestan I-IV, Middle Persian I-II, New Persian I-II, Sorani Kurdish, Old Persian, Yaghnobi
    at the Department of Iranian Studies, Freie Universität Berlin Germany
    2005/06Formation of the past tense in Iranian languages
    Receiving French teaching permit: Qualification aux fonctions de Maître de Conférences des universités 2017
    N° de qualification 17207305400section 7-Sciences du langage : linguistique et phonétique générales ...
    N° de qualification 17215305400section 15-Langues et littératures arabes, chinoises, japonaises, ...

    Detailed list of courses given
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    Presentations

    2018
  • Digital tools for developing an e-lexicon
  • invited speaker at the workshop Pahlavi Digital Corpus and Dictionary “Problems and Perspectives” (8-9 March, Freie Universität Berlin)
    2017
  • On the functionality of a Middle Persian Database
  • invited speaker at the workshop Middle Persian Literature: Lexicography, Digital Corpus and Manuscripts (9-10 November, Ruhr-Universität, Bochum)
  • Clitic pronouns and diachrony of verbal agreement in Iranian languages
  • invited speaker at the Journée de Labex EFL (19-20 June, INaLCO, Paris)
  • The development of the tense-aspect system in Iranian languages
  • presentation in the seminar Problèmes d'analyse et de comparaison des langues [PACOL] (18 May, LACITO, Villejuif, France)
  • The evolution of verbal agreement markers in Iranian languages
  • invited speaker at the Journée d'étude Typologie et modélisation des systèmes morphologiques (12 January, University of Chicago Center in Paris)
    2016
  • Towards a linguistic atlas: the example of enclitic pronouns
  • invited speaker at the symposium Language Contact and Language Change in Cross-Border Kurdistan (9-10 december, Wolfson College, Cambridge)
  • Calquing the Iranian verbal system: the case of Neo-Aramaic
  • invited speaker at the workshop Etymologie et emprunts dans l'histoire des langues iraniennes (7 October, INaLCO/Paris)
  • The Perfect in Iranian Languages
  • International Symposium The Function and Semantics of the Perfect in Indo-European Languages (29 September - 1 October, Uppsala University)
  • Mapping Cross-reference systems
  • Second International Symposium on Endangered Iranian Languages (ISEIL) (8-9 July, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3)
  • The Compositional Structure of the Avestan Yasna Ceremony – Analyzing Repetitions
  • invited speaker at the workshop Digital Philology - A Cross-Disciplinary Workshop (14 April, Uppsala University)
    2015
  • The formal character of the ergative construction in Iranian: emergence and conversion
  • 8th European Conference of Iranian Studies (ECIS) (15-19 September, State Hermitage Museum and Institute of Oriental Manuscripts St. Petersburg)
  • Towards a comparative linguistic description of Iranian languages: A case study on verbal morphology
  • 6th International Conference of Iranian Linguistics (ICIL) (23-26 June, Ilia State University Tbilisi)
  • Diversity of linguistic sources
  • invited speaker at the workshop International Symposium on Endangered Iranian Languages (20-21 February, Frankfurt University)
    2013
  • The Chronology of Grammatical Changes in Kurdish
  • invited speaker at International Workshop on Variation and Change in Kurdish (29-30 August, Bamberg University)
  • Prospective Expressions in Kurdish
  • invited speaker at International Symposion − The Prospective as a Grammatical Category: Evidence from Turkic, Iranian and beyond (23-25 September, Frankfurt University)
    2012
  • Repetitive Sequences in Avestan and how to find them
  • Workshop TITUS 25 (8-9 December, Frankfurt University)
    2011
  • On Aspect in Middle Persian
  • 7th European Conference of Iranian Studies (ECIS) (7-10 September, Cracow University)
  • Vom resumptiven zum expletiven Pronomen im Mittelpersischen
    [From resumptive to expletive pronouns in Middle Persian]
  • invited speaker at Linguistisches Kolloquium (1 July, Marburg University)
    2010
  • Ergativity − an areal feature?
  • 31. Deutscher Orientalistentag (20-24 September, Marburg University)
  • Ergativity in Iranian Languages
  • invited speaker at Summer School "New Western Iranian and Early Judeo-Persian Dialectology" (16-27 August, Hamburg University)
    2008
  • Topic agreement in Sorani Kurdish and its implications
  • First International Conference on Languages and Dialects in Iran (28-31 October, University of Sistan and Baluchistan, Zahedan / Iran)
    2007
  • Ergative remnants in Sorani Kurdish?
  • 30. Deutscher Orientalistentag (24-28 September, Freiburg University)
  • The development of the preterite stem in the Iranian languages − Old Persian and Avestan
  • 6th European Conference of Iranian Studies (ECIS) (18-22 September, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna)
  • Was Klitika uns über die Vergangenheit verraten: Zentralkurdisch (Soranî) vs. Mittelpersisch
    [What clitics tell us about the past: Central Kurdish (Sorani) vs. Middle Persian]
  • Arbeitstreffen Graduiertenkolleg "Satzarten" Frankfurt am Main / Zentrum für allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft Berlin (15-17 June, Humboldt University Berlin)

    Organization of workshops

    2016
  • The Function and Semantics of the Perfect in Indo-European Languages
    (together with Robert Crellin and Carina Jahani)
  •      International Symposium (29 September - 1 October, Uppsala)
    2011
  • ECoDA: European Cooperation on Digitizing Avestan
  •      Workshop of Digital Humanities (4-6 November, Frankfurt am Main)
    2010
  • New Iranian Areal Linguistics − Morphosyntax and loan structures in the course of time
    (together with Prof. Dr. Sonja Gippert-Fritz)
  •      Panel at the 31. Deutscher Orientalistentag (23 September, Marburg University)

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    Publications

    [in square brackets: date of submission]

    2018
    [2017]
  • "The Aramaeogram of the Copula in Zoroastrian Middle Persian and a Note on the 2sg. Optative",
    pp. 36-41 in: dabir − Digital Archive of Brief Notes & Iran Review no. 5
  • 2017
    [2014]
  • "Deixis and Near Future Expressions in Kurdish",
    pp. 163-186 in: Prospective and Proximative in Turkic, Iranian and beyond, ed. by Agnes Korn and Irina Nevskaya, (Iran-Turan 18), Wiesbaden: Reichert.
    (together with Cemile Çelebi and Diako Nahid)
  • 2017
    [2009]
  • "Syntax of Iranian",
    pp. 549-566 in: Handbook of Comparative and Historical Indo-European Linguistics, Handbücher zur Sprach- und Kommunikationswissenschaft 41, ed. by Jared S. Klein, Brian Joseph and Matthias Fritz, Berlin: de Gruyter.
  • 2016
  • "Enclitic Pronouns in Middle Persian and the Placeholder Construction",
    pp. 41-63 in: Quarterly Journal of Language and Inscription 1/1 [1396 h.¹.], dedicated to Professor Mansour Shaki, ed. by Mahmoud Jaafari Dehaghi.
  • "Les pronoms enclitiques dans les langues ouest-iraniennes − Fonctions et distribution géographique",
    pp. 391-432 in: Bulletin de la Société de Linguistique de Paris 111/1 (together with Pollet Samvelian)
  • 2016
    [2015]
  • "Repetition analysis function (ReAF) II: Interpreting Repetitions in Avestan"
    pp. 1-38 in: Indogermanische Forschungen 121
  • 2015
  • "Repetition analysis function (ReAF) I: Identifying textual units in Avestan"
    pp. 177-208 in: Indogermanische Forschungen 120
  • 2015
    [2013]
  • Die Entwicklung der Ergativkonstruktion im Alt- und Mitteliranischen − Eine korpusbasierte Untersuchung zu Kasus, Kongruenz und Satzbau [The development of the ergative construction in Old and Middle Iranian: A corpus-based approach]
    1002 pp. in: Iranica 21, ed. by Maria Macuch, Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz
  • 2014
  • "On the linguistic history of Kurdish"
    pp. 123-142 in: Kurdish Studies 2/2, guest editors Geoffrey Haig and Ergin öpengin, reviewed online publication
  • 2013
  • "The Verbal Particle BE in Middle Persian",
    pp. 29-56 in: Münchener Studien zur Sprachwissenschaft 67/1
  • "Die Verbalpartikel BE im Neuiranischen"
    pp. 299-319 in: Indogermanische Forschungen 118
  • 2012
  • "Peculiarities of Avestan Manuscripts for Computational Linguistics"
    pp. 25-38 in: Journal for Language Technology and Computational Linguistics 27(2), guest editors Armin Hoenen and Thomas Jügel, ed. by Lothar Lemnitzer and Thierry Declerck, reviewed online publication
  • 2011
    [2009]
  • "On the Origin of the Ergative Construction in Iranian: Evidence from Avestan."
    pp. 99-114 in: Ancient and Middle Iranian Studies − Proceedings of the 6th European Conference of Iranian Studies, held in Vienna, 18-22 September 2007, ed. by Maria Macuch, Dieter Weber and Desmond Durkin-Meisterernst, Iranica 19, Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz
  • 2010
  • Concordance of the Four Versions of Kirdîr′s Inscriptions
    online publication
  • 2010
    [2008]
  • The Psalter
    preparation of the Middle Persian Book of Psalms for the TITUS text database
  • Handarz î Ô¹nar î dânâg
    preparation for the TITUS text database
  • 2009
    [2008]
  • "Ergative Remnants in Sorani Kurdish?"
    pp. 142-158 in: Orientalia Suecana 58
  • 2008
    [2007]
  • "Ergativität im Sorani-Kurdischen?"
    In: Rainer Brunner, Jens Peter Laut, Maurus Reinkowski (eds.): XXX. Deutscher Orientalistentag, Freiburg, 24.-28 September 2007. Ausgewählte Vorträge
    (revised and translated version 2009 in: OS 58)


  • [2018]
  • "The evolution of verbal agreement in Iranian languages", 15 pp. In: Proceedings of the First North American Conference in Iranian Linguistics, Stony Brook University, (together with Pollet Samvelian).
  • [2018]
  • "The Perfect in Middle and New Iranic languages", 31 pp. In: Perfects in Indo-European Languages, ed. by Robert Crellin and Thomas Jügel.
  • [2016]
  • "The development of the object marker in Middle Persian", 15 pp. In: Proceedings of the Eighth European Conference of Iranian Studies, St.-Petersburg: State Hermitage Publishers, to appear in 2018.
  • [2016]
  • "Ditransitive Constructions in three Balochi Dialects from a typological perspective", 19 pp. in: Proceedings of the workshop Ditransitive constructions in a cross-linguistic perspective, held 2014 in Pavia.
  • (together with Maryam Nourzaei)

    Reviews

    [2018]
  • "Tense-conditioned alignment and cross-reference systems − New insight from Aramaic"; Review of: "Coghill, E. (2016): The Rise & Fall of Ergativity in Aramaic − Cycles of Alignment Change, Oxford: Oxford University Press"
    in: Brill’s Journal of Afroasiatic Languages and Linguistics
  • [2016]
  • Review of: "Parvin Mahmoudveysi, Denise Bailey, Ludwig Paul, and Geoffrey Haig (2012): The Gorani language of Gawraju, a village of West Iran, Beiträge zur Iranistik 35, Wiesbaden: Reichert, ISBN: 978-3-89500-855-9."
    And of: "Parvin Mahmoudveysi and Denise Bailey (2013): The Gorani language of Zarda, a village of West Iran, Beiträge zur Iranistik 37, Wiesbaden: Reichert, ISBN: 978-3-89500-952-5."
    in: Iran and the Caucasus
  • 2014
  • Review of: "Desmond Durkin-Meisterernst: Grammatik des Westmitteliranischen (Parthisch und Mittelpersisch). (Sitzungsberichte der phil.-hist. Klasse 850, Veröffentlichungen zur Iranistik 73, Grammatica Iranica, Band 1.) 602 pp. Vienna: Verlag der österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 2014. E98. ISBN 978 3 7001 7556 8. doi:10.1017/S0041977X1400072X",
    pp. 598-600 in: Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 77/03
  • 2011
    [2006]
  • Review of: "Weber, D. (ed.): Languages of Iran: Past and Present − Iranian Studies in memoriam David Neil MacKenzie, Iranica 8, Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2005."
    pp. 308-311 in: Journal of Near Eastern Studies 70/2, The University of Chicago Press

  • Edited Works

    in prep."Perfects in Indo-European Languages"
    (Proceedings of the International Symposium on The Function and Semantics of the Perfect in Indo-European Languages)
    2012"Altüberlieferte Sprachen als Gegenstand der Texttechnologie − Ancient Languages as the Object of Text Technology"
    In: Journal for Language Technology and Computational Linguistics 27(2), guest editors Armin Hoenen and Thomas Jügel, ed. by Lothar Lemnitzer and Thierry Declerck, reviewed online publication

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    Successful Acquisition of Funding

    2018DFG programme "Eigene Stelle" (3 years)
    for the project: The development of Aspect in Middle Persian
    2018Postdoctoral Fellowship of the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS, 1 year)
    2014Postdoctoral Fellowship of the Fritz Thyssen Stiftung (1 year)
    2013DFG programme "Wissenschaftliche Netzwerke"
    submitted by PD Dr. Agnes Korn
    2011DFG programme "Initiierung und Intensivierung einer bilateralen Kooperation"
    submitted by Prof. Dr. Jost Gippert and Dr. Ralf Gehrke

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