Dr. des. Thomas Jügel

Goethe Universität Frankfurt
Empirische Sprachwissenschaft
Postfach 11 19 32
D - 60054 Frankfurt

Fon: 0049 - 69 - 798 24 687
Fax: 0049 - 69 - 798 22 873

e-mail: juegel at lingua (dot) uni (hyphen) frankfurt (dot) de

Curriculum studiorum et laborum / Teaching / Presentations / Publications

 



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



Curriculum studiorum et laborum

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 department of Comparative Linguistics, Goethe Universität Frankfurt
    spring 14
  • Yaghnobi
  • spring 13
  • Middle Persian II
  • spring 13
  • Avestan IV
  • fall 12/13
  • Middle Persian I
  • fall 12/13
  • Avestan III
  • spring 12
  • New Persian II (with Saloumeh Gholami)
  • spring 12
  • Avestan II
  • fall 11/12
  • New Persian I (with Saloumeh Gholami)
  • fall 11/12
  • Avestan I
  • fall 10/11
  • New Persian II
  • spring 10
  • New Persian I
  • fall 09/10
  • Avestan
  • spring 09
  • Introduction to the Arabic script
  • fall 08/09
  • Old Persian
  • spring 08
  • Sorani Kurdish
  • fall 07/08
  • Yaghnobi
  • spring 07
  • Middle Persian
  • at the department of Iranian Studies, Freie Universität Berlin
    fall 05/06
  • Formation of the past tense in Iranian languages

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    Presentations

    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

    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]

    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
    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
    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)
    [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]

  • 888 pp. in: Iranica, ed. by Maria Macuch, Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz
    [2009]
  • "Syntax of Iranian."

  • In: Matthias Fritz, Jared S. Klein (eds.): Comparative Indo-European Linguistics [Handbücher zur Sprach- und Kommunikationswissenschaft]. Berlin: de Gruyter

    Edited Works

    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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    Experience in Funding

    2014Postdoc-Stipendium der Fritz Thyssen Stiftung (successful)
    2013DFG programme "Wissenschaftliche Netzwerke" (successful)
    submitted by PD Dr. Agnes Korn
    2011DFG programme "Initiierung und Intensivierung einer bilateralen Kooperation" (successful)
    submitted by Prof. Dr. Jost Gippert and Dr. Ralf Gehrke

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