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Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History

Annika Tjuka

Kahlaische Strasse 10

07745 Jena

GERMANY

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Annika Tjuka

Annika Tjuka
Annika Tjuka
Dept. of Linguistic and Cultural Evolution

Main Focus

I am interested in how different languages classify the objects around them. In my Master’s thesis, I conducted the first systematic typological study on body part extensions in object and landscape terms. The cognitive foundation of expressions like ‘foot of the mountain’ or ‘eye of the needle’ were also of interest to me.

My main goal is to accumulate the knowledge of various languages and bring it into the field of psycholinguistics. Thus, in my last project (FAHMRRR), I investigated the recall of focus alternatives in Vietnamese native speakers.

Curriculum Vitae

Since September 2019 PhD Student at the International Max Planck Research School for the Science of Human History (IMPRS-SHH) and the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena. Supervisors: Dr. Johann-Mattis List and Prof. Dr. Volker Gast
Topic: Cross-Linguistic Strategies of Denotation: Advancing data and methods in lexical typology

Academic Degrees

Academic positions

  • 2019 Research Associate in the FAHMRRR project, funded by ERC, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin: The project investigates the questions of how focus alternatives are retrieved from our mental lexicon, how they are represented in the brain and how they are remembered.
  • 2017 - 2019 Student research assistant in the MelaTAMP project, funded by DFG, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin: The project explores the expression of tense, aspect, modality and polarity in oceanic languages of Melanesia.
  • 2016 - 2019 Student research assistant in the FAHMRRR project, funded by ERC, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  • 2018 Internship and student research assistant, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences
 
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