Annika Tjuka

Dept. of Linguistic and Cultural Evolution

Main Focus

I’m a linguist. My area of expertise is semantics, specifically semantic typology. I’m fascinated by the mental lexicon and the cognitive basis of semantic networks. My research is looking at language from a cross-linguistic perspective and in my Master's thesis, I conducted the first systematic study of body part terms for objects and landscape features. My research profile: https://youtu.be/KieYIwMyNc0

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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