UMR 8135 CNRS - INaLCO

Izabela JORDANOSKA

Reasearch Assistant, Discourse Reporting in African Storytelling.
A project funded by European Research Council hosted in CNRS at le laboratoire LLACAN.

Education

Academic Employment

Manuscripts

Peer-reviewed proceedings

Conference proceedings

Invited talks

Conference talks

Teaching

Summer/Winter Schools

Fieldwork

Service

Reviewing

Education

  • 2017–current: PhD, Linguistics, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria.
    Thesis: The pragmatics of sentence-final and second-position particles inWolof
    Supervisor: Dr. Daniel Büring
    Examiners: Dr. Malte Zimmermann & Dr. Mamarame Seck
  • 2014–2017: ResMA (cum laude), Linguistics, Leiden University, Leiden, the Netherlands.
    Thesis: Cross-linguistic comparison of conjunctions, conditionals and questions
    Supervisors: Dr. Felix Ameka & Dr. Crit Cremers
  • 2010–2014: BA, General Linguistics with minor in Film and Theatre, Leiden University, Leiden, the Netherlands.
    Thesis: Semantic properties of Wolof reduplication
    Supervisor: Dr. Maarten Mous

Academic Employment

  • 2021: Postdoctoral Research Assistant in ERC-funded project Discourse reporting in African storytelling, LLACAN, Villejuif
    PI: Dr. Tatiana Nikitina
  • 2017-current: Editorial Assistant for the Journal of West African Languages, University of Vienna
  • 2017-2020: Project Employee in FWF-funded project Unalternative Constraints Cross- Linguistically, University of Vienna
    PI: Dr. Daniel Büring
  • 2016–2017: Editorial Assistant for the Journal of African Languages and Linguistics, Leiden University
  • 2015: Research Assistant in project Processing Lexical Bundles, Leiden University
  • 2014: Intern in project Segments and rules: a comparative study into the com- putational mechanisms underlying language acquisition, Babylab, Leiden University

Manuscripts

  • In preparation Verum in Wolof.
  • Under revision, Towards a theory of morphosyntactic focus marking, with Daniel Büring, Muriel Assmann and Max Prüller.

Peer-reviewed proceedings

  • Accepted, The pragmatic effects of Macedonian li, with Erlinde Meertens, Advances in Formal Slavic Linguistics 2018.

Conference proceedings

  • To appear: Verum particles in Wolof, Proceedings of TripleA6, MIT, Cambridge, USA.
  • To appear: Second Occurence Focus in Wolof: patterns and consequences, with Daniel Büring, Max Prüller and Muriel Assmann, Proceedings of TripleA6, MIT, Cambridge, USA.
  • 2020: Focus size in non-prosodically focus-marking languages, with Daniel Büring, Muriel Assman and Max Prüller, to appear in Proceedings of North East Linguistic Society (NELS 49), Cornell University, Ithaca, USA.
  • 2018: Focus constraints on ellipsis – an Unalternatives account, with Muriel Assmann, Daniel Büring and Max Prüller. Proceedings of Sinn & Bedeutung 2017, Potsdam University, Germany.

Invited talks

  • 2020: Towards a theory of morphosyntactic focus marking, with Daniel Büring, Muriel Assmann and Max Prüller, Oberseminar English Linguistics, Georg- August-Universität Göttingen, Germany.
  • 2019: Macedonian li: Opening a window into multiple layers of focus mark- ing, with Erlinde Meertens, Workshop Relatives, Interrogatives, Alternatives, Charles University, Prague, Czechia.
  • 2019: Two types of ‘topic markers’ in Wolof, Linguistics colloquium, Freie Uni- versität Berlin, Germany.
  • 2019: Crosslinguistic Relational Focus Semantics. A Report from the Unalter- natives Project, with Muriel Assmann, Daniel Büring and Max Prüller, New approaches to focus and related phenomena workshop, Graz, Austria.
  • 2019: Second Occurrence Focus in Wolof, with Muriel Assmann, Daniel Büring and Max Prüller, New approaches to focus and related phenomena workshop, Graz, Austria.
  • 2018: Towards an unalternative account of focus size in morphologically focus- marking languages, with Muriel Assmann, Daniel Büring and Max Prüller. University of Konstanz, Germany.

Conference talks

  • 2020: The pragmatics of Wolof daal, Annual Conference on African Linguistics 51, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, USA (Conference moved to 2021).
  • 2020: Focus marking strategies in polar questions in Macedonian, with Erlinde Meertens, Workshop Focus alternatives: Theoretical and empirical perspec- tives, Berlin, Germany.
  • 2019: About Macedonian li-questions, with Erlinde Meertens, ReSSP 2, Olot, Spain.
  • 2019: About verum, response particles, and Contrastive Topics: insights from Wolof, Conference on Syntax, Phonology and Language Analysis (SinFonIJA 12), Brno, Czech Republic.
  • 2019: Contrastive Topics in Wolof, Colloquium of African Languages and Linguis- tics 49, Leiden University, the Netherlands.
  • 2019: What do topics have to do with exclamatives? A case study of Wolof de, RTANJ Linguistics 3, Rtanj, Serbia.
  • 2019 The pragmatic functions of topic markers in Wolof, Journee langues At- lantiques 6, Laboratoire Dynamique du Langage, Lyon, France.
  • 2019: Verum particles in Wolof, TripleA 6, MIT, Cambridge, USA.
  • 2019 Second Occurence Focus in Wolof: patterns and consequences, with Muriel Assmann, Daniel Büring, and Max Prüller, TripleA 6, MIT, Cambridge, USA.
  • 2018: The pragmatic effects of Macedonian li: an emprical study, with Erlinde Meertens, Formal Description of Slavic Languages 13, Göttingen, Germany.
  • 2018: Focus interpretation is relational (but not stochastic), with Muriel Ass- mann, Daniel Büring and Max Prüller, Prosody and Meaning, Aix-en-Provence, France.
  • 2018 Focus size in morphologically focus-marking languages, with Muriel Ass- mann, Daniel Büring and Max Prüller, North East Linguistic Society (NELS 49), Cornell University, Ithaca, USA.
  • 2018: The interpretive contribution of li in Macedonian, with Erlinde Meertens, Balkan Languages and Dialects: Corpus-Based and Quantitative Studies, Rus- sian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg, Russia.
  • 2018: Questions and disjunctions in three West-African languages, with Hasiy- atu Abubakari, World Congress of African Linguistic 9, Mohammed V Univer- sity, Rabat, Morocco.
  • 2017: Questions, coordination and conditionals in Wolof, Colloquium of African Languages and Linguistics 47, Leiden University, the Netherlands.
  • 2016: Adverbial agreement in Ripano, with Roberta d’Alessandro, Francesco Bur- roni and Sofja Volkova, Cambridge Italian Dialects and Syntax Meeting, Uni- versity of Vienna, Austria.

Teaching

  • Main instructor, Theory of Grammar and Structure of a Non-Indo-European Language - Wolof, University of Vienna (Summer 2018, Summer 2020)
  • TA, Word and Meaning, Leiden University, with Dr. Felix Ameka (Summer 2016)

Summer/Winter Schools

  • 2017: ESSLLI, University of Toulouse, France.
  • 2016: Leiden Summer School, Leiden University, the Netherlands.
  • 2016: LOT Winter School, Tilburg University, the Netherlands.

Fieldwork

  • 2017–2019: urban fieldwork with consultants in Vienna on various West African languages
  • Aug.–Nov. 2018: nine weeks of fieldwork on Wolof in various places in Senegal
  • May–July 2016: six weeks of fieldwork on Wolof in Dakar, Senegal

Service

  • 2019-2020: Co-organizer of the 28th FILLM Congress, University of Vienna (Conference cancelled).
  • 2019: Program Committee and Co-organizer of the Stress-free Focus Workshop, University of Vienna.
  • 2018: Co-organizer of Brno meets Vienna: Student conference on general lin- guistics, University of Vienna and University of Brno.
  • 2018: Co-organizer of the 23rd International Lexical-Functional Grammar Con- ference, University of Vienna.
  • 2018: Program Committee and Co-organizer of the Information Structure Work- shop, University of Vienna.
  • 2014-2017: Committee member in various committees of T.W.I.S.T., Leiden University.
  • 2015-2016: Chair, T.W.I.S.T., Leiden University.

Reviewing

  • Conferences Sinn und Bedeutung 25 special session on the Semantics of Understudied Languages and Semantic Fieldwork (2020)
  • Journals Journal of African Languages and Linguistics (2020 2x, 2019 1x, 2017 1x)