Maximilian Frankowsky

Maximilian Frankowsky

Research Fellow

Germanistische Linguistik
Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum
Beethovenstraße 15, Room 1412
04107 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-37396

Abstract

Maximilian Frankowsky is a research assistant at the Chair of German Linguistics / Grammar (since October 2017). He mainly works on composition and reduplication, but also deals with inflection morphology, nominal classification and semantics. He conducts empirical research using corpus linguistic and psycholinguistic/neurolinguistic methods. He is also interested in contrasting approaches to language, in particular the comparison German-Chinese. Maximilian Frankowsky's doctoral project is entitled "Nominal Reduplication in German".

Professional career

  • since 10/2017
    Research Assistant at the Chair of German Linguistics at Universität Leipzig (Prof. Dr. Barbara Schlücker)
  • 04/2016 - 10/2017
    Research Assistant at the Chair of German Linguistics at Universität Bonn (Prof. Dr. Barbara Schlücker)
  • 05/2014 - 09/2014
    Intern at the Department of Neuropsychology at Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig
  • 01/2013 - 05/2014
    Student Assistant at the chair of language pedagogy (Prof. Dr. Klaus-Michael Köpcke), Institute of German Studies, Münster University
  • 02/2012 - 08/2012
    Intern at the Department of German Studies at Xi’an International Studies University (西安外国语大学), Xi’an, People’s Republic of China

Education

  • since 01/2018
    Doctoral program in German Studies at Leipzig University
  • 09/2011 - 06/2015
    MA "German Studies" (with a focus on linguistics) at Münster University, MA-thesis: "Human after all: Humanness as a semantic principle in German and Chinese noun classification. A corpus-based study"
  • 10/2013 - 10/2016
    BA "China studies" and "Communication Studies" at Münster University (not completed)
  • 10/2007 - 09/2011
    BA "German Studies" and "Romance Philology: French" at Münster University, BA-thesis: "On the relationship between word structure, gender and semantics"

Research interests


  • Word formation
  • Inflection
  • Nominal classification
  • Semantics
  • Cognitive linguistics / psycholinguistics / neurolinguistics
  • Contrastive linguistics, especially german – chinese



PhD project


Nominal reduplication in German

  • Nominal Reduplication in German
    Frankowsky, Maximilian
    Duration: 10/2016 - ongoing
    Funded by: Haushaltsmittel (TG51, Overhead)
    Involved organisational units of Leipzig University: Germanistische Linguistik/Grammatik
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more projects

  • Frankowsky, M.
    Marcel Schlechtweg (2018): Memorization and the compound-phrase distinction. An investigation of complex constructions in German, French and English. Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter
    Zeitschrift für Rezensionen zur germanistischen Sprachwissenschaft . 2019. 1-2 (11). pp. 205-210
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  • Frankowsky, M.; Ke, D.
    Humanness and Classifiers in Mandarin Chinese. A Corpus-Based Study on Anthropocentric Classification
    Language and Cognitive Science. 2015. 2 (1). pp. 55-67
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more publications

  • Word-formation morphology

    Seminar

    (WiSe 2019/2020, Leipzig University)

  • Inflectional morphology

    Seminar

    (SoSe 2019, Leipzig University)

  • Critical examination of school grammar

    Seminar

    (SoSe 2019, Leipzig University)

  • Introduction to german linguistics

    Seminar

    (WiSe 2018/2019, Leipzig University)

  • Word-formation morphology

    Seminar

    (SoSe 2018, Leipzig University)

  • Introduction to German linguistics

    Seminar

    (WiSe 2017/2018, Leipzig University)

  • Inflectional morphology

    Seminar

    (WiSe 2017/2018, Leipzig University)

  • Inflectional morphology

    Seminar

    (SoSe 2017, University of Bonn)

  • Introduction to German linguistics

    Seminar

    (WiSe 2016/2017, University of Bonn)

  • Introduction to German linguistics

    Seminar

    (WiSe 2016/2017, University of Bonn)

  • Introduction to German linguistics

    Seminar

    (SoSe 2016, University of Bonn)

  • Conversation in German

    Tutorial

    (SoSe 2012, Xi'an International Studies University)

  • German pop music

    Tutorial

    (SoSe 2012, Xi'an International Studies University)