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Ilja A. Seržant (Ilja Serzants / Ilja Serzant / Илья А. Сержант)

Name:

Ilja A. Serzants

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Position:

Post-Doc

Department:

Dept. of Linguistics, Zukunftskolleg

Address:

 

Postal address:

Universitätstraße 10, 78457 Konstanz (Germany)

 

Box 216, D-78457 Konstanz

Office:

Building Y, room Y131

Phone:

+49-753 188 5672 (office)

E-mail:

ilja.serzants /at/ uni-konstanz.de

Education and Academic Qualifications

  • 2012 – PhD, University of Bergen (“Aspects of non-prototypical subjects: synchrony, diachrony and areality) in General Linguistics;
  • 2011 – dr. phil., University of Cologne (Kausativ im Tocharischen) in Historical-Comparative Indo-European Linguistics (thesis: magna cum laude / disputatio: summa cum laude);       
  • 2005 - M.A. in Indo-European Comparative Historical Linguistics and Classical Philology (Ancient Greek), University of Cologne.

Professional Assignments

  • Post-doc, (Principal Investigator), TriMCo Project, University of Mainz (2015-2017)
  • Post-doc, ZIF-Marie-Curie, (Akademischer Mitarbeiter), Zukunftskolleg (Cluster of Excellence), Department of Linguistics, University of Konstanz (2013-2015), Project: The Diachronic Typology of Differential Argument Marking;
  • Scientific Employee (mokslo darbuotojas), Project: "Valency, Argument Realisation and Grammatical Relations in Baltic", University of Vilnius (2012-2015);
  • PhD Stipendiat, University of Bergen, (March 2011 – September 2012)
  • PhD Research Fellow at the Project "IECASTP", University of Bergen, (August 2008 to March 2011)
  • Lecturer (Lehrbeauftragter) in Lithuanian Linguistics at the Institute of Linguistics, University of Cologne (2006-2007) 
  • Participation at the Project "Incipitarium liturgischer Hymnen in ostslavischen Handschriften des 11. bis 13. Jahrhunderts“, Bonn, Patristische Kommission, NRW Akademie der Wissenschaften (2004-2005);
  • Junior Researcher at the Institute of Lithuanian Language, Department of Grammar, Vilnius, Lithuania (2005-2015)

Scholarships

  • Scholarship from the Norwegian University Center in St. Petersburg (Russia) (19.09.2011-30.11.2011).
  • K. Būgos scholarship from the Lithuanian Ministry of Education (2008)
  • Graduated Scholarship ("Graduiertenstipendium") of the University of Cologne, Subject of Research "Kausativ im Tocharischen", (2005-2007)

Conference organization:

"Northwestern Russian and Belarusian dialects in the context of Dialectology, Areal Linguistics and Typology", Norwegian University Centre in St. Petersburg (together with Björn Wiemer), funded by the Norwegian University Centre.

·         "The Diachronic Typology of Differential Argument Marking", University of Konstanz, Spring 2014 (together with Alena Witzlack-Makarevich), funded by the the EU FP7 Marie Curie Zukunftskolleg Incoming Fellowship Programme, University of Konstanz (grant no. 291784).

List of Publications

Forthcoming articles

§  The Perfect/Resultative in Tocharian. In: Исследования по теории грамматики. Вып. VII: Типология перфекта. / Под ред. Т. А. Майсака, В. А. Плунгяна, Кс. П. Семёновой. Acta Linguistica Petropolitana. [T. Maisak, V. A. Plungian, & K. Semenova (eds.), Investigations into the Theory of Grammar. Issue VII. The Typology of the Perfect. Acta Linguistica Petropolitana. St. Petersburg] (accepted)

§  Nominative Case in Baltic in the Typological Perspective. Submitted to: Argument Structure and Diathesis, eds. Axel Holvoet & Nicole Nau [Valency, Argument Realization and Grammatical Relations in Baltic, 2]. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins  (under revision)

§  Introduction (together with Alena Witzlack-Makarevich). To be submitted to: Seržant, I. A., A. Witzlack-Makarevich & K. Mann (eds.), The Diachronic Typology of Differential Argument Marking. [Studies in Diversity Linguistics]. Language Science Press

§   Differential Argument Marking in the Latvian Debitive Construction (together with Jana Taperte).

§  Rise of the Differential Object Marking in Russian and Slavic. To be submitted to: Seržant, I. A., A. Witzlack-Makarevich & K. Mann (eds.), The Diachronic Typology of Differential Argument Marking. [Studies in Diversity Linguistics]. Language Science Press

§  An Approach to Syntactic Reconstruction. In: Carlotta Vitti (ed.), Perspectives on Historical Syntax. SLCS. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins. (in print)

§  Lexikalisierte Reduplikationsbildungen im Tocharischen. A forthcoming paper (in print).

§  Independent partitive as a Circum-Baltic isogloss, Journal Language Contact 8 (2015), 341-418. (in print)

§  Dative experiencer constructions as a Circum-Baltic isogloss. In: P. Arkadiev, A. Holvoet, B. Wiemer (eds.), Contemporary Approaches to Baltic Linguistics. De Gruyter. A forthcoming paper. (in print)

§  Derivationelle Diathese im Tocharischen. In: Proceedings of the Scientific Conference Dedicated to Centenary since the Beginning of Decipherment of the Tocharian Texts, Moscow, RSUH – St. Petersburg, ILS, held on 25-28 of August 2008. In press. (accepted)

 

Published papers

 
  (2015) Categorization and Semantics of Subject-like Obliques: a Cross-linguistic Perspective. In: Helasvuo, M. L. and T. Huumo (eds.), Cognitive

             and Interactional Perspectives on Non-canonical Subjects [Constructional Approaches to Language]. Amsterdam & Philadelphia, PA: John 

             Benjamins. 175-203.

  (2014) Quantification. In: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics. General Editor: Georgios K. Giannakis. Brill Online,

             Reference. BRILL. 

  (2014) The Independent Partitive Genitive in North Russian. In: Seržant, I. A. and B. Wiemer (eds.), Contemporary Approaches to Dialectology:

             The area of North, Northwest Russian and Belarusian vernaculars, Slavica Bergensia 13. Bergen: John Grieg AS. 270-329.

  (2014) Björn Wiemer and Ilja A. Seržant, East Slavic Dialectology: Achievements and Perspectives of Areal Linguistics. In: Seržant, I. A. and B.

             Wiemer (eds.), Contemporary Approaches to Dialectology: The area of North, Northwest Russian and Belarusian vernaculars, Slavica 

             Bergensia 13. and Typology. Bergen: John Grieg AS. 11-80.

  (2014) Denotational Properties of the Independent Partitive Gentive in Lithuanian. In: Holvoet, Axel and Nicole Nau (eds.), Grammatical Relations    

            and their Non-Canonical Encoding in Baltic. [Valency, Argument Realization and Grammatical Relations in Baltic, 1]. Amsterdam/Philadelphia:              John Benjamins. 257-299.

  (2014) Ilja A. Seržant and Valgerđur Bjarnadóttir. Verbalization and non-canonical case marking of some irregular verbs in *-ē- in Baltic and

             Russian. In: Judžentis, Artūras, Tatyana Civjan and Maria Zavyalova (eds.), Balai ir slavai: dvasinių kultūrų sankritos / Балты и славяне:  

             пересечения духовных культур. Vilnius: Versmės. [Proceedings of the international conference, dedicated to the academian Vladimir 

             Toporov, The Balts and Slavs: Intersections of Spiritual Cultures.] 218-242.

(2014) “Convergence in the Baltic-Slavic Сontact Zone. Triangulation approach” (together with Björn Wiemer and Aksana Erker), In: Congruence in Contact-Induced Language Change, ed. by Besters-Dilger, Juliane / Dermarkar, Cynthia / Pfänder, Stefan / Rabus, Achim. De Gruyter. 15-42.

(2013) Rise of Canonical Subjecthood. In: Seržant, I. A. and L. Kulikov, The Diachrony of Non-canonical Subjects. SLCS 140. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins. 283-310.

(2013) Rise of canonical objecthood by the Lithuanian verbs of pain, Baltic Linguistics 4, 187-211.

(2013) The Diachronic Typology of Non-canonical Subjects. In: Seržant, I. A. and L. Kulikov, The Diachrony of Non-canonical Subjects. SLCS 140. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins. 313-360.

(2012) Morphosyntactic properties of the partitive genitive in the subject position in Ancient Greek, Indogermanische Forschungen 117, 187-204

(2012) The so-called possessive perfect in North Russian and the Circum-Baltic area. A diachronic and areal approach. Lingua 122, 356-385.

(2012) Pragmatics and Semantics of the bare Partitive Genitive in Ancient Greek. Sprachtypologie und Universalienforschung STUF 65(2), 113-136.

(2011) Die Entstehung der Kategorie Inagentiv im Tocharischen. In: T. Krisch, T. Lindner, M. Crombach, S. Niederreiter (eds.), Indogermanistik und Linguistik im Dialog. Akten der XIII. Fachtung der Indogermanischen Gesellschaft vom 21. bis 27. September 2008 in Salzburg: Wiesbaden: Reichert Verlag. 527-537.

(2010) Phonologische Isoglossen des Hochlettischen, Nord-Ost-Litauischen, Nord-West-Russischen und Weißrussischen, Baltic Linguistics 1, 193-214.

(2009) Tempus und Aspekt im ältesten Russisch-Kirchenslavischen, untersucht an den Texten des Gottesdienstmenäums für Dezember“. In: Bibel, Liturgie und Frömmigkeit in der Slavia Byzantina. Festgabe für Hans Rothe zum 80. Geburtstag, herausgegeben von Dagmar Christians, Dieter Stern und Vittorio S. Tomelleri, München 2009, 309-328.

(2008) Относительная хронология процессов палатализации прабалт. *k в латышском. Ареальная интерпретация, Voprosy Jazykoznanija 2008 (1), 121-129. (The relative chronology of the palatalization processes of Proto-Baltic *k in Latvian. Areal interpretation.)

(2008) Die idg. Wurzeln *kelh1- „etw. bewegen“ und *kelh3- „sich erheben“, Indogermanische Forschungen 113, 59-75.

(2007) Контакты древнерусского и латышского языков в области фонетики. IN: Ареальное и генетическое в структуре славянских языков. Материалы круглого стола. РАН Институт Славяноведения. (Eds.) V. V. Ivanov, P. M. Arkadjev. 2007. 90-101. (Language contacts between Old Russian and Latvian in the domain of phonetics)

(2007) Die Bedeutung und Etymologie der tocharischen A Wurzel tsän-, Historische Sprachforschung 120 [2007], 105-114.

(2006) Daži latviešu prosodiskās sistēmas aspekti, Baltu Filoloğija XV(1/2), 2006, 95-110. (Some aspects of the prosodic system of Latvian)

(2006) Vermittlungsrolle des Hochlettischen bei den altrussischen und litauischen Entlehnungen im Lettischen, Acta Linguistica Lithuanica 55, 89-105.

(2005) Относительная хронология основных фонетических изменений в истории верхнелатышского диалекта, Acta Linguistica Lithuanica, 53 [2005], 39-90. (The relative chronology of the main phonetic changes in the history of High Latvian dialect)

(2005) Возражения к статье Росинаса „Dar dėl adesyvo kilmės aiškinimo, Acta Linguistica Lithuanica 53 [2005], 101-6. (Objections to Rosinas’ article “On the development of the adessive case”)

(2004) Einige Bemerkungen zur Geschichte des Illativs, Baltu Filoloğija XIII(1) [2004] 113-121.

(2004) К вопросу об образовании адессива, Acta Linguistica Lithuanica 50 [2004], 49-57. (On the development of the adessive case)

(2004) Zur Vorgeschichte des Inessivs im Urostbaltischen, Acta Linguistica Lithuanica 50 [2004], 59-67.

(2003) Intonationen in den suffixalen und Endsilben im Lettischen. Synchronie und Diachronie, Baltu Filoloğija XII(1) [2003], 83-123.

 

Reviews

 

(2013) Review: Вячᴇᴄлᴀʙ Вᴄ. Иʙᴀнов (отв. ред.), Пᴇᴛᴘ М. Аᴘкᴀдьᴇв (сост.), Исследования по типологии славянских, балтийских и балкан-
ских языков (преимущественно в свете языковых контактов).Санкт-Петербург: Алетейя, 2013. / Vʏᴀᴄʜᴇsʟᴀv Ivᴀɴov & Pᴇᴛᴇʀ
Aʀᴋᴀᴅɪᴇv, eds., Studies in the Typology of Slavic, Baltic and Balkan Languages (with primary reference to language contact).
St Petersburg:
Aletheia, 2013. 368 pp.ɪsʙɴ 978-5-91419-778-7, Baltic Linguistics 4, 221-243.

(2012) Review: D a n i e l P e t i t: Untersuchungen zu den baltischen Sprachen. Brill’s Studies in Indo-European Languages & Linguistics. Vol. 4. Brill: Leiden, Boston. Historische Sprachforschung.

(2008) Review: N. Ostrowski, N o r b e r t O s t r o w s k i. Studia z historii czasownika litewskiego. Iteratiwa. Denominatiwa. Historische Sprachforschung 121, 308-320.

 

Books

 

(2014) Das Kausativ im TocharischenLINCOM Studies in Indo-European Linguistics 44, München: Lincom.

 

Editorial work (editor-in-chief):

 

(2013) Seržant, I. A. and L. Kulikov (eds.), The Diachronic Typology of Non-canonical Subjects. Studies in Language Companion Series 140. Amsterdam/Philadelphia. John Benjamins.

(2014) Seržant, I. A. and B. Wiemer (eds.), Contemporary approaches to dialectology: The area of North, Northwest Russian and Belarusian vernaculars. Slavica Bergensia 13. Bergen: John Grieg AS.

Seržant, I. A., A. Witzlack-Makarevich & Kelsey Mann (eds.), The Diachronic Typology of Differential Argument Marking. (in progress, to be submitted to Studies in Diversity Linguistics, Language Science Press.)

 

Member of the Editorial Board


Eitan Grossman, Ilja Seržant & Alena Witzlack-Makarevich (eds.), Valency and transitivity in contact: theoretical and empirical issues. Special issue Journal of Language Contact.

(2012) Valoda: nozīme un forma. Gramatizēšanas un leksikalizēšanas latviešu valodas sistemā, // Language: Meaning and Form. Grammaticalization and Lexicalization in Latvian. Kalnača, A. and Lokmane, I. (eds.). Rīga: LU Akademiskais apgads.

Specialization

  •  Tocharian
  •  Baltic: Latvian, Lithuanian
  •  Ancient Greek
  •  Russian
  •  Old Russian, Old Church Slavonic
  •  Basic knowledge of the ancient IE languages: Hitite, Vedic, Latin
  •  Comparative historical IE Linguistics
  •  Tonology
  •  Historical contact phenomena
  •  Historical syntax

Current Classes


  • Morphology III (summer term 2014), together with Eleanor Coghill, University of Konstanz.
  • "The Notion of Subject", December 2013, University of Latvia, funded by the University of Latvia
  • "Einführung in die tocharische Sprachwissenschaft", University of Cologne (January, 2011, funded by ERASMUS)
  • "Typology", University of Bergen (Spring term 2012)

Updated February 12, 2013 by IS