Short CV/Education and training

  • 1987 – 1990
    Studied German philology at the University of Leipzig, Germany

  • 1990 – 1996
    Studied linguistics, psychology and informatics at the University of Tübingen, Germany and at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (USA)

  • 1997 – 1999
    Research associate in the Collaborative Research Centre (SFB) 340 "Linguistic Foundations for Computational Linguistics" at the University of Tübingen

  • 2000 – 2003
    Software developer, IBM Research and Development GmbH and project leader (language and text technology), Temis Deutschland

  • 2002
    Doctorate in general linguistics/ computer linguistics at the University of Tübingen

  • 2003 – 2007
    Senior research associate at Heidelberg University, Germany

  • 2005 – 2007
    Leave replacements for professors in German linguistics and didactics of German language (Karlsruhe University of Education) and in computer linguistics (Heidelberg University)

  • 2007 – 2008
    Assistant professor of German linguistics at the University of Göttingen, Germany

  • 2008
    Offer of a professorship at the University of Wuppertal (BUW), Germany (declined)

  • 2008 – 2011
    W2 professor (comparable to associate professor) of German linguistics at the University of Göttingen

  • 2011
    Offer of a professorship at the German Language Institute (IDS) in Mannheim, Germany (declined)

  • Since 2011
    W3 professor (comparable to full professor) of German linguistics at the University of Göttingen

Selected publications

  • Holler, A. and Steinbach, M. (2015). Grammar in the Classroom. In: Alexiadou, A. and Kiss, T. (eds.), Syntax – Theory and Analysis. An International Handbook. 2nd ed. Berlin: de Gruyter.

  • Holler, A. (2013). d- und w-Relativsätze. In: Altmann, H., Meibauer, J. and Steinbach, M. (eds.), Handbuch Satztypen. Berlin: de Gruyter, 266-300.

  • Holler, A. (2013). Reanalyzing German Correlative 'es'. In: Müller, S. (ed.), Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar. Stanford: CSLI Publications, 90-109.

  • Ellert, M. and Holler, A. (2011). Semantic and Structural Constraints on the Resolution of Ambiguous Personal Pronouns – A Psycholinguistic Study. In: Hendrickx, I., Devi, S. L., Branco, A. and Mitkov, R. (eds.), Anaphora Processing and Applications. LNAI 7099. Springer: Berlin Heidelberg, 157-170.

  • Engelberg, S., Holler, A. and Proost, K. (eds.) (2011). Sprachliches Wissen zwischen Lexikon und Grammatik. Berlin: de Gruyter.

  • Scherer, C. and Holler, A. (eds.) (2010). Nicht-native Einheiten und Strukturen. Strategien ihrer Integration und Isolation. Berlin: de Gruyter (Linguistische Arbeiten).

  • Holler, A. (2009). Diskursrelationale Strukturen als Grundlage der Reliefgebung. In: Ehrich, V., Fortmann, C., Reich, I. and Reis, M. (eds.), Koordination und Subordination im Deutschen. Linguistische Berichte, Special Issue 16, 135-159.

  • Holler, A. (2008). German dependent clauses from a constraint-based perspective. In: Fabricius-Hansen, C. and Ramm, W. (eds.), "Subordination" vs. "Coordination" in Sentence and Text. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 187-216.

  • Holler, A. and Irmen, L. (2007). Empirically Assessing the Effects of the Right Frontier Constraint. In: Branco, A. (ed.), Anaphora: Analysis, Algorithms and Applications. DAARC 2007. LNAI-Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence. Heidelberg: Springer, 15-27.

  • Holler, A. (2005). Weiterführende Relativsätze. Empirische und theoretische Aspekte. Berlin: Akademie Verlag (studia grammatica 60).


Selected projects

  • German Research Foundation (DFG) project: 'The What and When of Processing Projective Content' (Holler/Weskott) within the Priority Programme (SPP) 1727 XPrag.de, since 2014

  • DFG project 'Constraint-based analysis of restrictive relative clauses in English and German' (Holler/Webelhuth) within the Research Unit (FOR) 1783 "Relative clauses", since 2011

  • Managing editor of the journal Zeitschrift für Sprachwissenschaft

  • Active in the research association 'Digital Humanities. Computer-based Infrastructure, research and teaching in the humanities and social sciences' (with funding from the programme Niedersächsisches Vorab), since 2012

  • Active in the Lower Saxony joint doctoral programme 'Theory and methodology of the science of texts and its history' of the University of Göttingen and the University of Osnabrück, since 2010

  • Courant Research Centre "Text structures" (The Multi-layered Text Protocol: Micro and Macro Level Structures in Written Discourse), with funding from the German Excellence Initiative, funding line 3 University of Göttingen, since 2009

  • DFG research network 'Constraint-based grammar: Empirical evidence, theory and implementation (CoGETI)', 2005 – 2010

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the senate commission on information management at the University of Göttingen, since 2013

  • Member of the Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities, since 2010

  • Speaker for the Courant Research Centre "Text structures", University of Göttingen, since 2009

  • Member of the scholarship selection committee for the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, since 2008

  • Member of the advisory board to the German Linguistic Society (DGfS), 2005 – 2007

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