Laura Becker


  • 10/2018:
    PhD (Dr. phil.), University of Leipzig, Faculty of Philology
    Thesis: Articles in the world's languages
  • 2015-2018:
    Doctoral student in the Research Training Programme Interaction of grammatical building blocks
  • 2013-2015:
    MA in Linguistics, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
    MA-thesis: Preverbs in Hungarian and Russian and their contribution to aspectual meaning
  • 2010-2013:
    BA in Linguistics, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
    BA-thesis: Hungarian preverbs and their functioning

    Research interests

    • Morphosyntax
    • Argument coding, valency-changing operations
    • Aspect, actionality
    • Expression of spatial orientation



    • Becker, L., I. Driemel & J. Nformi. 2017. Focus in Limbum. To appear in Proceedings of the 48th Annual Conference on African Linguistics. [PDF draft]
    • Becker, L. & J. Nformi. 2016. Focus and verb doubling in Limbum. In K. Barnickel et al. (eds.), Replicative Processes in Grammar (Linguistische Arbeitsberichte 93), 57–84. Universität Leipzig. [PDF]


    • Becker, L. 2017. Aspectuality in Hungarian, German, and Slavic. A parallel corpus study. [PDF draft]
    • Becker, L. 2017. Vowel-consonant harmony in Uyghur.
    last modified: 20.11.2018