I'm a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Marburg (Research Centre 'Deutscher Sprachatlas'). My current projects involve quantitative language comparison with the help of parallel corpora. I'm also working in a large-scale interdisciplinary LOEWE project Exploring Fundamental Linguistic Categories. My interests lie in the usage-based empirical quantitative approaches to grammar and semantics in different languages. I also have academic/industrial experience in pragmatics (a Candidate's degree from St. Petersburg University) and Machine Translation.
My main ambition is modeling constructions and their semantics with the help of empirical data. How to bridge the gap between concepts and counts? Here are some of my quantitative models which, I believe, are steps in this direction:
What can the speaker know about the use of near-synonymous constructions?
From Lexical Fields into Constructional Spaces
or What happens if a grammarian gets inspired by the structuralist lexicology
and also happens to know some statistics
Integration of the formal, conceptual and social dimensions of constructional variation
in a recontextualized model of language
Causatives of the world, unite!
First steps towards a usage-based contrastive causology
Note: This approach is interdisciplinary, so the Glossary of some of the terms used here may be useful.