Prof Bernhard Wälchli


I received my master's degree in Slavic and Baltic studies at the University of Bern (Switzerland) in 1997 and my Ph.D. in General Linguistics at Stockholm University (Sweden) in 2003. After having affiliated with the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig and the University of Konstanz (Germany), I was a Swiss National Science Foundation professor at the University of Bern 2007-2011. I was appointed as a professor in general linguistics at Stockholm University in 2011. My publications include the monograph Co-compounds and Natural Coordination published in the Oxford studies in typology and linguistic theory series at Oxford University Press, papers on the typology of motion events, modality, and areal phenomena in the Circum-Baltic languages.

Together with Matti Miestamo I have edited the first volume of the New Challenges in Typology series (Mouton de Gruyter). My Habilitationsschrift is entitled Motion Events in Parallel Texts. I have taught at the universities of Bern, Stockholm, Zürich, and Konstanz. My current research includes work on morphological typology, natural language processing, lexical typology, and areal typology (especially in the Circum-Baltic area).

Link to publication list in DiVA (Academic Archive On-line)


The Dynamic Expression of State: The Many Faces of Resultative Construals
01/01/2012 - 31/12/2014
The aim of the project is to investigate resultative constructions in the sense of verb forms that express a state implying a previous event in the languages of the world with special reference to the more general cognitively relevant question of dynamic expression of states. The...

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