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Vice-President for Professorial Appointments and Equal Opportunities Professor Anke Holler

Professor Anke Holler has been the Vice-President for Professorial Appointments and Equal Opportunities at Göttingen University, in addition to her academic role, since 1 April 2021. The University Senate elected Holler, who holds the Chair of German Linguistics, for a term of two years. Holler has been a member of the Senate Commission for Development and Finance at Göttingen University since 2015 and has been the Senate's representative for the humanities on the Göttingen Campus Council since 2018.

Personal Executive Assistant

Turan Lackschewitz
Office of Vice-President for Professorial Appointments and Equal Opportunities

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Research Interests

  • Descriptive Grammar of Modern German
  • Formal grammar and linguistic theory
  • Experimental linguistics and text understanding
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Linguistics and literature

Academic and professional career

2011 W3-Professor of German Linguistics at the University of Göttingen
2008 W2-Professor of German Linguistics at the University of Göttingen
2007 Assistant Professor (Juniorprofessorin, tenure track, W1) of German Linguistics at the University of Göttingen
2005 - 2007 Replacement of a W3 Professorship, University of Heidelberg and PH Karlsruhe
2003 - 2005 Postdoctoral researcher at the University of Heidelberg
2002 Dr. phil., University of Tübingen
2000 - 2003 Software developer at IBM Germany, and project leader at TEMIS Germany
1997 - 1999 Doctoral Researcher at SFB 340, University of Tübingen
1990 - 1996 M.A. program: Linguistics, Psychology, and Computer Science at University of Tübingen and University of Massachusetts, Amherst (USA)
1987 - 1990 M.A. program: German Studies, University of Leipzig

Awards, scholarships and memberships

2019 Offer of a W3-Professorship at the Freie Universität Berlin (declined)
2018 Offer of a W3-Professorship at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena (declined)
2014 Member of AcademiaNet, nominated by Volkswagen Foundation
2011 - 2012 Associate Fellow of the Lichtenberg-Kolleg, University of Göttingen
2011 Offer of a W3-Professorship at the University of Mannheim (declined)
2009 - 2014 Fellow of BMBF-sponsored Program for Woman in Professiorate
2008 Offer of a W2-Professorship at the University of Wuppertal (declined)
1992 - 1996 Full scholarship of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung

Management and committee responsibilities

since 2018 Senate representative (for the humanities) on the Göttingen Campus Council (GCC)
since 2015 Member of the Senate Commission for Development and Finance (KEF)
2013 - 2015 Member of the Senate Commission for Information Management (KIM)
since 2007 Member/deputy member of the Structure and Budget Commission of the Faculty of Humanities
since 2007 Member of fourteen appointment committees of the University of Göttingen (six of them as chair), external member of eight appointment committees of other universities

Top 10 Publications

2020 Anthology
​ Information Structuring in Discourse ​
Holler, A. ; Suckow, K.& de la Fuente, I. (Eds.) (2020)
Boston: Brill.

2020 Journal Article
​ Commonalities and Differences in the Interpretation of Predicates of Personal Taste vs. Relational Locative Expressions: Some Theoretical Considerations and Experimental Evidence
Klages, J.; Holler, A. ; Kaiser, E.& Weskott, T.  (2020) 
Open Library of Humanities6(2) pp. 1-30.​
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2019 | Journal Article
​ Alles eine Frage der Perspektive – Zur sogenannten erlebten Rede im narrativen Text
Holler, A. (2019)
Zeitschrift für germanistische Linguistik, 47(1) pp. 28-69.​
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2018 Book Chapter
​ Textstrukturen: Was bleibt. Zu Phänomenen und Theorien des Textaufbaus
Holler, A.  (2018)
In: A. Wöllstein; P. Gallmann; M. Habermann & M. Krifka (Eds.), Grammatiktheorie und Empirie in der germanistischen Linguistik pp. 435-470. 
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2017 Journal Article
​ Does narrative perspective influence readers’ perspective-taking? An empirical study on free indirect discourse, psycho-narration and first-person narration
Salem, S.; Weskott, T. & Holler, A.  (2017) 
Glossa (London)2(1) pp. 61.​
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2016 Journal Article
​ Tempusmarkierung und temporale Relationen im Diskurs. Ein erster experimenteller Zugang
Holler, A.  & Onea, E. (2016) 
Linguistische Berichte245 pp. 25-56.​

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

2011 Book Chapter
​ Semantic and Structural Constraints on the Resolution of Ambiguous Personal Pronouns: A Psycholinguistic Study
Holler, A.  & Ellert, M. (2011)
In: I. Hendrickx; S. L. Devi; A. Branco & R. Mitkov (Eds.), Anaphora Processing and Applications pp. 157-170. Berlin: Springer.

2011 Anthology
​ Sprachliches Wissen zwischen Lexikon und Grammatik ​
Engelberg, S.; Holler, A.  & Proost, K. (Eds.) (2011)
Berlin: De Gruyter.
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2005 Monograph
​ Weiterführende Relativsätze: Empirische und Theoretische Aspekte ​
Holler, A.  (2005)
Berlin: De Gruyter.