Welcome!Welcome to my homepage. My name is Sebastian Sulger, I am a Ph.D. student in Linguistics at the University of Konstanz. My Ph.D. work is in the field of Computational Linguistics.
When I first started studying Linguistics in Konstanz, I just knew that I wanted to know more about languages and how they work. I was good at foreign languages in school, and I enjoyed learning about them. Of course, nobody in school tells you anything about a subject called 'Linguistics' and what exactly that is - but it turned out to be exactly what I was looking for.
For my MA, I chose to specialize in Computational Linguistics, and there is a good program for doing so in Konstanz called 'Speech and Language Processing'. I started working with Miriam Butt on the South Asian language Urdu and became interested in the Irish language, as well.
I was a member (half position) of the DFG-funded project 'An Urdu ParGram Grammar' from 2009 to 2012, a project devoted to the development of a broad-coverage computational grammar for Urdu. My Ph.D. thesis will focus on aspects of copula syntax and semantics. Please take a look at the page 'Research Topics' to find out more about my research.