Skip to navigation | Skip to main content | Skip to footer
Menu Search the University of Manchester siteSearch
Search type

Alternatively, use our A–Z index

Prof Eva Schultze-Berndt - personal details

Contact details

Role: Professor of Linguistics

Location: Samuel Alexander Building-NG12
School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
The University of Manchester
M13 9PL




I studied General Linguistics, Phonetics, and Musicology at the University of Cologne, where I completed an M.A. degree, and received a PhD from the University of Nijmegen in 2000 with a thesis on complex predication and event classification in the Australian language Jaminjung, completed as part of a PhD scholarship at the Language and Cognition group at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen. I subsequently held positions as Postdoctoral researcher at the University of Bochum and the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany, as a lecturer in Language Documentation and Description at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London, and as a Professor of Linguistics at the University of Graz, Austria. I joined the University of Manchester in 2007.

My research interests are in the areas of lexical semantics, grammatical typology, the semantics of grammatical categories, language documentation, and language contact. Since 1993, I have been conducting fieldwork with speakers of Jaminjung/Ngaliwurru, Ngarinyman, and Kriol in the Victoria River District of northern Australia. I am a member of the editorial board of the journal Sprachtypologie und Universalienforschung (STUF) and the Oxford University Press series in Typology and Linguistic Theory.