My name is Philipp Weisser and I am a linguist currently working at the University of Potsdam as a stand-in professor. The overall aim of my work is to describe and analyze understudied phenomena in the world's languages and figure out whether they can be described using the means of current linguistic models.
The main areas I am working in are morphology and syntax - trying to figure out how single words are built out of smaller units and how these words are then combined to become clauses and sentences.
I have been working on a number of different languages and language families including Finno-Ugric, Germanic, Mayan, Papuan languages.
Topics that I have been working on include coordination, clitics, affix order, allomorphy, case marking and agreement.