Kateryna Iefremenko

Room: 1.22.1.29

Tel.: 0331/977-12-4425

Mail: kateryna.iefremenko@uni-potsdam.de 

Studies

2018-till now                        PhD Candidate                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     University of Potsdam, Germany 

2012-2016                             Master of Arts (Turkish Language)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Gazy University, Ankara, Turkey 

2014-2015                             Master of Arts (English Language Teaching)                                                                                                                                                                                                             Kharkiv National Pedagogical University, Kharkiv, Ukraine 

2008-2012                             Bachelor of Arts (Foreign Language Teaching: English and Turkish)                                                                                                                                                             Kharkiv National Pedagogical University, Kharkiv, Ukraine   

Work Experience

06/2021-till now            Research Fellow at Research Unit Emerging Grammars in Language Contact                                                                                                                                          Situations: A Comparative Approach. Project P9: Dynamics of discourse organization in language                                                                                              contact. https://www.linguistik.hu-berlin.de/en/institut-en/professuren-en/rueg/Projects/p9

 

04/2018-06/2021           Research Fellow at Research Unit Emerging Grammars in Language Contact                                                                                                                                        Situations: A Comparative Approach. Project P4: Clause combining and word order in heritage                                                                                                  Turkish across majority languages.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            https://www.linguistik.hu-berlin.de/en/institut-en/professuren-en/rueg/copy_of_Projects/p4

 

01/2017- 03/ 2018         English and Russian Language Teacher

                                              Caledonian School, Prague, The Czech Republic

Research Interests

-          Heritage languages

-          Kurdish as a heritage language

-          Turkish as a heritage language

-          Multilingualism

-          Language acquisition

Publications

Wiese H., Alexiadou A., Allen S. , Bunk O., Gagarina N. , Iefremenko K. , Martynova M. , Pashkova T. , Rizou V., Schroeder C., Shadrova A., Szucsich L., Tracy R., Tsehaye W., Zerbian S., Zuban Y. (to appear). Heritage speakers as part of the native language continuum. Frontiers in Psychology.

Schroeder, C, Iefremenko, K. & Öncü, M. (to appear). The postverbal position in heritage Turkish. A comparative perspective with a focus on non-clausal elements. In: Kalkavan-Aydın, Z. & Şimşek, Y. (eds.). Zweisprachigkeit Deutsch-Türkisch. Studien in Deutschland und in den Nachbarländern. Münster: Waxmann.

Iefremenko, K., Schroeder, C., & Kornfilt, J. (2021). Converbs in heritage Turkish – a contrastive approach. Nordic Journal of Linguistics, 44

(2), pp. 130-154. doi.org/10.1017/S0332586521000160 

Iefremenko, Kateryna & Christoph Schroeder. 2019. Göçmen Türkçesinde cümle birleştirme. Pilot çalışma [Clause-combining in Heritage Turkish: A pilot study]. In Kamil İşeri (ed.), Dilbilimde Güncel Tartışmalar [Current debates in linguistics], 247–255. Ankara: Dilbilim Derneği Yayınları.

Corpora

Wiese, Heike; Alexiadou, Artemis; Allen, Shanley; Bunk, Oliver; Gagarina, Natalia; Iefremenko, Kateryna; Jahns, Esther; Klotz, Martin; Krause, Thomas; Labrenz, Annika; Lüdeling, Anke; Martynova, Maria; Neuhaus, Katrin; Pashkova, Tatiana; Rizou, Vicky; Rosemarie, Tracy; Schroeder, Christoph; Szucsich, Luka; Tsehaye, Wintai; Zerbian, Sabine; Zuban, Yulia. (2021). RUEG Corpus (Version 0.4.0) [Data set]. Zenodo. doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5808870

Iefremenko, Kateryna. 2021. Oghuz (Ankara). In Haig, Geoffrey & Stilo, Donald & Doğan, Mahîr C. & Schiborr, Nils N. (eds.), WOWA — Word Order in Western Asia: A spoken-language-based corpus for investigating areal effects in word order variation. 13 October 2021. Bamberg: University of Bamberg. (multicast.aspra.uni-bamberg.de/resources/wowa/)

Iefremenko, Kateryna. 2021. Kurdish (Northern, Ankara). In Haig, Geoffrey & Stilo, Donald & Doğan, Mahîr C. & Schiborr, Nils N. (eds.), WOWA — Word Order in Western Asia: A spoken-language-based corpus for investigating areal effects in word order variation. Updated 24 August 2021. Bamberg: University of Bamberg. (multicast.aspra.uni-bamberg.de/resources/wowa/)

Presentations

2021

Labrenz, A., Katsika K., Iefremenko, K., Wiese H., Schroeder C., Allen S. Functional variation and change of discourse-pragmatic markers in heritage speakers’ two languages – a comparative corpus study. Discourse-Pragmatic Variation & Change (DiPVaC). Research network. 14-16 December, 2021. The University of Melbourne. Australia (online)

Iefremenko, K. ‘Placement of locational goal elements in Kurmanji Kurdish in contact with Turkish and German’. Ninth International Conference on Iranian Linguistics. 18-20 August, 2021. Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Vienna, Austria (online)

Iefremenko, K., Özsoy, O., Schroeder C. ‘Paratactic clause combining in heritage Turkish in Germany and the U.S.’. 20th International Conference on Turkish Linguistics. 2-4 August 2021, Eskişehir, Turkey (online)

Iefremenko, K., Klotz, M., & Schroeder C. ‘Impact of literacy on heritage Turkish in Germany and the U.S.’. International Symposium on Bilingualsim ISB13. July 10-14, 2021, University of Warsaw, Poland (Online)

Iefremenko, K. ‘Word Order in Turkish in contact with German and Kurmanji’. RUEG Final Conference - Dynamics of Language Contact. February 21-23, 2021, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin (Online)

Iefremenko, K. ‘Post-predicate position in Kurmanji in contact with Turkish and German’. Workshop on Turkic and Languages in Contact with Turkic (TU+) 6. February 19-20, 2021 – University of Toronto (Online)

 

2020

Tsehaye, W., Iefremenko, K., & Bunk, O., ‘Language contact versus internal dynamics in heritage speakers’ use of discourse markers’. 42nd Annual Conference of the German Linguistic Society (DGfS). 04.-06.03.20, Universität Hamburg.

 

2019

Iefremenko K. & Schroeder C. ‘Post-verbal position in heritage Turkish in the U.S. and Germany’. WILA 10: Workshop on Immigrant Languages in the Americas (October, 10-12, 2019). Østfold University College, Halden. Norway. Poster Presentation.

Iefremenko K. ‘Placement of the locational goal elements in Kurmanji Kurdish in contact with Turkish’. 4th International Conference on Kurdish Linguistics (September, 2-3, 2019). University of Rouen, Normandy, France. Talk

Schroeder C. & Iefremenko K. ‘The post-verbal position in Turkish in two contact settings: Turkish-German bilinguals in Germany and Turkish-Kurdish bilinguals in Turkey’. Workshop Turkish in Europe 2019. (July, 12, 2019). University of Hildesheim. Germany. Talk.

Schroeder, C, Gagarina, N., Szucsich, L., Tracy R., Wiese, H., Bunk, O., Iefremenko, K., Martynova, M., & Tsehaye, W. 'Left and right sentence peripheries in heritage speakers’ language use. International Symposium on Bilingualism 12 (ISB12). 23.-28.06.2019, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.

Schroeder C. & Iefremenko K. ‘The post-verbal position (PostV) in heritage Turkish in Germany: Focus on register’. 4th Workshop on Turkic and Languages in Contact with Turkic (February, 16-17, 2019). New York, the USA. Poster Presentation.

 

2018

Iefremenko K. ‘Clause combining and word order in heritage Turkish across majority languages’. Languages in Contrast - Linguistic, acquisitional and ethnographical approaches (November 16th – 17th 2018), University of Potsdam. Poster Presentation.

Iefremenko K. & Schroeder, C. ‘Göçmen Türkçesinde Cümle Birleştirme: Pilot Çalışma’. 33. Ulusal Dilbilim Kurultayı (May, 3-4, 2018), Dokuz Eylül Unıversity, Izmir, Turkey

Invited talks

Iefremenko, K. Clause-combining in heritage Turkish focus on different settings. Invited guest lecture, seminar: Sprachkontakt (Dr. Oliver Bunk), Humboldt Universität zu Berlin. June, 7 2021.