CV Heike Wiese

since 2006

Professor for Linguistics, Chair for Contemporary German Language, German Department, University of Potsdam

2008: eLearning-Award, University of Potsdam

2005 - 2006

Visiting associate professor at the Linguistics Department of Yale University, USA; financed by Feodor-Lynen stipend of Alexander-von-Humboldt-Foundation: Project on "Language-specific effects on conceptualisation"; Cooperation with Maria M. Piñango

2005: "Susanne K. Langer Award for Outstanding Scholarship in the Ecology of Symbolic Form", Media Ecology Association (New York) for book on Numbers, Language, and the Human Mind (Cambridge University Press, 2003).

1999 - 2005

Assistant professor ("wissenschaftliche Assistentin"), Humboldt University, Department for German Language and Linguistics

Dezember 2003: Habilitation, Philosophical Faculty II of Humboldt University Berlin; Thesis: "Sprachliche Arbitrarität als Schnittstellenphänomen" (Linguistic Arbitrariness as an Interface Phenomenon); Committee: Norbert Fries, Rainer Dietrich, Peter Bosch; Venia legendi for Theoretical and German Linguistics.

2002: "Excellent Teaching Award", Philosophical Faculty II, Humboldt-University Berlin

1998 - 1999

Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Linguistics and Cognitive Science, Brandeis University, Mass., USA; postdoctoral stipend of DAAD (German Academic Exchange Council); Project on the correlation of conceptual and grammatical (syntactic and semantic) structures; supported by Ray Jackendoff, Brandeis University

1993 – 1998

Lecturer ("wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin"), Humboldt University Berlin, Department for German Language and Linguistics

February 1997: Ph.D. in Linguistics, Humboldt University Berlin; Supervisor: Norbert Fries; Committee: Norbert Fries, Manfred Bierwisch, T. Ede Zimmermann; Grade: summa cum laude; Thesis title: "Zahl und Numerale: Eine Untersuchung zur Korrelation sprachlicher und konzeptueller Strukturen." ("Number and Numeral: The Correlation of Linguistic and Conceptual Structures"), published 1997, Akademie-Verlag Berlin, series: studia grammatica


Staatsexamen (roughly equivalent to MA), Georg-August-University Göttingen, Major: German, Philosophy; Minor: Psychology, Pedagogics; Grade: 1.2