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Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft
French, Spanisch, German, Quechua
Interactional Linguistics, Multimodality, Evidentialtiy and Epistemicity, Language Contact, Andean Spanish, Grammatical Change, Categorization, Sociolinguistics.
  • Listing and lists in French and Spanish conversational interactions

Lists are a recurrent phenomenon in everyday conversation and have common structural features. Listing can be considered a universal, language-independent practise for the structuring of ideas and show to be a resource for a variety of purposes in interaction. Considering their omnipresence, they have received relativly little attention in interactional research, especially in French and Spanish conversational interactions. The main purpose of this project therefore is to analyze lists in different conversational context as complex structures that are oriented to by speakers and recipients as holistic entities. It contributes to constructional, prosodic and narrative properties of listing. Its main focus lies on multimodal aspects of list constructions.


  • Address terms and language contact in Cuzco Spanish

This project investigates the distribution and use of the possessive form vuestro/a‘your-PL’ in Cusco Spanish. This phenomenon, which has gone mostly unnoticed by scholars so far, is very unusual in Latin American Spanish. The purpose of our investigation is to document its distribution and analyze its origins and productive use in the region. Our hypotheses cover different historical aspects, language contact and local identity as a possible multiclausal explanation. To check these hypotheses, we draw on historical data on colonial and early post-independence Spanish, as well as on corpus data of current Cuzco Spanish, sociolinguistic interviews and elicitation experiments.

Universität Basel
Departement Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaften
Nadelberg 6
+41 61 207 3489
Social Media

Listing and lists in French and Spanish conversational interactions

  • Dankel, Philipp & Satti, Ignacio (2019): Multimodale Listen - Form und Funktion von Aufzählungen in französischen, spanischen und italienischen Interaktionen. In: Romanistische Jahrbuch 70, 58-104.
  • Dankel, Philipp & Soto Rodríguez, Mario (2018): "Patrones prosódicos en construcciones enumerativas – una visión desde la perspectiva del contacto Español – Quechua". In: Revista Internacional de Lingüística Iberoamericana (RILI) 32, 35-52.
  • Dressel, Dennis, Dankel, Philipp & Teixeira Kalkhoff, Alexander M. (submitted): “What can collaboratively produced lists tell us about constructions? A multimodal analysis of co-constructed enumeration practices in spoken Spanish.” In: Inga Hennecke & Evelyn Wiesinger (eds.): Constructions in Spanish (Constructional Approaches to Language Series), Amsterdam/Philadelphia: Benjamins.
  • Dankel, Philipp & Soto Rodríguez, Mario (submmitted): “Contacto y Multimodalidad: listas andinas y sus gestos, entre adaptaciones situacionales, tendencias regionales y pautas universales.” In: Azucena Palacios Alcaine & Élodie Blestel (eds.): Variedades del español en contacto con otras lenguas, Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang.

Address terms and language contact in Cuzco Spanish

  • Dankel, Philipp & Gutiérrez Maté (2020; in print): "Vuestra atención, por favor (‘your attention, please’). Some remarks on the usage and history of plural vuestro/a in Cusco Spanish (Peru)". In: Martin Hummel & Célia Regina dos Santos Lopes (eds.): Address in Portuguese and Spanish. Studies in diachrony and diachronic reconstruction. Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter.

Language Contact and Evidentiality in Andean Spanish

  • Soto Rodríguez, Mario & Dankel, Philipp (2020; in Print): "Contacto, cambio multifactorial y dinámico en la zona andina - epistemicidad encubierta en construcciones con DECIR". In: Álvaro Ezcurra & Carlos Garatea (eds.): "El español de América: historia y contactos". Frankfurt a.M.: Lang.
  • Dankel, Philipp (2015): Strategien unter der Oberfläche. Freiburg/Berlin/Wien: Rombach.


Seit 01/2013:
Koordinator für den MA Sprache & Kommunikation und das Doktorandenprogramm HPSL Basel-Freiburg an der Universität Basel

Doktoratsstudium an der Université de Montréal, Kanada (als Gastwissenschaftler)

10/2009 - 12/2012:
Doktorand im DFG-GRK 1624 "Frequenzeffekte in der Sprache"

04/ 2007 - 09/ 2009:
Teaching Assistant am Romanischen Seminar der der Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg i.Br. am Lehrstuhl von Prof. Dr. Stefan Pfänder

10/ 2006 - 03/ 2007:
Wissenschaftliche Hilfskraft am Romanischen Seminar der Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg i.Br. am Lehrstuhl von Prof. Dr. Stefan Pfänder

10/ 2006 - 05/ 2009:
Studium des Master of Arts "Creating Cultures" an der Albert- Ludwigs- Universität Freiburg i.Br.
Master-Thesis: ¿Cómo hacer palabras con juegos? Grammatische Konstruktionen im kommunikativen Genre Live-Radio-Fußballübertragung in Bolivien

04/ 2006 - 09/ 2006:
Studium der allgemeinen Sprachwissenschaft, katholische Theologie und lateinische Philologie an der Albert- Ludwigs- Universität Freiburg i.Br.

01/ 2006 - 04/ 2006:
Praktikum in der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit bei der Hanns-Seidel-Stiftung in Ecuador (Projekt- und Öffentlichkeitsarbeit, Berichtswesen)

10/ 2002 - 09/ 2005:
Studium der "Interkulturellen Europa- und Amerikastudien" (Bachelor of Arts) an der Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg

Abitur am Simpert-Kraemer-Gymnasium Krumbach (Schwaben)

Awards and Scholarships:

Irmgard Ulderup-Preis des Romanischen Seminars der Universität Freiburg für die beste Dissertation 2013

Abschlussstipendium der Internationalen Graduiertenakademie Freiburg (IGA) aus Mitteln der Landesgraduiertenförderung Baden Württemberg

Promotionsstipendium der DFG im GRK 1624 "Frequenzeffekte in der Sprache" an der Universität Freiburg i. Br.