togog: Dr. habil. Ellen Fricke
Ellen Fricke, linguist and semiotician. Since 1988 actor, speaker and performer in contemporary music, author of language compositions and compositions for radio. 1996 Master of Arts in General Linguistics and Commmunication Science at Technical University Berlin. 19961997 Scholarship of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) [German Research Society] at Graduiertenkolleg Kognitionswissenschaft [Graduate College for Cognitive Sciences] in Hamburg. 19982003 Lecturer (Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin) for research and teaching in German Linguistics at Technical University Berlin. Since 2003 Lectureships for Semiotics, Linguistics and Cultural Sciences at TU Berlin and European University Viadrina in Frankfurt/Oder. 2004 co-founder of the Berlin Gesture Center which is an interdisciplinary institute for Gesture Studies. PhD in German Linguistics and Semiotics. 2005 awarded with the Tiburtius-Anerkennungspreis for her dissertation Origo, Geste und Raum: Lokaldeixis im Deutschen [origo, gesture, and space: local deixis in German]. Since April 2006 member of the research project Towards a grammar of gesture: evolution, brain, and linguistic structures (head: linguistics/semiotics). Research focus: semantics and pragmatics, deixis, interaction of speech and co-speech gestures, multimodality, semiotics of cultural systems, sign theory.
See www.ellenfricke.de for more information.