Sebastian Bücking, born 10/07/1977 in Coesfeld (NRW)

Education and professional career

since 2018 Substitute professorphip for German Linguistics

(professorship Prof. Dr. Claudia Maienborn), University of Tübingen

2017-2018 Research assistant in project A1 „The semantics and pragmatics of combinatory meaning variation“ (principal investigator: Prof. Dr. Claudia Maienborn) of the CRC 833 „The Construction of Meaning: The Dynamics and Adaptivity of Linguistic Structures“
2006-2017 Research assistant (professorship Prof. Dr. Claudia Maienborn in Tübingen)
2017 Habilitation (subject: German Linguistics), Faculty of Humanities University of Tübingen; title of the habilitation thesis: "Grammatische Beschränkung und pragmatischer Spielraum. Studien zur Interpretation von Modifikatoren" (referees: Prof. Dr. Katrin Axel-Tober, Prof. Dr. Sigrid Beck, Prof. Dr. Veronika Ehrich, Prof. Dr. h.c. Hans Kamp, PhD, Prof. Dr. Claudia Maienborn)

Dr. phil, Faculty of Humanities University of Tübingen; title of the dissertation: "Kompositional flexibel - Partizipanten und Modifikatoren in der Nominaldomäne" (referees: Prof. Dr. C. Maienborn, Prof. Dr. V. Ehrich, Prof. Dr. M. Egg; received the Wilhelm von Humboldt-Preis 2013, awarded by the German Linguistic Society)

2000-2005 Scholarship by the "German Academic Scholarship Foundation"
1999-2005 Studies (German, Russian, History) in Tübingen, St. Louis und Munich; final degree: 1. Staatsexamen
1997-1998 Alternative civilian service in Minsk, Belorussia
1997 University-entrance diploma from Gymnasium Nepomucenum in Coesfeld

Memberships and functions

since 2007 Member of the German Linguistic Society

Vice-Chairman of the German Linguistic Society

Organization und participation in joint projects

2009-2017 Research assistant (standard equipment) in project A1 of the CRC 833

(with Frauke Buscher, Claudia Maienborn and in cooperation with project B4 of the CRC 732 and the SRF Language and Cognition in Stuttgart) Organization of the workshop "The building blocks and mortar of meaning II" from 11/03–11/04/2017 in Tübingen


Leading organizer of the DGfS Summer School „Mapping Meaning: Theory – Cognition – Variation“ from 08/15–08/26/2016 in Tübingen

2015 Member of the program committee of „Sinn und Bedeutung 20“ in Tübingen
2012 (with Britta Stolterfoht & Tatjana Zybatow) Organization of the short thematic session „Information Structure and its Role in Non-Typical Environments“, annual meeting of the German Linguistic Society in Frankfurt
2010 (with Helga Gese, Claudia Maienborn & Britta Stolterfoht) Organization of the workshop „Zugänglichkeit impliziter Ereignisse“, CRC 833, Universitity of Tübingen