Marvin Martiny



2018 - 2020 Master: General and Comparative Linguistics, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz,
2014 - 2018 Bachelor: General and Comparative Linguistics, Classical Philology (Latin),
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Germany.
Topic of B.A. thesis: critical evaluation of ergativity in Hittite.



Bisang, Walter, Andrej Malchukov, Iris Rieder, Linlin Sun, Marvin Martiny & Svenja Lüll. Universal and areal patterns in grammaticalization: an overview. In Walter Bisang & Andrej Malchukov (eds.), Grammaticalization Scenarios: Areal Patterns and Cross-Linguistic Variation. A comparative Handbook. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.


Student Assistent

2018 – 2020 Student Assistent of Jr. Prof. Jessica Nowak (Historical Germanic Linguistics), JGU Mainz.
2018 – 2020 Student Assistent in DFG founded project “Cross-linguistic variation in grammaticalization processes and areal patterns of grammaticalization“ (“MAGRAM“) of Prof. Dr. Walter Bisang and apl. Prof. Dr. Andrej Malchukov.
2018 – 2019 Student Assistent in the project "Corpus of Hittite Festivals at the German Academy of Science and Literature Mainz"

2019 – 2020 Student Assistent in the Emmy-Noether-Project “Non-Hierarchicality in


Research Interests

- language typology

- historical linguistics

- cognitive and psycholinguistics

- morpho-syntax

- language documentation

- grammaticalization