Eliese-Sophia Lincke studied Egyptology and Modern History at Humbodt University Berlin. In 2007, she received her M.A. (Magister Artium) with a thesis about the classifier system in Old Egyptian. Since the end of 2008 she has been working on a PhD project that studies the linguistic means of the Egyptian language (with a focus on the Coptic stage) to encode motion events from a typological perspective. This project is part of the research conducted by the graduate group „The conception of spaces in language“ (C-I-1) in TOPOI. Within the framework of TOPOI, she also pursues her interest in the semiotics of the Egyptian hieroglyphic sign inventory, working on the question of how the spatial conditions of this writing system (2-dimensionality, stasis) affect the form and shape of a hieroglyph and comparing it to other visual communication systems using iconicity in their sign formation processes (e.g. German Sign Language, co-speech gesture).
- Apr 01, 2013Reading GroupParticipant
- Aug 08, 2012TalkKlassifizierung von Toponymen im Ägyptischen als Kommunikation von politischem Raumwissen und mentalem Wissensraum?Part of: Raumwissen und Wissensräume. Interdisziplinärer Theorie-Workshop für NachwuchswissenschaftlerInnenSpeaker
- Jul 11, 2012WorkshopSpeaker
- May 15, 2010TalkIconicity of Classifiers and the Formation of Iconic Signs in German Sign Language and Hieroglyphic EgyptianPart of: Categorizing Human Experience: Classification in Languages and Knowledge SystemsSpeaker
- Jan 18, 2010Lecture SeriesOrganiser
- Sep 11, 2009ConferenceOrganiser