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. At Topoi she worked on a PhD project that studied the linguistic means of the Egyptian language (with a focus on the Coptic stage) to encode motion events from a typological perspective. This project was part of the research conducted by the graduate group (C-I-1) Spaces in Language. Within the framework of Topoi, she also pursued her interest in the semiotics of the Egyptian hieroglyphic sign inventory by having worked 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).