Assoc. Prof. Dr. Korakoch Attaviriyanupap

Current professional background

I am an Associate Professor at the German Department at Silpakorn University in Nakhon Pathom, Thailand.


Field of research

Much of my research is on linguistic analyses of various aspects of the German and Thai languages, as well as the
differences and similarities between them.


Purpose of your last research visit

During my last visit to Siegen I worked together with Prof. Dr. Vogel and her research assistant, Dr. Baumann, on a joint publication titled “From X to X: Syntactic Reduplication in German.” I also worked on my own research project “The Thai morpheme hâj and its equivalents in German.“


Relation to the University of Siegen and the local host

I originally met Prof. Dr. Vogel in Switzerland, while we were both at the University of Bern. We were both conducting research on similar topics, but from slightly different perspectives, so we recognised the potential for future scientific cooperation. After I returned to Thailand, I decided that I would like to have the opportunity to discuss my research with other German linguists, there are unfortunately not so many in Thailand, and I asked Prof. Dr. Vogel if I could conduct a research visit with her. She had then accepted a position at the University of Siegen, so I went there for the very first time. I have come back many times since then.


Future projects and Activities

I am looking forward to coming back to Siegen, and to continue working with Prof. Dr. Vogel on our joint research papers. Prof. Dr. Vogel and Dr. Baumann are hoping to come to Thailand to visit my home institution in 2019.


Impressions of Siegen

I have been to Siegen eight times already, so this city is starting to feel like a second home to me.