Nominal Modification

The Research Training Group on Nominal Modification at the Goethe University Frankfurt

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Ongoing dissertations

Ahmad Al-Bitar
Title of the doctoral project: Definiteness in (Syrian) Arabic
Supervisor(s): Prof. Dr. Manfred Sailer, Dr. Cécile Meier

Nasimeh Bahmanian
Title of the doctoral project: Extraposition of relative clauses in Persian
Supervisor(s): Prof. Dr. Sol Lago

Nehir Aygül
Title of the doctoral project: The interplay between inverse linking and nominal modifiers
Supervisor(s): Prof. Dr. Markus Bader

Fenna Bergsma
Title of the doctoral project: Case competition in headless relatives
Supervisor(s): Prof. Dr. Katharina Hartmann, Dr. Pavel Caha (external)

Maximilian Berthold
Title of the doctoral project: The temporal interpretation of modified noun phrases
Supervisor(s): Prof. Dr. Cornelia Ebert

Sebastian Bredemann
Title of the doctoral project: The role of phonology in morphological realization: evidence from Vata
Supervisor(s): Prof. Dr. Caroline Féry, Dr. Hannah Sande (external)

Seyna Maria Carlucci-Dirani
Title of the doctoral project: Why two definite articles? How the information structure governs morpho-syntactic variation- a re-search on the definite article forms in South Hessen
Supervisor(s): Prof. Dr. Helmut Weiß, Dr. Cécile Meier

Joana Ferreira
Title of the doctoral project: The syntax of adjectives and its semantic basis in the nominal domain
Supervisor(s): Prof. Dr. Esther Rinke

Julien Foglietti
Title of the doctoral project: The compositional semantics of Proper Names
Supervisor(s): Prof. Dr. Cornelia Ebert, Orin Percus (external)

Astrid Gößwein
Title of the doctoral project: Processing complexity in prenominal present participle constructions in German (submitted)
Supervisor(s): Prof. Dr. Markus Bader, Prof. Dr. Sol Lago

Lydia Grohe
Title of the doctoral project: The acquisition of multiple adjectival Modification
Supervisor(s): Prof. Dr. Petra Schulz

Melanie Hobich
Title of the doctoral project: The was für construction from a cross-linguistic and diachronic perspective
Supervisor(s): Prof. Dr. Helmut Weiß

Dimitrios Kotopoulis
Title of the doctoral project: The Syntax & Morphology of Case
Supervisor(s): Prof. Dr. Esther Rinke

Viktor Köhlich
Title of the doctoral project:Nominal Modification in Japanese and the Japanese Word Class System
Supervisor(s): Prof. Dr. Katharina Hartmann

Tommaso Mattiuzzi
Title of the doctoral project: Slim and large nominal projections. Nominal modifiers and the boundaries of DP in PP construction
Supervisor(s): Prof. Dr. Cecilia Poletto

Yat Han Lai
Title of the doctoral project: Word Order and Information Structure in Cantonese: An experimental approach
Supervisor(s): Prof. Dr. Markus Bader

Emma Merritt
Title of the doctoral project: Early L2 acquisition of recursive genitive structures
Supervisor(s): Prof. Dr. Petra Schulz, Ana Pérez-Leroux

Giacomo Presotto
Title of the doctoral project: DP and Locality. Probing and testing Relativized Minimality effects on DP-related movements
Supervisor(s): Prof. Dr. Jacopo Torregrossa

Anna Preßler 
Title of the doctoral project: The role of phonological factors in word order variation phenomena
Supervisor(s): Prof. Dr. Frank Kügler

Carolin Reinert 
Title of the doctoral project: The Compositionality of Adjective Noun Constructions (abstract)
Supervisor(s): Prof. Dr. Ede Zimmermann, Dr. Cécile Meier

Natalie J. Roller
Title of the doctoral project: Word order in different strategies of nominal modification in Tagalog
Supervisor(s): Prof. Dr. Jost Gippert

Emine Şahingöz
Title of the doctoral project: Expressing Definiteness in Ossetic – The Development from Definite Particle to Stress Shift
Supervisor(s): Prof. Dr. Jost Gippert, Prof. Dr. Sven Grawunder

Ruby Sleeman
Title of the doctoral project: Ordering ordinals and superlatives in Dutch
Supervisor(s): Prof. Dr. Cecilia Poletto, Dr. Cécile Meier, Prof. Dr. Sjef Barbiers (external)

Completed dissertations

2021

Abigail Anne Bimpeh
Title of the doctoral project: Logophoricity in Ewe: An Empirical-Semantic Assessment of  (defended on July 14, 2021)
Supervisor(s): Dr. Cécile Meier, Prof. Dr. Petra Schulz

Sanja Srdanović
Title of the doctoral project: Referential properties of Serbian possessive constructions (defended on June 10th, 2021)
Supervisor(s): Prof. Dr. Esther Rinke, Prof. Dr. Petra Schulz

Priscilla Lola Adenuga
Title of the doctoral project: The syntax and morphology of nominal modification in Ògè (defended on February 17th, 2021)
Supervisor(s): Dr. Peter Smith

2020

Nicolas Lamoure 
Title of the doctoral project: Nominal Coordination in Italian, French and German-Internal and external agreement of D>N>&>N constructions
Supervisor(s): Prof. Dr. Manfred Sailer, Prof. Dr. Katharina Hartmann

2019

David Lahm 
Title of the doctoral project: The Underspecified Semantics of “different”
Supervisor(s): Prof. Dr. Cecilia Poletto, Prof. Dr. Ede Zimmermann

Eugenia Fahrnbach
Title of the doctoral project: Variation in enclitic possessive constructions in Southern Italian dialects: a syntactic analysis
Supervisor(s): Prof. Dr. Cecilia Poletto, Prof. Dr. Helmut Weiß

Yranahan Traoré
Title of the doctoral project: The Morphology and the Phonology of the Nominal Domain in Tagbana
Supervisor(s): Prof. Dr. Caroline Féry,  Prof. Firmin Ahoua

Sarah Duong Phu
Title of the doctoral project: Discontinuous noun phrases in Vietnamese
Supervisor(s): Prof. Dr. Caroline Féry, Prof. Gisbert Fanselow

Merle Weicker
Title of the doctoral project: The role of semantic complexity for the acquisition of adjectives
Supervisor(s): Prof. Dr. Petra Schulz, Prof. Dr. Ede Zimmermann

Sabrina Weber
Title of the doctoral project: Nominal Modification in Language Production: Extraposition of Prepositional Phrases in German
Supervisor(s): Prof. Dr. Markus Bader, Prof. Dr. Gert Webelhuth

2018

Mariam Kamarauli
Title of the doctoral project: The Nominal Domain in Georgian. A Diachronic Analysis
Supervisor(s): Prof. Dr. Jost Gippert, Prof. Nino Sharashenidze

Maria Kofer
Title of the doctoral project: Definiteness and nominal modification in the Balkan languages
Supervisor(s): Prof. Dr. Jost Gippert, Prof. Dr. Esther Rinke

Anja Šarić
Title of the doctoral project: Double genitives, possessives and nominalizations: evidence for the DP hypothesis in Serbian
Supervisor(s): Prof. Dr. Esther Rinke, Dr. Sascha Alexeyenko