Nominal Modification

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

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Dissertation Projects

Ongoing dissertations

Priscilla Lola Adenuga
Title of the doctoral project: The syntax of nominal expressions in Ògè: a minimalist approach (submitted)
Supervisor(s): Dr. Peter Smith

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

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

Abigail Anne Bimpeh
Title of the doctoral project: Reporting attitudes in Ewe
Supervisor(s): Dr. Cécile Meier, Prof. Dr. Petra Schulz

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

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

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

Lydia Grohe
Title of the doctoral project: The acquisition of double prenominal adjectives
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

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

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

Ruby Sleeman
Title of the doctoral project: The syntax and semantics of ordinals in Dutch and German
Supervisor(s): Prof. Dr. Cecilia Poletto, Dr. Cécile Meier

Sanja Srdanović
Title of the doctoral project: The referential properties of Serbian possessive constructions
Supervisor(s): Prof. Dr. Esther Rinke, Prof. Dr. Petra Schulz

Completed dissertations

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