Sprach- und literaturwissenschaftliche Fakultät - Institut für deutsche Sprache und Linguistik

Supervision of doctoral theses and habilitations

In Germany (supervisor)

  1. Diana Pili. 2001. The syntax of the left periphery. Universität Potsdam. 2nd supervisor.
  2. Roberta D’Alessandro. 2004. Impersonal si-constructions: agreement and interpretation, Universität Stuttgart. 1st supervisor.
  3. Sabine Mohr. 2004. Clausal architecture and subject positions: impersonal constructions in the Germanic languages. Universität Stuttgart. 1st supervisor.
  4. Eva Engels. 2005. Adverb placement: an optimality theoretic approach. Universität Potsdam. 2nd supervisor.
  5. Dae-Hyang Kang. 2005. Scrambling in Universal Grammar: an analysis of scrambling as optional movement. Universität Stuttgart. 1st supervisor.
  6. Björn Rothstein. 2006. The perfect time span: On the present perfect in German, Swedish and English. Universität Stuttgart. 1st supervisor.
  7. Christine Lauenstein. 2006. On the compatibility of the Braille Code and Universal Grammar. Universität Stuttgart. 1st supervisor.
  8. Sven Strobel. 2007. Die Perfektauxiliarselektion des Deutschen: ein lexikalischer Ansatz ohne Unakkusativität. Universität Stuttgart. 2nd supervisor.
  9. Florian Schäfer. 2007. On the nature of anticausative morphology: External arguments in change-of-state contexts. Universität Stuttgart. 1st supervisor.
  10. Kirsten Gengel. 2007. Focus and Ellipsis: a generative analysis of pseudo-gapping and other elliptical structures. Universität Stuttgart. 1st supervisor.
  11. Miriam Höß. 2009. 'Making the Mirror visible: Deutsche Übersetzung englischer Lyrik. Versuch einer Verwissenschaftlichung der Übersetzungskritk'. Universität Stuttgart. 2nd supervisor.
  12. Simone Heinold. 2010. Verbal properties of deverbal nominals: an aspectual analysis of French, German and English. Universität Stuttgart. 2nd supervisor.
  13. Susanne Lohrmann. 2010. The structure of the DP and its reflex in Scandinavian. Universität Stuttgart. 1st supervisor.
  14. Mihaela Marchis. 2010. Relational adjectives at the syntax-morphology interface in Romanian and Spanish. Universität Stuttgart. 1st supervisor.
  15. Seda Tunc. 2011. Der Einfluss der Erstsprache auf den Erwerb der Zweitsprache. Universität Stuttgart. (Intergrationsforschungspreis 2013, Ministerium für Integration, Baden Württemberg). 1st supervisor.
  16. Zeljka Caruso. 2012. The syntax of nominal expressions in articleless languages: a split DP-analysis of Croatian noun phrases. Universität Stuttgart. 1st supervisor.
  17. Sandhya Sundaresan. 2013. Context and (Co)reference in the syntax and its interfaces. Universität Stuttgart & University of Tromsø. 1st supervisor.
  18. Marcel Pitteroff. 2014. Non-canonical lassen-middles. Universität Stuttgart. 1st supervisor.
  19. Patrick Lindert. 2017. New Insights into Polish Control: evidence from predication, NP-ellipsis and Case. Universität Stuttgart. 1st supervisor.
  20. Patrizia Kleebauer. 2017. Multilingualismus erwachsener Migrantinnen und Migranten polnischer Herkunft in der Fremde- eine qualitative Untersuchung in Deutschland und Schweden. Pädagogischen Hochschule Schwäbisch Gmünd. 1st supervisor.
  21. Isabel Suditsch. 2017. Interdisziplinärer Fachsprachenkontakt- Fallstudie ARENA 2036. Universität Stuttgart. 1st supervisor.
  22. Nils Hirsch. 2018. German psych verbs. Humboldt Universität zu Berlin. 1st supervisor.
  23. Anastasia Paspali. 2019. Gender agreement in native and heritage Greek: an attraction study. Humboldt Universität zu Berlin. 1st supervisor.
  24. Christina Grey. 2020. The acquisition of transitivity alternations in Humboldt Universität zu Berlin. 1st supervisor.
  25. Jens Hopperdietzel. 2020. Resultatives: a view from Oceanic verb serealization. Humboldt Universität zu Berlin. 1st supervisor.
  26. Irina Krüger. 2021. Gender Agreement Patterns in Heritage Russian. Humboldt Universität zu Berlin. 1st supervisor.
  27. Benjamin Lowell-Sluckin. 2021. Non-canonical subjects and subject positions: locative inversion, V2-violations, and feature inheritance. Humboldt Universität zu Berlin. 1st supervisor.
  28. Odelia Ahdout. 2021. Deverbal nominals in Hebrew: between grammar and competition. Humboldt Universität zu Berlin. 1st supervisor.
  29. Vicky Rizou. In prepatation. Aspect in Heritage Greek. Humboldt Universität zu Berlin. 1st supervisor.
  30. Livia Sommer. In preparation. Psych verbs: an experimental approach. Humboldt Universität zu Berlin. 1st supervisor.
  31. Dan Morris. In preparation. Analytic-synthetic comparison in English diachrony. Humboldt Universität zu Berlin. 1st supervisor.
  32. Izabela Rosa Malta. The progressive in English diachrony. Humboldt Universität zu Berlin. 1st supervisor.

committee member/chair:

  1. Theodoros Marinis. 2000. Acquisition of the DP. Universität Potsdam. Committee member.
  2. Jochen Trommer. 2002. Distributed Optimality. Universität Potsdam. Committee member.
  3. Natalie Scherf. 2018. Swedish Modal Particles. Analyses of ju, väl, nog and Humboldt Universität zu Berlin. Committee chair.
  4. Oliver Bunk 2020. Aber immer alle sagen das“. The Status of V3 in German: Use, Processing, and Syntactic Representation. Humboldt Universität zu Berlin. Committee member.
  5. Karolina Zuchewisz. 2020. On the veridicality of perfective clause-embedding verbs in Polish:
    A unified aspect-based analysis of incremental theme verbs with nominal and propositional complements
    . Humboldt Universität zu Berlin. Committee chair.


External committee member/examiner Brazil, Germany, Greece, Italy, Norway, The Netherlands, and The UK

  1. Oystein Nilsen. 2003. Eliminating positions: syntax and semantics of sentence modification, University of Utrecht.
  2. Dimitra Papangeli. 2004. The morpho-syntax of argument realization. University of Utrecht.
  3. Alexandra Galani. 2007. The morpho-syntax of the Greek verb. University of York.
  4. Stella Gryllia. 2008. On the nature of preverbal focus in Greek. Leiden University.
  5. Anja Kleeman-Krämer. 2009. The functional structure of deverbal nominals in German. Queen Mary University of London.
  6. Sofia Koumantaki. 2014. Plurals in Modern Greek. University of York.
  7. Vasiliki Koukoulioti. 2014. Argument structure and verb inflection: a comparison between Greek-speaking patients with aphasia and semantic dementia (in Greek). University of Thessaloniki.
  8. Janayna Carvahlo. 2016. The morphosyntax of Brazilian Portuguese and its argument structure: a study of anticausatives, middles, impersonals and the agentive alternation. Universidade de São Paulo.
  9. Francesco Pinzin. 2017. Deponents in Latin. Università Ca' Foscari, Venice.
  10. George Markopoulos. 2018. Phonological realization of morpho-syntactic features. University of Thessaloniki.
  11. Margarita Makri. 2018. Aspects of Comparative Constructions Comparative Syntax, Semantics & L1-acquisition. University of York.
  12. Alexandra Rehn. 2018. Adjectives and the syntax of Germanic DPs. Universität Konstanz. 3rd reviewer.
  13. Athanasia Asyllogistou. 2019. Result in Greek diachrony. Ulster University.
  14. Arild Henriksen. 2020. The expletive passive and beyond: A comparative analysis of passives in English and Norwegian. University of Agder, Kristiansand.


Currently committee member in Anna Kampanarou's dissertation committee (University of Crete), Georgios Magionos's dissertation committee (University of Patras) and Georgios Tsemetzis (University of Ioanina).


Habilitation committees: Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Paris, Potsdam, Stuttgart

Anita Fetzer. 2002. Recontextualizing context: Grammaticality meets context. Universität Stuttgart

Joanna Blaszczak. 2007. Phase syntax. Universität Potsdam

Carola Trips. 2007. Lexical semantics and diachronic Morphology. Universität Stuttgart

Susann Fischer. 2008. Word order change as a source of grammaticalization. Universität Stuttgart

Berit Gerhke. 2017. The empirical foundation of event kinds and related issues. Paris, Diderot;

Florian Schäfer 2017. Argument structure and event structure phenomena in the verbal and the nominal domain. Humboldt Universität zu Berlin

Clemens Steiner-Mayr. 2017. Über die Interaktion wörtlicher und nichtwörtlicher Bedeutung. Committee Member. Humboldt Universität zu Berlin

Tillmann Pross. 2019. Zur Ontologie der Bedeutung sprachlicher Ausdrücke. Universität Stuttgart.

Gianina Iordachioaia. 2022. Compositional structure and idiosyncrasy in nominalization. Humboldt Universität zu Berlin.

Tue Trihn. 2022. Beiträge zur Theorie von Alternativen. Committee Member. Humboldt Universität zu Berlin