I am a postdoctoral researcher in the Graduiertenkolleg "Nominal Modification" at the University of Frankfurt and a member of the Formal Semantics group (⇢ Thomas Ede Zimmermann). Before that, I worked at the German Studies Department at the University of Vienna (⇢ Katharina Hartmann) and at the Institute of Cognitive Science at the University of Osnabrück, in the Computational Linguistics group (⇢ Peter Bosch). You can download my full CV here.
In April 2015, I defended my PhD thesis on the syntax and semantics of adjectival and adverbial manner modification, which has been supervised by Peter Bosch at the University of Osnabrück (committee members: Peter Bosch, Louise McNally, Roberto Zamparelli, Hedde Zeijlstra). The thesis can be downloaded here.
My research interests lie in the area of semantics, syntax, and the syntax-semantics interface. More specifically, I am interested in issues concerning manner modification, adverbs as a lexical class, linearization in the nominal phrase, semantics of gradable adjectives, quantification in event semantics, genericity and habituality, morphosyntax and semantics of nominalizations. For written work on some of these topics, see research.
- syntax and semantics of agent- and theme-oriented manner adjectives in English
(in preparation for NLLT)
- quantification in event semantics: generalized-quantifiers vs. sub-events analysis
- a cross-linguistic analysis of the Head-Final Constraint on modifiers
(with Hedde Zeijlstra)
- structure and interpretation of nominalized infinitives in Italian
(with Roberto Zamparelli)
- syntax and semantics of invariable adjectives in Spanish and English
(with Antonio Fábregas: submitted to JL; CGG26 handout)