Beata Moskal

Post-doctoral Researcher at Goethe-Universität Frankfurt


Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt
Institut für Linguistik (Hauspostfach 2)
Norbert-Wollheim-Platz 1
60629 Frankfurt-am-Main

moskal [at]

I’m currently a post-doctoral researcher at Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt, working with Caroline Féry and Gerrit Kentner. Usually, I teach two classes per semester (see Teaching); in Winter 2017, I am teaching Phonology 3.

Originally from the Netherlands, I completed my BA and Research MA at the University of Leiden, but completed my PhD at the University of Connecticut in the US.

My primary research interests are phonology and morphology, and my work focuses on cross-linguistic patterns, and how to formally capture them. I usually look at macro-variation across unrelated languages, but have also done research on micro-variation within a single language family.

My most recent interest looks at the interface between phonology and morphology. Specifically, I am focusing on locality restrictions and how these relate to markedness asymmetries. In addition, I am interested in alliterative concord phenomena (joint work with Caroline Féry).

Research in phonology includes dominant prefixes in vowel harmony and stress systems, labial harmony in Altaic languages, languages that display clashes in their stress systems, and metathesis (more details in Research).

Research in morphology includes investigating suppletion patterns in lexical and functional material, with a particular focus on pronoun suppletion with regard to number and case (joint work with Peter W. Smith, Jungmin Kang, Ting Xu and Jonathan Bobaljik) and with regard to clusivity, and a brief look into inverse systems (more details in Research).

Recently, I've organised a workshop, Markedness: Perspectives in Morphology and Phonology, held at Goethe-Universität on 13-14 July, 2017.

You can download my CV and papers from the Downloads tab, and please don’t hesitate to contact me!