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. Usually, I teach two classes per semester (see Teaching); this semester I am teaching an MA-class on Labial Harmony, an advanced BA-class on Cyclicity (Zyklizität), and co-teaching an MA-class on Alliterative Concord (with Caroline Féry).

I am also one of the Principal Researchers in the Graduate School on Nominal Modification at Goethe-Universität Frankfurt.

At present, I am a member of the editorial board of Natural Language & Linguistic Theory (NLLT) and The Journal of Comparative Germanic Linguistics (JCGL).

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).

In July 2017, I organised a workshop, Markedness: Perspectives in Morphology and Phonology, held at Goethe-Universität.

You can download my CV and see my papers in the Output tab, and please don’t hesitate to contact me!