I am a postdoc in syntax [uφ:Hedde Zeijlstra] and semantics [λx.Clemens Mayr] at the Dept of English Linguistics at the University of Göttingen, where I also worked as a replacing professor of syntax in 2017-2019. Before coming to Göttingen, I was at the Universities of Frankfurt (postdoc in the graduate school Nominal Modification, member of Ede Zimmermann's group) and Vienna (postdoc in Katharina Hartmann's group). I did my PhD in linguistics and cognitive science under the supervision of Peter Bosch at the University of Osnabrück, my dissertation being on the syntax and semantics of manner modification. You can find my full CV here.
My work lies at the interface of syntax and semantics of natural languages, and I am also interested in linguistic typology. I have worked on various topics in event semantics (quantification, manner modification, habituality); constraints on linearization in the nominal phrase; the categorial status of adverbs; the semantics of gradability; agreement and case; the morphosyntax of number; nominalizations and their morphosyntax-semantics mapping.
- typology of number marking in the presence of numerals
IATL 36 handout
- modeling of quantification in event semantics
SALT 28 paper
- cross-linguistic study of the Head-Final Filter (with Hedde Zeijlstra)
WCCFL 37 paper
- analysis of the direct-inverse system of Mapudungun (with Louise Raynaud)
- syntax and semantics of “invariable adjectives” in Spanish (with Antonio Fábregas)
CGG 26 handout
- structure and interpretation of nominalized infinitives in Italian (with Roberto Zamparelli)
Recent and upcoming:
- our WCCFL37 paper on the HFF will soon be available online
- Oct 2020: talk on the Head-Final Filter at the online LCAD conference (with Hedde Zeijlstra)
- Aug 2020: Feras Saeed started his PhD on the morphosyntax of number and gender in Arabic, supervised by Hedde Zeijlstra and me – welcome on board, Feras!