Nina Haslinger

I regularly teach at the SEP (English Department) in Göttingen.

Courses taught this semester (2023)

Syntax Lab Class (course 1)

Contact information for students

nina {dot} haslinger {at} uni-goettingen {dot} de or ninamhaslinger {at} gmail {dot} com.
Office hours for students
Friday 4-5pm or by appointment. If you would like to meet up via Zoom, that is of course possible, but please email me at least one day in advance.
SEP 0.250, Käte-Hamburger-Weg 3 (Jacob-Grimm-Haus)

FAQ for students

  • Attendance policy/missing class
    • In my courses, I do not check attendance and it will not count towards your grade. There is no maximum number of times you are allowed to miss class.
    • If you feel sick or you suspect you might have Covid, I strongly advise you not to come to class regardless of the official regulations.
    • If you are unable to come to class, you do not need to email me in advance to justify your absence or send me any medical certificates or other documents.
    • If you missed a class for medical or other reasons and are overwhelmed or confused by the content, I am happy to meet with you either in person or online to help you catch up.
  • Attending class online
    • If you would like to attend class but have a good reason not to come in person (e.g. travel outside Göttingen, social distancing, medical reasons), it is possible to join via Zoom.
    • However, I will not post the Zoom links on Stud.IP for everyone. So if you want to join online, please email me in advance (at least half an hour before the class starts) to receive the link.
    • If you need to join multiple meetings online rather than just one, please mention this in your email as the link might change from one week to the next.
  • Drawing syntax trees
    • If you do not want to draw your trees by hand, there are several online tools that generate syntax trees from a labeled bracketing. The best Web-based tool I have seen so far is at
    • Unlike most other tree-drawing programs this permits you to remove the single branches connecting lexical items to their category labels (unselect the “Terminal lines” button) and to add features in square brackets to lexical items (e.g. “books[N, Plural]”). Unfortunately, it is not possible to add features in square brackets to non-terminal nodes and I haven't encountered any other tool that does this. In such cases you can use curly brackets as a workaround.
    • Personally, I use LaTeX to typeset my handouts and slides and always use the qtree package to draw trees.
    • LaTeX is a typesetting program that comes with its own command language and therefore takes quite some time to learn. If you are already doing research in theoretical linguistics or if you are interested in doing so in the future, it is likely to be worth the time investment. Here are some introductory resources:

Teaching in earlier semesters

Here are the courses I have previously taught at the SEP:

  • Semantics Lab Class (winter semester; 2019/2020, 2020/2021, 2022/2023)
  • Semantics Lab Class for MA students (winter semester; 2021/2022, 2022/2023)
  • Syntax Lab Class (summer semester; 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022)
  • MA-level seminar “Issues in the syntax/semantics interface”, co-taught with Clemens Steiner-Mayr (winter semester 2019/2020)