I am a fourth year PhD student at the Department of Linguistics at the University of Leipzig. As a member of the DFG funded graduate school (Graduiertenkolleg) "Interaction of Grammatical Building Blocks" (IGRA) I am currently exploring the nature and interactions of the basic building blocks of Grammar (e.g. constraints, rules, operations, etc.).

Research Interests

My main research interests revolve around Morphology as an autonomous component of Grammar and its interfaces with Syntax on the one side and Phonology on the other. The more general framework that most of my work is couched in is Distributed Morphology and Minimalist Syntax. But I am always open to other approaches such as Paradigm Function Morphology, Minimalist Morphology or Nanosyntax. Currently, my research is focussed on:

  • periphrasis, deponency and the morphology-syntax interface
  • syncretism repairing syntactic mismatches
  • replication in syntax and morphology

In addition to the above, I am also always fascinated by and interested in the mathematical/formal methods employed in linguistics including logic, set theory, and formal grammars.



Universität Leipzig
Institut für Linguistik
Beethovenstraße 15
D-04107 Leipzig