Doreen Georgi
Assistant Professor in Linguistics

Invited talks


  • upcoming: December 2019: tba. Workshop on Iterativity, University of Leipzig

  • 2019, May 2: Reflexes of movement and locality. CamCos 8, Cambridge, UK.

  • 2018, November 16: Reconstruction in German wh-movement - an experimental investigation (with Martin Salzmann, Marta Wierzba). Workshop on Reconstruction, QMU London.

  • 2017, November 22: On subject / non-subject extraction asymmetries in Igbo (with Mary Amaechi). SVM lecture series, Universität Potsdam.

  • 2017, August 10: On subject / non-subject extraction asymmetries in Igbo (with Mary Amaechi). Workshop on Quirks of Subject Extraction, National University of Singapore.

  • 2017, January 19: Harmonic Agreement. ZAS syntax colloquium, Berlin.

  • 2017, January 5: Harmonic Agreement. ConSOLE 25, Leipzig.

  • 2016, January 18: Complementarity of gaps and resumptives as the result of Case attraction: local modeling under top-down derivation (with Martin Salzmann). CNRS/Paris VIII research unit Structures Formelles du Langage, seminar of the Equipe LaGraM, Paris.

  • 2016, January 18: Person encoding in local scenarios. A relativized probing approach. CNRS/Paris VIII research unit Structures Formelles du Langage, seminar of the Equipe LaGraM, Paris.

  • 2015, February 25: Complementarity of gaps and resumptives as the result of Case attraction: local modeling under top-down derivation (with Martin Salzmann). Linguistics Seminar Series, University College London.


Peer-reviewed presentations


  • upcoming: October 2019: On two types of resumption in Igbo and the nature of islands (with Mary Amaechi). NELS 50, MIT, Cambridge (MA).

  • 2019, May 24: On the nature of subject marking in Awing (with Henry Fominyam). ACAL 50, UBC, Vancouver.

  • 2019, May 10: An experimental investigation of reconstruction for Condition C in German A'-movement (with Martin Salzmann, Marta Wierzba), poster presentation. GLOW 42, Oslo.

  • 2019, April 16: On the role of referentiality in subject marking in Awing (with Henry Fominyam). DISCO, Leipzig.

  • 2019, March 7: On "optional" wh-/focus fronting in Igbo: a SYN-SEM-PHON interaction (with Mary Amaechi). Workshop Who cares? Contrast and opposition in 'free' phenomena at the 41st Annual Conference of the German Linguistic Society (DGfS), Bremen.

  • 2018, October 5: On the nature of ATB-movement: insights from reflexes of movement. NELS 49, Cornell University, Ithaca.

  • 2018, October 6: Reconstruction in German wh-movement - an experimental investigation (with Martin Salzmann   Marta Wierzba). Poster presentation at NELS 49, Cornell University, Ithaca.

  • 2018, September 28: Reconstruction in German wh-movement - an experimental investigation. CGSW 33, Göttingen.

  • 2018, April 13: On the nature of ATB-movement: insights from reflexes of movement. GLOW 41, Budapest. slides

  • 2018, March 23: On the source of subject / non-subject asymmetries in Igbo wh-/focus constructions (with Mary Amaechi). ACAL 49, Michigan.

  • 2018, March 8: On subject / non-subject extraction asymmetries in Igbo (with Mary Amaechi). Workshop Referential and relational approaches to syntactic asymmetries at the 40th Annual Conference of the German Linguistic Society (DGfS), Stuttgart.

  • 2017, March 17: Harmonic Agreement. GLOW 40, Leiden.

  • 2017, February 15: Local modeling of the gap/resumptive complementarity under top-down Case attraction (with Martin Salzmann). Workshop on Order and direction of grammatical operations, IGG 43, Pavia.

  • 2016, April 6: Complementarity of gaps and resumptives as the result of top-down Case attraction (with Martin Salzmann). GLOW 39, Göttingen.

  • 2015, October 8: Complementarity of gaps and resumptives as the result of Case attraction: local modeling under top-down derivation (with Martin Salzmann). CSSP 2015, Paris.

  • 2015, September 22: Complementarity of gaps and resumptives as the result of Case attraction: local modeling under top-down derivation (with Martin Salzmann). TbiLLC 2015, Tbilisi (Georgia).

  • 2014, September 27: A locality argument for top-down derivation: resumptive drop and case attraction (with Martin Salzmann). CGSW 29, York.

  • 2014, September 26: A locality argument for top-down derivation: Resumptive drop and case attraction (with Martin Salzmann, poster presentation). SinFonIJA VII, Graz.

  • 2014, April 4: Opaque reflexes of cyclic movement: Ordering final vs. intermediate steps. GLOW 37, Brussels).

  • 2013, April 3: Abstract composite possessor case in Udmurt (with Anke Assmann, Svetlana Edygarova, Timo Klein & Philipp Weisser). GLOW 36, Lund).

  • 2013, April 3: Opaque Interaction of Merge and Agree: On Two Types of Internal Merge (poster presentation). GLOW 36, Lund.

  • 2013, March 14: Opaque Interaction of Merge and Agree: On Two Types of Internal Merge. Interaction of Syntactic Primitives (Workshop at the 35th Annual Conference of the German Linguistic Society (DGfS)), Potsdam.

  • 2013, January 10: Possessor case in Udmurt: A local reanalysis as fusional case stacking (with Anke Assmann, Timo Klein & Philipp Weisser). ConSOLE XXI, Potsdam.

  • 2013, January 9: Opaque Interaction of Merge and Agree: On Two Types of Internal Merge. ConSOLE XXI, Potsdam.

  • 2012, December 18: Possessor case in Udmurt: multiple case assignment feeds postsyntactic fusion (with Anke Assmann, Timo Klein & Philipp Weisser). BCGL 7: The Morphology-Syntax Interface, Brussels.

  • 2012, March 29: Ergatives move too early (with Anke Assmann, Fabian Heck, Gereon Müller & Philipp Weisser). GLOW 35, Potsdam.

  • 2011, December 20: Local Person Portmanteaux & Hierarchy Effects. BCGL 6: Configurations of agreement, Brussels.

  • 2011, November 12: Local Person Portmanteaux & Hierarchy Effects: A Unified Approach. NELS 42, Toronto.

  • 2011, January 7: A derivational account of possessor advancement (with Anke Assmann & Philipp Weisser). ConSOLE XIX, Groningen.

  • 2011, January 6: Chameleon Probes in Mordvin. ConSOLE XIX, Groningen.

  • 2011, December 2: All by itself - why there are no portmanteaus in Uralic (with Larissa Kröhnert). Poster presentation at Décembrettes 7, Toulouse.

  • 2010, August 20: Chameleon Probes in Mordvin. SICOGG 12, Seoul.

  • 2010, August 14: DP-internal double agreement is not double Agree: a unification with possessor agreemment (with Martin Salzmann). GLOW-in-Asia VIII, Beijing.

  • 2010, June 21: Unifying possessor doubling and possessor agreement (with Martin Salzmann). 4th European Dialect Syntax Meeting, San Sebastián.

  • 2010, March 25: Double agreement in possessor doubling: against DP-over-NP and in favor of NP-over-DP (with Martin Salzmann). Syntaxcolloquium, Department of Linguistics, University of Leipzig (Germany).

  • 2010, February 24: Chameleon probes in Mordvin. DGfS annual meeting, HU Berlin (Germany).

  • 2009, August 27: A Local Approach to Global Case Splits via Maraudage. Poster presentation at Minimalist Approaches to Syntactic Locality, Research Institute for Linguistics, Budapest.

  • 2009, March 5: Maraudage as repair (with Fabian Heck and Gereon Müller). DGfS annual meeting, Osnabrück.

  • 2009, January 18: A Cyclic Derivation of Global Case Splits. ConSOLE XVII, Nova Gorica (Slovenia).


Other presentations


  • 2017, June 16: On the nature of ATB-movement: Insights from reflexes of movement. GGS 43, Göttingen.

  • 2016, October 20: On person-number-interactions in Hayu and prominence scores. GGS 42, Leipzig.

  • 2016, February 17: Case-stacking below the surface: On the possessor case alternation in Udmurt. ENS, LINGUAE group, language seminar, Paris.

  • 2012, September 6: Argument encoding and its consequences for displacement (with Anke Assmann, Fabian Heck, Gereon Müller & Philipp Weisser). Decomposition and natural classes in argument coding (Workshop of the research group Grammar and Processing of Verbal Arguments), Leipzig.

  • 2012, May 19: Ergative bewegen sich zu früh (Ergatives move too early) with Anke Assmann, Fabian Heck, Gereon Müller & Philipp Weisser. GGS 40, Freiburg.

  • 2010, Dezember 11: Analyzing Switch Reference (with Anke Assmann & Philipp Weisser). The Fine Structure of Grammatical Relations, Leipzig.

  • 2010, June 26: Third Cycle Agree Effects in Mordvin. Workshop on Theoretical Morphology 5 / 6th Network Meeting, Wittenberg (Germany).

  • 2010, May 09: Unifying possessor doubling and possessor agreement (with Martin Salzmann). GGS 37, FU Berlin.

  • 2009, March 26: Maraudage (with Fabian Heck and Gereon Müller). Potsdam-Leipzig-Workshop "Movement and Morphology", Wittenberg (Germany).

  • 2007, May 19: Münchhausenmerkmale in der NP (with Gereon Müller). GGS 34, Konstanz.

  • 2007, April 20: Argument Encoding in Kambera. Workshop on Grammar and Processing of Verbal Arguments, Leipzig.