Institute of English Languages and Literatures


The Linguistics section is highly active in research and is very successful in gaining third-party funding for research initiatives. Linguists of the section contribute significantly to the large scale collaborative research center SFB 883 'The Construction of Meaning', the Research Training Group GRK 1808 'Ambiguity', and the Tübingen Center for Linguistics (TüZLi).

Current Research Projects

Habilitations and Dissertations

(since 2005)


  • Konietzko, Andreas (2020), "Islands and Complex Constructions in English and German: Bridging the Gap between Theory of Grammar, Processing and Neurolinguistics" Kumulative Habilitationsschrift, Universität Tübingen. (Winkler)
  • Hartmann, Jutta (2016), "The Syntax and Focus Structure of Specificational Copular Clauses and Clefts" Habilitationsschrift, Universität Tübingen. (Winkler)
  • Grosz-Patel, Pritty (2014), "On Structural and Contextual Relations in the Grammar: Individual Variables, Agreement, and Anaphoric Presuppositions" Kumulative Habilitationsschrift, Universität Tübingen. (Beck)
  • Gergel, Remus (2010), "From Comparisons to Preferences" Kumulative Habilitationsschrift, Universität Tübingen. (Beck)


  • Kehl, Andreas (in prep.), "Adjunct Islands. Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives from English and German." (Winkler)
  • von Wietersheim, Sophie (in prep.), "Binding as Evidence for Structural Integration" (Featherston)
  • Wimmer, Alexander (2020), "On Certain Conditionals" Dissertation, Universität Tübingen. (Beck) Download
  • Berezovskaya, Polina (2020), "Comparing Comparatives: New Perspectives from Fieldwork and Processing" Dissertation, Universität Tübingen. (Beck) Download
  • Jäger, Marion (2020), "Focus Particles and Extraction" Dissertation, Universität Tübingen. (Winkler) Download
  • Sachs, Konstantin (2019), "Indefinite Intervention Effects: How Focus Intervention Restricts the Scope of Indefinites" Dissertation, Universität Tübingen. (Beck) Download
  • Remmele, Bettina (2019), "The Prosody of Sluicing: Production studies on prosodic disambiguation" Dissertation, Universität Tübingen. (Winkler) Download
  • Brockmann, Saskia Gabriela (2018), "The Relation between Pronouns and Definites. Evidence from First Language Acquisition" Dissertation, Universität Tübingen. (Beck)  Download
  • Howell, Anna (2018), "Alternative Semantics Across Languages" Dissertation, Universität Tübingen. (Beck)
  • Grohe, Ann-Kathrin (2017), "Learning foreign and native accents: the role of production and listening" Dissertation, Universität Tübingen. (Weber)  Download
  • Wagner, Wiltrud (2017), "Idioms and Ambiguity in Context: Literal and Figurative Readings of Idiomatic Expressions" Dissertation, Universität Tübingen. (Winkler)
  • Bade, Nadine (2016), "Obligatory Presupposition Triggers in Discourse - Empirical Investigations of the Theories 'Maximize Presupposition' and 'Obligatory Implicatures' " Dissertation, Universität Tübingen. (Beck)  Download
  • Hohaus, Vera (2015), "Context and Composition: How Presuppositions Restrict the Interpretation of Free Variables" Dissertation, Universität Tübingen. (Beck)  Download
  • Konietzko, Andreas (2014), "The Syntax and Information Structure of Bare Argument Ellipsis in English and German: Experimental and Theoretical Evidence" Dissertation, Universität Tübingen. (Winkler) Publisher Link
  • Salakhyan, Elena (2014), "Eastern European Manifestations of English as a Lingua Franca" Dissertation, Universität Tübingen. (Kohn)  Download
  • Tiemann, Sonja (2013), "The Processing of 'wieder' ('again') and Other Presupposition Triggers" Dissertation, Universität Tübingen. (Beck) Download
  • Hofstetter, Stefan (2013), "Selected Issues in the Theory of Comparison: Phrasal Comparison in Turkish and a Cross-Linguistic Perspective on Intensifiers, Negative Island Effects and the Distribution of Measure Phrases" Dissertation, Universität Tübingen. (Beck) Download
  • Krasikova, Sveta (2010), "Modals in Comparatives" Dissertation, Universität Tübingen. (Beck)
  • Gergel, Remus (2005), "Modality and Ellipsis: Diachronic and Synchronic Evidence" Dissertation, Universität Tübingen. (Winkler)  Publisher Link