Doreen Georgi



  • 5/2014
    Dr. phil in Linguistics (summa cum laude), University of Leipzig, Faculty of Philology
    Thesis: Opaque Interactions of Merge and Agree: On the Nature and Order of Elementary Operations
  • 9/2009
    M.A. in General Linguistics and French Philology, University of Leipzig
    Thesis: Local Modelling of Global Case Splits
  • 10/2004–9/2009
    Studies in General Linguistics and French Philology, University of Leipzig


  • 5/2014–9/2015
    Post-doctoral researcher in the Research Training Programme Interaction of grammatical building blocks, University of Leipzig
  • 8/2011–4/2014
    Research assistant in the project Local modeling of non-local dependencies in syntax (PIs: Fabian Heck & Gereon Müller), funded by the DFG, University of Leipzig
  • 10/2009–7/2011
    Research assistant in the project The internal structure of person portmanteaus (PI: Jochen Trommer), funded by the DFG, University of Leipzig

    Research interests

    • (Inflectional) morphology, syntax and their interface
    • Locality and timing of operations
    • Local modelling of non-local dependencies
    • Mode of rule application (extrinsic vs. intrinsic ordering, simultaneous vs. sequential application)
    • Derivation vs. representation
    • Empirical domains: argument encoding, reflexes of movement, the syntax of the noun phrase, grammatical function changing processes



    • Georgi, D. 2017. Patterns of movement reflexes as the result of the order of Merge and Agree’, Linguistic Inquiry 48. 585-626. [DOI]
    • Georgi, D. & M. Salzmann. 2017. The matching effect in resumption: a local analysis based on Case attraction and top-down derivation. Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 35(1), 61–98. [DOI]
    • Assmann, A., D. Georgi, F. Heck, G. Müller & P. Weisser. 2015. Ergatives move too early: On an instance of opacity in syntax. Syntax 18(4). 343–387. [DOI]
    • Georgi, D. 2014. Opaque reflexes of movement: Ordering final vs. intermediate movement steps. In J. Iyer & L. Kusmer (eds.), Proceedings of the Forty-Fourth Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society, 109–122. Amherst: GLSA. [PDF]
    • Georgi, D. & M. Salzmann. 2014. Case attraction and matching in resumption in relatives. Evidence for top-down derivation. In A. Assmann et al. (eds.), Topics at Infl (Linguistische Arbeitsberichte 92), 347–395. Universität Leipzig. [PDF]
    • Assmann, A., S. Bank, D. Georgi, T. Klein, P. Weisser & E. Zimmermann (eds.). 2014. Topics at InfL (Linguistische Arbeitsberichte 92). Universität Leipzig.
    • Assmann, A., S. Edygarova, D. Georgi, T. Klein & P. Weisser. 2014. Case stacking below the surface: On the possessor case alternation in Udmurt. The Linguistic Review 31(3-4). 447–485. [DOI]


    • Georgi, D. 2014. A reformulation of Baker et al. (1989) in terms of ordering.
    last modified: 02.01.2018