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Dr Gianina Iordăchioaia

Theoretical Linguistics

University of Stuttgart



Dr Gianina Iordăchioaia is a theoretical linguist who obtained her PhD in General Linguistics from the University of Tübingen, Germany, in 2010 with a thesis entitled “Negative Concord with Negative Quantifiers: A Polyadic Quantifier Approach to Romanian Negative Concord.”

She has been employed as a researcher and lecturer at the Institute for English Linguistics at the University of Stuttgart, Germany, since October 2007, where she is currently working on the project “The form and interpretation of derived nominals” as part of the Collaborative Research Center 723, funded by the German Research Foundation.

Her research interests concern the interfaces between morphology, syntax, and semantics, with a focus on word formation, lexical categories, nominalization, argument structure, aspect, countability, negation, polarity, and quantifiers. Most recently, she has worked on the comparative study of the morphosyntax and interpretation of derived nominals and deverbal compounds in English and other languages such as Romanian, German, Spanish, Polish, Bulgarian, and Greek.

She has ongoing collaborations with colleagues who specialize in theoretical, historical and corpus/computational linguistics from the Humboldt University of Berlin, the University of Paris 8, the University of Verona, Italy, the University of Vienna, Austria, and the University of Malta. She has carried out formal research in head-driven phrase structure grammar, minimalism, and distributed morphology.