The Research Training Group Interaction of grammatical building blocks (IGRA) is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). This site introduces the team and the structure of IGRA.

Faculty members

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Prof. Dr. Martin Haspelmath

Professor

Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Dept. of Linguistic and Cultural Evolution
Kahlaische Straße 10
04318 Leipzig

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Prof. Dr. Fabian Heck

Research Fellow

Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft
Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum
Beethovenstraße 15, Room 1505
04107 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-37644

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Prof. Ph. D. Gregory Kobele

Professor

Computationelle/Experimentelle Zugänge zur Grammatik
Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum
Beethovenstraße 15, Room 1511
04107 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-37612

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Ph. D. Maria Kouneli

Junior Professor

Grammatische Systeme außereuropäischer Sprachen (JP)
Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum
Beethovenstraße 15, Room 1513
04107 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-37606

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Prof. Dr. Gereon Müller

Professor

Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft
Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum
Beethovenstraße 15, Room 1512
04107 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-37611

Prof. Dr. Barbara Schlücker

Prof. Dr. Barbara Schlücker

Professor

Germanistische Linguistik
Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum
Beethovenstraße 15, Room 1408
04107 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-37361

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Prof. Dr. Barbara Stiebels

Professor

Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft (Spezialisierung: Sprachtypologie)
Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum
Beethovenstraße 15, Room 1510
04107 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-37604

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Prof. Dr. Jochen Trommer

Professor

Phonologie mit Schwerpunkt Morphologie-Phonologie-Interfaces
Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum
Beethovenstraße 15, Room 1507
04107 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-37633

IGRA-funded doctoral students and postdocs

Doctoral students

Joana Serwaa Ampofo

Research Fellow

Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft
Beethovenstraße 31, Room  4
04107 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-39791

Leonie Barabas-Weil

Research Fellow

Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft
Beethovenstraße 31, Room 5
04107 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-39790

Aleksandra Belkind

Research Fellow

Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft
Beethovenstraße 31, Room 1
04107 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-39787

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Mike Berger

Research Fellow

Research Training Group IGRA
Universität Leipzig
Institut für Linguistik
04081 Leipzig

Anna Bliß

Research Fellow

Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft
Beethovenstraße 31, Room  2
04107 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-39788

Leonel Tadjo Fongang

Research Fellow

Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft
Beethovenstraße 31, Room 3
04107 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-39790

Robert Fritzsche

Research Fellow

Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft
Beethovenstraße 31, Room 3
04107 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-39790

Jelena Grofulovic

Research Fellow

Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft
Beethovenstraße 31, Room 7
04107 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-39797

Eleni Lentza Siamani

Research Fellow

Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft
Beethovenstraße 31, Room 6
04107 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-39787

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Christine Marquardt

Research Fellow

Research Training Group IGRA
Universität Leipzig
Institut für Linguistik
04081 Leipzig

Stefanie Müller

Research Fellow

Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft
Beethovenstraße 31, Room 4
04107 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-39791

Mariia Privizentseva

Research Fellow

Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft
Beethovenstraße 31, Room 6
04107 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-39795

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Marie-Luise Popp

Research Fellow

Research Training Group IGRA
Universität Leipzig
Institut für Linguistik
04081 Leipzig

Johannes Schneider

Research Fellow

Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft
Beethovenstraße 31, Room 5
04107 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-39793

Galina Sim

Research Fellow

Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft
Beethovenstraße 31, Room 4
04107 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-39792

Sören Eggert Tebay

Research Fellow

Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft
Beethovenstraße 31, Room 2
04107 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-39789

Yu Tomida

Research Fellow

Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft
Beethovenstraße 31, Room 1
04107 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-39786

Postdocs

Ph. D. Samuel Zukoff

Research Fellow

Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft
Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum
Beethovenstraße 15, Room 1508
04107 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-37626

Ph. D. Paula Fenger

Research Fellow

Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft
Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum
Beethovenstraße 15, Room 1509
04107 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-37646

Associated doctoral students and postdocs

Associated doctoral students

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Irene Amato

Associated doctoral student

Research Training Group IGRA
Universität Leipzig
Institut für Linguistik
04081 Leipzig

 Maximilian Frankowsky

Maximilian Frankowsky

Associated doctoral student

Germanistische Linguistik
Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum
Beethovenstraße 15, Room 1412
04107 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-37396

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Hyunjung Lee

Associated doctoral student

Research Training Group IGRA
Universität Leipzig
Institut für Linguistik
04081 Leipzig

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Ekaterina Medvedeva

Associated doctoral student

Institut für Linguistik
Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum
Beethovenstraße 15, Room 1506
04107 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-37605

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Prithivi Pattanayak

Associated doctoral student

Institut für Linguistik
Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum
Beethovenstraße 15, Room 1501
04107 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-37654

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Marie-Luise Schwarzer

Associated doctoral student

Research Training Group IGRA
Universität Leipzig
Institut für Linguistik
04081 Leipzig

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Razieh Shojaei

Associated doctoral student

Institut für Linguistik
Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum
Beethovenstraße 15, Room 1502
04107 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-37643

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Jelena Stojković

Associated doctoral student

Research Training Group IGRA
Universität Leipzig
Institut für Linguistik
04081 Leipzig

Associated postdocs

Ph. D. Michael Dean Frazier Jr.

Associated postdoc

Computationelle/Experimentelle Zugänge zur Grammatik
Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum
Beethovenstraße 15, Room 1508
04107 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-37626

Dr. Eva Zimmermann

Associated postdoc

Institut für Linguistik
Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum
Beethovenstraße 15, Room 1504
04107 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-37608

Alumni and former faculty members

Name Status Time of affiliation
Dr. Katja Barnickel Doctoral student April 2014 – March 2017
Dr. Laura Becker Doctoral student April 2015 – March 2018
Dr. Petr Biskup Associated postdoc April 2014 – September 2018
Dr. Imke Driemel Doctoral student April 2016 – March 2019
Johannes Englisch Associated doctoral student März 2016 – February 2019
Mael Gautier Associated doctoral student April 2014 – March 2016
Dr. Doreen Georgi Postdoc May 2014 – September 2015
Dr. Siri Gjersøe Doctoral student April 2015 – March 2018
Dr. Matías Guzmán Naranjo Doctoral student April 2014 – March 2017
Dr. Johannes Hein Doctoral student April 2014 – March 2017
Dr. Anke Himmelreich Postdoc October 2017 – September 2019
Dr. Sampson Korsah Doctoral student April 2014 – March 2017
Andrew Kostakis, Ph.D. Postdoc May 2016 – March 2018
Dr. Yuriy Kushnir Doctoral student April 2015 – March 2018
Martina Martinović, Ph.D. Postdoc September 2015 – August 2017
Dr. Savio Megolhuto Meyase Doctoral student April 2017 – March 2020
Dr. Andrew Murphy Doctoral student April 2014 – March 2017
Dr. Gurujegan Murugesan Associated doctoral student June 2016 – June 2019
Feyza Nalbant Doctoral student April 2016 – November 2016
Dr. Jude Nformi Awasom Doctoral student May 2015 – March 2018
Dr. Andreas Opitz Associated postdoc April 2014 – September 2018
Dr. Ludger Paschen Doctoral student May 2014 – March 2017
Dr. Zorica Puškar Doctoral student April 2014 – March 2017
Ezer Rasin, Ph.D. Postdoc September 2018 – August 2020
Matthias Richter Associated doctoral student April 2015 – August 2020
Peter Staroverov, Ph.D. Postdoc May 2014 – March 2016
Dr. Philipp Weisser Associated postdoc September 2017 – June 2021
Dr. Joanna Zaleska Doctoral student April 2014 – March 2017

The following faculty members are no longer part of IGRA:

  • Professor emeritus Thomas Pechmann
  • Professor Martin Salzmann
  • Professor emeritus Doris Schönefeld
  • Junior Professor Sandhya Sundaresan, Ph.D.
  • Junior Professor Nina Topintzi, Ph.D.
  • Professor emeritus Gerhild Zybatow

IGRA council

The inner structure of the Research Training Group Interaction of Grammatical Building Blocks (IGRA) is based on the structure of other classes in the Research Academy Leipzig.

The extended IGRA council consists of the directly involved and associated researchers, the two IGRA postdocs, and two PhD students. It decides on study programmes, guest lectures, visting professorships, the appointment of the Brugmann Fellows, and the admission of PhD students (funded by IGRA-resources or otherwise funded). The extended IGRA council meets at least twice a semester.

In addition, there is the narrow IGRA council, which consists of the spokesperson and his or her deputy spokesperson, a postdoc, and a PhD student. The narrow IGRA council is responsible for the management of the everyday business of IGRA as a whole. It meets every second week in the semester, and irregularly outside the semester. The PhD students elect two persons who support their interests in the extended and narrow IGRA council. The goal of the IGRA council is to enable PhD students to appropriately influence the research programme, and thereby especially the choice of visiting professorships and guest lectures.

  • Professor Gereon Müller (Spokesperson)
  • Professor Barbara Stiebels (Deputy spokesperson)
  • N.N. (Postdoc)
  • Daniel Gleim
  • Professor Martin Haspelmath
  • Professor Fabian Heck
  • Professor Gregory Kobele, Ph.D.
  • Junior professor Maria Kouneli, Ph.D.
  • Professor Gereon Müller (Spokesperson)
  • Professor Barbara Schlücker
  • Professor Barbara Stiebels
  • Professor Jochen Trommer
  • Paula Fenger, PH.D.
  • Sam Zukoff, Ph.D.
  • Daniel Gleim
  • Elena Lentza-Siamani

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