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Vertretungsprof. Dr. Albert Ortmann

Gebäude: 24.53.00
Etage/Raum: 89
Tel.: +49 211 81-10717


Montag, 14:30 Uhr



Journal and book articles

  • Ortmann, Albert (2018) Connecting the typology and semantics of nominal possession: alienability splits and the morphology-semantics interface. Morphology (2018).
  • Ortmann, Albert & Jens Fleischhauer (2016) Ana Aguilar-Guevara, Bert Le Bruyn & Joost Zwarts (eds.), Weak referentiality. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2014. Pp. xii + 390.Journal of Linguistics 52, 218-223.                                                               
  • Ortmann, Albert (2015) Uniqueness and possession: Typological evidence for type shifts in nominal determination. In: M. Aher, D. Hole, E. Jerabek and C. Kupke (eds.) Logic, language, and computation. 10th Inter­national Tbilisi Symposium on Logic, Language, and Computation, TbiLLC 2013, Gudauri, Georgia, September 23-27, 2013. Revised Selected Papers, 234-256. Berlin a.o.: Springer. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science 8984)
  • Ortmann, Albert & Doris Gerland (2014) She loves you, -ja -ja -ja: objective conjugation and pragmatic possession in Hungarian. In: D. Gerland, C. Horn, A. Latrouite and A. Ortmann (eds.) Meaning and Grammar of Nouns and Verbs, 269-313. Düsseldorf: DUP. [pdf]
  • Doris Gerland, Christian Horn, Anja Latrouite & Albert Ortmann: (2014) Introduction. In: D. Gerland, C. Horn, A. Latrouite and A. Ortmann (eds.) Meaning and Grammar of Nouns and Verbs, 11-17. Düsseldorf: DUP. [pdf]
  • Ortmann, Albert  (2014) Definite article asymmetries and concept types: semantic and pragmatic uniqueness. In: Thomas Gamerschlag, Doris Gerland, Rainer Osswald & Wiebke Petersen (eds.) Frames and concept types: Applications in Language and Philosophy, 293-321. Dordrecht: Springer.
  • Ortmann, Albert (2011) Anti-agreement with subjects and possessors from a typological perspective: a case for null pronouns or for economy? In: Melani Wratil & Peter Gallmann (eds.) Null pronouns, 223-264. Berlin: de Gruyter.
  • Gerlach, Birgit & Albert Ortmann. (2006) John J. McCarthy (ed.) Optimality Theory in Phonology. A Reader. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 2004. Linguistische Berichte 205, 103-112.
  • Ortmann, Albert (2004) A factorial typology of number marking in noun phrases: the tension of economy and faithfulness. In: Gereon Müller, Lutz Gunkel, and Gisela Zifonun (eds.) Explora¬tions in Nominal Inflection, 229-267. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
  • Ortmann, Albert (2002) Economy-based splits, constraints and lexical represen¬tations. In: Ingrid Kaufmann & Barbara Stiebels (eds) More than words. A Festschrift for Dieter Wunderlich, 147-177. Berlin: Akademie-Verlag.
  • Ortmann, Albert & Carsten Steins. (2002) Review of: Number. By Greville G. Corbett., Cambridge: CUP, 2000. Pp. xx, 358. Language 78 (3), 571-573.
  • Ortmann, Albert (2002) The Morphological Licensing of Modifiers. In: Vida Samiian (ed.) Proceedings of the Western Conference on Linguistics: Volume Twelve, WECOL 2000, 403-414. California State University, Fresno.
  • Ortmann, Albert & Alexandra Popescu. (2001) Haplology involving morpho¬logically bound and free elements: evidence from Romanian. In: Geert Booij and Jaap van Marle (eds) Yearbook of Morphology 2000, 43-70. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic.
  • Ortmann, Albert & Alexandra Popescu. (2000) Romanian definite articles are not clitics. In: Birgit Gerlach & Janet Grijzenhout (eds) Clitics in phonology, morphology and syntax, 295-324. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
  • Ortmann, Albert (2000) Where plural refuses to agree: feature unification and morphological economy. Acta Linguistica Hungarica 47, 249-288.
  • Ortmann, Albert (1999) Affix Repetition and Non-Redundancy in Inflectional Morphology. Zeitschrift für Sprachwissenschaft 18, 76-120.
  • Ortmann, Albert (1998) Consonant epenthesis: its distribution and phonological specification. In: Wolfgang Kehrein & Richard Wiese (eds) Phonology and Morphology of the Germanic Languages, 51-76. Tübingen: Niemeyer.
  • Ortmann, Albert (1998) The Role of [animate] in Inflection. In: Ray Fabri, Albert Ortmann & Teresa Parodi (eds) Models of Inflection, 60-84. Tübingen: Niemeyer.



  • Ortmann, Albert (2002) Kategorien des Nomens: Schnittstellen und Ökonomie. Tübingen: Niemeyer.


 Edited volumes

  • Doris Gerland, Christian Horn, Anja Latrouite & Albert Ortmann (2014) Meaning and Grammar of Nouns and Verbs. Düsseldorf: DUP.                                                          
  • Ray Fabri, Albert Ortmann und Teresa Parodi (eds.; 1998) Models of Inflection. Tübingen: Niemeyer.


 Prepublished works and manuscripts

  • with Tinatin Kiguradze (2008) The factors of variation in definiteness marking in the history of Georgian. [pdf]                                                                                                                
  • with Carsten Steins (2007) An OT account of typological variation in inflectional inventories: contrast, neutralisation and combinatorial exponence. Ms., HHU Düsseldorf.
  • (2005) Zur semantischen und morphologisch-typologischen Abgrenzung des Adverbs vom Adjektiv. Beitrag für: Nanna Fuhrhop (Hg.) Virtuelle Festschrift für Peter Eisenberg. [pdf]
  • (2004) Nominalisierung und Determinierung. Ms., Universität Tübingen.
  • with Corinna Handschuh (2004) Semantic factors of valence-changing processes with nouns: possession in the Mayan languages. Ms., Universität Tübingen & HHU Düsseldorf. [pdf]
  • (1994) Possessorkongruenz. Eine Fallstudie zum Verhältnis von Morphologie, Syntax und Semantik. Magisterarbeit, HHU Düsseldorf.
  • (1992) Zur Auflösung von Merkmalskonflikten unter Kongruenz. Arbeiten des Sonder-forschungsbereichs 282 „Theorie des Lexikons“ No. 24. HHU Düsseldorf/BUGH Wuppertal.


 Selected Presentations

  • ‘What is in the noun and what is not’. Workshop “What’s in a noun?”, Leipzig, 23.10.2015*
  • ‘Typologische Evidenz für Type-shifts: Definitheit und Possession’. Semantik und Pragmatik im Südwesten (SPSW) 6, Bielefeld, 23.5.2014.
  • ‘Uniqueness and possession: Typological evidence for type shifts in nominal determination’. Tenth International Tbilisi Symposium on Language, Logic and Computation (TbiLLC 2013), September 23-27, 2013.
  • (with Doris Gerland): ‘She loves you, -je -je -je: objective conjugation and pragmatic possession in Hungarian’. Semantik und Pragmatik im Südwesten (SPSW) 5, Saarbrücken, 25.5.2013.
  • (with Doris Gerland) ‘What counts as relational in Hungarian, Uralic and beyond?’ CTF ’12 (International Interdisciplinary Conference ‘Concept Types and Frames in Language, Cognition, and Science’ of the SFB 991), Düsseldorf, 22.-24. August 2012.                
  • ‘Relationalität im Ungarischen bzw. Uralischen: Sag –ja zu alienabel und transitiv!’ (Koautorin: Doris Gerland). Institut für Sprachwissenschaft der Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz, 16.10.2012.
  •  ‘A semantic-typological perspective on determination: ‘semantic’ vs. ‘pragmatic’ in uniqueness and possession’. Workshop "Semantic and typological perspectives on definites", Düsseldorf, 1.6.2012.
  • (with Christian Uffmann) ‘Does anything go? The view from consonant epenthesis’. 8th Old World Conference in Phonology, Marrakech, Morocco, January 19-22, 2011.
  • ‘The relevance of semantic vs. pragmatic uniqueness in explaining definite article splits’. "A definiteness workshop“, University of Oslo, Norway, November 18, 2010.
  • ‘Definite article asymmetries and concept types: semantic and pragmatic uniqueness’. International Conference 'Concept Types and Frames' (Forschergruppe 'Funktionalbegriffe und Frames'), Düsseldorf, 25.8.2009.
  • (with Christian Uffmann) ‘Abstract but not arbitrary. The Phonologisation of Intervocalic Epenthesis’. DGfS-Jahrestagung, Osnabrück, 4.3.2009.
  • (with Bianca Schwarz) ‘Infixation, blocking, and reduplication in Muna verbal inflection: an OT-account of allomorphy selection and back-copying’. Workshop on the divsion of labour between phonology and morphology, Meertens Instituut Amsterdam, Jauary 16, 2009. [pdf]
  • 'Variation in der Markierung von Definitheit'. Linguistisches Kolloquium, Universität Konstanz, 29.5.2008.
  • (with Tinatin Kiguradze) 'The factors of variation in definiteness marking in the history of Georgian'. Workshop “Morphological Variation and Change in the Languages of the Caucasus (MVCLC)”, International Morphology Meeting, Vienna, February 5, 2008 .
  • (with Carsten Steins) 'An OT account of typological variation in inflectional inventories'. Workshop on Theoretical Morphology 3, Universität Leipzig, 22.6.2007.
  • (with Thomas Gamerschlag) 'The role of functional concepts in the classification of nouns and verbs':
  • 'Adjektive und Adverbien: semantische und morphologische Aspekte ihrer kategorialen Unterscheidung'. Linguistisches Kolloquium (Germanistik) an der Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken, 17.1.2007.
  • '(Ir)regular valency alternations in possessive contexts'. 39th Societas Linguistica Europaea, Bremen, 1.9.2006.'Typological options in nominal inflection: Neutralisation, contrast, and combinatorial exponence'. 5th Mediterranean Meeting on Morphology, Fréjus, 16.9.2005 (co-author: Carsten Steins)
  • 'Informativity and redundancy on the word and phrase level'. DGfS-Jahrestagung Köln, 25.2.2005
  • (with Carsten Steins) 'On the Representation of Morphological Underdetermination and Combinatorial Specification'. DGfS-Jahrestagung Köln, 24.2.2005
  • (with Corinna Handschuh) 'Semantic factors of valence-changing processes with nouns: possession in the Mayan languages'. DGfS-Jahrestagung Mainz, 25.2.2004
  • 'On the conditions of redundancy on the word and phrase level'. Workshop “Redundancy phe¬no¬mena on the word and phrase level“, 11th International Morphology Meeting, Vienna, 14 February 2004
  • 'Morphological Splits and Effects of the Constraint Ranking on the Lexicon.' 10th International Morphology Meeting, Szentendre (Ungarn), 12.5.2002
  • 'Economy-based splits, harmonic alignment and lexical entries'. Department of Linguistics, Stanford University, 30.10.2000
  • 'Licensing attributes morphologically: noun modification as argument extension':
    • Linguistic Association of Great Britain (LAGB) autumn meeting, Durham, 8.9.2000
    • Western Conference on Linguistics (WECOL), 28.10.2000, California State University, Fresno



       WiSe 2017/18

  • Aufbau-Seminar „Optimalitätstheorie“
  • Aufbau-Seminar „Syntax“
  • Aufbau-Seminar „Morphologische Splits“
  • Master-Seminar „Possession“
  • Forschungskolloquium MoSy (Morphologie & Syntax) 

       WiSe 2016/17

  • Aufbau-Seminar „Einführung in die Generative Syntax“

       SoSe 2016

  • Aufbau-Seminar „Typologische Variation in Morphologie und Syntax“

       SoSe 2014

  • Master-Seminar „Morphologie der Argumentrealisierung“ (mit Jens Fleisch­hauer)
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