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Dr. Albert Ortmann

Short CV

 

Qualifications:      Doctor degree (Dr. phil.) in 2000; thesis: "Morphologische Kategorien des Nomens: Merkmale, lexikalischer Struk­turaufbau und Ökonomie" (Morphological categories of the noun: features, lexical structure-formation, and economy); mark: summa cum laude

 

                            MA in 1994; thesis: "Possessorkongruenz. Eine Fallstudie zum Verhältnis von Morphologie, Syntax und Semantik" ("Possessor agreement. A case study on the interrelation of mrophology, syntax and semantics")

 

Occupation:         October 2017 to September 2018: Vertretungsprofessur Morphologie/Syntax at the ‘Institut für Sprache und Information der HHU Düssel­dorf

 

Juli 2011 to June 2017: postdoctoral researcher at the ‘Institut für Sprache und Information der HHU Düssel­dorf’ on the DFG-funded Collaborative Research Centre 991 ‘The Structure of Representation in Language, Cognition, and Science’ (Member project C01 “Conceptual shifts: Typological evidence”)

 

August 2005 to June 2011: postdoctoral researcher at the ‘Institut für Sprache und Information der HHU Düssel­dorf‘ on the DFG-funded Research Unit FOR 600 ‘Functional Concepts and Frames’

 

April 2004 to February 2005, April to July 2005: lecturer at the ‘Institut für Sprache und Information der HHU Düsseldorf (Instituts­stel­len­ver­tretung)

 

January 2003 to March 2004: postdoctoral researcher at the ‘Deutsche Seminar der Universität Tübingen’

 

                              March 2000 to December 2002: postdoctoral researcher at the Heinrich-Heine Universität Düsseldorf on the DFG-funded Collaborative Research Centre 282 ‘Theory of the Lexicon’

                                

                              May 1994 to March 2000: research assistant at the Heinrich-Heine Universität Düsseldorf (Seminar für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft)

Publikationsverzeichnis

Journal and book articles

  • Ortmann, Albert (2018) Connecting the typology and semantics of nominal possession: alienability splits and the morphology-semantics interface. Morphology 28,99-144. undefineddoi.org/10.1007/s11525-017-9319-6.
  • 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 Compuation, TbiLLC 2013, Gudauri, Georgia, September 23-27, 2013. Revised Selected Papers, 234-256. Berlin a.o.: Spinger. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science 8984) undefinedhttp://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-662-46906-4_14
  • Gerland, Doris & Albert Ortmann (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 Sprach¬wissenschaft 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.

Monograph

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

Editied volumes

  • 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. (http://www.hum.uu.nl/medewerkers/n.amiridze/papers/MVCLC/ Handouts/OrtmannKiguradzeHandout.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.
  • (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. (http://www.phil-fak.uni-duesseldorf.de/asw/personal/albert-ortmann/)
  • (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*

  • ‘Kasusasymmetrien in der Kodierung von Verbargumenten’ (Koautor: Jens Fleischhauer). 'Linguistische Werkstatt', Universität Bamberg, 20.5.2015.

  • (with Jens Fleischhauer) ‘Lost in Transitivity: Zur semantischen Basis von Linking-Splits’. Generative Grammatik des Südens (GGS) 2015, Wuppertal, 15.-17.5.2015.

  • ‘Semantic and pragmatic possession: alienability splits as evidence for type shifts’. CTF ’14 (International Interdisciplinary Conference ‘Concept Types and Frames in Language, Cognition, and Science’ of the SFB 991), Düssel­dorf, 26. August 2014.
  • ‘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), Düssel¬dorf, 22.-24. August 2012.    undefinedHandout
  • ‘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.
  • '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':
  • International Conference 'Concept Types and Fames' (Forschergruppe 'Funktionalbegriffe und Frames'), Düsseldorf, 20.-22.8.2007.
  • Semantikzirkel des ZAS Berlin, 25.6.2007.
  • DGfS-Jahrestagung, Siegen, 1.3.2007.

  • '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':
  1. Linguistic Association of Great Britain (LAGB) autumn meeting, Durham, 8.9.2000
  2. Western Conference on Linguistics (WECOL), 28.10.2000, California State University, Fresno
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