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Tabea IHSANE

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Dr Tabea IHSANE

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Research interests

Tabea Ihsane holds a PhD in Linguistics from the University of Geneva. In 2001-2002, she was a visiting scholar in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T) (Cambridge, MA), on a fellowship from the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF).

Tabea’s main expertise lies in the syntax and the syntax-semantics interface of nominal expressions, in a cross-linguistic perspective. Her research interests include partitivity (du/des and en in French), gender issues (semantic and grammatical gender), selection issues (SNSF research project Selection at the interfaces), the grammar of special registers such as diaries, and the History of English. From 2011 to 2016, she investigated several diachronic questions, in particular the loss of verb movement and adverb placement, and the distribution of auxiliaries with respect to adverbs in Middle and Early Modern English, on two projects funded by the SNSF and directed by Eric Haeberli.

In August 2016, she joined the URPP Language and Space and the research group Systems of Nominal Determination in contact (SyNoDe) at the University of Zurich (https://www.spur.uzh.ch/en/research/synode.html).

In the past three years, Tabea has studied, in collaboration with Petra Sleeman (U. Amsterdam), the L2 acquisition of the French pronoun en by native speakers of Dutch and German and the expression of partitivity in Dutch, French and German, analysing data corresponding to the contexts in which French uses the pronoun en (Sleeman and Ihsane 2017, in prep., and Sleeman and Ihsane accepted, respectively). 

Currently, she is collaborating as a scientific collaborator/coordinator on the research project Distribution and Function of 'Partitive Articles' in Romance (DiFuPaRo): a microvariation analysis, directed by Elisabeth Stark (U.  Zurich) and Cecilia Poletto (Frankfurt am Main):

https://www.rose.uzh.ch/de/seminar/personen/stark/DiFuPaRo.html.

More at: https://sites.google.com/site/tabeaihsane/

Research projects (Principal Investigator)

01.2014-07.2017    

Project Funding SNSF (#146699).
Title: Selection at the interfaces. Team: 1 post-doctoral fellow and 1 doctoral student. External experts: M. den Dikken, L. Haegeman and    M. Romero.

09.2001-08.2002

Fellowship for prospective researchers. SNSF (#81GE-064307).  Visiting scholar at M.I.T., Cambridge, MA, USA.

Organisation of scientific events

 09.2017                

SLE Workshop Bare nouns vs. ‘partitive articles’: disentangling functions. 11 September, UZH. With E. Stark.

 11.2016

International Workshop Partitivity and Language Contact. 25-26 November 2016, UZH. With E. Stark and D. Gerards.

 06.2016

Organisation of the international workshop Clausal and Nominal Complements in Monolingual and Bilingual Grammar. 27-28 June. With Ji Y. Shim and Margherita Pallottino. Funded by the SNSF (#167034), the Faculty of Letters and the Department of Linguistics of the UNIGE.

Publications

Underlined authors: First name as first author (otherwise: Authors listed in alphabetical order):

1.  Peer-reviewed articles in international journals

Accepted 

Sleeman, Petra & Tabea Ihsane. Convergence and divergence in the expression of partitivity: a cross-linguistic experimental study. In Tabea Ihsane & Elisabeth Stark (eds), Shades of Partitivity: formal and areal properties. Special Issue in Linguistics.

2017 Shim, Ji Y., Tabea Ihsane, & Maria del C. Parafita Couto. Introducing the Special Issue: Clausal and Nominal Complements in Monolingual and Bilingual Grammars. Languages 2.4: 1-5.
2017 Shim, Ji Y. & Tabea Ihsane. A New Outlook of Complementizers. Languages 2.3:17.
http://www.mdpi.com/2226-471X/2/3/17
2017 Shim, Ji Y. & Tabea Ihsane. English Overt and Null Complementizers. Studies in Generative Grammar 27.3: 515-534.
2016 Finardi, Kyria R. & Tabea Ihsane. Processing form and meaning in L2: evidence from the production of a syntactic construction in L2 speech. Linguagem & Ensino.
2016 Sleeman, Petra & Tabea Ihsane. Gender mismatches in partitive constructions in French. Glossa: a journal of general linguistics 1.1: 35. 1-25.
2016 Haeberli, Eric & Tabea Ihsane. Revisiting the Loss of Verb Movement in the History of English: Evidence from Adverb Placement. Natural Language & Linguistic Theory 34: 497–542.
2015 Shim, Ji Y. & Tabea Ihsane. Facts: The interplay between the matrix predicate and its clausal complement. In Alison Biggs, Man Li, Aiqing Wang & Cong Zhang (eds), Newcastle and Northumbria Working Papers in Linguistics 21: 130-144.
2015 Ihsane, Tabea, Claire Forel & Françoise Kusseling. Taking into account the discourse: The limits of substitution rules in the treatment of the pronoun en. Linguistica Atlantica 34.1 : 19-31.
2014 Ihsane, Tabea, Claire Forel & Françoise Kusseling. De la mécanique au sens : le cas du pronom en en français. Actes du Congrès Mondial de Linguistique Française (CMLF 2014).
2013 Ihsane, Tabea. EN pronominalisation in French and the structure of nominal expressions. Syntax 16.3: 217-249.
2001 Haegeman, Liliane & Tabea Ihsane. Adult null subjects in the non-pro drop languages: two diary dialects. Language Acquisition 9.4: 329-346.
1999 Haegeman, Liliane & Tabea Ihsane. Subject ellipsis in embedded clauses in English. English Language and Linguistics 3.1: 117-45.


2.  Monograph

2008 
            
Ihsane, Tabea. The Layered DP: Form and Meaning of French Indefinites. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

 3.  Edited volumes

In prep. Ihsane, Tabea. Eds. Bare nouns vs. ‘partitive articles’: disentangling functions. Leiden/Boston: Brill, Syntax and Semantics.
Accepted      Ihsane, Tabea & Elisabeth Stark. Eds. Shades of Partitivity: formal and areal properties. Special Issue in Linguistics.
2017 Shim, Ji Y., Tabea Ihsane & Maria del Carmen Parafita Couto. Eds. Special Issue Clausal and Nominal Complements in Monolingual and Bilingual Grammars. Languages. 2.3.
2015 Smith, Jason & Tabea Ihsane. Eds. Selected papers from the 42nd Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL). Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 
2010 Ihsane, Tabea  & Christopher Laenzlinger. Eds. Generative Grammar in Geneva,   Vol. 6.
2001 Shlonsky, Ur & Tabea Ihsane. Eds. Generative Grammar in Geneva, Vol. 2.

4.  Book contributions, with reviewing committee

Submitted Sleeman, Petra & Tabea Ihsane. The L2 acquisition of the quantitative pronoun in French by L1 speakers of German and the role of the L1. In Giuliana Giusti & Petra Sleeman (eds.), Partitive Determiners, Partitive Pronouns and Partitive Case. Linguistische Arbeiten.
Submitted 
Haeberli, Eric & Tabea Ihsane. The Recategorization of Modals in English: Evidence from Adverb Placement. In Selected papers from the DiGS 16 conference: Functional heads across time: syntactic reanalysis and change.
Accepted Sleeman, Petra & Tabea Ihsane. Convergence and divergence in the expression of partitivity: a cross-linguistic experimental study. In Tabea Ihsane & Elisabeth Stark (eds.), Shades of Partitivity: formal and areal properties. Special Issue in Linguistics.
To appear Haeberli, Eric & Tabea Ihsane. Micro- and nano-change in the verbal syntax of English. Festschrifft.
2017 Sleeman, Petra & Tabea Ihsane. The L2 acquisition of the French quantitative pronoun en by L1 learners of Dutch: vulnerable domains and cross-linguistic influence. In Elma Blom, Leonie Cornips & Jeannette Schaeffer (eds.), Cross-linguistic Influence in Bilingualism. In honor of Aafke Hulk, 303-330. [Studies in Bilingualism 52]. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
2017 Ihsane, Tabea & Petra Sleeman. Quel(s) genre(s) pour les noms animés en français? In Alain Berrendonner (ed.), Le Français Moderne, 85.1: 94-108.
2016 Ihsane, Tabea & Petra Sleeman. Gender agreement with animate nouns in French. In Christina Tortora, Marcel den Dikken, Ignacio L. Montoya & Teresa O'Neill (eds), Romance Linguistics 2013.  Selected papers from the 43rd Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL), New York, 17-19 April, 2013, 159-175. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
2014 Haeberli, Eric & Tabea Ihsane. On the Interaction between Syntax and Morphology: New Evidence from the Loss of Verb Movement in English. Proceedings of the 19th International Congress of Linguists (ICL19), University of Geneva. https://www.cil19.org/cc/abstract/contribution/607/
2010 Ihsane, Tabea. Bare nouns with different edges. In Anna Maria Di Sciullo & Virginia Hill (eds), Edges, Heads and Projections: Interface Properties, 23-45. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
2009 Ihsane, Tabea. On the Edge of DP: Different Arguments, Different Edges. In Kleanthes K. Grohmann & Phoevos Panagiotidis (eds), Selected Papers from the 2006 Cyprus Syntaxfest, 266-94. Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 
2003 Ihsane, Tabea. Demonstratives and reinforcers in Arabic, Romance and Germanic. In Jacqueline Lecarme (ed.), Research in Afroasiatic Grammar II, 263-85. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
2003 Ihsane, Tabea. A Typology of Possessive Modifiers. In Martine Coene & Yves D’Hulst (eds), From NP to DP, 23-42. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

5.  Further publications

 

To appear             
Shim, Ji Y. & Tabea Ihsane. The hidden structure of null complementizers. Proceedings from the 11th Workshop on Altaic Formal Linguistics (WAFL11). MIT Working Papers in Linguistics.
2005 Ihsane, Tabea. On the Structure of French du/des ‘of.the’ constituents. Generative Grammar in Geneva, Vol. 4: 195-225.
2001 Ihsane, Tabea & Genoveva Puskás. Specific is not definite. Generative Grammar in Geneva, Vol. 2: 39-54. 

 

 

 

 


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