Tabea Ihsane

Tabea Ihsane, Dr.

Postdoc

Phone: +41 44 63 43945

Address: Freiestrasse 16, 8032 Zürich

Room number: FRF E-2

tabea.ihsane@uzh.ch

Tabea Ihsane joined the URPP Language and Space in August 2016.



Research interests

Tabea Ihsane is a member of the research group SyNoDe (Systems of Nominal Determination in contact), which investigates different types of noun phrases, nominal determiners and pronouns (in particular indefinites, partitives and weak definites), with regard to their syntactic distribution and referential properties, possibly as potential results of language contact.

Her main expertise lies in the syntax and the syntax-semantics interface of nominal expressions, in a cross-linguistic perspective. Her research interests include partitivity (e.g. du/des, en in French), gender issues (semantic and grammatical gender), selection issues, the grammar of special registers such as diaries, and the History of English. In the past five years, she investigated several diachronic issues, in particular i) the loss of verb movement and adverb placement, and ii) 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.

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

Co-organisation of the SLE Workshop Bare nouns vs. ‘partitive articles’: disentangling functions. With Elisabeth Stark. University of Zurich. http://sle2017.eu/list-of-workshops

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

1. Peer-reviewed articles in international journals

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.
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 and edited volumes

In prep. Shim, Ji Y., Tabea Ihsane & Maria del Carmen Parafita Couto. Eds. Special Issue Clausal and Nominal Complements in Monolingual and Bilingual Grammars. Languages.
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.
2008 Ihsane, Tabea. The Layered DP: Form and Meaning of French Indefinites. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
2001   Shlonsky, Ur & Tabea Ihsane. Eds. Generative Grammar in Geneva, Vol. 2.

3. Book contributions, with reviewing committee

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. The quantitative pronoun en in French: What acquisition may reveal about its analysis. Studies in Bilingualism.
To appear Ihsane, Tabea & Petra Sleeman. Quel(s) genre(s) pour les noms animés en français? In Alain Berrendonner (ed.), Le Français Moderne, special issue on gender.
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. http://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.

4. Further publications

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.

Presentations

2016

‘Partitive pronouns in contact: the influence of Dutch ER on the L2 acquisition of French EN’, Workshop Partitivity and Language Contact, UZH, 25 November. Petra Sleeman & Tabea Ihsane.

Invited speaker. ‘Facets of the French pronoun en: a long journey’, URPP Language and Space Colloquium, UZH, 17 November.

‘Where is my complementizer?’, 9th Days of Swiss Linguistics (9DSL), UNIGE, 30 June. Ji Young Shim & Tabea Ihsane.

‘Syntactic Variation without Change: Pre-auxiliary Placement of Adverbs in the History of English’, 9th Days of Swiss Linguistics (9DSL), UNIGE, 29 June. Eric Haeberli & Tabea Ihsane.

‘The Unbearable Lightness of Being a ɸ-incomplete D’, Workshop Clausal and Nominal Complements in Monolingual and Bilingual Grammar, UNIGE, 28 June. Ji Young Shim & Tabea Ihsane.

‘The quantitative pronoun en in French: What acquisition may reveal about its analysis’, 18th Annual Conference of the English Department (ACED18), Theoretical Linguistics, University of Bucharest, Romania, 3 June. Petra Sleeman & Tabea Ihsane.

‘The Rich Agreement Hypothesis: Diachronic (lack of) Evidence from English’, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft (DGfS), Universität Konstanz, Germany, 26 February. Eric Haeberli & Tabea Ihsane.

2015

‘Genericity and aspect in Italian’, Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE), University of Leiden, the Netherlands, 4 September. Tabea Ihsane & Margherita Pallottino.

‘Clausal Complements in Verbal and Nominal Domains’, Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE), Main Session, University of Leiden, the Netherlands, 4 September. Tabea Ihsane & Ji Young Shim.

‘Complementizer Deletion, Subject Extraction, and Beyond’, Workshop on Altaic Formal Linguistics 11 (WAFL11), University of York, England, 5 June. Ji Young Shim & Tabea Ihsane.

‘Characterising Genericity: how bare plural objects affect the generic interpretation’, 17th Annual Conference of the English Department (ACED17), Theoretical Linguistics, University of Bucharest, Romania, 5 June. Margherita Pallottino & Tabea Ihsane.

‘From Complementizer Deletion to Subject Extraction: a cross-linguistic perspective’, 17th Annual Conference of the English Department (ACED17), Theoretical Linguistics, University of Bucharest, Romania, 5 June. Ji Young Shim & Tabea Ihsane.

‘Partitive constructions in French and gender mismatches’, 17th Annual Conference of the English Department (ACED17), Theoretical Linguistics and Applied Linguistics Section, University of Bucharest, Romania, 4 June. Tabea Ihsane & Petra Sleeman.

‘Gender mismatches in partitive constructions in French’, Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL45), University of Campinas, Brasil, 7 May. Petra Sleeman & Tabea Ihsane.

‘Gender mismatches in partitive constructions, phases and locality’, Poster, 41st Incontro di Grammatica Generativa (IGG41), Università per Stranieri di Perugia, Italy, 27 February. Petra Sleeman & Tabea Ihsane.

2014

‘Partitive article and partitive pronoun in French: focus on the intersection’, Partitivity in Romance and Beyond (PiRAB), University of Zurich. 11 December.

‘Facts: The Interplay Between the Matrix Predicate and Its Clausal Complement’, The Asian and European Linguistic Conference, Newcastle University, GB, 5 December. Ji Young Shim & Tabea Ihsane.

‘A Myriad of Facts; Facts from Korean’, OEF Department workshop, Bourg-Saint-Pierre, Switzerland, 11 October. Ji Young Shim & Tabea Ihsane.

‘Quel(s) genre(s) pour les noms animés en français ?’, Les Relations d’Accord dans la Syntaxe du Français, University of Fribourg, Switzerland, 26 September. Tabea Ihsane & Petra Sleeman.

‘Why include semantic and pragmatic features in teaching grammar rules?’, Poster, 17th World Congress of the International Association of Applied Linguistics (AILA), 10-15 August. Claire Forel, Tabea Ihsane & Eva Waltermann.

‘De la mécanique au sens : le cas du pronom en en français’, Congrès Mondial de Linguistique Française (CMLF 2014), Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, 21 July. Tabea Ihsane, Claire Forel & Françoise Kusseling.

‘The History of English Auxiliaries: Evidence from Adverb Placement’, International Conference of English Historical Linguistics 18 (ICEHL-18), University of Leuven, Belgium, 17 July. Eric Haeberli & Tabea Ihsane.

‘Adverb Placement in the History of English Modals’, 16th Diachronic Generative Syntax Conference (DiGS16), Research Institute for Linguistics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary, 3 July. Eric Haeberli & Tabea Ihsane.

‘Adverb Placement in the History of English Auxiliaries’, SSL, 8es journées de linguistique suisses, University of Zurich, Switzerland, 21 June. Eric Haeberli & Tabea Ihsane.

2013

‘On the Interaction between Syntax and Morphology: New Evidence from the Loss of Verb Movement in the History of English’, 19th International Congress of Linguists (ICL19), University of Geneva, Switzerland, 22 July. Eric Haeberli & Tabea Ihsane.

Invited speaker. ‘Revisiting the Loss of Verb Movement in the History of English’, research seminar, University of Stuttgart, Germany, 2 July. Eric Haeberli & Tabea Ihsane.

‘Gender mismatches in French and feature checking’, 15th Annual Conference of the English Department (ACED15), University of Bucharest, Romania, 7 June. Petra Sleeman & Tabea Ihsane.

‘Gender agreement in French and phase theory’, 25th Scandinavian Conference of Linguistics, Workshop 7 (Syntax and Semantics of Adjectives), University of Iceland, Reykjavik, 14 May. Tabea Ihsane & Petra Sleeman.

‘Gender phenomena in French’, 23rd Colloquium on Generative Grammar (CGG23), Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain, 10 May. Tabea Ihsane & Petra Sleeman.

‘Gender agreement with animate nouns in French’, 43rd Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL43), CUNY, New-York, USA, 19 April. Petra Sleeman & Tabea Ihsane.

‘Local and non-local gender agreement in French’, 39th Incontro di Grammatica Generativa (IGG39), University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy, 21 February. Petra Sleeman & Tabea Ihsane.

‘Local and non-local gender agreement in French’, Romance-Lab, University of Leiden, the Netherlands, 12 February. Petra Sleeman & Tabea Ihsane.

2012

‘The Use of Parsed Corpora in Diachronic Syntax: A Case Study of Adverb Placement in the History of English’, SSL, 7es journées de linguistique suisses, Università della Svizzera italiana, Switzerland, 14 September. Eric Haeberli & Tabea Ihsane.

‘Revisiting the Loss of Verb Movement in English: ‘Adverb-V’ Order in Middle and Late Modern English’, International Conference of English Historical Linguistics 17 (ICEHL-17), University of Zurich, Switzerland, 22 August. Eric Haeberli & Tabea Ihsane.

‘Adverb Placement and the Loss of Verb Movement in the History of English’, 14th Diachronic Generative Syntax Conference (DiGS14), Centre of Linguistics of the University of Lisbon, Portugal, 5 July. Eric Haeberli & Tabea Ihsane.

‘One clitic with several sources’, 42th Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages, (LSRL 42), Southern Utah University, USA, 21 April.

2011

‘One clitic, several ‘sources’’. Challenging clitics, University of Oslo, Norway, 27 October.

‘The scope of referential des-NPs in French’, Poster, SinFonIJA 4, Research Institute for Linguistics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary, 2 September.

‘Selection at the interfaces’, Swiss Workshop in Generative Grammar (SWIGG), CUSO, University of Geneva, 15 April.

2010 and before

‘French: en pronominalisation’, Mediterranean Syntax Meeting 3 (MSM3), University of Athens, Greece, 8 October 2010.

‘The inflectional domain of English bare nouns’, First Vigo-Newcastle-Santiago-Leuven International Workshop on the Structure of the Noun Phrase in English Synchronic and Diachronic Explorations (NP1), University of Vigo, 2 October 2009.

‘en pronominalising de-constituents: Qu’ en penses-tu?’, Swiss Workshop in Generative Grammar (SWIGG), CUSO, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland, 25 April 2009.

Key note speaker. ‘Paths to referentiality’, Workshop on Weak Referentiality, University of Utrecht, the Netherlands, 27 March 2009.

‘On the interpretation of a-NPs and bare nouns… and their structure’, Swiss Works in English Language and Linguistics (SWELL), University of Fribourg, Switzerland, 20 March 2009.

‘Determination revised: languages with and without determiners’, NORMS Workshop on Determination, University of Tromso, Norway, 18 March 2009.

‘On the edge of DP: the left periphery and the structure of arguments’, Interface Legibility at the Edge, University of Bucharest, Romania, 25 June 2006.

‘On the edge of DP: the left periphery and the structure of arguments’, Edges in Syntax, Cyprus College, Cyprus, 16 May 2006.

Invited speaker. ‘The nominal left periphery and the internal structure of arguments’, Research Seminar, Department of Linguistics, University of Geneva, 24 January 2006.

‘Some issues on the structure of du/des-NPs in French’, LingLunch, Department of Linguistics, University of Geneva, 20 December 2005.

Invited speaker. ‘Nominals and their left periphery’, University of York, UK, 14 May 2003.

Invited speaker. ‘Demonstratives, reinforcers and contrast’, University of York, UK, 13 May 2003.

Invited speaker. ‘DP-internal movement and DP licensing’, University of York, UK, 12 May 2003.

‘A Non-Prepositional Account of du/des ‘of.the’ Constructions’, Ecole doctorale en sciences du langage, Sils-Maria, Switzerland, 23 April 2005. 

‘DP-internal movement: checking the specificity and definiteness features’, Conference on Motivating Movement, Jordanstown, Ulster, 26 January 2001. Tabea Ihsane & Genoveva Puskás.

‘That's a demonstrative: that's a head!’, 5th International Afroasiatic Linguistics Conference (CAL5), Université Paris VII, France, 29 June 2000.

‘A Typology of Possessive Modifiers’, From NP to DP, Université d’Anvers, Belgium, 11 February 2000.