Short CV/Education and training

  • 10.2022- Director of Leibniz-Zentrum Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft (ZAS), & S-Professor of General Linguistics at the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin

  • 2016. 10.22 Vice- Director ZAS & Head of Area 3 Syntax and Lexicon

  • 10.2015-09.2022 Professor of English Linguistics at the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin

  • 2007
    Visiting professor at Stanford University, CA, USA; LSA Summer School

  • 2002 – 2015
    Full professor of theoretical and English linguistics at the University of Stuttgart, Germany

  • 2000 – 2002
    Heisenberg fellow (University of Potsdam, MIT, Princeton University, University of Pennsylvania)

  • 1999 – 2000
    Managing director of the Centre for General Linguistics (ZAS), Berlin

  • 1999
    Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification) in general linguistics at the University of Potsdam

  • 1995 – 1999
    Research associate at the Centre for General Linguistics (ZAS), Berlin

  • 1994
    PhD in general linguistics, University of Potsdam, Germany

  • 1992 – 1994
    Research assistant at the Centre for General Linguistics (ZAS), Berlin, Germany

  • 1991
    M. A. in linguistics from the University of Reading, UK,

  • 1990
    Undergraduate studies at the University of Athens, Greece; Diplom degree in philology with a specialisation in linguistics

Selected publications

Selected projects

Ongoing projects:

  • Please visit:

Concluded projects:

  • Collaborative Research Centre SFB 732 B1 The form and interpretation of nominals

  • Collaborative Research Centre SFB 732 C1 The syntax of nominal modification and its interaction with nominal structure

  • DO 536/10-1 Prosodic phrasing in auditory and visual sentence-processing (Dogil, Alexiadou & Kotchoubey)

  • DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) ID-50726640 Nominalisations: explorations at the syntax/lexicon and the syntax/semantics interface

  • AL 554/3-1 Basis and boundaries of unaccusativity

  • AL 554/4-1 GLOW summer school

  • German Research Foundation (DFG – GZ 4851-339-07) Conference on nominalisations across languages

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • 2020- : Vice-Spokesperson SFB 1412 at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin

  • 2016- : Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of AcqVA

  • 2015- : Member of the Scientific Board of the Center for Interdisciplinary Research, Bielefeld.

  • 2013- 2020: Member of the Advisory Board of Language Science Press.

  • 2012- :

    Member of the Network Language, Variation, and Migration, Universität Potsdam.

  • 6/11-10/11: Member of the Evaluation Panel of Nordic Centers of Excellence (Norwegian Research Council).

  • 2010- : Series Editor Brill Empirical Approaches to Linguistic Theory.

  • 2010- : Member of Academia Net,

  • 2006-2010: Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of NORMS (Nordic Center of Excellence in Micro-comparative syntax).

  • 2002-2015: Spokesperson of the SFB 732 Incremental Specification in Context, University of Stuttgart

  • 2002-2006: Member of the Center of Interdisciplinary Research, University of Bielefeld.

  • 2000- : Series Editor at Mouton de Gruyter: Interface Explorations (with Tracy A. Hall).

  • 1999-2009: Member of the Generative Linguistics in the Old World (GLOW) Board (positions held: Newsletter editor 1999-2002; Secretary 2002-2005, Chairperson 2005-2009).

  • 2003-2004: Member of the Board of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenshaft ‘German Linguistic Society’ (Treasurer).

  • 2002-2003: Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenshaft.

  • Consultant to the Lernaktiv project: Integration through Education, City of Stuttgart, 2005 – 2008

  • Member of the international advisory board to the City of Stuttgart in the area of language training, 2004 – 2009

  • Member of the council of the German Linguistic Society (treasurer), 2003 – 2004

  • Spokesperson for the Linguistic Representation and its Interpretation graduate programme (DFG Research Training Group GRK 609), University of Stuttgart, 2003 – 2006

  • Member of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research, Bielefeld University, 2002 – 2006

  • Member of the scientific advisory board, German Linguistic Society, 2002 – 2003

  • Member of the Generative Linguistics in the Old World (GLOW) board, 1999 – 2009; positions held in the board: newsletter editor 1999 – 2002; secretary 2002 – 2005, chairperson 2005 – 2009

  • currently member of the editorial board of English Language and Linguistics, Linguistic Inquiry, Natural Language and Linguistic Theory, and Syntax.

Media coverage

  • Artemis Alexiadou's profile on Wikipedia






You can only see the contact information of the academics in the database if you are a registered user of AcademiaNet.
Please register here


  1. Read what our members say about AcademiaNet.

Follow us

Similar profiles

  1. Dr. Brigitte Adriaensen

    Social and behavioural sciences, Languages, Hispanic Literature

  2. Prof. Elisabeth Ahlsén

    Languages, Neuro-linguistics

  3. Dr. Eva Liina Asu

    Languages, Linguistics, Phonetics, intonation

  4. Assoc. Prof. Johanna Akujärvi

    Social and behavioural sciences, Languages, Ancient Greek Language and Literature, Translation studies, History of education, History of classical philology



  1. Looking for Excellent Female Researchers: 'No More Excuses!'

    Almost four years ago, AcademiaNet started in November 2010 with its database of excellent female researchers. Now we have more than 1,600 selected members from all over Europe. In this new brochure, the Robert Bosch Stiftung discusses achievements and future challenges. Download the PDF here!

  2. "As a child I wanted to be an archaeologist"

    Artemis Alexiadou is professor for theoretical and English linguistics at the University of Stuttgart. In this interview, she talks about her love of language history, the discovery of language patterns and their importance for the Google corporation – and about perseverance in science.

  3. Leibniz Prizes for AcademiaNet Members

    The Leibniz Prize is the most important research award in Germany, with a sum total of 25 million Euros. Congratulations to Brigitte Röder, Nicole Dubilier, Artemis Alexiadou and Irmgard Sinning!

Academia Net