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Dr. Alina Mihaela Tigău

Department of German Language and Literature I
Linguistics and CRC 1252 "Prominence in Language" (Guest)

Project: Internal Arguments in Romance

Contact:
Universitatea din Bucuresti
Facultatea de Limbi si Literaturi Straine
Departamentul de Engleza
7-13 Pitar Mos Street
010451, Bucuresti

E-Mail:
alina.tigau@lls.unibuc.ro
atigau@uni-koeln.de

 

Academic Positions

  • since 02/2020: Vice-Dean for research at the Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, University of Bucharest
  • since 06/2016: Associate Professor, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Department of English, University of Bucharest
  • 10/2011 - 06/2016: Lecturer, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Department of English, University of Bucharest
  • 02/2008 - 10/2011: Teaching Assistant, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Department of English, University of Bucharest

Academic Formation

  • 06/2019: Habilitation Degree
    Title of the Habilitation thesis: The syntax and semantics of internal arguments
    (Order nr. 4597/30.07.2019)

  • 10/2005 – 11/2010: PhD in Philology, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Department of English, University of Bucharest
    Title: Syntax and Interpretation of the Direct Object in Romance and Germanic Languages with an Emphasis on Romanian, German, Dutch and English.
    Supervisor: Alexandra Cornilescu

  • 10/2004 – 06/2005: MA in Genral Linguistics, Faculty of Letters, University of Bucharest

  • 10/2002 – 06/2004: BA in Philology, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, University of Bucharest
    English (major) – French (minor)

Research Projects

  • 1.06.2019 – 01.01.2020: Researcher       
    Romanian Ministry of Research and Innovation, Program 1 - Development of the National RDI
    System, Subprogram 1.2 - Institutional Performance - Projects for Funding the Excellence in RDI,
    contract number 15PFE/2018

  • 1.06.2019 – 31.05.2020: Researcher
    Return Fellowship, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany

  • 2.05.2019 – 20.12.2019: Researcher
    University of Bucharest
    Project: Integrated IT&C environment for the development and support of research within UB.
    (FDI-2019-0198). Coordinator: Prof. dr. Laurențiu Leuștean (Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics,UB)

  • since 2017: Researcher
    Universität zu Köln, Institut für deutsche Sprache und Literatur I
    Project: Internal arguments in Romance: joint coordinator with Klaus von Heusinger (Universität zu Köln) on the VP argument structure in Romance languages (http://idsl1.phil-fak.uni-koeln.de/index.php?id=39819)

  • 07.2016 – 10.2018: Humboldt Fellow, Universität zu Köln
    Institut für Deutsche Sprache und Literatur I, Faculty of Philosophy
    Fellowship for Experienced Researchers
    Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany

  • March 2014 – March 2015: Post-doctoral researcher
    University of Geneva, Faculty of Letters, Department of Linguistics
    Post-doctoral scholarship: Scientific Exchange Programme (Sciex-NMS) no. 12 203, ‘Syntax and Semantics of Indefinite Direct Objects’, supervisors Alice ter Meulen (University of Geneva), Alexandra Cornilescu (University of Bucharest)

  • 2016 – 2020: Researcher
    University of Bucharest, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Department of English
    Project: The Grammar of the Verbal Domain in Romanian and Beyond (RoGraV): collaborative research project based on an agreement between the following French and Romanian institutions: Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS, France) represented by three laboratories (Laboratoire de Linguistique Formelle, Structures formelles du langage and Laboratoire de Linguistique de Nantes), The Romanian Academy, represented by the “Iorgu Iordan - Alexandru Rosetti” Institute of Foreign Languages and Literatures, The University “Paris Diderot – Paris 7”, The University “Paris 8 Vincennes – Saint-Denis”, and The University of Nantes.
    Project coordinator: Carmen Dobrovie-Sorin, University Paris 7.
    (https://www.lingv.ro/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=309&Itemid=208)

  • 2014 – 2018: Consulting researcher
    University of Bucharest, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Department of English
    Project: Unité et diversité dans le marquage différentiel de l’objet,  Fédération Typologie et Universaux Linguistiques du CNRS, FR 2558.
    Project coordinator Alexandru Mardale (SeDyl, UMR 8202 INALCO, CNRS, IRD). Joint project on differential object marking across languages between several laboratories and research centres in Paris, (SeDyl, UMR 8202 INALCO, CNRS, IRD, LACITO 7170, CRLAO UMR 8563, HTL UMR 7597, LLF UMR 7110, LPP UMR 7018, SFL UMR 7023, LaCNAD EA 4092) and various researchers from the Romanian Academy, the University of Bucharest, University of Zürich, University of Göttingen, Radboud, University of Nimègue.

  • 10.2011 – 11.2016:  Junior researcher
    University of Bucharest, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Department of English
    Project: The Structure and the Interpretation of the Romanian Nominal Phrase within DRT, financed by UEFISCDI, no. PN-II-ID-PCE-2011-3-0959, director prof. dr. Alexandra Cornilescu (University of Bucharest)

  • 2008 – 2013: Junior researcher
    University of Bucharest, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Department of English
    Project: Verben und Argumentstrukturen financed by the “Alexander von Humboldt” Foundation, and initiated by Institut für Deutsche Sprache, Mannheim together with the University of Bucharest (Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, the Department for Germanic Languages), director prof. dr. Stefan Engelberg (IDS Mannheim)

  • July – August 2008: Junior researcher
    University of Antwerp, Faculty of Letters
    Project: Dual electric-acoustic speech processor with linguistic assessment tools for deaf individuals with residual low frequency hearing; financed by the European Union, FP7-SME-2007-1 project 222291 DUAL PRO (2008-2010), collaboration between University of Antwerpen (Belgium), University of Bucharest (Romania), Otoconsult (Belgia), Neurelec (France), Del Bo Tecnologia per L’Ascolto (Italy), Leiden University (the Netherlands), CNRS-LPP (France), Paris XII (France), Universita Ca’Foscari (Italy).

  • 01.2008 – 11.2008: Junior researcher
    University of Bucharest, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Department of English
    Project: Interpretation Strategies for personal pronouns in Romanian: a linguistic and computational approach - studying anaphora – the relation between a pronoun and its nominal  antecedent; research framework: DRT, financed CNCSIS, IDEI UB no. 14, director Alexandra Cornilescu

 

Selection of organised Conferences

20.-21.11.2020: The international conference of the Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures

24.-25.10.2019: International Workshop The syntax and Semantics of Internal Argumentsjoint event University of Bucharest and Institut für Deustche Sprache und Literatur I

25.-26.10.2018: Workshop Datives in DiscourseUniversity of Cologne

 

Main Publications

Books

  • Tigău, Alina. 2020. Experimental Insights into the syntax of Romanian Ditransitives. Mouton de Gruyter: Berlin. pp. 293. ISBN: 978-1-5015-1807-2; https://www.degruyter.com/view/product/534204

  • Tigău, Alina. 2016. Some Insights into the Syntax of Clitic Doubling. Bucureşti: Editura Universităţii Bucureşti. pp. 230. ISBN 978-606-16-0713-6

  • Tigău, Alina. 2015. A DRT Analysis of Clitic Doubling in Romanian. Bucureşti: Editura Universităţii Bucureşti. pp. 279. ISBN 978-606-16-0699-3

  • Tigău, Alina. 2011. Syntax and Interpretation of the Direct Object in Romance and Germanic Languages with an Emphasis on Romanian, German, Dutch and English. Bucureşti: Editura Universităţii Bucureşti. pp. 402. ISBN 978-973-737-933-7.

Articles

  • Tigău, Alina. in prep. Dintransitive constructions in Romanian and binding properties (with Klaus von Heusinger)

  • Tigău, Alina. in prep. Clitic Doubling, DOM and Discourse Prominence in Romanian (with Klaus von Heusinger)

  • Tigău, Alina. accepted.  A DRT account of definites on their weak reading. Analele Universității din București. Limbi și Literaturi Străine

  • Tigău, Alina. accepted. Scope dependencies within Romanian ditransitives. In Tănase-Dogaru, M. (et. al.) (De)constructing Language Structure and Meaning.Studies on syntax, semantics, language acquisition, and phonology, Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

  • Tigău, Alina. in print. Dative clitics in Romanian Ditransitives. In Adina Dragomirescu, Alexandru Nicolae, (eds.), Selected papers from Going Romance 31, Bucharest, Amsterdam: Benjamins. (with Klaus von Heusinger)

  • Tigău, Alina. in print. Is there a dative alternation in Romanian? Remarks on the cross-categorial variation of datives in ditransitive construction. In Adina Dragomirescu, Alexandru Nicolae, Selected papers from Going Romance 31, Bucharest, Amsterdam: Benjamins (with Alexandra Cornilescu)

  • Tigău, Alina. in print. Differential Object Marking in Spanish and Romanian: a contrastive analysis between DOMed and unmarked DOs.  In Johannes Kabatek, Phillipp Obrist & Albert Wall (eds.), New reflections on DOM in Spanish, Catalan and beyond. (Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für romanische Philologie). Berlin/New York: De Gruyter.

  • Tigău, Alina. 2020. The Use-Mention Distinction and the Functional Structure of Proper Names.  In Farkas Imola-Ágnes and Adriana Todea The science of linguistics: Papers in honour of Ștefan Oltean, Cluj-Napoca: Presa Universitară Clujeană. ISBN 978-606-37-0814-5 (with Alexandra Cornilescu)

  • Tigău, Alina. 2019. Clitic doubling and differential object marking in non- specific contexts in Romanian. Revue roumaine de linguistique LXIV (4) p. 409-430 (with Klaus von Heusinger)

  • Tigău, Alina. 2019. Notes on Romanian Ethical Datives. Revue Roumaine de Linguistique LXIV (2) (with Alexandra Cornilescu)

  • Tigău, Alina. 2019. Quirky subjects in Romanian impersonal dative constructions. Proceedings of AICED 20 vol 1 Editura Universității din București: București .ISBN 978-606-16-1072-3.

  • Tigău, Alina. 2018. An experimental investigation on Romanian polarity items. Creativity, 1(2), p. 163-179. (with Mihaela Tănase-Dogaru and Mihaela Zamfirescu).

  • Tigău, Alina. 2018. Linguistic Creativity with Clitic Left Dislocated Objects in Old Romanian. Creativity, 1 (1), p. 107 - 122.

  • Tigău, Alina. 2018. Towards a derivational account of Romanian binding ditransitive constructions. In Teresa Parodi (ed.), Proceedings of the VIII Nereus International Workshop “Referential Properties of the Romance DP in the Context of Multilingualism. Arbeitspapier 129. Fachbereich Sprachwissenschaft, Universität Konstanz 2018, p 121-140. (with Alexandra Cornilescu)

  • Tigău, Alina. 2018. A Higher Applicative: the case of the Romanian ethical dative, Revue Roumaine de Linguistique LXIII no. 4, p. 361 - 378.

  • Tigău, Alina. 2017. Experimental data on Romanian Double Object Constructions. Revue Roumaine de Linguistique, special volume Investigating Romanian Datives / Recherches autour du datif roumain, LXII no. 2., p. 157-177. ISSN: 0035-3957 (with Alexandra Cornilescu, Anca Dinu)

  • Tigău, Alina. 2017. Romanian Dative Configurations: Ditransitive Verbs, a Tentative Analysis. Revue Roumaine de Linguistique, special volume Investigating Romanian Datives / Recherches autour du datif roumain, LXII no. 2., p. 179-206. ISSN: 0035-3957 (with Alexandra Cornilescu, Anca Dinu)

  • Tigău, Alina. 2016. On the syntax of Romanian Clitic Doubling Constructions. Generative Grammar in Geneva IX, p. 100-119. No RERO: 157902

  • Tigău, Alina. 2016. Two different notions: Specificity and Scope. Evidence from Romanian. Revue Roumaine de Linguistique LXI (1). ISSN: 0035-3957

  • Tigău, Alina. 2015. Romanian Differential Object Marking and Presupposition. Nouveaux cahiers de linguistique française 32, p. 215-227. ISSN: 0259-6199

  • Tigău, Alina. 2015. On Scrambling and Differential Object Marking in German and Romanian – with a focus on indefinite direct objects. Embracing Multitudes of Meaning. Proceedings of the 11th Conference on British and American Studies. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 67-83. ISBN 978-1-4438-7060-3

  • Tigău, Alina. 2015. Towards an analysis of Clitic Doubling in Romanian. In Anna Bondaruk and Anna Prażmowska (eds.) Within language. Beyond theories. Studies in Theoretical Linguistics, vol. 1, chapter 7. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 116-134. ISBN: 978-1-4438-7204-1

  • Tigău, Alina. 2014. ‘Pe’ – marking with Definite Descriptions in Romanian. In Botoșineanu, L. & O. Ichim (eds.) European Integration/National Identity/ Plurilinguliasm/ Multiculturality. Roma: Aracne, p. 111-123. ISBN: 978-88-548-7812-9.

  • Tigău, Alina. 2014. The Two-Object Construction in Romanian and German. In Ruxandra Cosma, Stefan Engelberg et al. (eds) Komplexe Argumentstrukturen. Kontrastive Untersuchungen zum Deutschen, Rumänischen und Englischen. (Konvergenz und Divergenz Series) Berlin/Boston: de Gruyter. pp. 85-141. ISBN/ISSN/ISMN 9783110343113, 9783110343229 , 9783110394955

  • Tigău, Alina. 2014. Specificity Effects with Clitic Doubling and pe marking. Bucharest Working Papers in Linguistics 16 (1). ISSN 2069-9239

  • Tigău, Alina. 2014. On the Inner Aspect of Predicates with Differentially Object Marked Internal Arguments. The case of Romanian. In Joseph Emonds and Markéta Janebová, Language Use and Linguistic Structure. Proceedings of the Olomouc Linguistics Colloquium 2013. Olomouc Modern Language  Monographs Series, vol 3. Olomouc: Palacký University Press, p. 115-127. ISBN: 9788024440606/ 8024440601.

  • Tigău, Alina. 2012. The Accusative morpheme –(y)I in Turkish and DOM in Romanian. Bucharest Working Papers in Linguistics, vol XIV, no. 2. p. 57- 76. ISSN 2069-9239..

  • Tigău, Alina. 2010. Building and exploiting Romanian corpora for the study of Differential Object Marking. Proceedings of Exploitation of multilingual resources and tools for Central and (South) Eastern European Languages (workshop at LREC 2010 conference), ISBN 2-9517408-6-7, Valletta, Malta, pp. 9-14, 19-23 May, 2010. (co-autor Anca Dinu).

  • Tigău, Alina. 2010. Towards an Account of Differential Object Marking in Romanian. Bucharest Working Papers in Linguistics 12 (1). p. 137- 158. ISSN 2069-9239.

  • Tigău, Alina. 2009. Sentence – level pronominal subjects in Romanian. Bucharest Working Papers in Linguistics 11 (1): 225-232. ISSN 2069-9239 (co-authored with Florina Pagurschi) .

Teaching

Courses in English Linguistics:

  • The Syntax of Root Clauses (2nd year BA, English Minor)
  • English Phonetics and Phonology (1st  year BA, English Minor)
  • Fundamentals of Argumentation Theory (3rd  year BA, English)
  • English Pragmatics (3rd  year BA, English)
  • Introduction to Natural Language Semantics (3rd year BA, English, 1st year MA in linguistics)
  • Pragmatics (2nd year MA in Linguistics)
  • The Computational Mind: Language (2nd year MA in Cognitive Sciences)
  • Lexical Semantics (3rd year BA, English major)
  • Introduction to Discourse Representation Theory (1st year Doctoral students)

Seminars in English Linguistics

  • English Phonetics and Phonology (1st year, English Major & Minor)
  • Morphology (1st year, English Major & Minor)
  • Syntax I and II (2nd year, English Major & Minor)
  • Lexical Semantics (3rd year English Major)
  • Pragmatics (3rd   year, English Major Translators section, English Minor, Philology)
  • Old English (2nd year, English Major)
  • Middle English (2nd year, English Major)