Theoretical and Experimental Approaches to Gender

Organizer(s) Artemis Alexiadou, Anastasia Paspali & Olga Steriopolo
Affiliaton(s) ZAS Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Workshop ThEGen
Start of event 14.06.2018, 09.00 o'clock
End of event 15.06.2018, 19.00 o'clock
Venue ZAS, Room 308 (Trajekteraum), 3rd floor, Schützenstrasse 18, D-10117 Berlin
Workshop website

Welcome to the website of the workshop "Theoretical and Experimental Approaches to Gender" (ThEGen). 

This workshop aims to bring together scholars working on gender from the fields of morphosyntax, semantics, psycholinguistics, and language acquisition. There is a substantial body of experimental and theoretical work on gender, the most recent of which highlights the need to increase the depth of the research. By doing so, a more comprehensive understanding can be achieved of how gender is represented, processed, acquired, and developed. Moreover, further insight can be gained into how gender interacts with different grammatical and linguistic features as well as with other cognitive components. Cross-linguistic evidence and experimental approaches can significantly advance the study of gender by leading to a better articulated syntactic representation and, consequently, a more qualified theory of language processing as well as of L1/L2 acquisition. 

Invited speakers:

Ivona Kučerová

Ruth Kramer

Terje Lohndal

Natascha Müller

Giorgos Spathas 

Matthew Tucker

Marit Westergaard


Download ThEGen program


The conference is organized by the: 

Research Unit on Experimental Syntax and Heritage Languages, Humboldt University of Berlin

Leibniz-Center General Linguistics

Oranizing Committee

Artemis Alexiadou (Humboldt University of Berlin & Leibniz-Center General Linguistics)

Anastasia Paspali (Humboldt University of Berlin
Olga Steriopolo (Leibniz-Center General Linguistics)

Student assistants

Daniil Bondarenko

Egor Savin

Elizabeth Backes

Leonie Hohmann

Tsampika Psyllou

Vicky Rizou

The workshop is organized with support from AL 554/8-1, DFG Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Preis 2014 to Artemis Alexiadou, and from DFG (German Research Foundation) research grant to Olga Steriopolo (4/2016–3/2019).