Leibniz-Zentrum Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft Leibniz-Gemeinschaft

Dr. Nicholas Rolle

Schützenstraße 18
10117 Berlin
Room: 446
Phone: +49 30 20192 501

Dr. Nicholas Rolle is a researcher in the Research Area 3 'Syntax & Lexicon'.

His research specialization is in

  • Phonology: Tone & prosody (grammatical tone); Morphophonology; Optimality Theory (Output-Output Correspondence, Agreement by Correspondence); Paradigm uniformity effects; Prosodic constituency; Vowel and consonant harmony
  • Morphology: Morphosyntax/Morphophonology interface issues; Optimality Theoretic Distributed Morphology (OT-DM); Allomorphy; Subcategorization; Clitics
  • Typology: Areal linguistics (phonological features over macro zones, historical correlates of linguistic areas); Typology of African languages; Language description
  • Fieldwork: Nigerian languages e.g. Edoid family (Esan, Degema), Ijoid family (Izon, Kalabari), Kainji family (Agwara Kambari)



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