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Maria Vollmer, M. A.

Sprachwissenschaftliches Seminar
Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Belfortstraße 18

79085 Freiburg im Breisgau

E-Mail: maria.vollmer(at)


Research Interests

  • Typology
  • Syntax
  • Morpho-Syntax
  • Information structure

Maria has previously studied and worked on genetically and areally diverse languages, including Warlpiri, Mandarin and Northern Kurdish. She has done corpus studies on ergativity, referential choice and pro-drop using Multi-CAST (Universität Bamberg).

Current research

Maria is currently researching Warlpiri, a Pama-Nyungan language spoken in Central Australia. For the NonGram project, she analyses its nominal structures regarding flexible word classes and disjoint noun phrases. She is currently developing her PhD topic which will be related to the interplay of syntax and information structure in Warlpiri.


Maria was granted the Award of the University Women's Representatives for the Outstanding Achievement of Female Students (University of Bamberg) for her MA thesis. Further links about the announcement and the award ceremony will follow soon.