Background and activities

I am Full Professor of German linguistics in the Department of language and literature at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). I did my PhD in German linguistics at the same institution in 2005. In my research, I am interested in modern German syntax and semantics, mainly focussing on German data, but also in comparison to Norwegian or other (related) languages and related to second/third language acquisition.

I teach German linguistics at all levels within the BA and MA programmes in German. I supervise bachelor's, master's and PhD theses on topics within German grammar and linguistics (morphology, syntax, semantics) and language acquisition, but also theses related to the teachers' training  programme, for instance the acquisition of German as a foreign language. Furthermore, I also supervise theses concerning the (linguistics aspects of) translation between German and Norwegian.

Academic interests

  • modern German grammar and linguistic theory
  • modern German syntax (incl. comparative and contrastive syntax mainly focussing on German and Norwegian)
  • the syntax-semantics interface
  • predication and different kinds of small clauses
  • control theory
  • adjuncts/adverbials
  • second/third language acquisition

Selected research projects

  • German als-predicatives (i.e. non-verbal small clauses headed by the particle als)
  • German adverbial infinitives headed by an(statt), ohne and um
  • absolute nominative and accusative constructions in German
  • adjunct control
  • member of the research groups AcqVA and eScApeS

Positions

Scientific, academic and artistic work

Displaying a selection of activities. See all publications in the database

Journal publications

Books

  • Flaate, Inghild. (2007) Die als-Prädikative im Deutschen. Eine syntaktisch-semantische Analyse. Stauffenburg Verlag. 2007. ISBN 978-3-86057-462-1.

Part of book/report

  • Fischer, Silke; Høyem, Inghild Flaate. (2021) Event Control. Non-canonical Control in a Cross-linguistic Perspective.

Report/dissertation

  • Flaate, Inghild. (2005) Die als-Prädikative im Deutschen. Eine syntaktisch-semantische Analyse. 2005. ISBN 8247171589.

Others

  • Høyem, Inghild Flaate; Brodahl, Kristin Klubbo; Fischer, Silke. (2022) Participial adjunct control: a scope-based-approach. Research colloquium . Department of Linguistics, University of Stuttgart; Stuttgart. 2022-05-10 - 2022-05-10.
  • Høyem, Inghild Flaate; Fischer, Silke. (2019) "Event Control". "Cross-linguistic variation in control phenomena" . Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft (DGfS); Universitetet i Bremen. 2019-03-06 - 2019-03-08.
  • Høyem, Inghild Flaate; Fischer, Silke. (2019) "Event Control". Research seminar / Forschungskolloquium . Institut für Linguistik Universität Stuttgart; Stuttgart. 2019-02-05 - 2019-02-05.
  • Eide, Kristin Melum; Høyem, Inghild Flaate. (2017) German vs. Norwegian adjunct small clauses headed by als/som. Comparative Germanic Syntax Workshop . NTNU; Trondheim. 2017-09-13 - 2017-09-15.
  • Høyem, Inghild Flaate; Fischer, Silke. (2017) Adjunct control. Comparative Germanic Syntax Workshop . NTNU; Trondheim. 2017-09-13 - 2017-09-15.