Svitlana Antonyuk, PhD

I am a Lise Meitner senior postdoctoral researcher at the Institut für Slawistik and Institut für Germanistik at Karl Franzens Universität Graz, Austria where I am currently employed in the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) project M 3361 “Deriving Discourse Configurationality of East Slavic”.

My research up to date has focused for the most part on issues of argument structure, quantification and the interface between syntax and other modules of grammar as well as the mapping to Information Structure. I have worked primarily on Ukrainian and Russian, both East Slavic languages, though I am getting progressively more interested in generative typology. At Uni Graz I am a member of two research groups, the Distributed Morphology group, led by Prof. Boban Arsenijević of the Institut für Slawistik, and the Arbeitsgruppe Informationsstruktur, led by Prof. Victor Edgar Onea Gaspar of the Institut für Germanistik.

My most recent projects involve work on Object Shift in Ukrainian (in collaboration with Dr. Roksolana Mykhaylyk at Amazon), the Realization of Givenness and Focus in Discourse Configurational Languages, the relation between aspect and argument structure in East Slavic as well as the phenomenon of scope freezing.