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I am a third-year PhD student at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin advised by Artemis Alexiadou and Uli Sauerland. My research interests lie in syntactic and semantic theory, morphology, and language acquisition. I work as a doctoral researcher at the ERC Synergy Grant project LeibnizDream (PIs: Artemis Alexiadou, Uli Sauerland, Maria Teresa Guasti), in the Compressor Team led by Artemis Alexiadou

Before PhD studies, I graduated from Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, where I was advised by Artemis Alexiadou and Elisabeth Verhoeven, with the thesis Argument Structure, Ergativity, Aspect, and Agreement: a view from n-based nominalizations. Simultaneously with my studies, I worked as a research assistant to Artemis Alexiadou and Thomas McFadden at the project Register and the development of periphrasis in the history of English (Leibniz-Zentrum Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft ZAS) and as a research assistant to Elisabeth Verhoeven at the project Typology of the Psych Alternation in Morphology, Syntax, and Discourse (Institute of German Language and Linguistics, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin).


  • Artemis Alexiadou, Ivona Ilić, Yoichi Miyamoto, Uli Sauerland. Acquisition of pronouns in Japanese: A production study                               JSPS Core2Core Network "International Research Network for the Human Language Faculty", ZAS, March 15-17, 2024

  • Artemis Alexiadou, Johannes Hein, Ivona Ilić, Uli Sauerland. The third person is present: Evidence from determiners in generic statements  NELS 54MIT, January 26-27, 2024   [slides] [handout]

  • Ivona Ilić. Unagreement and modifiers: Implications for typologies of pronouns                                                                                                                         LSA Annual Meeting, New York, January 4-7, 2024  [poster]


Despina Oikonomou & Ivona Ilić (2023). Subjunctive Questions in Serbian. Journal of Slavic Linguistics. FASL 30 Issue. 1-18. [paper]


Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin 

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Postal address: Unter den Linden 6 

10117 Berlin 

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