Dr. Giuseppe Varaschin

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Institut für deutsche Sprache und Linguistik

Giuseppe Varaschin is a postdoctoral researcher in Project A04: Building Register into the Architecture of Language — An HPSG Account within the framework of the SFB 1412 Register: Language-Users’ Knowledge of Situational-Functional Variation. He was formerly a Humboldt Research Fellow hosted at the same institution.

Giuseppe’s primary research interests are syntactic theory, the syntax-semantics interface, register, Romance syntax, Germanic syntax and the philosophy of linguistics. He is also interested in developing computer-processable grammar fragments as a way of checking the formal consistency and large-scale empirical adequacy of theoretical proposals. His current work concerns the formal modelling of constraints on anaphoric relations and intra-individual syntactic variation in the framework of Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar (HPSG). He has previously worked on the formalization of a parallel architecture of grammar, where syntax, semantics and phonology are treated as independent combinatorial systems.


A04 Building register into the architecture of language – an HPSG account


Dorotheenstr. 24 (Room: 3.304), D-10117 Berlin


Postal address

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Institut für deutsche Sprache und Linguistik) Unter den Linden 6, D-10099 Berlin

Dr. Giuseppe Varaschin

Publications & Presentations


  • Varaschin, Giuseppe; Culicover, Peter W.; Winkler, Susanne  (2023) In pursuit of Condition C: (Non-)coreference in grammar, discourse and processing  In: Information Structure and Discourse in Generative Grammar [ViVo]
  • Presentations

  • Varaschin, Giuseppe; Machicao y Priemer, Antonio  (2022) Agreement mismatches and register-driven variation in Brazilian Portuguese  In: Oberseminar Syntax and Semantics, Institut für England- und Amerikastudien, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main [ViVo]