Susi Wurmbrand

About Me


Privatdozentin, Universit├Ąt Wien

Visiting Professor, Harvard University

Previous positions:

Professor of Linguistics, University of Connecticut

Assistant Professor, McGill University

Member of the Academia Europaea


Linguist with main interest in theoretical syntax, syntax-semantics interface, language variation. Specific topics I have worked on include: binding, case, complementation, control, clause structure, domains, features, (non-)finiteness, phases, quantifier scope, raising,, synactic dependencies (Agree, Merge), tense.


From recent teaching evaluations (Harvard):

"The professor is clearly passionate and her enthusiasm is contagious."

"Prof Wurmbrand is an amazing lecturer, easy but effective homeworks, engaging material."

"Wurmbrand is a wonderful teacher. Very engaging, understanding, and kind; had a clear and organized agenda as well as teaching goals/pedagogy."



Recorded talks


FWF Project


Wurmbrand, Susi. 2021 (upcoming October). Invited talk at the Abralin ao vivo series, Brazilian Association of Linguistics, live stream and video series.

Wurmbrand, Susi. 2021. Complementation. Invited discussant at Linguistics Flash Mobs: Epic battles in history (with David Pesetsky).


Laszakovits, Sabine and Zheng Shen. 2021. The size of things I: Structure building. Language Science Press.

Laszakovits, Sabine and Zheng Shen. Forthcoming. The size of things II: Movement, features, and interpretation. Language Science Press.