Naomi Peck

Naomi Peck

PhD Student; Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin

University of Freiburg


I am a PhD student in linguistics at the University of Freiburg and member of the Emmy-Noether-Gruppe Non-Hierarchicality in Grammar (NonGram). I am currently researching how complex verbal constructions are realised by speakers in Northeast India for my dissertation.

I am fascinated by how we ‘group’ bits of languages together, whether this be how we construct noun phrases, chain verbs in serial verb constructions or clause chains, or chunk information together prosodically. My research aims to investigate the reasons why we group bits of languages together, whether this be cognitive, physiological, historical or something completely different.

Download my resumé.

  • linguistic typology
  • Trans-Himalayan languages
  • serial verb constructions
  • unithood
  • prosody-syntax interface
  • PhD Student in Linguistics, 2019-

    University of Freiburg (previously Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz)

  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours, First Class), 2017

    Australian National University

  • Bachelor of Asia-Pacific Studies (Year in Asia), 2017

    Australian National University