Simon Masloch

GB 3/152

Simon Masloch obtained his master’s degree in Linguistics (with a focus on Computational Linguistics) from Ruhr-Universität Bochum in 2020. Currently, he is a PhD student and research associate.


My PhD project deals with the syntax and semantics of emotion verbs with a special focus on factors influencing the linear order of their arguments and phenomena that relate to these linearisation preferences. In general, I am interested in syntax, semantics, and their interaction.

Psych verbs
Word Order/Scrambling

This semester

SoSe 2024

  • Advanced Course: An introduction to syntax (Tu, 12:00–14:00 PM, GB 3/158)


Past semesters

WiSe 2023/24

  • Advanced Course: Word order flexibility: Scrambling in the clausal domain (Th, 12:00–14:00, GB 3/158)


Börner, A. K., Masloch, S., & Kiss, T. (2024, February 29). An integrative constraint-based account of constituent linearization in the German midfield [Conference presentation]. Workshop Constraining linearization at DGfS 2024, Bochum. Handout

Masloch, S., Poppek, J. M. & Kiss, T. (2024). Not so peculiar after all: On the normal position of arguments of German experiencer-object verbs, Glossa: a journal of general linguistics 9(1). DOI:

Masloch, S. (2023, September 26). The Syntax and Semantics of German Emotion Verbs [Poster presentation]. LinPin, Essen. Poster

Masloch, S., Poppek, J. M., & Kiss, T. (2022, January 6). Two misbehaving German dative experiencer-object verbs [Conference presentation]. 15th Forum for Germanic Language Studies conference, Reading, UK.

Poppek, J. M., Masloch, S. & Kiss, T. (2022). GerEO: A large-scale resource on the syntactic distribution of German experiencer-object verbs. Proceedings of the 13th Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2022), 3391–3397.

Masloch, S., Poppek, J. M., Robrecht, A., & Kiss, T. (2021). Syntactic Pattern Distribution Analysis of
Experiencer-Object Psych Verbs: An Annotation Manual. Studies in Linguistics and Linguistic Data Science, 4, i–51.

Masloch, S. (2021). Über über und dessen Entsprechungen im Englischen [Revised Master's Thesis, Ruhr-Universität Bochum]. Studies in Linguistics and Linguistic Data Science, 3, i–99.

Poppek, J. M., Masloch, S., Robrecht, A., & Kiss, T. (2021). A Quantitative Approach towards German Experiencer-Object Verbs. In R. Čech & X. Chen (Eds.), Proceedings of the Second Workshop on Quantitative Syntax (Quasy, SyntaxFest 2021) (pp. 84–94). Association for Computational Linguistics.

Kiss, Tibor, Simon Masloch & Alicia Katharina Börner. (Unpublished). Word order constraints on event-internal modifiers. LingBuzz