Isabelle Franz





Academic Education

2013-2015M.A. Clinical Linguistics, Philipps-Universität, Marburg, Germany
2010-2013B.A. Linguistics, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
2005-2010Magister degree program philosophy, literary studies, Philosophie, Literaturwissenschaft, romance studies. Graduate degree program pedagogy, Diplomstudiengang Pädagogik, undergraduate pedagogy, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, Mainz, Germany

Professional Experience

since 04/2018PhD student at the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
11/2015-03/2018Researcher German Research Foundation (DFG) Project: „The Prosodic Syntax of German.“  Institute for Linguistics,  Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main, Germany


Kentner, G., & Franz, I. (2019). No evidence for prosodic effects on the syntactic encoding of complement clauses in German. Glossa: a journal of general linguistics, 4 (1), 18, 1–29.   doi:10.5334/gjgl.565

Franz, I., Kentner, G. K., & Domahs, F. (2016). The impact of animacy and rhythm on the linear order of conjuncts in child language. In C. Draxler & F. Kleber (Eds.), Tagungsband 12. Tagung Phonetik und Phonologie im deutschsprachigen Raum P und P12 (pp. 47–49). München: Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität.


  • Prose Rhythm

    Latin rhetoric considered the artistic treatment of linguistic rhythm as a potent rhetorical feature not only of verse, but also of literary, philosophical and oratorical prose. However, it failed to push the analysis of prose rhythm beyond ...

  • The prosodic syntax of German

    Prosody undisputedly affects the choice of syntactic constructions and the order of constituents within a sentence. However, for German, neither theories of grammar nor models of language production consider prosodic influences on sentence ...