• Manfred Krifka & Fereshteh Modarresi: "Incorporated Nominals, Weak Definites and their Anaphoric Uptake, with special reference to Persian”, Queen Mary University of London, UK.
  • Oct. 2015  Workshop on Linguistic and Cognitive Aspects of Quantification 2015, Budapest, Hungary: amor.cms.hu-berlin.de/~h2816i3x/Talks/AnaphoraIncorporationBudapest.pdf
  • Manfred Krifka & Fereshteh Modarresi: ‘The existential quantificational force of pseudo-incorporated nominals and its effects on their anaphoric uptake’
  • June 2015  Krifka, Manfred & Modarresi, Fereshteh. ‘Pseudo-incorporated nominals’, ZAS, Berlin (Center for Language science)
  • 2013    Presentation (Lecture): ‘Quasi-incorporation and number marking in Persian’. DGfS Conference: The Syntax and Semantics of Pseudo-Incorporation, Germany.
  • 2010    Bare Singulars in Persian’, Canadian Linguistic Association  Conference;  Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada.
  • March, 2010   ‘Prosody role in the interpretation of Bare Nouns’, presented at the Third Toronto-Ottawa-Montreal (TOM) Semantics Workshop, McGill University, Canada.
  • 2008    ‘Lexical access: The interaction of phonological and semantic features’, poster presented at the Sixth International Conference on the Mental Lexicon, Banff, Alberta, Canada.
  • 2008    ‘Factors Affecting Lexical Access’ research presented at PsychoShorts, University of Ottawa, Canada.
  • 2008    ‘The effect of rhyme on how we access word in our memory’, research presented at the 11th Interdisciplinary Conference, University Ottawa, Canada.
  • 2008    ‘Rhyme and semantic expectancy’ poster presented at Cognitive Neuroscience Society annual meeting, San Fransisco, US.
  • 2008    ‘Lexical organization and the effect of surface form’ paper accepted at the conference Language, Communication & Cognition, Brighton University, UK.
  • 2008    ‘Bare objects in Persian, case of Noun Incorporation’, paper presented in conference on Complex Predicates in Iranian Languages, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle  Paris III, France.
  • 2007    ‘Quasi Noun Incorporation in Persian’ paper presented in the second Oxford Postgraduate Conference in Linguistics, Oxford University, UK.


  • Stoltmann, Katarzyna & Fereshteh Modarresi. Spatial expressions in German, English, Italian, Polish, and Persian. The Cognitive Neuroscience Society annual Meeting. 25.03.2017 - 28.03.2017, San Francisco.
  • Modaressi, Fereshteh. Lexical Access: The interaction of phonological and semanticfeatures. 5th International Winterschool: Speech perception and production - Learning and memory. 09.01.2017 - 13.01.2017, Kloster Chorin.
  • Modarresi, Fereshteh. Number-Neutrality and Anaphoric Uptake of Pseudo-Incorporated Nominals in Persian (and Weak Definites in English). Semantics and Linguistic Theory (SALT) 26. 12.05.2016 - 15.05.2016, University of Texas at Austin.