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Probabilistic German Morphosyntax (Habilitationsschrift)

Probabilistic German Morphosyntax is a sequence of papers with a methodological introduction and overview chapter representing my kumulative Habilitation (cumulative version of the second thesis in the German-speaking systems). The thesis has been accepted by the Faculty of Languages and Letters of the Humboldt University Berlin (Sprach- und literaturwissenschaftliche Fakultät der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) and the official process of habilitation (Habilitationsverfahren) is ongoing.

Download: Roland Schäfer (2018) Probabilistic German Morphosyntax. General introduction, overview, and wrap-up (Rahmentext der kumulativen Habilitationsschrift).

Information about the individual papers:

  1. Roland Schäfer (2018, to appear) Abstractions and exemplars: the measure noun phrase alternation in German. To appear in Cognitive Linguistics (COGL) 29(4).
  2. Roland Schäfer & Ulrike Sayatz (2016) Punctuation and Syntactic Structure in “obwohl” and “weil” Clauses in Nonstandard Written German. Written Language and Literacy (WLL) 19:2, 215–248.
  3. Roland Schäfer (2016, ahead of print) Prototype-driven Alternations: The Case of German Weak Nouns. Corpus Linguistics and Linguistic Theory (CLLT).
  4. Roland Schäfer & Ulrike Sayatz (2014) Die Kurzformen des Indefinitartikels im Deutschen (Cliticization of the Indefinite Article in German). Zeitschrift für Sprachwissenschaft (ZS) 33(2).