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Einführung in die grammatische Beschreibung des Deutschen, dritte Auflage (2018)

Roland Schäfer. 2018. Einführung in die grammatische Beschreibung des Deutschen (Introduction to the Grammar of German), Dritte, überarbeitete und erweiterte Auflage. Berlin: Language Science Press, Text Books in Language Science, No. 2. [BibTeX]

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Previous editions: second edition, first edition.

The plural interpretability of German linking elements (Schäfer & Pankratz 2018)

Roland Schäfer & Elizabeth Pankratz (2018) The plural interpretability of German linking elements. Morphology 28(4), 325–358. (Click the title for online reading, click the DOI for official bibliographic information.) [BibTeX]

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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).