C06

Grammatical processing and syntactic change

PI(s): Prof. Dr. Ulrike Demske & PD Dr. Claudia Felser

This project seeks to explore the dimensions of syntactic variability from a diachronic perspective, starting from the hypothesis that structures that are easier to process tend to prevail in syntactic change. During the second phase of the CRC, we will examine the extent to which the principle of dependency length minimization can account for variability and syntactic change in the history of German. Focusing on the placement of subordinate clauses in German, psycholinguistic data from present-day speakers will be compared to data from diachronic corpora to test the hypothesis that the distance between dependent constituents has decreased significantly over time.

Members

Bosch
Dr. Sina Bosch
Campus GolmHaus 2, Raum 0.06
(+49) 331 977-253606
Cortés Rodríguez
Álvaro Cortés Rodríguez
Campus GolmHaus 2, Raum 0.06
(+49) 331 977-253605
Demske
Prof. Dr. Ulrike Demske
Campus Am Neuen PalaisHaus 5, Raum 1.10
(+49) 331 977-4228
Felser
PD Dr. Claudia Felser
Campus GolmHaus 2, Raum 0.02
(+49) 331 977-2832
Gosemann
Laura Verena Gosemann
Campus GolmHaus 16, Raum 0.07

Publications

  • Peer-Reviewed: Papers, Journals, Books, Articles of the CRC
  • Talk or Presentation: Talks, Presentations, Posters of the CRC
  • SFB-Related: not produced in connection with the CRC, but are thematically appropriate
  • Other: Papers, Journals, Books, Articles of the CRC, but not peer-reviewed
Author(s)TitleYearPublished inLinksType
Bosch, S., De Cesare, I., Felser, C., & Demske, U.A multi-methodological approach to word order variation in German infinitival complementation.2022Featherston, S., Hörnig, R., Konietzko, A. & von Wietersheim, S. (eds.), Linguistic Evidence 2020 Proceedings - Linguistic Theory Enriched by Experimental Data (pp. 281-298) . Tübingen: University of Tübingen.
Peer-Reviewed
Demske, U.Zur Grammatikalisierung von 'gehen' im Deutschen.2020Forum Japanisch-Germanistischer Sprachforschung, 2, 9-42. DOI: 10.11282/jggls.2.0_9
Peer-Reviewed
Bosch, S., De Cesare, I., Felser, C., & Demske, U. A multi-methodological approach to word order variation in German infinitival complementation.2020Paper presented at the Linguistic Evidence 2020. Eberhard Karls University Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany. 13 - 15 February.Talk or Presentation
Bosch, S., & Felser, C.The role of processing contraints on word order variation in German infinitival complementation.2019Paper presented at the 4th Conference on Experimental Approaches to Perception and Production of Language Variation (ExApp 2019), Münster, Germany. 26-28 September.Talk or Presentation
De Cesare, I.Textsorteneffekte auf die Stellung infiniter Komplemente im Frühneuhochdeutschen.2019Paper presented at the Workshop ''Syntax der frühen Neuzeit'', University of Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany. 10 - 12 October.Talk or Presentation
De Cesare, I.Word order variability and change in German infinitival complements.2019Paper presented at the 24th International Conference on Historical Linguistics (ICHL 24), The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia. 01 - 05 July.Talk or Presentation
De Cesare, I.Grammatical processing and syntactic change: infinitival complements in German.2018Paper presented at the 3rd Summer School in Historical Syntax (SUM-UP 2018): Variation and its limits from a diachronic perspective, University of Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany. 27 - 30 June.Talk or Presentation
De Cesare, I., & Bosch, S.Word order variation in German infinitival complements: Evidence from copus and experimental data.2019Paper presented at the Workshop ''Multimethodological approaches to synchronic and diachronic variation'', University of Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany. 25 - 26 October.Talk or Presentation
Demske, U.Zwischen Kohärenz und Inkohärenz: Wortstellung von Infinitivkomplementen.2018Invited talk at the Japanische Gesellschaft für Germanistik, Tokyo, Japan. 27 August.Talk or Presentation
Demske, U., & De Cesare, I.Grammatical processing and syntactic change: infinitival complements in German.2018Invited talk at the Lecture Series ''Linguistic Circle'', University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK. 21 - 23 March.Talk or Presentation
Bosch, S., & Felser, C.The role of L1 influence on L2 word order behaviour in German infinitival complementation.2022Paper presented at GLAC 28, University of Georgia, Athens, USA, 31 March – 2 April.Talk or Presentation
Bosch, S,. & Felser, C.Word-order variation in L2 German infinitival complementation.2022Paper presented at EuroSLA 31, University of Fribourg, Switzerland, 24 - 27 August.Talk or Presentation
De Cesare, I., & Demske, U.Ambiguity avoidance as an efficiency strategy driving word order change.2022Paper presented at the 25th International Conference on Historical Linguistics (ICHL25), University of Oxford, Oxford, UK. 01 - 05 August. Talk or Presentation
Demske, U.Variation across newspapers in Early Modern German: Degrees of syntactic complexity.2022F. Dietz, M. van Koppen, C. van de Poppe, M. Schraagen & J. Wall (Eds.), Cross-disciplinary approaches to linguistic variation in Early Modern West Germanic. Special issue of Journal of Historical Syntax, Vol. 6 (No. 13-18, pp. 1-36). DOI: 10.18148/hs/2022.v6i13-18.136
Peer-Reviewed
Gosemann, L., & De Cesare, I.Factors influencing non-canonical word order in German: a corpus study.2023Paper presented at the AG16: Creativity and routine in sentence production, 45. Annual Conference of the German Linguistic Soeciety (DGfS), 09.03.23, Universität zu Köln, Cologne, Germany.Talk or Presentation
Bosch, S., De Cesare, I., Demske, U., & Felser, C.Word-order variation and coherence in German infinitival complementation.2023The Journal of Comparative Germanic Linguistics, 26(1), 1. DOI: 10.1007/s10828-023-09140-8
Peer-Reviewed
Felser, C.Structural ambiguity in language comprehension and production.2023Talk presented at ICHL 26, University of Heidelberg, 5 September.Talk or Presentation
Felser, C., & Bosch, S.Processing Factors Constrain Word-Order Variation in German: The Trouble with Third Constructions.2024Journal of Germanic Linguistics, 36, 47-75 DOI: 10.1017/S1470542723000107
Peer-Reviewed