Publications

Monographs
2009

More Support for More-Support: The Role of Processing Constraints on the Choice between Synthetic and Analytic Comparative Forms. (Studies in Language Variation 4). Amsterdam: Benjamins.

 

Reviews of this book: Corpus Linguistics and Linguistic Theory 2010 6(2): 301-311 by A. Lohmann
Language 2011 87(2): 416-420 by O. Fischer
English Studies 2011 92(2): 235-236 by M. Elenbaas

2005 Gender-Forschung in der Linguistik: Unerträgliches und Ertragreiches. (Paderborner Universitätsreden 97). Paderborn: Universität. [pdf]
2004
Gender Differences in English Syntax. (Linguistische Arbeiten 491). Tübingen: Niemeyer.
Reviews of this book: Anglia 2006 124(2) by C. Schubert
Zeitschrift für Angewandte Linguistik 44: 127-134 by H. Motschenbacher

Edited Collections

2003

with Günter Rohdenburg (eds.) Determinants of Grammatical Variation in English. (Topics in English Linguistics 43). Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
Reviews of this book:
Studies in Language 2005 29(3): 683-699 by T. Thibeau;
LinguistList 2005 by J. Mukherjee;
English Language and Linguistics 2005 8(2), 360-373 by V. González-Díaz;
Language 2005 80(4): 288-289 by A. Bergs

Contributions to Edited Volumes
2018 (with Matthias Eitelmann) "The Role of Cognate Objects in Language Variation and Change". In: Finkbeiner, Rita & Ulrike Freywald (eds.) Exact Repetition in Grammar and Discourse, 200-230. (Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs). Berlin/Boston: Mouton de Gruyter.
2015 (with Verena Jäger) "Grammatical Differences between British and American English". In: Chapelle, Carol E. (ed.) The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics, Oxford: Blackwell.
2014 "(Apparently) Competing Motivations in Morpho-syntactic Variation". In: Moravcsik, Edith A., Malchukov, Andrej and Brian MacWhinney (eds.) Competing Motivations in Grammar and Usage, 209-228. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [pdf]
2012 "Late Modern English Morphology". In: Brinton, Laurel and Alexander Bergs (eds.) Historical Linguistics of English: An International Handbook, 842-869. (Handbook of Linguistics and Communication Science). Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
2010 "Genre-Effects in the Replacement of Reflexives by Particles". In: Dorgeloh, Heidrun and Anja Wanner (eds.) Approaches to Syntactic Variation and Genre, 219-245. (Topics in English Linguistics). Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
2009
"Synthetic and Analytic Comparatives". In: Rohdenburg, Günter and Julia Schlüter (eds.) One Language - Two Grammars: Grammatical Differences between British and American English, 86-107. (Studies in Language). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
2009
"How Lexicalization Reflected in Hyphenation Affects Variation and Word-Formation". In: Dufter, Andreas; Fleischer, Jürg and Guido Seiler (eds.) Describing and Modeling Variation in Grammar. (Trends in Linguistics). Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
2007
"Recalcitrant Problems of Comparative Alternation and New Insights Emerging from Internet Data". In: Hundt, Marianne; Nesselhauf, Nadja and Biewer, Carolin (eds.) Corpus Linguistics and the Web, 211-232. (Language and Computers 59). Amsterdam: Rodopi.
2006
"Rewriting English Grammar Books: Factors Constraining the Choice between Synthetic and Analytic Comparative Forms". In: Houswitschka, Christoph, Knappe, Gabriele and Anja Müller (eds.) Proceedings of the Anglistentag 2005, Bamberg, 587-607. (Proceedings of the Conference of the German Association of University Teachers of English). Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier.
2003
"Support for More-Support". In: Rohdenburg, Günter and Mondorf, Britta (eds.) Determinants of Grammatical Variation in English, 251-304. (Topics in English Linguistics 43). Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
[Reviews of this book:
Studies in Language 2005 29(3): 683-699 by T. Thibeau;
LinguistList 2005 by J. Mukherjee;
English Language and Linguistics 2005 8(2), 360-373 by V. González-Díaz]
2002
"The Effect of Prepositional Complements on the Choice of Synthetic or Analytic Comparatives". In: Cuyckens, Hubert and Radden, Günter (eds.) Perspectives on Prepositions, 65-78. Tübingen: Niemeyer.
2000
"Wider-Ranging vs. More Old-Fashioned Views on Comparative Formation in Adjectival Compounds/Derivatives". In: Reitz, Bernhard and Rieuwerts, Sigrid (eds.) Proceedings of the Anglistentag 1999, Mainz, 35-44. (Proceedings of the Conference of the German Association of University Teachers of English 21). Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier.

Contributions to Peer-Reviewed Journals
forthc. "The Detransitivization of Causative Bring". English Language and Linguistics. Special Issue on Support Strategies in Language Variation and Change.
2015 "'Snake Legs it to Freedom': A Synchronic and Diachronic Analysis of Dummy It". Corpus Linguistics and Linguistic Theory.
2011
"Variation and Change in English Resultatives". Language Variation and Change 22: 397-421. [pdf]
2002
"Gender Differences in English Syntax". Journal of English Linguistics 30(2), 158-180.
1996
"Why Women Use More Postposed Adverbial Clauses". Working Papers in Language, Gender and Sexism 6(2), 5-29.

Conferences
2013 with Javier Pérez-Guerra. "Support-strategies in language variation and change". Workshop at the ICAME Conference, Santiago de Comnpostela, 22-26 May 2013.
2004
with Günter Rohdenburg. "Grammatical Differences between British and American English". International Symposium, Paderborn, 02-04 June 2004.
2003
with Dagmar Haumann. "The (Non)Distinction of the Syntax and Semantics of Adjectives and Adverbs". Workshop at the Annual Meeting of the German Linguistic Society (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft), Munich, Germany, 26-28 February 2003.
2000
with Günter Rohdenburg, Julia Schlüter and Uwe Vosberg. "Determinants of Grammatical Variation in English". International Symposium, Paderborn, 23-24 June 2000.

Reviews
2012 Review of Wanner 2009. Deconstructing the English Passive. (Topics in English Linguistics 41). Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. Language.

2009

Review of González-Díaz 2008. English Adjective Comparison: A Historical Perspective. (Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 299). Amsterdam: Benjamins. Folia Linguistica 43(2): 487-498.

Others
2001 (with Uwe Vosberg) "Die Qual der Wahl". Paderborner Universitätszeitschrift 3, 28-29. [http://www.uni-paderborn.de/puz/puz2000.3.pdf]

Presentations
2015 (with Ulrike Schneider) "Moderate Transitivity Contexts as Breeding Grounds for Novel Verbs: An Analysis of Waxing and Waning Verbs". Paper Presented at the 36th Annual Conference of the International Computer Archive for Modern and Medieval English (ICAME), Trier, Germany, 27-31 May 2015.
2015 (with Matthias Eitelmann) "The Role of Cognate Objects in Language Variation and Change". Paper Presented at the Thirty-seventh Annual Meeting of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft (DGfS), Leipzig, Germany, 4-6 March 2015.
2015 "'I Have the Pleasure to Inform You that Your Mother-in-law Snuffed It': The Use of Dummy It as Support Strategy". Guest Lecture, University of Jena, Germany, 13 January 2015.
2014 "A Transitivity Bias in SLA?". Paper Presented at the Third Conference of the International Society for the Linguistics of English (ISLE), Zurich, Switzerland, 24-27 August 2014.
2014 "I Have the Pleasure to Inform You that Your Mother-in-law Snuffed It": The Use of Dummy it as Support Strategy. Guest Lecture, University of Leuven, Belgium, 4 April 2014.
2013 with Javier Pérez-Guerra. "Introduction". Paper Presented at the Workshop Processing in Corpora: ‘Support Strategies’ in Language Variation and Change, 34th Conference of the International Computer Archive of Modern and Medieval English (ICAME), Santiago de Compostela, 22 May 2013.
2012 "Way-Constructions in Synchronic and Diachronic Perspective". Guest Lecture, University of Saarbrücken, Germany, 17 July 2012.
2012 "The Role of Pseudo-Objects in Language Variation and Change". Paper Presented at the ICAME Conference, KU Leuven, Belgium, 30 May-03 June 2012.
2012 "Four Principles of Women's and Men's Language Use". Paper Presented at the Workshop on Varieties of Cultural Difference: Exploring Otherness at the Crossroads of Language, Culture and Literature. University of Mainz, Germany, 25 May 2012.
2012 Comparative Alternation in English". Guest Lecture at the University of Vigo, Spain, 5 March 2012.
2012 "Way-constructions: A Synchronic and Diachronic Study". Guest Lecture at the University of Vigo, Spain, 6 March 2012.
2012 "'The Snake Legged it to Freedom': An Empirical Study of Dummy It". Guest Lecture at the University of Vigo, Spain, 6 March 2012.
2011 "Leg it, floor it, snuff it: A Synchronic and Diachronic Analysis of Dummy it". Paper Presented at the Second Triennial Conference of the International Society for the Linguistics of English (ISLE), Boston, USA, 17-21 June 2011.
2010 "(Apparently) Competing Motivations in Morpho-Syntactic Variation". Paper Presented at the Conference on Competing Motivations, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany, 23-25 November 2010. [pdf]
2010
"Die Detransitivierung von kausativem bring im Englischen". Paper Presented at the Interdisciplinary Colloquium on Linguistics, Siegen University, Germany, 23 June 2010.
2010 "Causative Verbs in British and American English". Paper Presented at the ICAME Conference, Giessen University, Germany, 26-30 May 2010.
2009
"The Verbal Territory of Causative Bring". Paper Presented at the Interdisciplinary Workshop on (De)Transitivization, Universitetet i Agder, Kristiansand, Norway, 02 September 2009.
2008
"Zur Relevanz korpus- und psycholinguistischer Studien in der Variationsforschung am Beispiel der englischen Komparativalternation". Workshop Variation, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, 31 März - 01 April 2008.
2006
"Determinanten morpho-syntaktischer Variation: Korpus- und psycholinguistische Untersuchungen zur englischen Komparativbildung". Vortrag anlässlich des Interdisziplinären Sprachwissenschaftlichen Kolloquiums der Universität Marburg, 8. Dezember 2006.
2006
"Competing Constructions". Paper Presented at the Third Meeting of the German Construction Grammar Network ‘Language Variation and Change in Construction Grammar’, Düsseldorf 31 March-2 April 2006.
2006
"'Outrageous Mismatches between Syntax and Semantics’? New Insights Emerging from Corpus-based Studies of English Resultatives". Paper Presented at the International Conference Exploring the Lexis-Grammar Interface, 5-7 October 2006, University of Hanover, Germany.
2005
"Pseudo-Objects as Transitivizing Strategies". Vortrag im Rahmen der Paderborner Antrittsvorlesungen, Universität Paderborn, Germany, 13 July 2005.
2005
"Rewriting English Grammar Books: Beyond Length and Final Segments as Factors Constraining the Choice between Synthetic and Analytic Comparative Forms". Anglistentag, Bamberg, 18-21 September, 2005.
2004
"Comparative Alternation in British and American English". Paper Presented at the International Symposium Grammatical Differences between British and American English, Paderborn, Germany, 02-04 June 2004.
2004
"Comparative Alternation from Early Modern English to Present Day English". Thirteenth International Conference on English Historical Linguistics (ICEHL 13), Vienna, 23-28 August 2004.
2004
"Recalcitrant Problems of Comparative Alternation and New Insights Emerging from Internet Data". Internationales Symposium ‘Corpus Linguistics – Perspectives for the Future’, Heidelberg, 21-23 October 2004.
2004
"Gender-Forschung in der Linguistik: Unerträgliches und Ertragreiches". Habilitationsvortrag Universität Paderborn, 22. December 2004.
2001
"Synthetische vs. analytische Komparative im Englischen: Implikationen für die Wortbildungstheorie". Vortrag anlässlich des linguistischen Kolloquiums der Universität Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, 6 Februar 2001.
2000
"The Effect of Infinitival Complements on the Choice between the Synthetic vs. Analytic Comparative". Paper Presented at the International Symposium, Determinants of Grammatical Variation in English, Paderborn, Germany, 23-24 June 2000.
1999
"The Effect of Prepositional Complements on the Choice between the Synthetic vs. Analytic Comparative". Paper Presented at the Workshop on Prepositions, Hamburg, Germany, 1999.
1999
"Synthetic vs Analytic Comparatives of Adjectival Compounds/Derivatives". Paper Presented at the Anglistentag, Mainz, 27-29 September 1999.
1998
"Epistemic Grounding in Finite Adverbial Clauses". Paper Presented at the 6th International Pragmatics Conference, Reims, France, 19-24 July 1998.
1998
"The Gendered Use of Finite Adverbial Clauses". Paper Presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 12, London, 26-28 March 1998.
1997
"Geschlechtsspezifische Unterschiede im Bereich der englischen Syntax". Vortrag anlässlich des sprachwissenschaftlichen Kolloquiums der Universität Marburg, Marburg, 20 Juni 1997.
1997
"Functional Aspects of Tag Questions". Paper Presented at the Workshop 'Is Gender Overdone?', Konstanz, 19 April 1997.
1996
"Sex Differences in Syntax". Poster Presented at the Symposium on Language and Gender, Kiel, February 1996.

last revision: August 2015