Aktuelle Veröffentlichungen

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  • Recent books

    Diessel, Holger. 2023. The constructicon: Taxonomies and networks. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 

    Haas, Florian. 2023. A diachronic perspective on English human impersonal pronouns. Habilitationsschrift, Friedrich Schiller University Jena.

    Diessel, Holger, Kenny Coventry, Harmen B. Gudde, and Olga Caprici. 2021. (eds.), Demonstratives, Deictic Pointing and the Conceptualization of Space. Frontiers in Psychology.Externer Link

    Diessel, Holger. 2019. The grammar network. How linguistic structure is shaped by language use. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

    König, Ekkehard and Volker Gast. 2018. Understanding English-German contrasts. 4th edn. Grundlagen der Anglistik und Amerikanistik. Berlin: Erich Schmidt Verlag.

    Schmidtke-Bode, Karsten, Natalia Levshina, Susanne Maria Michaelis and Ilja A. Seržant (eds.). 2019. Explanation in typology: Diachronic sources, functional motivations and the nature of the evidence. Berlin: Language Science Press.

  • Recent articles

    Shcherbakova, O., Blasi, D.E., Gast, V., H. Skirgård, R.D. Gray & S.J. Greenhill 2024. 'The evolutionary dynamics of how languages signal who does what to whomExterner Link'. Scientific Reports 14: 7259.

    Coventry, Kenny R., Gudde, Harmen B., Diessel, Holger, Collier, Jacqueline, et al. 2023. Spatia communication systems across languages reflect universal action constrains, Nature Human Behavior. 7, pages 2099–2110. PDFExterner Link

    Diessel, Holger. 2023. Demonstratives. In Eva van Lier (ed.), Oxford Handbook of Word Classes. 443-465. New York: Oxford University Press. PDFExterner Link

    Breunesse, Merlijn and Holger Diessel. 2023. Iconicity in spatial deixis: A cross-linguistic study of 180 demonstrative systems. In C. Gentens, L. Ghesquière, W. B. McGregor and A. Van Linden (eds.),  Reconnecting Form and Meaning: In honour of Kristin Davidse, 185-208. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. PDFExterner Link

    Janebová, Markéta, Michaela Martinkova and Volker Gast 2023. 'Czech type nouns: Evidence from corpora'. In L. Brems, K. Davidse, I. Hennecke, A. Kolyaseva, A. Kisiel & W. Mihatsch (eds.): Type Noun Constructions in Slavic, Germanic and Romance Languages: Semantics and pragmatics on the move. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton.

    Diessel, Holger and Sergei Monakhov. 2023. Acquisition of demonstratives in crosslinguistic perspective.  Externer LinkJournal of Child Language 50(4): 922-953. Externer Link

    Shcherbakova, Olena, Susanne Maria Michaelis, Hannah J. Haynie, Sam Passmore, Volker Gast, Russell D. Gray, Simon J. Greenhill, Damián E. Blasi and Hedvig Skirgård 2023. 'Societies of strangers do not speak less complex languagesExterner Link'. ScienceAdvances 9.33.

    Mohseni, Mahdi, Christoph Redies and Volker Gast 2023. 'Comparative Analysis of Preference in Contemporary and Earlier Texts Using Entropy MeasuresExterner Link'. Entropy 25.3: 486.

    Shcherbakova, Olena, Volker Gast, Damian Blasi, Hedvig Skirgård, Russell Gray and Simon Greenhill (2022). 'A quantitative global test of the complexity trade-off hypothesis: the case of nominal and verbal grammatical markingExterner Link'. Linguistics Vanguard.

    Gast, Volker, Christian Wehmeier and Dirk Vanderbeke 2023. 'A Register-Based Study of Interior Monologue in James Joyce’s UlyssesExterner Link'. Literature 3.1: 42-65.

    Gast, Volker and Robert Borges 2023. 'Nouns, Verbs and Other Parts of Speech in Translation and Interpreting: Evidence from English Speeches Made in the European Parliament and Their German Translations and InterpretationsExterner Link'. Languages 8.1: 39.

    Gast, Volker 2023. 'The Temporal Alignment of Speech-Accompanying Eyebrow Movement and Voice Pitch: A Study Based on Late Night Show InterviewsExterner Link'. Behvioral Sciences 13.1: 52.

    Mohseni, Mahdi, Christoph Redies and Volker Gast. 2022. Approximate Entropy in Canonical and Non-Canonical Fiction. Entropy 24.2: 278.

    Gast, Volker 2022. 'Comparing annotation types and n-gram sizes: German discourse particles and their English reflexes in a translation corpus Externer Link'. In Schützler, O. & J. Schlüter (eds.): Data and Methods in Corpus Linguistics: Comparative Approaches, 323-352. Oxford University Press.

    Gast, Volker 2022. 'The German modal particle 'ja' and its lexical correlates in English: A qualitative study based on the Europarl corpusExterner Link'. In Gergel, R., I. Reich & A. Speyer (eds.): Particles in English, German and beyond, 117–146. Amsterdam: John Benjamins..

    Schokkin, Dineke, Volker Gast, Nicholas Evans, Christian Döhler. 2021. Phonetic fieldwork in Southern New Guinea. Language Documentation & Conservation 24: 76-107.

    Gast, Volker & Maria Koptjevskaja-Tamm. 2021. Patterns of persistence and diffusibility in the European lexicon Externer Link. Linguistic Typology.

    Diessel, Holger, Kenny Coventry, Harmen B. Gudde, and Olga Caprici. 2021. Editorial: Demonstratives, deictic pointing and the conceptualization of space. Frontiers in Psychology. Externer Link

    Mohseni, Mahdi, Volker Gast & Christoph Redies. 2021. Fractality and Variability in Canonical and Non-Canonical English Fiction and in Non-Fictional TextsExterner Link. Frontiers in Psychology 12.

    Holger Diessel & Merlijn Breunesse. 2020. A typology of demonstrative clause linkers.
    In Åshild Næss, Anna Margetts & Yvonne Treis (eds.), Demonstratives in discourse,
    305–341. Berlin: Language Science Press. DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.4055834

    Rzymski, Christoph, Tiago Tresoldi, Simon Greenhill, Mei-Shin Wu, Nathanael Schweikhard, Maria Koptjevskaja-Tamm, Volker Gast, Timotheus Bodt, Abbie Hantgan, Gereon Kaiping, Sophie Chang, Yunfan Lai, Natalia Morozova, Heini Arjava, Nataliia Hübler, Ezequiel Koile, Steven Pepper, Mariann Proos, Briana Van Epps, Ingrid Blanco, Carolin Hundt, Sergei Monakhov, Kristina Pianykh, Sallona Ramesh, Russell Gray, Robert Forkel and Johann-Mattis List. 2020. 'The Database of Cross-Linguistic Colexifications', reproducible analysis of cross-linguistic polysemies. Scientific Data 7. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-019-0341-x

    Ziegeler, Debra, Eric Melac and Volker Gast. 2019. The rise of right periphery either. Language Sciences 75. 15–34.

    Schmidtke-Bode, Karsten. 2019. Attractor states and diachronic change in Hawkins’ Processing Typology. In Karsten Schmidtke-Bode, Natalia Levshina, Susanne Maria Michaelis and Ilja A. Seržant (eds.), Explanation in typology: Diachronic sources, Functional motivations and the nature of the evidence, 123–148. Berlin: Language Science Press. .

    Schmidtke-Bode, Karsten and Eitan Grossman. 2019. Diachronic sources, functional motivations and the nature of the evidence: A synthesis. In Karsten Schmidtke-Bode, Natalia Levshina, Susanne Maria Michaelis and Ilja A. Seržant (eds.), Explanation in typology: Diachronic sources, Functional motivations and the nature of the evidence, 223–241. Berlin: Language Science Press.

    Schmidtke-Bode, Karsten and Natalia Levshina. 2018. Reassessing scale effects on differential case marking: Methodological, conceptual and theoretical issues in the quest for a universal. In Ilja A. Seržant and Alena Witzlack-Makarevich (eds.), Diachronc typology of differential argument marking, 509–537. Berlin: Language Science Press.

    Schmidtke-Bode, Karsten and Gregor Kachel. 2018. Exploring the motivational antecedents of Nepalese learners of L2 English. International Review of Applied Linguistics in Language Teaching. https://doi.org/10.1515/iral-2017-0037. (Online first)

    Haas, Florian. 2018. "You can't control a thing like that": Genres and changes in Modern English human impersonal pronouns. In Richard J. Whitt (ed.), Diachronic corpora, genre, and language change, 171–194. Amsterdam: Benjamins.

    Schmidtke-Bode, Karsten and Holger Diessel 2017. Cross-linguistic patterns in the form, function and position of (object) complement clauses. Linguistics 55(1). 1–38.

    Gast, Volker 2017. Paradigm change and language contact: A framework of analysis and some speculation about the underlying cognitive processesExterner Link. JournaLIPP 5(1). 49–70.

    Vanderbeke, Dirk, Volker Gast and Christian Wehmeier 2017. Of gaps and holes and silence: Some remarks on elliptic speech and pseudo-orality in James Joyce's short story "The Sisters". Literary Linguistics 6(1). Art. 5.

    Haas, Florian 2017. Motivating an English-German contrast in word formation. Languages in Contrast 17(2). 183–204.

  • To appear

    Schmidtke-Bode, Karsten and Holger Diessel. 2023. The typology of non-argument clauses. In Manfred Krifka and Mathias Schenner (eds.), The Oxford handbook of embedding. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

    Diessel, Holger. to appear. Determiners and demonstratives. In Solveiga Armoskaite and Martina Wiltschko (eds.), The Oxford handbook of determiners. New York: Oxford University Press.