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Name: Valja  Werkmann
Institution: Universität Leipzig
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Homepage: http://www.uni-leipzig.de/~werkmann/
State and/or Country: Germany   
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Bulgarian
Language Family(ies): Slavic Subgroup
Selected Publications: Mleinek, Ina / Werkmann, Valja (2006): Russian personal pronouns in Syntax and Phonology. In: Hoffmann, Rüdiger & Hansjörg Mixdorff (eds.): Speech Prosody. Third International Conference, May 2nd – 5th, 2006, Dresden, Germany. Abstract Book and CD-Rom Proceedings, TUDpress, 394-398.

Werkmann, Valja (2006): Control and Raising in Bulgarian, Greek and Macedonian. In: Svetla Koeva and Mila Dimitrova-Vulchanova (eds.): The Fifth International Conference Formal Approaches to South Slavic and Balkan Languages (FASSBL-5), Proceedings 2006, 166-175.

Werkmann, Valja (2007): Subjunctive complements of modal verbs in Bulgarian and Macedonian. In: Richard Compton, Magdalena Gloedzinowska and Ulyana Savchenko (eds.): Annual Workshop on Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics 15. The Toronto Meeting 2006, 457-476.

Werkmann, Valja (2007): Control and Raising in Bulgarian and Macedonian. In: Peter Kosta & Lilia Schürks (eds.): Linguistic Investigations into Formal Description of Slavic Languages. Contributions of the Sixth European Conference held at Potsdam University, November 30-December 02, 2005 (Potsdam Linguistic Investigations; 1). Frankfurt am Main etc.: Peter Lang 2007, 441-457pp.

Werkmann, Valja / Mleinek, Ina (2007): Russian personal pronouns and the Syntax –Phonology Interface. In: Peter Kosta & Lilia Schürks (eds.): Linguistic Investigations into Formal Description of Slavic Languages: Contributions of the Sixth European Conference held at Potsdam University, November 30-December 02, 2005 (Potsdam Linguistic Investigations; 1). Frankfurt am Main etc.: Peter Lang 2007, 41-50pp.

Werkmann, Valja (2007): Zu Syntax und Informationsstruktur der russischen Personalpronomina. Ein Vergleich mit den deutschen Pronomina. In: Zeitschrift für Slawistik 52, Heft 4, 399-434.

Werkmann, Valja (2008): Russische Personalpronomina – syntaktische Positionen, semantische Beschränkungen und prosodische Besonderheiten. In: Junghanns, Uwe (Hrsg.): Linguistische Beiträge zur Slavistik. XIII. (= Specimina Philologiae Slavicae; 149), München: Sagner, 143-170.

Werkmann, Valja (2008): Clitic Doubling, Specificity and Focus in Bulgarian. In: Zybatow, Gerhild et al. (eds.). Formal Description of Slavic Languages: The Fifth Conference, Leipzig 2003. Peter Lang: Frankfurt am Main, 571-586.

Werkmann, Valja (2009): The modal verb can in Bulgarian and Macedonian. In: Birzer, S., Finkelsetin, M., Mendoza, I. (eds.): Proceedings of the Second Perspectives on Slavistics Conference (Regensburg 2006) (Die Welt der Slaven. Sammelbände 36), Otto Sagner, München, 164-177.
Dissertation Abstract: Object Clitics in Bulgarian



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