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Name: Renate  Musan
Institution: Universität Osnabrück
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State and/or Country: Germany   
Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Specialty: Tense, perfect, NP-semantics, quantification, Syntax-Semantics interface, Information Structure, German grammar
Subject Language(s): German
Selected Publications: 'Russell's ambiguity, the case of comparatives, and syntactic movement.' Proceedings of the Leiden Conference for Junior Linguists 1, Dezember 1989. (1990)

'Extraposition of Appositive Relative Clauses.' Proceedings of the Leiden Conference for Junior Linguists 2, Dezember 1990, 1-12. (1991)

'Quantification over individuals and over individual-time-slices, and the temporal interpretation of NPs.' Proceedings of CONSOLE, Tübingen, Dezember 1993. (1994)

'On the Structure of the Coda and Voicing Phenomena in Polish.' In: Andrew Carnie, Heidi Harley, and Tony Bures (eds.): Papers on Phonology and Morphology. MIT Working Papers in Linguistics 21. MIT, Cambridge/Mass.: MIT Working Papers in Linguistics, 1994, 143-172.

'Present/past incompatibilities with tenses and modifiers.' In: José Camacho, Lina Choueiri, and Maki Watanabe (eds.): The Proceedings of the Fourteenth West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics 14. Stanford University, Palo Alto: CSLI, 1995, 351-365.

On the Temporal Interpretation of Noun Phrases. Ph.D. Dissertation, MIT. MIT, Cambridge/Mass.: MIT Working Papers in Linguistics, 1995.

On the Temporal Interpretation of Noun Phrases. New York: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1997. (Buchveröffentlichung der Dissertation)

'There-Constructions Revisited.' In: Teresa Galloway and Justin Spence (eds.): Proceedings from Semantics and Linguistic Theory VI. Cornell University, Ithaca: Cornell Working Papers in Linguistics, 1996, 167-184.

'Tense, Predicates, and Life-Time Effects.' Natural Language Semantics 5, 1997, 271-301.

'The Core Semantics of the Present Perfect.' In: Artemis Alexiadou, Nanna Fuhrhop, Paul Law und Ursula Kleinhenz (eds.): ZAS Papers in Linguistics 10. Berlin: 1998, 113-145.

'Zur Semantik von werden: Ist prädikatives werden transitional?' In: Ljudmila Geist und Ewald Lang (eds.): Kopula-Prädikativ-Konstruktionen als Syntax/Semantik-Schnittstelle. ZAS Papers in Linguistics 14. Berlin: 1999, 189-208.

Das deutsche Perfekt. Literaturwissenschaft und Linguistik 29 (Heft 113). Herausgegeben zusammen mit Wolfgang Klein, 1999.

'Die Lesarten des Perfekts.' Literaturwissenschaft und Linguistik 29 (Heft 113), 1999, 6-51.

'Temporal Interpretation and Information-Status of Noun Phrases.' Linguistics and Philosophy 22, 1999, 621-661.

'The present perfect in German: Outline of its semantic composition.' Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 19, 2001, 355-401.

'Narrowing down the ExtendedNow.' In: Féry, Caroline und Sternefeld, Wolfgang (eds.): Audiatur Vox Sapientiae. A Festschrift for Arnim von Stechow. Berlin: Akademie Verlag, 2001, 372-391.

The German perfect. Its semantic composition and its interactions with temporal adverbials. Kluwer Academic Publishers: Dordrecht, 2002. (Reihe Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy)

'Informationsstrukturelle Dimensionen im Deutschen.' Zeitschrift für Germanistische Linguistik 30, 2002, 198-221.

'(A)Symmetry in language: seit and bis, and others.' Verfasst zusammen mit Wolfgang Klein. In: Maienborn, Claudia (ed.): (A)symmetrien – (A)symmetries. Festschrift für Ewald Lang. Tübingen: Stauffenburg, 2003, 283-295.

'Seit-adverbials and perfect constructions.' In: Artemis Alexiadou, Monika Rathert und Arnim von Stechow (eds.): Perfect Explorations. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 2003, 253-276.
Announced on LINGUIST :  On the Temporal Interpretation of Noun Phrases
 Tense across Languages
 The Expression of Information Structure
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  The Expression of Information Structure
 Tense across Languages
Courses Taught: Logic for Linguists, The Theory of Logical Form, Syntax and Parsing, Poetics and Linguistics, German Grammar, Semantics of Noun Phrases, Temporal Semantics, Semantics, Syntax, Word Order, Information Structure, Phonology, Syllable Structure, Orthography, Textlinguistics
Dissertation Abstract: On the Temporal Interpretation of Noun Phrases

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