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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more

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Name: Augustin  Speyer
Institution: University of Marburg
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Homepage: http://user.uni-frankfurt.de/~aspeyer
State and/or Country: Germany   
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Historical Linguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
Greek, Ancient
Language Family(ies): Indo-European
Selected Publications: On the Change of Word Stress in the History of German. Beitraege zur Geschichte der deutschen Sprache und Literatur 131, 413-441.
Das Vorfeldranking und das Vorfeld-es. Linguistische Berichte 219, 323-353.
Versuch zur Syntax im Protoindoeuroaeischen.In: Rieken, Elisabeth & Paul Widmer (eds.): Pragmatische Kategorien. Form, Funktion und Diachronie. Wiesbaden: Reichert, 287-305.
Doppelte Vorfeldbesetzung im heutigen Deutsch und im Frühneuhochdeutschen. Linguistische Berichte 216, 2008, 455-485.
German Vorfeld-filling as Constraint Interaction. In: Benz, Anton & Peter Kühnlein (eds.) Constraints in Discourse. Amsterdam / Philadelphia: Benjamins 2008, 267-290.
Germanische Sprachen. Ein vergleichender Überblick. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2007.
Die Bedeutung der Centering Theory für Fragen der Vorfeldbesetzung im Deutschen. Zeitschrift für Sprachwissenschaft 26, 2007, 83-115.
A phonological factor for the decline in Topicalization in English. In: Kepser & Reis (eds.) Linguistic Evidence. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter 2005, 485-506.
Ursprung und Ausbreitung der AcI-Konstruktion im Deutschen. Sprachwissenschaft 26, 2001, 145-187.
Sic verba spernit mea - the usage of rupture of coherence in Seneca's tragedies. In: Carroll et al. (eds.) Opening Windows on Texts and Discourses of the Past. Philadelphia: Benjamins 2005.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Topicalization and Stress Clash Avoidance in the History of English
Courses Taught: Morphology (Word Formation, inflectional morphology); Information Structure; Intro to German syntax; Topology and word order in the german sentence; Intro to German phonology; Intro to Semantics; Intro to Pragmatics; Comparative Germanic Philology; Principles of Language Change; History of English; Introductory Old Irish; Introductory Middle High German
Dissertation Abstract: Topicalization and Clash Avoidance: On the interaction of prosody and syntax in the history of English with a few glimpses at German
Academic Paper Abstract: Doppelte Vorfeldbesetzung heute und im Frühneuhochdeutschen
Filling the German Vorfeld in Written and Spoken Discourse
German Vorfeld-Filling as Constraint Interaction
Die Bedeutung der Centering Theory für Fragen der Vorfeldbesetzung im Deutschen
Ursprung und Ausbreitung der AcI-Konstruktion im Deutschen

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