How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.
Varianten der Pronominaladverbien im Neuhochdeutschen [Variants of Pronominal Adverbs in New High German]
Grammatische und soziolinguistische Untersuchungen
Working on a broad empirical (corpus driven) foundation, this work contributes to the investigation of grammatical phenomena in the linguistic period of New High German (17th to 21st centuries) with a focus on pronominal adverbs (e.g. davon weiß ich nichts; da weiß ich nichts von; da weiß ich nichts davon; dadavon weiß ich nichts). This analysis follows the trend of current grammar research by concentrating on registers of German that is close to speech.