German Linguistics

Paper IV

Tutorials

Set texts

The prescribed editions of the set texts are listed in 'reading list' above, Other editions available free of copyright are:

Lecture material

Resources from previous years

Previous years' Paper IV resources can be found here

 

Paper V/ii

Lectures

Introduction to German Linguistics
(Hoge)

Students planning to offer German V/ii need to attend the two-term lecture series entitled ‘Introduction to German Linguistics’. These lectures, given in MT and HT, examine the linguistic structure of German, seeking to shed light on the knowledge that enables speakers of German to comprehend and produce their language. While focused on German, the series serves as a general introduction to theoretical linguistics: it introduces key concepts and findings in the study of language, and demonstrates principles of linguistic methodology and argumentation.

MT 2019: Foundations

HT 2020: Extensions

 

Advanced Topics in German(ic) Linguistics
(Hoge)

This lecture series discusses and introduces students who possess some background in linguistics to more advanced topics in different sub-fields of linguistics. The topics covered are relevant in the study of German and Germanic more widely and link to current theoretical debates.

MT 2019 Lecture Outline

Week 1

The Syntactic Structure of Nominals: NP or DP?

 

Reading:

Salzmann, Martin. 2017. Revisiting the NP vs. DP debate. Ms., University of Leipzig, available at
https://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/003823.

Slides

Week 2

Functional Categories in the Nominal Domain

 

Reading:

Punske, Jeffrey. 2014. Functional structure inside nominal phrases. In Andrew Carnie, Yosuke Sato & Dan Siddiqi (eds.), The Routledge handbook of syntax, 65-88. London: Routledge.

Slides

Week 3

Head Movement

 

Reading:

Roberts, Ian. 2011. Head movement and the Minimalist Program. In Cedric Boeckx (ed.), The Oxford handbook of linguistic minimalism, 195-219. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Slides

Week 4

The Charlemagne Sprachbund

 

Reading:

Haspelmath, Martin. 2001. The European linguistic area: Standard Average European. In Martin Haspelmath, Ekkehard König, Wulf Oesterreicher & Wolfgang Raible (eds.), Language typology and language universals: An international handbook, vol. 2, 1492-1510. Berlin: de Gruyter.

Slides

Week 5

The Periphrastic Perfect with Have

 

Reading:
Drinka, Bridget. 2017. Areal factors in the development of the European periphrastic perfect. Word 54.1, 1-38.

Slides

Week 6

Event Structure and Verbal Decomposition

 

Reading:

Ramchand, Gillian. 2017. The event domain. In Roberta D’Alessandro, Irene Franco & Ángel J. Gallego (eds.), The verbal domain, 233-254. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 

Slides