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In preparation

Dual focus and compression in in post-verbal sequences in French (with Emilie Destruel). Resubmitted.

Discontinuous nominal phrases and intonation in a typological perspective (with Gisbert Fanselow). Cambridge University Press

To appear 2019

Markers of Discourse Status in Descriptions of Altered Spatial Layouts (with Robin Hörnig). To appear in: Sam Featherstone, Sophie von Wietersheim und Susanne Winkler (eds.). Linguistic Evidence 14. Mouton de Gruyter

Compression in French: Effect of length and information status on the prosody of post-verbal sequences (with Emilie Destruel). In Elsig, Martin, Ingo Feldhausen, Imme Kuchenbrandt & Mareike Neuhaus (eds.) Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory 2016. Selected papers from 'Going Romance' Frankfurt 2016. London: John Benjamins

Prosodische Aspekte des lauten Lesens. In Funke, Reinold & Hans Lösener (eds.) Leseräume. Berlin: De Gruyter

Grammatical reflexes of information structure in Germanic languages. In Richard Putman and Michael Travis (eds.) Cambridge Handbook for Germanic Linguistics. Cambridge, MA


Prosodic separation of postverbal material in Georgian: A corpus study on syntax-phonology interface (with Stavros Skopeteas & Rusudan Asatiani). In Adamou, Evangelia (ed.) Information structure in lesser-described languages: Studies in prosody and syntax. London: John Benjamins. 17-50

Syllable structure and loanword adatation in Fròò (with Yranahan Traoré). In Lotven, Samson Alexander (ed.) ACAL 2017 Proceedings. Language Science Press

Nominal classes and phonological agreement in Fròò (Tagbana) (with Yranahan Traoré). In Hano-Bana: A Festschrift for Junko Ito and Armin Mester. Ryan Bennett, Andrew Angeles, Adrian Brasoveanu, Dhyana Buckley, Nick Kalivoda, Shigeto Kawahara, Grant McGuire, Jaye Padgett (eds.). University of California, Santa Cruz. 1-29


Die allophonischen Frikative in der Standardsprache und in den hessischen Dialekten In: Konopka, M. (ed.) 41.IDS-Jahrbuch 2016. Berlin: Mouton De Gruyter

Intonation and Prosodic Structure. Cambridge University Press.

Postfocal downstep in German (with Frank Kügler). Language and Speech 60.2. 269-288

Prosody of Dual focus in German: Interaction between Focus and Phrasing (with Bei Wang). Language and Speech 61(2), p. 303-333. DOI: 10.1177/0023830917721942

Prosodic separation of postverbal material in Georgian. A corpus study on syntax-phonology interface (with Stavros Skopeteas and Rusudan Asatiani). To appear in: Information structure in lesser-described languages. Studies in prosody and syntax. JB Series Studies in Language Companion

The Oxford Handbook of Information Structure (Ed., with Shinichiro Ishihara). Oxford University Press.

The prosody of Focus and Givenness in Hindi and Indian English (with Pramod Pandey & Gerrit Kentner). Studies in Language 40.2, 302 - 339. John Benjamins.

Extraposition and Prosodic Monsters in German. In Frazier and Gibson (eds.), Explicit and Implicit Prosody in Sentence Processing. Amsterdam. John Benjamins Publishing Company. 11-38

Compression In Post-Verbal Sequences In French (with Destruel, Emilie). Proceedings of the 18th ICPhS, Glasgow.

On the phrasing properties of Hindi relative clauses (with Gryllia, Stella and Kügler, Frank). Proceedings of the 18th ICPhS, Glasgow.

Relative Clauses in Colloquial and Literary German: A Contrastive Corpus-Based Study (with Hirschberg, Tim; Reinert, Carolin and Roth, Anna). Linguistische Berichte 240. 405-445.

Experimental investigations on the prosodic realization of restrictive and appositive relative clauses in German (with Schubö, Fabian; Roth, Anna and Haase, Viviana). Lingua 154.65-86.

Hierarchical organization and tonal scaling (with Truckenbrodt, Hubert). Phonology 32.19-47

Dynamic localization in second language English and German (with O'Brien, Mary G.). Bilingualism: Language and Cognition 18, 400-418.

Dual-focus Intonation in Standard Chinese: 18th Oriental COCOSDA/CASLRE Conference during October 28-30 2015 in Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China, and for publication in the Conference proceedings (with Wang Bei)


Phonetik und Phonologie. In: Jakob Ossner und Heike Zinsmeister (Eds.), Sprachwissenschaft für das Lehramt, UTB: 121-156


Focus as prosodic alignment In: Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 31.2 (2013). DOI 10.1007/s11049-013-9195-7

Final compression in French as a phrasal phenomenon.

A new Approach to Prosodic Grouping (with Kentner, Gerrit).In: The Linguistic Review 2013; 30 (2): 277-311.

The role of syntactic flexibility and prosody in marking given/new distinctions in Finnish. FULL Journal (Finno-Ugric Languages and Lingusitics) (with Anja Arnhold)


Die Annotation der deutschen Intonation: Wie kann GToBI die Syntax und die Semantik intergrieren? In: Linguistische Berichte 229, 39-97. Pre-final version.

Prosody and information structure of the German particles selbst, wieder and auch. In: Borowsky, Toni, Shigeto Kawahara, Takahito Shinya and Mariko Sugahara (eds.) Prosody Matters: Essays in Honor of Elisabeth O. Selkirk. London: Equinox Press, 441-468.

Expression prosodique du focus et du donné au sein des groupes nominaux [NA] du francais (with Hamlaoui, Fatima and Sascha Coridun). CMLF 12


German sentece accents and embedded prosodic phrases In: Lingua 121, 1906-1922. Pre-final version.


Hierarchical prosodic structures in the intonation of syntactically recursive sentences (with Fabian Schubö). In: The Linguistic Review 27, 289-313.

Informationsstruktur: Begriffe und grammatische Korrelate In: Linguisten-Band 9 der Japanischen Gesellschaft für Germanisten. Hrg Shin Tanaka. 2010.

Prosodische Phrasen und Intonation: der Bezug zwischen Syntax und Phonologie am Beispiel des Deutschen In: Linguisten-Band 9 der Japanischen Gesellschaft für Germanisten. Hrg Shin Tanaka. 2010.

Information Structure of schon In Language and Logos. A Festschrift for Peter Staudacher. Ed. Hanneforth and Fanselow. Akademieverlag. 2010.

Correlates of phrasing in French and German from an experiment with semi-spontaneous speech (with Robin Hörnig and Serge Pahaut). In: Gabriel, Christoph and Conxita Lleó (eds.) Intonational Phrasing at the Interfaces: Cross-Linguistic and Bilingual Studies in Romance and Germanic. Benjamins. 11-41.
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Cross-linguistic comparison of prosody, syntax and information structure in a production experiment on localizing expressions (with Stavros Skopeteas and Robin Hörnig). Transactions of the Philological Society 108:3. 329-351.

Recursion in Prosodic Structure. In: Phonological Studies 2010, Vol. 13.

The intonation of Indian languages: an areal phenomenon. In: Imtiaz Hasnain and Shreesh Chaudhury (eds). Problematizing Language Studies. Festschrift for Rama Agnihotri. Delhi: Aakar Books, 288-312.

The prosody of grouping names in German and Hindi (with Gerrit Kentner).Proceedings of Speech Prosody 2010 in Chicago.

Effect of narrow focus on tonal realization in Georgian (with Stavros Skopeteas) In Proceedings of Speech Prosody 2010 in Chicago.

Information Structure: Theoretical, Typological, and Experimental Perspectives (Ed., with Malte Zimmermann). Oxford University Press.

Syntax, Information Structure, Embedded Prosodic Phrasing and the Relational Scaling of Pitch Accents. In: The Sound of Syntax. Erteschick-Shir, Nomi and Lisa Rochman (eds.) Oxford University Press. 271-290.


Gradience in phonology: [ŋ] and [ŋk] in Northern German (with Constance Hohmann, and Katharina Stähle). In: Kügler, Frank, Féry, C. and R. van de Vijver. 185-214.

How Focus and Givenness Shape Prosody (with Shinichiro Ishihara). In: Zimmermann, M. and C. Féry (eds.) Information Structure from Different Perspectives. Oxford University Press. 36-63.

Perception of intonational contours on given and new referents: A completion study and an eye-movement experiment (with Elsi Kaiser, Robin Hörnig, Thomas Weskott and Reinhold Kliegl). In: Paul Boersma and Silke Hamann. Perception in Phonology. Mouton De Gruyter. 235-266.

Postponed auch: Where does the accent come from? Snippets 20. Special issue in honor of Manfred Krifka. 23-27. http://www.ledonline.it/snippets/.

The Phonology of second occurrence focus (with Shinichiro Ishihara). Journal of Linguistics 45.2. 285-313.

Variation and Gradience in Phonetics and Phonology (with Frank Kügler and R. van de Vijver (eds.)). Berlin: Mouton De Gruyter.

Word order and intonation in Georgian (with Skopeteas, Stavros and Rusudan Asatiani). Lingua 119, 102-127.


Focus, word order, and intonation in Hindi (with U. Patil, G. Kentner, A. Gollrad F. Kügler and S. Vasishth). Journal of South Asian Linguistics 1. 53-70.

Pitch accent scaling on given, new and focused constituents in German (with Frank Kügler). Journal of Phonetics 36.680-703.

Information structural notions and the fallacy of invariant grammatical correlates. Acta Linguistica Hungarica 55.3-4. 361-380.

Information structure. Notional distinctions, ways of expression (with Manfred Krifka). In: Piet van Sterkenburg (Ed.), Unity and diversity of languages, Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 123-136.

Prosody in speech production and perception: The case of right node raising in English (with Kentner, Gerrit and Kai Alter). In: Steube, Anita (ed.) The Discourse Potential of Underspecified Structures. W. de Gruyter. Berlin. 207-226.

Single prosodic phrase sentences (with Heiner Drenhaus). In: Interdisciplinary Studies in Information Structures 10. Working Papers of the SFB 632. S. Ishihara, M. Schmitz and A. Schwarz (eds.). Potsdam. 1-44.

Word Order, Information Structure and Intonation of Discontinuous Nominal Constructions in Cantonese (with Pincus Ding). Ms. University of Potsdam and Hongkong University.

Production and Perception of Nominal Split Construction in Chinese and German (with Wang, Bei). Ms. Potsdam University.

Information structural notions and the fallacy of invariant grammatical correlates. Acta Liguistica Hungarica 55.3-4.361-380.


Animacy and child grammar: An OT account (with Heiner Drenhaus). Lingua 1-23.

Nominal split constructions in Ukrainian (with Alla Paslawska and Gisbert Fanselow). Journal of Slavic Linguistics 15.1. 3-48.

The Prosody of Topicalization. In: Schwabe, Kerstin and Susanne Winkler. On Information Structure, Meaning and Form. Amsterdam / Philadelphia: Benjamins. 69-86.

Questionnaire on Information Structure (with Stavros Skopeteas, Ines Fiedler, Sam Hellmuth, Anne Schwarz, Ruben Stoel, Gisbert Fanselow and Manfred Krifka). ISIS Vol. 4. Potsdam: Universitätsverlag Potsdam.

The Notions of Information Structure. Interdisciplinary Studies on Information Structure 6 (ed., with Fanselow, Gisbert and Manfred Krifka). University of Potsdam.

Contrastive Topics in Pairing Answers: A Cross-Linguistic Study (with Skopeteas, Stavros). In: Featherston, Sam, and Wolfgang Sternefeld (Eds.) Linguistics in Search of its Evidential Base. Berlin, de Gruyter.


Focus projection and prosodic prominence in nested foci (with Vieri Samek-Lodovici). In: Language 82.1. 131-150.

Prosodic and Morphosyntactic Aspects of Discontinuous Noun Phrases: a Comparative Perspective (with Gisbert Fanselow).

Gradient Perception of Intonation (with Ruben Stoel). In: Fanselow, Gisbert, Caroline Fery, Matthias Schlesewsky and Ralf Vogel (eds.) Gradience in Grammar: Perspectives. Oxford University Press. 145-166.

Gradience in Grammar (ed. with Fanselow, Gisbert; Matthias Schlesewsky and Ralf Vogel). Oxford University Press.

Phonetic correlates of second occurence focus (with Shinichiro Ishihara). In: Christophere Davis, Amy Rose Deal, and Youri Zabbal (eds.) Proceedings of the 36th North Eastern Linguistic Society, NELS 36, vol. 2. GLSA. Amherst, MA. 271-284.


Laute und Leise Prosodie. IDS-Jahresbuch 2005. Mouton De Gruyter.

Sisterhood and Tonal Scaling (with Hubert Truckenbrodt). Studia Linguistica. Special Issue "Boundaries in intonational phonology". 59.2/3. 223-243.

The Focus and Prosodic Structures of German Gapping and Right Node Raising (with Katharina Hartmann). The Linguistic Review 22.69-116.

Partitioning Discourse Information: A Case of Chichewa Split Constituents (with Morimoto, Yukiko and Sam Mochombo). In: Butt, Miriam and Tracy Holloway King (eds.) Proceedings of the LFG05 Conference. Stanford. CSLI Publications.


German Sentence Accent Revisited (with Laura Herbst). In: S. Ishihara, M. Schmitz and A. Schwarz (eds.): Interdisciplinary Studies on Information Structure (ISIS) 1.
Liasion and syllable Structure in French prenominal adjectives. Ms.


Gradient prosodic correlates of phrasing in French. In: Trudel Meisenburg and Maria Selig (eds.) Nouveaux Départs en Phonologie. Niemeyer.

Liaison and syllable structure in French. Ms. Potsdam, August 2003.

Markedness, Faithfulness, Vowel Quality and Syllable Structure in French. Journal of French Language Studies 13.2.

Onsets and nonmoraic syllables in German. In: The Syllable in Optimality Theory. C. Féry and R. van de Vijver (eds.) Cambridge University Press. 213-237.

Pitch accent realization in German (with Frank Kügler and Ruben van de Vijver). Proceedings of the 15th ICPhS in Barcelona.

Final Devoicing and the stratification of the lexicon in German. In: van de Weijer, Jeroen, Vincent van Heuven & Harry van der Hulst (Eds.) The Phonological Spectrum. Amsterdam. Benjamins. 154-169


Ineffability in Grammar (with Gisbert Fanselow). In: Resolving Conflicts in Grammar: Optimality Theory in Syntax, Morphology, and Phonology. 2002. In: Sonderheft 11. Linguistische Berichte. 265-307.

A Short Treatise of Optimality Theory (with Gisbert Fanselow). Linguistik in Potsdam 18.

Grammatik mit Widersprüchen (mit Gisbert Fanselow). In: Kognitionswissenschaft.


Focus and Phrasing in French. In: Audiatur Vox Sapientiae. A Festschrift for Arnim von Stechow. Caroline Féry and Wolfgang Sternefeld (eds.). Berlin. Akademie-Verlag. 153-181.
Phonologie des Deutschen. Eine optimalitätstheoretische Einführung. Universität Potsdam, LiP 11, Band II.

Lautsysteme der Sprache: Phonologie. In: H. M. Müller (Hg.), Arbeitsbuch Linguistik. UTB.

Markedness, Faithfulness, Vowel Quality and Syllable Structure in French. LiP 16.