Institut für Linguistik

[Bild] Prof. Dr. Gereon Müller

Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft


A new graduate programme in linguistics: Interaction of Grammatical Building Blocks

On the Order of Syntactic Operations, Lectures 1, 2, 3, 4.

Linguistische ArbeitsBerichte 90: Rule Interaction in Grammar

Constraints on Displacement: A Phase-Based Approach 2011. Präfinale Version



A New Monograph Syntactic Buffers

In this monograph, I show how backtracking problems with various kinds of movement that necessarily arise in a phase-based approach to syntax can be solved by adopting the concept of a syntactic buffer. Buffers are identified with the values of movement-related features (like [wh], [rel], [top]), which are conceived of as lists of symbols (rather than atomic symbols, as standardly assumed). Syntactic buffers qualify as the opposite of Gazdar's Slash features: With Slash features, properties of the moved item are registered on the syntactic context; with buffers, properties of the syntactic context are registered on the moved item.
Open Access: Interview in LUMAG, 10/2014

Forschergruppe 742

2 in Agreement (LAB 88, 2010)
Varieties of Competition (LAB 87, 2008)
Scales (LAB 86, 2008)
1 2 Many (LAB 85, 2007)
Subanalysis of Argument Encoding in Distributed Morphology (LAB 84, 2006)

Papers (Morphology): Approaches to Deponency. Language and Linguistics Compass 7(6), 2013.

Neurophysiological Evidence for Morphological Underspecification in German Strong Adjective Inflection. Language 89, 2013. With A. Opitz, S. Regel, A. Friederici

Syncretism without Underspecification in Optimality Theory.
The Role of Leading Forms
A Review of "Deponency and Morphological Mismatches" 2010
Inflectional Morphology in a Minimalist Grammar (Lecture Notes for a Compact Course, April 1-4, 2008, Leipzig Spring School on Linguistic Diversity.)
A Review of ``The Syntax-Morphology Interface. A Study of Syncretism'' by Matthew Baerman, Dunstan Brown, and Greville G. Corbett. 2007.
A Radically Non-Morphemic Approach to Bidirectional Syncretism New version, 2011.

Extended Exponence by Enrichment: Argument Encoding in German, Archi, and Timucua 2006.
Subanalyse verbaler Flexionsmarker. 2005.
Class Features as Probes. (Revised, 2005.) With Artemis Alexiadou.
A Distributed Morphology Approach to Syncretism in Russian Noun Inflection. 2004. In Olga Arnaudova, Wayles Browne, Maria Luisa Rivero, & Danijela Stojanovic (eds.), Proceedings of FASL 12.
Syncretism and Iconicity in Icelandic Noun Declensions: A Distributed Morphology Approach. 2004. Yearbook of Morphology
On Decomposing Inflection Class Features: Syncretism in Russian Noun Inflection 2004. In: Gereon Müller, Lutz Gunkel & Gisela Zifonun (eds.), Explorations in Nominal Inflection. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 189-227.
Zwei Theorien der pronominalen Flexion im Deutschen (Versionen Standard und Mannheim) 2002. In: Deutsche Sprache 30, 328-363
Remarks on Nominal Inflection in German 2002. In: Ingrid Kaufmann & Barbara Stiebels (eds.), More than Words: A Festschrift for Dieter Wunderlich, 113-145. Berlin: Akademie Verlag.
Papers (Syntax): Resumption by Buffers: German Relative Clauses 2014.

Remnant Movement in Local Derivational Grammar 2014.
Ergatives Move Too Early With Anke Assmann, Doreen Georgi, Fabian Heck, Philipp Weisser. 2012.
A Local Reformulation of the Williams Cycle 2012.
Optimality-Theoretic Syntax New version, 2012.
Regeln oder Konstruktionen? Von verblosen Direktiven zur sequentiellen Nominalreduplikation 2010.
Operator Islands, Maraudage, and the Intermediate Step Corollary 2010.
Movement from Verb-Second Clauses Revisited 2010.
Differential Argument Encoding by Impoverishment With Stefan Keine. 2008.
Noun Phrase Structure by Reprojection With Doreen Georgi. New version, 2008. Syntax.
On Deriving CED Effects from the PIC New version, 2009. Linguistic Inquiry.

Extremely Local Optimization With Fabian Heck. 2007. In: Proceedings of WECOL 26.
On Deriving Locality Constraints on Movement in a Phase-Based Approach to Syntax (Lecture Notes for a Compact Course, April 21-24, 2008, London: ACTL)
Ergativity, Accusativity, and the Order of Merge and Agree 2008.
Improper Movement and Unambiguous Binding 1993. With & Wolfgang Sternefeld
Towards a Relativized Concept of Cyclic Linearization 2007. (new version)
Some Consequences of an Impoverishment-Based Approach to Morphological Richness and Pro-Drop 2007.
Formale und funktionale Aspekte abstrakter Analyse: Ikonizitaet und Minimalitaet 2006.
Derivational Optimization of Wh-Movement 2006. With Fabian Heck.
Pro-Drop and Impoverishment 2005.
Argument Encoding and the Order of Elementary Operations. 2004. ADT-Version
Remarks on Cyclic Linearization and Order Preservation. 2004.
Das Pronominaladverb als Reparaturphänomen. 2000. In: Linguistische Berichte 182, 139-178.
Zur Ableitung der NP-Adv-V-Stellung im Deutschen. 2000. In: Von der Philologie zur Grammatiktheorie. Peter Suchsland zum 65. Geburtstag, ed. Josef Bayer & Christine Römer, 117-137. Tübingen: Niemeyer.
Phrase Impenetrability and Wh-Intervention. 2003. Revidierte Version. Minimality Effects in Syntax, ed. Arthur Stepanov, Gisbert Fanselow, & Ralf Vogel. Berlin: Mouton/de Gruyter.
Local vs. Global Optimization in Syntax: A Case Study. 2003. In: Proceedings of the Workshop on Variation within Optimality Theory, ed. Jennifer Spenader et al., 82-91. Stockholm University: Institute of Linguistics.
Successive Cyclicity, Long-Distance Superiority, and Local Optimization. 2000. With Fabian Heck. In: Roger Billerey & Brook D. Lillehaugen (eds.), Proceedings of WCCFL 19, 218-231. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.
Order Preservation, Parallel Movement, and the Emergence of the Unmarked. 2001. In: Optimality-Theoretic Syntax, ed. Geraldine Legendre, Jane Grimshaw, & Sten Vikner, 279-313. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press.
Verb-Second as vP-First 2002. Journal of Comparative Germanic Linguistics
Free Word Order, Morphological Case, and Sympathy Theory 2002. In: Resolving Conflicts in Grammars, ed. Gisbert Fanselow & Caroline Fery, 9-48. Hamburg: Buske (Sonderheft der Linguistischen Berichte).
Harmonic Alignment and the Hierarchy of Pronouns in German 2001. In: Pronouns - Grammar and Representation, ed. Horst Simon & Heike Wiese, 205-232. Amsterdam: Benjamins.
Syntaktisch determinierter Kasuswegfall in der deutschen NP 2001. In: Linguistische Berichte 189, 89-114.
Verletzbare Regeln in Straßenverkehr und Syntax 2001. In: Sprachreport 18:3, 11-18.
Two Types of Remnant Movement 2001. In: Dimensions of Movement, ed. Artemis Alexiadou, Elena Anagnostopoulou, Sjef Barbiers & Hans-Martin Gärtner, 209-241. Amsterdam: Benjamins.
Optionality in Optimality-Theoretic Syntax 2001. In: The Second Glot International State-of-the-Article Book, ed. Lisa Cheng & Rint Sybesma, 289-321. Mouton: Berlin.
Repair-Driven Movement and the Local Optimization of Derivations 2000. With Fabian Heck.
On the Nature of the Input in Optimality Theory 2001. With Fabian Heck, Ralf Vogel, Silke Fischer, Sten Vikner & Tanja Schmid. In: The Linguistic Review 19, 345-376.
Local Dependencies and Word Order Variation 2003. In: Encyclopedia of Cognitive Science, 946-954. London: Nature Publishing Group.
Shape Conservation and Remnant Movement. 2000. In: M. Hirotani, A. Coetzee, N. Hall, J.-Y. Kim (eds.), Proceedings of NELS 30, 525-539. Amherst, Mass.: GLSA.
Optimality, Markedness, and Word Order in German 1999. In: Linguistics 37, 777-818.
Imperfect Checking. 1999. In: The Linguistic Review 16, 359-404.
The Rise of Competition in Syntax: A Synopsis. 2000. With Wolfgang Sternefeld.
In G. Müller & W. Sternefeld (eds.), Competition in Syntax, 1-68. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
Partial Wh-Movement and Optimality Theory. 1997. In: The Linguistic Review 14, 249-306.

Beschränkungen für Binomialbildung im Deutschen 1997. In: Zeitschrift für Sprachwissenschaft 16, 5-51.
Sketches: Dunkle Materie in der Sprache 2011. (Plan for an SFB; obsolete)
Handouts: Does Morphological Underspecification Exist?. 2013.

An Optimality-Theoretic Approach to Deponency. 2010.

Quantitative and Qualitative Aspects of Paradigm Economy in Lesser Studied Languages. With Johannes Hein 2009.

Optimality-Theoretic Syntax 2009.

Operator Islands and the Intermediate Step Corollary 2009.

Pseudo-Melting and the Analysis of Movement-Related Morphology 2008.
On the Constructional Residue of Rule-Based Grammars 2007.
Formal and Functional Aspects of Abstract Analysis 2004.
Zur Kodierung grammatischer Funktionen 2003.
Idioms and Transformations 2000.
Recurring Patterns 2002.
Monographs: Elemente der optimalitätstheoretischen Syntax 2000.
Incomplete Category Fronting 1998.
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