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Prof. Dr. Agnes Jäger

Department of German Language and Literature I 
Old German Language and Literature

Office: 2.117 (Philosophikum)
Phone: +49 (0)221 470 5224
E-Mail: agnes.jaeger(at)

Office hours: by arrangement (via email)

Recent publications

  • 2018a (zus. mit Katharina Böhnert): Sprachgeschichte. (= Linguistik und Schule; 3). Tübingen: Narr.
  • 2018b: Vergleichskonstruktionen im Deutschen: Diachroner Wandel und synchrone Variation. (= Linguistische Arbeiten; 569). Berlin: de Gruyter. [überarbeitete Fassung der Habilitation, Universität zu Köln, 2016].
  • 2018c: (zus. mit Gisella Ferraresi/Helmut Weiß) Hrsg.: Clause structure and word order in the history of German. (= Oxford studies in diachronic and historical linguistics; 28). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Key research areas

  • Historical German linguistics (Old High German, Middle High German, Early New High German, early New High German)
  • Language variation, dialectology
  • Diachronic and dialectal syntax (incl. its interfaces with semantics) and morphology