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Prof. Dr. Beatrice Primus

Department of German Language and Literature I





Prof. Dr. Beatrice Primus has passed away on the 29th of November 2019. The mourning ceremony takes place on the 13th of December 2019 at 3pm at the Waldfriedhof Puchheim Schopflach, Allinger Straße (opposite Nr. 125).

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Recent publications

  • Kretzschmar, Franziska / Graf, Tim / Philipp, Markus / Primus, Beatrice (2019): An experimental investigation of agent prototypicality and agent prominence in German. In: Gattnar, A. et al. (eds.) Proceedings of Linguistic Evidence 2018: Experimental Data Drives Linguistic Theory. Tübingen: University of Tübingen, 101-123.
  • Primus, Beatrice (2019): Die Kommasetzung im Deutschen und Englischen. Deutschunterricht 4/2019, 35-44.
  • Primus, Beatrice (2018): Grammatiktheorie und Psycholinguistik. In: Wöllstein, Angelika et al. (Hrsg.) Grammatiktheorie und Empirie in der germanistischen Linguistik. Berlin / Boston: de Gruyter, 9-46. DOI: 10.1515/9783110490992-002
  • Graf, Tim / Philipp, Markus / Xiaonan, Xu / Kretzschmar, Franziska / Primus, Beatrice (2017): The interaction between telicity and agentivity: Experimental evidence from intransitive verbs in German and Chinese. Lingua, 84-106. DOI: 10.1016/j.lingua.2017.08.006.
  • Philipp, Markus / Graf, Tim / Kretzschmar, Franziska / Primus, Beatrice (2017): Beyond verb meaning: experimental evidence for incremental processing of semantic roles and event structure. Frontiers in Psychology,  DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01806

Key research areas

  • Syntax, semantics and pragmatics
  • Language typology
  • Writing system