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Dr. Clare Patterson

Department of German language and literature I

Office: Luxemburger Str. 299, Raum 3.05
Phone: +49 (0)221 470-89918
Email: cpatters(at)

Office hours by arrangement via email.

Research Interests

  • Language processing
  • Reference
  • Pronouns
  • Discourse
  • Bilingualism

Current Publications

  • Patterson C & Felser C (accepted). Cleft focus and antecedent accessibility within the discourse unit: evidence from eye movements during reading. In: Holler A, Suckow K, Hemforth B & de la Fuente I. Information structuring in discourse.
  • Patterson C & Schumacher PB (2020). The timing of prominence information during the resolution of German personal and demonstrative pronouns. Dialogue & Discourse 11: 1-39. doi: 10.5087/dad.2020.101