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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. 

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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

Current research projects