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Dr. Heiko Seeliger

Institut für deutsche Sprache und Literatur I

Philosophikum, Raum: 2.122
Tel: +49 (0)221 470-3434
Email: hseelige(at)


  • Ab 2018: Postdoktorand, Universität zu Köln
  • 2018: Promotion Sprachwissenschaft, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  • 2016-2018: wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter, anglistische Sprachwissenschaft, Universität Kassel
  • 2014-2015: wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter, SFB 632, Teilprojekt A08, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  • 2012: MA Linguistik, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin


  • Repp, Sophie & Heiko Seeliger (Angenommen). Prosodic prominence in polar questions and exclamatives. Frontiers in Communication.
  • Seeliger, Heiko & Sophie Repp (2020). Competing prominence requirements in verb-first exclamatives with contrastive and given information. Proceedings of Speech Prosody 2020.
  • Härtl, Holden & Seeliger, Heiko (2019). Is a so-called "beach" a beach? An empirically based analysis of secondary content induced by ironic name use. In Daniel Gutzmann & Katharina Turgay (eds.): Secondary content. The linguistics of side issues. Amsterdam: Brill.
  • Seeliger, Heiko & Repp, Sophie (2018). Biased declarative questions in Swedish and German: Negation meets modal particles (väl and doch wohl). In Christine Dimroth & Stefan Sudhoff (eds.): The grammatical realization of polarity. Theoretical and experimental approaches. Amsterdam: Benjamins.
  • Seeliger, Heiko & Repp, Sophie (2017). On the intonation of Swedish rejections and rejecting questions. In Jardar Eggesbø Abrahamsen, Wim A. van Dommelen and Jacques Koreman (eds.): Nordic Prosody. Proceedings of the XXIIth Conference, Trondheim 2016. Frankfurt: Peter Lang.
  • Seeliger, Heiko (2015). "Surely that's not a negative declarative question?" Polar discourses in Swedish, German and English. Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 19.

Vorträge und organsierte Tagungen

  • Seeliger, Heiko & Repp, Sophie. Intonation of Swedish rejections and rejecting questions. Nordic Prosody XII. Trondheim, August 10th - 12th 2016. [slides]
  • Seeliger, Heiko & Repp, Sophie. Rejections and rejecting questions: Declaratives with clause-initial negation in Swedish. 38. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft, AG 5: The Grammatical Realizations of Polarity. Konstanz, February 24th - 26th 2016.
  • Seeliger, Heiko & Repp, Sophie. Swedish rejections and rejecting questions with fronted negation. Linguistic Evidence. Tübingen, February 18th - 20th 2016.
  • Seeliger, Heiko. Two scopes of negation in Swedish declarative questions. Sinn und Bedeutung 19. Göttingen, September 15th - 17th 2014. [slides]


  • Semantik/Pragmatik: Tendenz von Fragen
  • Semantik: hohe Negation in Fragen
  • Phonologie: Prosodie von nicht-kanonischen Fragen