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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, Schumacher PB, Nicenboim B, Hagen J & Kehler A (2022). A Bayesian approach to German personal and demonstrative pronouns. Frontiers in Psychology 12: 672927. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2021.672927
  • Puebla C, Patterson C & Felser C (2021). The timing of interference effects during native and non-native pronoun resolution. In: V Torrens. Syntax processing. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Patterson C & Schumacher PB (2021). Interpretation preferences in contexts with three antecedents: examining the role of prominence in German pronouns. Applied Psycholinguistics. doi:10.1017/S0142716421000291