Remus Gergel

List of John Benjamins publications for which Remus Gergel plays a role.


Particles in German, English, and Beyond

Edited by Remus Gergel, Ingo Reich and Augustin Speyer

[Studies in Language Companion Series, 224] 2022. vi, 382 pp.
Subjects Syntax | Theoretical linguistics


Gergel, Remus, Ingo Reich and Augustin Speyer 2022 Chapter 1. Particles: A brief synchronic, diachronic and contrastive introductionParticles in German, English, and Beyond, Gergel, Remus, Ingo Reich and Augustin Speyer (eds.), pp. 1–24 | Chapter
This chapter provides a general background to the field of particles by introducing major classifications and considerations from synchronic, diachronic, and contrastive perspectives. It builds on earlier literature from the respective fields. In doing so, it also prepares the ground for the… read more
Puhl, Maike and Remus Gergel 2022 Chapter 7. Final thoughParticles in German, English, and Beyond, Gergel, Remus, Ingo Reich and Augustin Speyer (eds.), pp. 177–208 | Chapter
Starting out from observations in English linguistics, the paper makes a case that final though is an English particle. An experimental study is conducted indicating that though is permissive outside of concessive contexts as well. The focus of this study is placed on corpus examples which have… read more
Gergel, Remus 2016 Modality and gradation: Comparing the sequel of developments in ‘rather’ and ‘eher’Cyclical Change Continued, Gelderen, Elly van (ed.), pp. 319–350 | Article
This paper focuses on some effects and possible causes in the concatenation of two micro-developments undergone by words like rather. While the first one maps its semantics from an original temporal-based comparison to modal meanings, the second takes it from modal ordering to the modification of… read more
Gergel, Remus 2010 On the realization of LF-Binding in some degree dependenciesRomance Languages and Linguistic Theory 2008: Selected papers from 'Going Romance' Groningen 2008, Bok-Bennema, Reineke, Brigitte Kampers-Manhe and Bart Hollebrandse (eds.), pp. 105–124 | Article
This paper analyzes degree constructions in Romanian and describes a visibility requirement based on representations at the level of Logical Form. The proposal thus follows the mechanism of LF-binding (Hulk & Verheugd 1994). We transfer this insight to the extraction and binding of degrees, by… read more
Gergel, Remus 2010 Towards notions of comparative continuity in English and FrenchContinuity and Change in Grammar, Breitbarth, Anne, Christopher Lucas, Sheila Watts and David Willis (eds.), pp. 119–144 | Article
The present chapter investigates comparative clauses in English and French with a special focus on subject–verb inversion. It explores the derivation and diachronic evolution of such clauses and makes a case for continuity by defending a simple derivation that requires a so-called low subject, that… read more
Beck, Sigrid, Sveta Krasikova, Daniel Fleischer, Remus Gergel, Stefan Hofstetter, Christiane Savelsberg, John Vanderelst and Elisabeth Villalta 2009 Crosslinguistic variation in comparison constructionsLinguistic Variation Yearbook 2009, van Craenenbroeck, Jeroen (ed.), pp. 1–66 | Article
This paper presents parallel sets of data on comparison constructions from 14 languages. On the basis of the crosslinguistic differences we observe, we propose three parameters of language variation. The first parameter concerns the question of whether or not a language’s grammar has incorporated… read more
Gergel, Remus 2009 Chapter 10. RATHER – On a modal cycleCyclical Change, Gelderen, Elly van (ed.) | Article
Gergel, Remus and Jutta M. Hartmann 2009 Experiencers with (un)willingness: A raising analysis of German ‘Wollen’Advances in Comparative Germanic Syntax, Alexiadou, Artemis, Jorge Hankamer, Thomas McFadden, Justin Nuger and Florian Schäfer (eds.), pp. 327–356 | Article
The paper contributes to the raising vs. control debate with respect to modals through (A) novel data; (B) the investigation of a domain in which it has proven particularly problematic: volitional modality. We analyze oblique arguments of experiencer verbs embedded under German wollen ‘want’ and… read more
Gergel, Remus, Kirsten Gengel and Susanne Winkler 2007 Ellipsis and inversion: A feature-based focus accountOn Information Structure, Meaning and Form: Generalizations across languages, Schwabe, Kerstin and Susanne Winkler (eds.), pp. 301–322 | Article