Peter Siemund

List of John Benjamins publications for which Peter Siemund plays a role.

Book series


Foreign Language Education in Multilingual Classrooms

Edited by Andreas Bonnet and Peter Siemund

[Hamburg Studies on Linguistic Diversity, 7] 2018. viii, 423 pp.
Subjects Applied linguistics | Language acquisition | Language teaching | Multilingualism

Multilingualism and Language Diversity in Urban Areas: Acquisition, identities, space, education

Edited by Peter Siemund, Ingrid Gogolin, Monika Edith Schulz and Julia Davydova

Subjects Applied linguistics | Language acquisition | Language teaching | Multilingualism

Language Contact and Contact Languages

Edited by Peter Siemund and Noemi Kintana

[Hamburg Studies on Multilingualism, 7] 2008. x, 358 pp.
Subjects Contact Linguistics | Historical linguistics | Multilingualism | Sociolinguistics and Dialectology

Aspects of Meaning Construction

Edited by Günter Radden, Klaus-Michael Köpcke, Thomas Berg and Peter Siemund

[Not in series, 136] 2007. x, 289 pp.
Subjects Cognitive linguistics | Semantics | Syntax


Siemund, Peter and Eliane Lorenz 2024 Chapter 5. Multilingual advantages: On the relationship between type of bilingualism and language knowledgeMultifaceted Multilingualism, Grohmann, Kleanthes K. (ed.), pp. 123–151
In this contribution, we provide a critical reassessment of multilingual advantages, especially in the context of learning additional languages. Although there is widespread agreement that multilingual experience enhances language learning, a precise definition of the relevant conditions remains a… read more | Chapter
The study aims to work towards a diachronic reconstruction of pragmatic particles in Colloquial Singapore English (CSE, also known as “Singlish”) by exploiting an unused historical data source: The Oral History Interviews held by the National Archives of Singapore (OHI-NAS). We investigate the… read more | Article
This study investigates the relationship between (extra)linguistic variables and proficiency in a foreign language. Based on 1,403 secondary school students in Germany (age 12/13 and 14/15), we assess whether proficiency in German, if applicable also Russian or Turkish, cognitive ability, school… read more | Article
We begin this contribution by briefly explaining the rationale and structure of this volume, but our principal aim here lies in providing a synopsis and synthesis of linguistic and educational approaches to multilingualism and foreign language education in such societal settings. For this purpose,… read more | Chapter
The increasing diversification of English qua World Englishes contributes to cross-linguistic variation. Still, we tend to consider and model varieties of English from a language-internal perspective. Taking Mair’s (2013) World System of Englishes as a starting point, I here explore how to model… read more | Chapter
An eminent question in current discussions of cross-linguistic transfer concerns the role of previously acquired languages for the learning and acquisition of subsequent languages. While for monolinguals learning a second language it seems obvious that all cross-linguistic influence must be… read more | Chapter
I here explore the relationship between interrogative degree modification (What a mess!; How awful!) and exclamative clauses like What a wonderful conference we had or How wonderful this conference was. The former are usually viewed as derived from the latter by means of ellipsis. The ellipsis… read more | Chapter
Siemund, Peter and Lijun Li 2017 Towards a diachronic reconstruction of Colloquial Singapore EnglishNegation and Contact: With special focus on Singapore English, Ziegeler, Debra and Zhiming Bao (eds.), pp. 11–32
Although many grammatical phenomena of Singapore English are well researched, a general picture on the development of Colloquial Singapore English (CSE) over the past few decades has yet to be established. This article intends to address the question if and to what extent Colloquial Singapore… read more | Article
In the present study, I investigate the grammar and usage of English exclamative clauses of the type What a wonderful journey this is! and How wonderful this journey is! Building on existing research, I argue that the exclamative clause type can be motivated both syntactically and… read more | Article
In this paper, we investigate the language development of children with migration backgrounds who live in Hamburg and are currently learning English as a foreign language in school. With data collected from bilingual Russian-German, Turkish-German, and Vietnamese-German children, we evaluate both… read more | Article
Davydova, Julia, Georg Maier and Peter Siemund 2013 Varieties of English in the EFL 
classroom settingTransferring Linguistic Know-how into Institutional Practice, Bührig, Kristin and Bernd Meyer (eds.), pp. 81–94
An unprecedented case in the history of languages, English has expanded all over the world yielding a variety of unique – und sometimes mutually unintelligible – forms. The immediate repercussion of this observation is that when confronted with regionally marked vernaculars in the EFL setting,… read more | Article
Gogolin, Ingrid, Peter Siemund, Monika Edith Schulz and Julia Davydova 2013 Multilingualism, language contact, and urban areas: An introductionMultilingualism and Language Diversity in Urban Areas: Acquisition, identities, space, education, Siemund, Peter, Ingrid Gogolin, Monika Edith Schulz and Julia Davydova (eds.), pp. 1–16
Radden, Günter, Klaus-Michael Köpcke, Thomas Berg and Peter Siemund 2007 Introduction. The construction of meaning in languageAspects of Meaning Construction, Radden, Günter, Klaus-Michael Köpcke, Thomas Berg and Peter Siemund (eds.), pp. 1–15
König, Ekkehard and Peter Siemund 2000 Intensifiers and reflexives: A typological perspectiveReflexives: Forms and functions, Frajzyngier, Zygmunt and Traci Walker (eds.), pp. 41 ff.
König, Ekkehard and Peter Siemund 2000 The development of complex reflexives and intensifiers in EnglishDiachronica 17:1, pp. 39–84
SUMMARY Based on some well-established insights into the historical development of English and on a broad typological survey of the relevant domain, an analysis of the development of reflexive anaphors is provided, which raises and answers a number of new questions. The traditional assumption that… read more | Article