Antje Dammel

List of John Benjamins publications for which Antje Dammel plays a role.


Morphological Variation: Theoretical and empirical perspectives

Edited by Antje Dammel and Oliver Schallert

[Studies in Language Companion Series, 207] 2019. v, 345 pp.
Subjects Germanic linguistics | Morphology | Sociolinguistics and Dialectology | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics
Subjects Historical linguistics | Sociolinguistics and Dialectology | Theoretical linguistics


In simple noun phrases, the generalization of definiteness marking to all kinds of head nouns was well-advanced by the Early New High German period (ENHG). In conjoined noun phrases, however, coordination ellipsis of determiners was common and subject to fewer restrictions than in Modern Standard… read more
Dammel, Antje and Sebastian Kürschner 2018 The diachrony of inflectional classes in four Germanic languages: What happens after transparency is lost?The Diachrony of Classification Systems, McGregor, William B. and Søren Wichmann (eds.), pp. 283–314 | Chapter
Inflectional classes are classification systems lacking a discernible synchronic function. We ask how former functions can be lost and, more importantly, what happens after this loss. In a comparative analysis contrasting four Germanic languages (Swedish, Danish, Dutch and German) and two lexical… read more
Dammel, Antje and Olga Quindt 2016 How do evaluative derivational meanings arise? A bit of Geforsche and ForschereiPejoration, Finkbeiner, Rita, Jörg Meibauer and Heike Wiese (eds.), pp. 41–74 | Article
We investigate the rise of pejorative functions in word formation in a diachronic corpus-based case study on the German derivation patterns Ge-e and -(er)ei. Both patterns derive action nouns, adding the feature ‘frequentative’ and implying a dismissive/ironic attitude towards the action referred… read more
Dammel, Antje and Sebastian Kürschner 2008 Complexity in nominal plural allomorphy: A contrastive survey of ten Germanic languagesLanguage Complexity: Typology, contact, change, Miestamo, Matti, Kaius Sinnemäki and Fred Karlsson (eds.), pp. 243–262 | Article
We investigate the complexity of nominal plural allomorphy in ten Germanic languages from a contrastive and diachronic perspective. Focusing on one language family allows us to develop multidimensional criteria to measure morphological complexity and to compare different diachronical drifts. We… read more