Englisches Seminar

Sigrid Beck



Howell, A., V. Hohaus, P. Berezovskaya, K. Sachs, J. Braun, Ş. Durmaz & S. Beck. “(No) Variation in the Grammar of Alternatives”. Linguistic Variation 22(1): 1-77 (2022). 
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Beck, S.: "Semantic Parameters and Universals". In The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Semantics, eds Matthewson, Meier, Rullmann, Zimmermann, 2021.
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Matthias Bauer, Sigrid Beck et al.: "Linguistics Meets Literature: More on the Grammar of Emily Dickinson". Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton, 2020. 
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Beck, S. “Indeterminate pronouns in Old English: a compositional semantic analysis”. J Comp German Linguistics 23, 203–269 (2020). 
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Beck, S.: "Readings of scalar particles noch/still". Linguistics and Philosophy. 43, 2020, 1-67.
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Patel-Grosz, P. & S. Beck: "Different again". Semantics and Pragmatics 12(3),2019, 1-52.


Beck, S. & S. Tiemann: "Towards a model of incremental composition". In Truswell, Rob (Hrsg.) Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 21, 2018. Edinburgh: University of Edinburgh.

Beck, S. & M. Reis: "On the form and interpretation of echo wh-questions". Journal of Semantics 35(3), 2018, 369–408.
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Beck, S.: "Multiple Events and 'N Preposition N' ".To appear in Handbook of Verbal Plurality, eds Doetjes & Cabredo-Hofherr.
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Bade, N. and S. Beck: "Lyrical Texts as a Data Source for Linguistics." Linguistische Berichte, 251. (2017)
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Brockmann, S., Riecker S., Bade, N., Bauer, M., Beck, S., Zirker, A.: "Fictional Assert and Implicatures." Featherston, S., Hörnig R., Steinberg R., Umbreit, B., Wallis, J. (eds).: Proceedings of the Linguistic Evidence 2016. Empirical, Theoretical, and Computational Perspectives. Tübingen: University of Tübingen.                                                                                                    pdf of preliminary version

Sigrid Beck: "An alternative semantic cycle for universal quantifiers." In  Wellington Working papers in linguistics, 23, 2017.

Beck, S.: "More and more different." A Schrift to Fest Kyle Johnson, 2016, 43-46.
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Beck, S.: "Focus sensitive operators". In Caroline Féry and Shinichiro Ishihara (eds.): The Oxford Handbook of Information Structure. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016, 227-250.

Beck, S.: "Discourse related readings of scalar particles". In M. Moroney, C. Little, J. Collard &
D. Burgdorf (eds.): Proceedings of Semantics and Linguistic Theory (SALT) 26, 2016, 142-165.
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Beck, S.: "Temporal noch/still and further-to readings of German noch". In Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 20, 2016, 4-25.
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Beck, S., R. Gergel: "The diachronic semantics of English again." Natural Language Semantics 23 (2015), 157-203.
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Bauer, M., N. Bade, S. Beck, C. Dörge, B. v. Eckartsberg, S. Ottschofski, J. Niefer, A. Zirker: "Emily Dickinson’s 'My life had stood a loaded gun' – An Interdisciplinary Analysis." Journal of Literary Semantics 44.2 (2015): 115-140.
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Gergel, R., S. Beck: "Early Modern English 'again': a corpus study and semantic analysis." English Language and Linguistics 19.1 (2015), 27-47.
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Hertrich, I., M. Kirsten, S. Tiemann, S. Beck, A. Wühle, H. Ackermann, B. Rolke: "Context-dependent impact of presuppositions on early magnetic brain responses during speech perception." Brain and Language 149 (2015), 1-12.

Bade, N., M. Bauer, S. Beck, C. Dörge, A. Zirker: "Ambiguity in Shakespeare's Sonnet 138." S. Winkler (Hg.): Ambiguity: Language and Communication. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2015, 89-109.
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Beck, S., A. von Stechow: "Events, Times and Worlds - An LF Architecture." C. Fortmann (Hg.): Situationsargumente im Nominalbereich. Linguistische Arbeiten Bd. 562, Berlin: De Gruyter, 2015, 13-46.
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Tiemann, S., M. Kirsten, S. Beck, I. Hertrich, B. Rolke: "Presupposition Processing and Accommodation: An Experiment on wieder ('again') and Consequences for Other Triggers." F. Schwarz (Hg.): Experimental Perspectives on Presuppositions. Studies in Theoretical Psycholinguistics Bd. 45, Heidelberg: Springer, 2015, 39-65.


Beck, S., V. Hohaus, S. Tiemann: "Acquisition of Comparison Constructions". Language Acquisition:
A Journal of Developmental Linguistics
21(3), 215-249.

Beck, Sigrid and Remus Gergel: "Contrasting English and German Grammar. An Introduction to Syntax and Semantics". De Gruyter Mouton, 2014.

Bauer, M. & S. Beck: "On the Meaning of Fictional Texts". In D. Gutzmann, J. Köpping & C. Meier (eds.), Approaches to Meaning. Leiden: Brill, 2014, 250-275.
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Beck, S.:" Plural Predication and quantified than-clauses." In Art & Craft of semantics, festschrift for Irene Heim, 2014.
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"Lucinda Driving Too Fast Again—The Scalar Properties of Ambiguous Than-Clauses". Journal of Semantics 30(1), 1-63.
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"Pluractional Comparisons". Linguistics and Philosophy 35, 57-110.
"DegP Scope Revisited". Natural Language Semantics 20, 227-272.
"Konso Pluractional Verbal Morphology and Plural Operators". Proceedings of SULA 6, 285-302.

Beck, S., V. Hohaus, S. Tiemann: "A Note on Phrasal Comparatives". Proceedings of Semantics and Linguistic Theory (SALT) 22, 146-165.
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Tiemann, S., V. Hohaus & S. Beck: "Crosslinguistic Variation in Comparison: Evidence from Child Language Acquisition". In: Britta Stolterfoht & Sam Featherston (eds.), Empirical Approaches to Linguistic Theory: Studies of Meaning and Structure. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2012, 115-146.
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"Comparison Constructions". C. Maienborn, K. von Heusinger and P. Portner (eds.): Semantics: An International Handbook of Natural Language Meaning . Bd. 2. Berlin (u.a.): De Gruyter Mouton, 1341-1389.
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Beck, S., S. Tiemann, M. Schmid, N. Bade, B. Rolke, I. Hertrich, H. Ackermann, J. Knapp, "Psycholinguistic Evidence for Presuppositions: On-line and Off-line Data". I. Reich et al (eds.): Proceedings of Sinn & Bedeutung 15. Saarbrücken: Universaar - Saarland Unversity Press, 581-595.


"Quantifiers in Than-Clauses". Semantics and Pragmatics 3, 1-72.
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Matthias Bauer & Sigrid Beck: "Interpretation: Local Composition and Textual Meaning". M. Albl-Mikasa, S. Braun, S. Kalina (eds.): Dimensionen der Zweitsprachenforschung - Dimensions of Second Language Research. Festschrift for Kurt Kohn. Tübingen: Narr, 289-300.
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Bauer, Bauer, Beck, Dörge, von Eckartsberg, Meder, Riedel, Zimmermann, Zirker: "The two Coeval Come: Ambiguity in Emily Dickinson". LiLi 40.158, 98-124.

Beck, S., S. Tiemann, V. Hohaus: "German and English Comparatives are Different: Evidence from Child Language Acquisition." Pre-Proceedings of Linguistic Evidence: 254-258.

"Seuren/ Rullmann Ambiguities as Plural Comparisons", Proceedings of Semantics and Linguistic Theory 20, 428-450.
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Sigrid Beck & Shravan Vasishth: "Multiple Focus". Journal of Semantics 26, 159-184.
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Sigrid Beck, Polina Berezovskaya & Katja Pflugfelder: "The Use of Again in 19th Century vs. Present Day English". Syntax 12:3, 193-214.
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Special Snippet for Manfred Krifka. Eds. Orin Percus, Hans-Martin Gärtner & Sigrid Beck.
Sigrid Beck, Svetlana Krasikova, Daniel Fleischer, Remus Gergel, Christiane Savelsberg, John Vanderelst & Elisabeth Villalta: "Crosslinguistic Variation in Comparison Constructions". Linguistic Variation Yearbook 9, 1-66.
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Sigrid Beck, Luka Crnic & Thilo Götz: "Ruin and Restitution". Natural Language
Semantics 16, 111-114.
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Beck, S.: "Quantifier Dependent Readings of Anaphoric Presuppositions". In Sauerland, Uli & Penka Stateva (eds.): Presupposition and Implicature in Compositional Semantics. Palgrave.
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"The Grammar of Focus Evaluation". In Uli Sauerland and Hans-Martin Gärtnrt (eds), 'Interfaces+Recursion=Language'? Chomsky's Minimalism and the View from Syntax and Semantics.
Sigrid Beck & Arnim von Stechow: "Pluractional Adverbials". Journal of Semantics.


"Intervention Effects Follow from Focus Interpretation". Natural Language
Semantics 14, 1-56.

"Positively Comparative". Edited by Hans-Martin Gaertner, Sigrid Beck, Regine Eckart, Renate Musan & Barbara Stiebels.
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"Focus on Again". Linguistics and Philosphy 29, 277-314.
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"Dog after Dog Revisited". Sigrid Beck & Arnim von Stechow. In the Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 10.
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"Alternatives to Again". In Simona Herdan et al. (eds): University of Connecticut Working Papers.

Beck, Sigrid and Shin-Sook Kim: "Intervention Effects in Alternative Questions". Journal of Comparative Germanic Linguistics 9, 165-208.
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Beck, Sigrid: "There and Back Again: A Semantic Analysis". Journal of Semantics 22, 3-51.
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Beck, Sigrid: "A Second Time and Again". Proceedings des Amsterdam Colloquium 2005.
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Beck, Sigrid and Kyle Johnson: "Double Objects Again". Linguistic Inquiry 35,

"A Semantic Explanation for Intervention Effects". Proceedings von 'Sinn und Bedeutung' 8.
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Beck, Sigrid, Toshiko Oda and Koji Sugisaki: "Parametric Variation in the Semantics of Comparison: Japanese vs. English". Journal of East Asian Linguistics 13, 289-344.
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Beck, Sigrid, Toshiko Oda and Koji Sugisaki: "Comparative Constructions in Japanese vs. English". Proceedings of NELS 33.

Beck, Sigrid and Yael Sharvit: "Pluralities of Questions". Journal of Semantics 19, 105-157.
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Beck, Sigrid and William Snyder: "Complex Predicates and goal PP's: Evidence for a Semantic Parameter". In: A. H.-J. Do, L. Dominguez and A. Johansen (eds.): Proceedings of the 25th Boston University Conference on Language Development. Somerville, MA, Cascadilla Press, 114-122.
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Beck, Sigrid and William Snyder: "The Resultative Parameter and Restitutive Again". In: Caroline Fery and Wolfgang Sternefeld (eds.): Audiatur Vox Sapientiae. A Festschrift for Arnim von Stechow. Akademie-Verlag, Berlin, 48-69.
"Reciprocals are Definites". Natural Language Semantics 9, 69-138.
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Sharvit, Yael and Sigrid Beck: "Subquestions and Quantificational Variability Effects". Proceedings of WCCFL 20, 510-523.
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Beck, Sigrid: "The Semantics of different: Comparison Operator and Relational Adjective". Linguistics and Philosophy 23, 101-139.
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Beck, Sigrid and Stephen Berman: "Wh-Scope marking: Direct vs. Indirect Dependency". In: Uli Lutz , Gereon Mueller & Arnim von Stechow (eds.): Wh-Scope Marking. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: Benjamins, 17-44.

"Exceptions in Relational Plurals". SALT 10 proceedings, Cornell University, 1-16.
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Beck, Sigrid and Uli Sauerland: "Cumulation is needed: a reply to Winter (2000)". Natural Language Semantics 8, 349-371.
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"Contextual Restrictions on Plural Operators". In C. Boeckx, L. Marti and D. Wharram (eds.), The Syntax-Semantics Interface, UConn Working Papers in Linguistics , Vol XI, 1-17.

Beck, Sigrid & Hotze Rullmann: "A Flexible Approach to Exhaustivity in Questions". Natural Language Semantics 7, 249-298.
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"Plural Predication and Partitional Discourses". In Paul Dekker (ed.): Proceedings of the 12th Amsterdam Colloquium, 67-72.

Beck, S.: "Reciprocals and Cumulation". Proceedings of Semantics and Linguistic Theory (SALT) 9 , Cornell University.
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Review von Ljiljana Progovac: "Negative and Positive Polarity - A Binding Approach". Linguistische Berichte 175, 425-429.

Rullmann, Hotze & Beck, Sigrid: "Presupposition Projection and the Interpretation of which-Questions". SALT 8 Proceedings, Cornell Unversity, 215-232.
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Beck, Sigrid: "NP Dependent Readings of different". SALT 8 Proceedings, Cornell Unversity, 19-35.
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Rullmann, Hotze & Sigrid Beck: "Reconstruction and the Interpretation of which-phrases". In: Graham Katz, Shin-Sook Kim and Heike Winhart (eds.): Reconstruction. Proceedings of the 1997 Tübingen Workshop.
Arbeitspapiere des Sonderforschungsbereichs 340, Bericht 127, 223-256.

"On the Semantics of Comparative Conditionals". Linguistics and Philosophy 20, 229-271.

Beck, Sigrid & Shin-Sook Kim: "On Wh- and Operator Scope in Korean". Journal of East Asian Linguistics 339-384.
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Beck, Sigrid: "Quantified Structures as Barriers for LF Movement". Natural Language Semantics 4, 1-56.
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"Comparative Conditionals". In Fritz Hamm, Joachim Kolb & Arnim von Stechow (eds.): Blaubeuren Papers. Proceedings of the Symposium "Recent developments in natural language semantics". SfS-report (Arbeitspapiere des Seminars für Sprachwissenschaft, Universität Tübingen).

"The Comparative in Comparative Conditionals". In: Doron, Edit & Wintner, Shuly (eds.): IATL 3. The Proceedings of the Eleventh Annual Conference Tel Aviv University 1995 and of the Workshop on Discourse The Technion 1996, 1-24.

"Wh-constructions and transparent Logical Form". PhD dissertation, Universität Tübingen. SfS-report (Arbeitspapiere des Seminars für Sprachwissenschaft, Universität Tübingen).
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Beck, Sigrid & Hotze Rullmann: "Degree Questions, Maximal Informativeness and Exhaustivity". In: Dekker, Paul & Stokhof, Martin (eds.): Proceedings of the 10th Amsterdam Colloquium, 73-92.
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Beck, Sigrid & Stephen Berman: "Wh-Scope Marking: Direct vs. Indirect Dependency". In: Uli Lutz & Gereon Müller (eds.): Papers on Wh-Scope Marking. Papers from the Workshop The Syntax and Semantics of Wh-Scope Marking, Universität Tübingen. Arbeitspapiere des Sonderforschungsbereichs 340 (Universität Stuttgart/Universität Tübingen) Nr. 76.


"Negative Islands and Reconstruction". In: Lutz, U. & Pafel, J. (eds.): Extraction and Extraposition in German. Amsterdam, Benjamins.


"Negativinseln". In: Extraktion im Deutschen I by Franz-Josef d'Avis, Sigrid Beck, Uli Lutz, Jürgen Pafel & Susanne Trissler (eds.), 99-133. Arbeitspapiere des Sonderforschungsbereichs 340 (Universität Stuttgart/Universität Tübingen) Nr. 34. "Interventionseffekte für LF-Bewegung". Arbeitspapiere des Sonderforschungsbereichs 340 (Universität Stuttgart/ Universität Tübingen) Nr. 39.