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    • The impact of verb type on word order in German Sign Language 

      Proske, Sina (2022-08-11)
      Word order is one of the best studied and most discussed issues in spoken and sign language linguistics. Therefore, it is stunning that there is yet no broader empirical investigation of word order phenomena in German Sign ...
    • Processing referential expressions in German Sign Language 

      Wienholz, Anne (2021-05-17)
      In sign languages, physically absent discourse referents are assigned manually and/or nonmanually to referential locations on the horizontal plane of the signing space. These locations can be used to refer back to the ...
    • The Interpretation of it-Clefts 

      Pavlovic, Anna-Christina (2020-01-06)
      This dissertation addresses the interpretation of it-clefts in German, as well as that of the related focus structure of Hungarian pre-verbal focus, and presents novel answers to several research gaps. It-clefts are ...
    • Comprehension and production of referential expressions in German Sign Language and Turkish Sign Language: An empirical approach 

      Nuhbalaoglu, Derya (2019-07-03)
      Localization, which corresponds to the spatial anchoring of referents to the signing space, functions as a very powerful, yet not necessarily obligatory, device to track referents and maintain coherence in the discourse ...
    • Komposita-Erstglieder – Untersuchungen zur anaphorischen Zugänglichkeit 

      Rößler, Stefanie (2018-11-14)
      Pronominal references to the first constituent of compounds are usually considered unacceptable and the first constituents are therefore described as inaccessible. This thesis argues for a scale for acceptability and ...
    • The processing of German Sign Language sentences 

      Hosemann, Jana Alexandra (2015-07-17)
      Sign languages have often been the subject of imaging studies investigating the underlying neural correlates of sign language processing. To the contrary, much less research has been conducted on the time-course of sign ...
    • Discourse Comprehension in L1 and L2 

      Kohlstedt, Tatiana (2015-02-09)
      The present dissertation contributes to the research on bilingual language processing by investigating the influence of increasing discourse context on the semantic processing of words by advanced learners of German (L2) ...