Edgar Baumgärtner

Edgar Baumgärtner
Europa-Universität Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder) · Department of Linguistics

Master of Arts

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Introduction
I am working on morphosyntactic variation in extraterritorial varieties of Upper and Middle German spoken in the German National District of the Atlai Krai in Russia. In my PhD I focus on phenomena such as the weakening of strong verbs or variation in the placement of finite verbs. Therefore, I conducted interviews and recorded a total of 24 frog stories. I compare my findings with other so called speech islands in order to disentangle internal (typological) and external (contact) influence.
Additional affiliations
May 2018 - present
Europa-Universität Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder)
Position
  • Research Assistant
May 2017 - March 2018
Europa-Universität Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder)
Position
  • Graduate Assistant
June 2012 - April 2014
Freie Universität Berlin
Position
  • Undergraduate Assistant
Education
April 2015 - March 2018
Europa-Universität Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder)
Field of study
  • Sprachen, Kommunikation und Kulturen in Europa
October 2009 - March 2015
Freie Universität Berlin
Field of study
  • Sozialkunde und Deutsch
October 2008 - September 2009
Universität Potsdam
Field of study
  • Latinistik und Russistik

Publications

Publications (4)
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The article tries to provide empirical evidence for a hypothesis stated by Elisabeth Leiss in 2000, according to which aspect and article are not, as widely assumed, distinct from each other. Instead, Leiss claims that they are similar in function and only different in form. In order to find out whether there is a link between those two grammatical...