Sabine Arndt-Lappe studied English and Latin at the University of Marburg, originally to become a teacher, and obtained her degree ('1. Staatsexamen') in 1999. She then worked as a researcher ('wiss. Mitarbeiterin' and 'akademische Rätin') at the universities of Marburg, Siegen, and Düsseldorf, before she was appointed professor of English linguistics at the University of Trier in 2015.
Sabine Arndt-Lappe is a structural linguist, and her research has both an empirical and a theoretical focus. Recent topics include:
- variation and productivity in the English lexicon:
- formal and semantic aspects of word-formation, prosodic morphology, phonology
- grammatical variation in English
- linguistic theory:
- analogy-based and usage-based models of grammar, computational analogical modeling, Optimality Theory
Current projects & collaborations
- English Root Stress across Frameworks. With Quentin Dabouis (Université d’Auvergne), funded by DFG & ANR, starting Sept 2022. More information ...
- Book project Pattern Theory in Language and Communication (co-edited with Milena Belosevic, Peter Maurer, Claudine Moulin, Achim Rettinger, Sören Stumpf). Project website
- International workshop Name-Based Lexical Patterns, Trier, 31.3.-1.4.2022 (with Milena Belosevic). Workshop website
- Trier Center for Language and Communication, research group Patterns / Musterhaftigkeit (Spokesperson, funded by Forschungsinitiative Rheinland-Pfalz 2020-2023)
- Variable stress patterns in English: Individual differences and the nature of the morphology-phonology interface (associated with FOR 2073 Spoken Morphology)