Sabine Arndt-Lappe

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.

Research interests

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

  • DGfS 2023 AG 1: Dynamics at the lexicon-syntax interface: creativity and routine in word-formation and multi-word expressions. Workshop to be held at the 45th Annual Meeting of the German Linguistic Society (DGfS), 8.-10.3.2023 (with Natalia Filatkina, University of Hamburg). Workshop website & Call for Papers
  • English Root Stress across Frameworks. With Quentin Dabouis (Université d’Auvergne), funded by DFG & ANR, starting Sept 2022. Project website
  • Book project Pattern Theory in Language and Communication (co-edited with Milena Belosevic, Peter Maurer, Claudine Moulin, Achim Rettinger, Sören Stumpf). Project website

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