Universität Konstanz
Fachbereich Sprachwissenschaft
SFB 471 - Project A21: Morphological Variation and Change


Project Description









Prof. Dr. Christoph Schwarze
Romance Linguistics
Department of Linguistics, University of Konstanz

Biographical Information

Date of birth: January 27, 1935; Nationality:  German

1969                Habilitation  Romanische Philologie,Universität Münster, Germany
1961                            Dr. phil., Universität Münster

Academic Appointments

1975-2002             Professor, University of Konstanz
1970-1975             o.Professor, Romanische Philologie, Universität Kiel, Germany
1961-1970             Lektor, French Language, Universität Münster

Publications and Research Grants since 2000

1 edited book, 1 jointly edited book, 3 journal articles, 15 other articles
DFG €814.2

Advisory and Editorial Activities

Dissertation Supervisor (since 2000) 4, ongoing 2.
Member of editorial boards: Linguistics, Studi italiani di linguistica teorica e applicata, Zeitschrift für Sprachwissenschaft
Reviewer for: SFBs 100 (Saarbrücken), 441 (Tübingen), 632 (Potsdam); Priority Programme Cognitive Linguistics; elected reviewer of grant proposals in linguistics (2 terms)
Occasional reviews for: Fritz Thyssen Stiftung, Swiss National Science Foundation, Austrian Wissenschaftsfonds
External reviewer: Université de Provence (France), University of Graz (Austria)
Member of the working-group of the German Science Council „Recommendations for Geisteswissenschaften“ (2004-2006)

Academic Administration

Speaker of SFB 471 „Variation and Evolution in the Lexicon“ (1997-2001) and SFB 99 „Linguistics“ (1979-1981)
Speaker of the Forschergruppe „Theory of the Lexicon“ (1986-1995)
Dekan (1981-1982), Fachgruppensprecher (1977-1978)

Research Profile (Key words)
Lexical Semantics, Morphology, Syntax, Descriptive Grammar

Selected 10 Publications

1.  (In Press) With Klaus von Heusinger. “Underspecification in the semantics of word-formation: The case of denominal verbs of removal in Italian”. Linguistics 44.

2.  (2005) “Grammatical and paragrammatical word-formation”. In: Lingue e Linguaggio. 4.137-162.

3.  (2003) "Romanische Sprachgeschichte und Sprachbeschreibungsmodelle". In: Gerhard Ernst et al. (Hg.), Romanische Sprachgeschichte. Ein internationales Handbuch zur Geschichte der romanischen Sprachen . Berlin - New York: Walter De Gruyter. pp. 89-101.

4.  (2001) Introduction à la sémantique lexicale. Tübingen: Narr.

5.  (2001) "Representation and Variation: On the development of Romance Auxiliary Syntax". In: Miriam Butt and Tracy Holloway King (eds.), Time over Matter: Diachronic Perspectives on Morphosyntax. Stanford CSLI Publications. pp. 143-172.

6.  (1999) "Lexical-Functional Morphology and the structure of the lexicon". In: Lunella Mereu (ed.), Boundaries of Morphology and Syntax. (Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 180). Amsterdam - Philadelphia: J. Benjamins. pp. 73-95.

7.  (1999) "Types of lexical variation". In: Hedda Weigand (ed.), Contrastive Lexical Semantics. Amsterdam - Philadelphia: John Benjamins. pp. 187-207.

8.  (1995) Grammatik der italienischen Sprache. 2., verbesserte Auflage. Tübingen: Niemeyer. [1. Aufl. 1988].

9.  (1995) With B. Mayo et al."Semantics in the derivational morphology of Italian: implications for the structure of the lexicon". Linguistics 33. 883-938.

10.  (1991) "Concept types and parts of speech, with special reference to the lexicalization of region concepts in French". Journal of Semantics 8. 333-361.


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