My interests include generative syntax / semantics / interface issues, such as:

  • German discourse particles: sentence-medial and non-truth-conditional pragmatic markers
  • Corpus data on frequency, contingent conditions and interplaying factors
  • Syntactic containment and dimensions of meaning

I am proficient in the following languages: German (native speaker), English (business fluent), French (basics), Latin (passive).


Academic Background

10/2016 -
09/2017

University of Stuttgart (Germany)
Research grant from the Integrated Research Training Group of SFB 732: Incremental specification in context

Affiliation:
Project A6: Encoding of information structure in German and FrenchCollaboration with Dr. Arndt Riester

10/2013 -
09/2016

University of Konstanz (Germany)
Academic staff / PhD student

Project: Clause Structure and Utterance Meaning: Word Order, Particles, Emphasis (DFG; Ba 1178/9-1)

Dissertation subject: Information structure and discourse particles
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Josef Bayer, Prof. Dr. Maribel Romero

01/2011 - 
07/2012

Staatliches Seminar für Didaktik und Lehrerbildung, Weingarten / 
Schubart-Gymnasium, Ulm (Germany; teachers training)
Degree: Second State Exam (qualification for the higher teaching service) Final grade: Good (1.9)

10/2003 - 
09/2010

University of Konstanz (Germany)
Degree: State Exam (German, English)
Final grade: Very good (1.1)

10/2004 - 
09/2006 / 
01/2007 - 07/2009

Student assistant of Prof. Dr. Josef Bayer

10/2006 - 
09/2008

Student member of the Equal Opportunity Council

09/1992 - 
09/2002

Hegau-Gymnasium Singen (Germany)
Degree: Abitur
Final grade: Very good (1.2)

09/1999 - 
06/2000

East Newton High School, Granby (Missouri, USA)
Foreign exchange student

Publications and Talks

Publications

Viesel, Yvonne (2016). Discourse particles 'embedded': German ja in adjectival phrases. In Josef Bayer & Volker Struckmeier (eds.), Discourse Particles: Formal Approaches to their Syntax and Semantics (Linguistische Arbeiten 564), 173-202. Berlin: Gruyter


Viesel, Yvonne (2015). Discourse structure and syntactic embedding: The German discourse particle ja. In Thomas Brochhagen, Floris Roelofsen & Nadine Theiler (eds.), Proceedings of the 20th Amsterdam Colloquium, 418-427. Amsterdam.


Viesel, Yvonne (2011). glaubt erglaub ichglaub. Integrierte V1-Parenthesen, Extraktion aus V2-Komplementen, Grammatikalisierung. Linguistische Berichte 226, 129-169.

 


Talks and presentations

Additional Information


Two children (born 03/2002 and 01/2013)