Ulrike Demske

List of John Benjamins publications for which Ulrike Demske plays a role.

Book series


ISSN 0176-4225 | E-ISSN 1569-9714


The Diachrony of Infinitival Patterns: Their origin, development and loss

Edited by Ulrike Demske and Łukasz Jędrzejowski

Special issue of Journal of Historical Linguistics 5:1 (2015) v, 174 pp.
Subjects Historical linguistics


The present paper looks into the grammaticalization of the definite article in the history of German. Starting with the well-known emergence of the definite article from a demonstrative pronoun over the course of Old High German (750–1050), I will consider the rise of so-called weak definites in… read more
Demske, Ulrike 2015 Towards coherent infinitival patterns in the history of GermanThe Diachrony of Infinitival Patterns: Their origin, development and loss, Demske, Ulrike and Łukasz Jędrzejowski (eds.), pp. 6–40 | Article
According to Haider (2010), we have to distinguish three types of infinitival complements in Present-Day German: (i) CP complements, (ii) VP complements and (iii) verbal clusters. While CP complements give rise to biclausal structures, VP complements and verbal clusters indicate a monoclausal… read more
Demske, Ulrike 2008 Raising patterns in Old High GermanGrammatical Change and Linguistic Theory: The Rosendal papers, Eythórsson, Thórhallur (ed.), pp. 143–172 | Article
Demske, Ulrike 2007 The Rise of the To-Infinitive. By Bettelou LosDiachronica 24:1, pp. 182–191 | Miscellaneous