Katrin Axel-Tober

List of John Benjamins publications for which Katrin Axel-Tober plays a role.


ISSN 0176-4225 | E-ISSN 1569-9714


Subjects Generative linguistics | Germanic linguistics | Historical linguistics | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics


This chapter discusses the development of two German causal subjunctions weil and zumal. In particular, it introduces a new proposal for the syntactic reanalysis of weil in the C0-position from a free relative clause. Later, weil-clauses also underwent a shift in meaning in the course of which… read more
Axel-Tober, Katrin and Kalle Müller 2017 Evidential adverbs in German: Diachronic development and present-day meaningThe Rise and Development of Evidential and Epistemic Markers, Cruschina, Silvio and Eva-Maria Remberger (eds.), pp. 9–47 | Article
This article addresses the semantic and morphosyntactic development of the German evidential adverbs offensichtlich, offenbar, anscheinend, and scheinbar ‘obviously’/‘apparently’/‘seemingly’ and their meaning contribution in present-day German. It will be argued that these expressions, most of… read more
Axel-Tober, Katrin, Anke Holler and Helena Krause 2016 Correlative es vs. das in German: An empirical perspectiveInner-sentential Propositional Proforms: Syntactic properties and interpretative effects, Frey, Werner, André Meinunger and Kerstin Schwabe (eds.), pp. 49–72 | Article
In the last few decades, the role of correlative elements in recursive sentence embedding has received considerable attention. In the theoretical literature on German, it has been argued that the syntax of correlative constructions is not homogeneous and that one has to distinguish between… read more
Axel-Tober, Katrin and Helmut Weiß 2010 What changed where? A plea for the re-evaluation of dialectal evidenceContinuity and Change in Grammar, Breitbarth, Anne, Christopher Lucas, Sheila Watts and David Willis (eds.), pp. 13–34 | Article
In the field of generative diachronic syntax, it has often been disregarded at which level of the language (dialect or Standard) syntactic change has occurred. However, just as in the case of phonological developments, the syntax often (though not always) turns out to be more conservative at the… read more