Peter Öhl

List of John Benjamins publications for which Peter Öhl plays a role.


This paper explores three related phenomena. First, not all embedded formal interrogatives (i.e. clauses introduced by if or whether) have the function of an indirect question. Second, the complementizers if and that may occur in identical syntactic contexts. Third, if-clauses may be licensed by… read more
Öhl, Peter 2014 Acquisition Based and Usage Based Explanations of Grammaticalisation. An Integrative ApproachGrammaticalization – Theory and Data, Hancil, Sylvie and Ekkehard König (eds.), pp. 13–40 | Article
This paper compares and discusses two mainstream explanations of grammaticalisation processes: Generative accounts regarding them as reflections of structural reanalysis through parametric change during language acquisition, resulting in recategorisation of lexical elements as functional heads in… read more
Öhl, Peter 2010 Formal and functional constraints on constituent order and their universalityComparative and Contrastive Studies of Information Structure, Breul, Carsten and Edward Göbbel (eds.), pp. 231–276 | Article
This paper addresses the competition between syntactic relations and the structural encoding of discourse semantic functions, and, more specifically, the question of how much the distributional restriction of syntactic linearisation can be constrained by the inventory of functional features of… read more