Esther Rinke

List of John Benjamins publications for which Esther Rinke plays a role.


Subjects Historical linguistics | Language acquisition | Multilingualism | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics


Sopata, Aldona, Esther Rinke and Cristina Flores 2023 How unique is the linguistic situation of endangered language speakers?Epistemological issue: The dynamics of bilingualism in language shift ecologies, Flores, Cristina and Neal Snape (eds.), pp. 100–105 | Commentary
This paper investigates syntactic variation in Hunsrückisch German, spoken in a language enclave in South Brazil over eight generations. The aim is to analyse whether this heritage language maintains asymmetric verb placement, i.e. verb-second in main clauses and verb-final in subordinate… read more
Petrova, Svetlana and Esther Rinke 2014 Formal properties of event-reporting sentences in Old High German and Old FrenchInformation Structure and Syntactic Change in Germanic and Romance Languages, Bech, Kristin and Kristine Gunn Eide (eds.), pp. 271–294 | Article
This article investigates the interplay between syntax and information structure by comparing the discourse conditions under which a special class of root clauses in two Old High German (OHG) and Old French (OF) texts occur. The focus is on sentences with post-verbal subjects and either the… read more
Rinke, Esther and Tanja Kupisch 2011 IntroductionThe Development of Grammar: Language acquisition and diachronic change, Rinke, Esther and Tanja Kupisch (eds.), pp. 1–15 | Article
Rinke, Esther 2009 Verb placement in Old PortugueseFocus and Background in Romance Languages, Dufter, Andreas and Daniel Jacob (eds.), pp. 309–332 | Article