Associate Professor

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209 Joe Brown Hall
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Wednesday 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Vera Lee-Schoenfeld is primarily a theoretical linguist with a research focus on German syntax. Her early work on constructions involving possessor datives and the distribution of reflexive and non-reflexive pronouns in sentences with embedded infinitive clauses and other clause-like phrases was published in her book Beyond Coherence: The Syntax of Opacity in German (2007). In more recent work, she has been investigating the syntax-phonology-pragmatics interface in the context of verb phrase fronting as well as dative vs. accusative case, passivization, and binding in double-object constructions. Covering more general topics in linguistics, her second book is titled Language Matters: A Guide to Everyday Questions about Language, Second edition (2010) and is coauthored with Donna Jo Napoli from Swarthmore College.

Prof. Lee-Schoenfeld, who was one of the 2011-2013 Lilly Teaching Fellows, also has an interest in language acquisition and pedagogy, holding degrees in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and French Language Education.

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Articles Featuring Vera Lee-Schoenfeld

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 14:41pm

Congratulations to Dr. Vera Lee-Schoenfeld, Associate Professor of Linguistics and Adjunct faculty in Germanic and Slavic Studies, for receiving the university's highest early career teaching honor!

Monday, January 14, 2019 - 15:24pm

Congratulations to Dr. Vera Lee-Schoenfeld, Linguistics, University of Georgia and Dr.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 16:16pm

The Linguistics Department is proud to announce that two CURO students will be working with our faculty this fall.