Associate Professor

Contact Info

209 Joe Brown Hall
Office Hours:
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 named a recipient of the 2019 Richard B. Russel Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, also has an interest in language acquisition and pedagogy, holding degrees in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and French Language Education.

Specific Research Areas:

Syntax, Language acquisition, Germanic languages

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Curriculum Vitae:
CV_August18.pdf (134.85 KB)

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.