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Vera Lee-Schoenfeld

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Associate Professor

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

Selected Publications:
Articles Featuring Vera Lee-Schoenfeld

Can't travel to Germany right now? Or maybe you would…

This past summer, Linguistics faculty and students represented UGA at several conferences. We are excited about all of the phenomenal research taking place in the department, and we would like to take the opportunity to recognize some of the projects that…

A volume of papers co-edited by Vera Lee-Schoenfeld and Dennis Ott, titled Parameters of Predicate Fronting, was published by Oxford University Press this summer. This book showcases state-of-the-art research on predicate fronting and the…

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!

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

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

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