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Vera Lee-Schoenfeld

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Adjunct Associate Professor of Linguistics
Associate Professor, Germanic & Slavic Studies

Vera Lee-Schoenfeld is primarily a theoretical linguist with a research focus on German syntax, in particular 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. Some of her work on these topics was published in her book Beyond Coherence: The Syntax of Opacity in German (2007). In other work, she has been investigating German verb phrase fronting, specifically how syntax, semantics, information structure, and prosody come together to constrain this kind of fronting. 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 pedagogy, holding degrees in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and French Language Education. She has taught both English and German language classes at the university level.


Selected Papers

  • Ph.D., UC Santa Cruz


Articles Featuring Vera Lee-Schoenfeld

Are you interested in improving your German this summer? Email Dr. Lee-Schoenfeld to participate in the UGA-Hannover Virtual Exchange (Video-Tandem) Program. Courses are either one credit hour (GRMN 2990) or non-…

Interested in studying abroad, but unable to due to finances, time, or travel restrictions? UGA Germanic & Slavic Studies' Virtual German Exchange Program, UGA + HANNOVER, might be right for you.

Interested in studying abroad, but unable to due to finances, time, or travel restrictions? UGA Germanic & Slavic Studies's Virtual German…

Have you ever wanted to get to know someone from another culture, but travel isn't on your short list just yet? Check out the Tandem German Virtual Exchange program that pairs students from UGA and the Leibniz University of…

Congratulations to Dr. Vera Lee-Schoenfeld, Associate Professor of Linguistics in the Department of Germanic & Slavic Studies, who was one of 10 faculty members recognized by SGA during its annual Professor Recognition Reception.

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