Prof. Dr. phil. habil. Carsten Breul

Fakultät für Geistes- und Kulturwissenschaften
Anglistik / Amerikanistik
Gaußstr. 20
42119 Wuppertal

Raum: O 09.07
Tel: +49 (0)202 439 2258
Fax: +49 (0)202 439 2963
E-Mail: breul[at]

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  • mainly:
  • Contrastive linguistics
  • Information structure theory and analysis
  • Syntax
  • Semantics
  • Pragmatics

  • but also:
  • Word-formation
  • English historical linguistics
  • Corpus linguistics





    Breul, Carsten (2004): Focus Structure in Generative Grammar: An integrated syntactic, semantic and intonational approach. Amsterdam & Philadelphia: Benjamins. (=Linguistik Aktuell / Linguistics Today 68). LaTeX-Angaben
    Breul, Carsten (1997): Grammatik und Bedeutung der kausalen Satzverbände: Because, as, since und for im schriftsprachlichen Englisch. Tübingen: Niemeyer. (=Linguistische Arbeiten 368). LaTeX-Angaben


    Breul, Carsten & Göbbel, Edward (ed.) (2010): Comparative and Contrastive Studies of Information Structure. Amsterdam & Philadelphia: Benjamins. (=Linguistik Aktuell / Linguistics Today 165). LaTeX-Angaben


    Breul, Carsten (to app.): "If a man buys a horse, ... you have no argument against material implication: On a flaw in the foundations of the restrictor approach to conditionals". -- In: Linguistische Berichte LaTeX-Angaben
    Breul, Carsten (2020): "A lexicalist and word-based approach to the semantic composition of German and English clauses in the perfect". -- In: Linguistische Berichte 262, 157-198. LaTeX-Angaben
    Diehr, Bärbel & Becker, Annette & Breul, Carsten & Frisch, Stefanie & Kastens, Claudia & Rumlich, Dominik (2019): "Kohärenz im Englischstudium für die Primarstufe: Das Lehr-Lern-Konzept des Wuppertaler Projekts EULE". 199-213. LaTeX-Angaben
    Breul, Carsten (2019): "Relevance theory and literary studies - and some thoughts on Paul Torday´s The Irresistible Inheritance of Wilberforce". 61-79. LaTeX-Angaben
    Breul, Carsten & Wegner, Dennis (2017): "German and English past participles in perfect and passive contexts: an identity view". -- In: Sprachwissenschaft 42;1, 1:58. LaTeX-Angaben
    Breul, Carsten (2014): "On narrow focus in situ and ex situ in German and English". -- In: Zeitschrift für Sprachwissenschaft 33;1, 45-76. LaTeX-Angaben
    Breul, Carsten (2014): "The perfect participle paradox: some implications for the architecture of grammar". -- In: English Language and Linguistics 18;3, 449-470. LaTeX-Angaben
    Breul, Carsten (2013): "Zu Artikeln und dem logisch-semantischen Typ von Nomina". -- In: Linguistische Berichte 235, 309-336. LaTeX-Angaben
    Breul, Carsten (2013): "Language in aviation: The relevance of linguistics and relevance theory". -- In: LSP Journal: Language for special purposes, professional communication, knowledge management and cognition 4;1, 71-86. LaTeX-Angaben
    Breul, Carsten (2011): "On English and German resultative and causative-resultative derived verbs". -- In: Poznań Studies in Contemporary Linguistics 47;4, 732-757. LaTeX-Angaben
    Breul, Carsten (2011): "Who did want to understand it?: A semantic, pragmatic and intonational analysis of a neglected construction". -- In: Anglistik: International Journal of English Studies 22;2, 137-150. LaTeX-Angaben
    Breul, Carsten & Göbbel, Edward & Thiel, Alexander (2010): "Introduction". -- In:Breul, Carsten & Göbbel, Edward (ed.): Comparative and Contrastive Studies of Information Structure. (=Linguistik Aktuell / Linguistics Today 165) Amsterdam & Philadelphia: Benjamins, 1-14. LaTeX-Angaben
    Breul, Carsten (2010): "On the foundations of the contrastive study of information structure". -- In:Breul, Carsten & Göbbel, Edward (ed.): Comparative and Contrastive Studies of Information Structure. (=Linguistik Aktuell / Linguistics Today 165) Amsterdam & Philadelphia: Benjamins, 277-303. LaTeX-Angaben
    Breul, Carsten (2008): "On identifiability and definiteness in English and German: An example of contrastive information structure analysis". -- In: Languages in Contrast 8;2, 263-285. LaTeX-Angaben
    Breul, Carsten (2008): "On a contrast between English and German copular sentences". -- In: Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik 56;3, 237-254. LaTeX-Angaben
    Breul, Carsten (2007): "A relevance-theoretic view on issues in the history of clausal connectives". -- In:Lenker, Ursula & Meurman-Solin, Anneli (ed.): Connectives in the History of English. (=Amsterdam Studies in the Theory and History of Linguistic Science. Series IV: Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 283) Amsterdam & Philadelphia: Benjamins, 167-192. LaTeX-Angaben
    Breul, Carsten (2007): "Focus structure, movement to spec-Foc and syntactic processing". -- In:Schwabe, Kerstin & Winkler, Susanne (ed.): On Information Structure, Meaning and Form: Generalizations across languages. (=Linguistik Aktuell / Linguistics Today 100) Amsterdam & Philadelphia: Benjamins, 255-274. LaTeX-Angaben
    Breul, Carsten (2005): "IN-/un- Dubletten im heutigen britischen Englisch: Eine empirische Studie zum Gebrauch von Negationspräfixen". -- In: Sprache und Datenverarbeitung 29, 5-28. LaTeX-Angaben
    Breul, Carsten (2001): "Focus structure and the referential status of indefinite quantificational expressions". -- In: ZAS Papers in Linguistics 23, 23-38. LaTeX-Angaben
    Breul, Carsten (2000): "Non-stranded preposition + relative who(m): Syntactic discussion and corpus-related problems". -- In: Studia Anglica Posnaniensia 35, 137-151. LaTeX-Angaben
    Breul, Carsten (1999): "Clause Embedding versus Clause Combining: A Hallidayan Distinction Revised". -- In:Neumann, Fritz-Wilhelm & Schülting, Sabine (ed.): Anglistentag 1998 Erfurt: Proceedings. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag, 41-54. LaTeX-Angaben
    Breul, Carsten (1998): "On Adverbial Clauses and Their Status within Concepts of Hypotaxis, Subordination and Clause Embedding". -- In: Studia Neophilologica 70, 129-137. LaTeX-Angaben
    Breul, Carsten (1997): "Explanation versus argument, cause versus reason, and their linguistic correlates". -- In:Weingartner, Paul & Schurz, Gerhard & Dorn, Georg (ed.): The Role of Pragmatics in Contemporary Philosophy: Papers of the 20th International Wittgenstein Symposium August 10-16, 1997 Kirchberg am Wechsel. Vol. 1. (=Contributions of the Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society 5) Kirchberg am Wechsel: Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society, 134-139. LaTeX-Angaben


    Breul, Carsten (2020): "Friginal, Eric & Mathews, Elizabeth & Roberts, Jennifer. 2019. English in global aviation: context, research, and pedagogy. London: Bloomsbury.". -- In: Journal of multilingual and multicultural development 41, 905-907. LaTeX-Angaben
    Breul, Carsten (2006): "Pustet, Regina. 2003. Copulas: Universals in the Categorization of the Lexicon. Oxford et al.: Oxford University Press". -- In: Journal of Pragmatics 38, 269-275. LaTeX-Angaben
    Breul, Carsten (2005): "Meyer, Charles F. 2002. English Corpus Linguistics: An Introduction. Cambridge et al.: Cambridge University Press". -- In: Studies in Language 29, 261-264. LaTeX-Angaben
    Breul, Carsten (2004): "van Gelderen, Elly. 2002. An Introduction to the Grammar of English: Syntactic arguments and socio-historical background. Amsterdam & Philadelphia: Benjamins". -- In: Studies in Language 28, 443-450. LaTeX-Angaben
    Breul, Carsten (1999): "Declerck, Renaat. 1997. When-Clauses and Temporal Structure. Routledge Studies in Germanic Linguistics 2. London & New York: Routledge". -- In: Anglia 117, 427-430. LaTeX-Angaben
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