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Dr Ulrich (Uli) Sauerland


Associate Investigator

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Center for General Linguistics,
ZAS Berlin, Germany

Selected Publications

Book Chapters

  • Romoli, J., & Sauerland, U. (2016). Presupposition and accommodation. In A. Barron, Y. Gu, & G. Steen (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Pragmatics (pp. 257-276). London, UK: Routledge.
  • Sauerland, U. (2016). The form of bound pronouns: Towards a uniform account. In P. Grosz & P. Patel-Grosz (Eds.), The Impact of Pronominal Form on Interpretation (pp. 169-188). Berlin, Germany: Walter de Gruyter Inc.


  • Tieu, L., Yatsushiro, K., Cremers, A., Romoli, J., Sauerland, U., & Chemla, E. (2017). On the role of alternatives in the acquisition of simple and complex disjunctions in French and Japanese. Journal of Semantics, 34(1), 127-152. doi:10.1093/jos/ffw010
  • Armon-Lotem, S., Haman, E., de Lopez, K.J., Smoczynska, M., Yatsushiro, K., [...], Sauerland, U., Leesik, R.T., & van der Lely, H. (2016). A large-scale crosslinguistic investigation of the acquisition of passive. Language Acquisition, 23(1), 27-56. doi:10.1080/10489223.2015.1047095
  • Katsos, N., Cummins, C., Ezeizabarrena, M.-J., Gavarro, A., Kraljevic, J.K., [...], Sauerland, U., & Noveck, I. (2016). Cross-linguistic patterns in the acquisition of quantifiers. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), 113(33), 9244-9249. doi:10.1073/pnas.1601341113
  • Sauerland, U. (2016). On the definition of sentence. Theoretical Linguistics, 42(1-2), 147-153. doi:10.1515/tl-2016-0007
  • Sauerland, U., & Schumacher, P.B. (2016). Pragmatics: Theory and experiment growing together. Linguistische Berichte, 245, 3-24.
  • Sauerland, U., Grohmann, K., Guasti, M.T., Andelkovic, D., Argus, R., Armon-Lotem, S., et al., & Yatsushiro, K. (2016). How do 5-year-olds understand questions? Differences in languages across Europe. First Language, 36(3), 169-202. doi:10.1177/0142723716640236
  • Varlokosta, S., Belletti, A., Costa, J., Friedmann, N., Gavarró, A., [...], Sauerland, U., Sevcenco, A., Smoczynska, M., Theodorou, E., van der Lely, H., Veenstra, A., Weston, J., Yachini, M., & Yatsushiro, K. (2016). A cross-linguistic study of the acquisition of clitic and pronoun production. Language Acquisition, 23(1), 1-26. doi:10.1080/10489223.2015.1028628

Conference Presentations, Colloquia, and other presentations

  • Yatsushiro, K., & Sauerland, U. (2017, November). A filled gap stage in German relative clause acquisition. Paper presented at the 42nd Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development, Boston, USA.
  • Sauerland, U. (2016, September). Invited commentary to "Reducing the locality of PPI anti-licensing to an instance of PPI shielding." Nicolae, A. Invited presentation given at the MIT Workshop on Exhaustivity, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA.
  • Sauerland, U. (2016, August). Methods for large scale crosslinguistic language acquisition. Poster session presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders Annual Workshop, The Fairmont Resort, Leura.
  • Tieu, L., Yatsushiro, K., Cremers, A., Romoli, J., Sauerland, U., & Chemla, E. (2015, September). Disjunction in child language: Inclusive, exclusive, or conjunctive? Paper presented at the 48th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea, University of Leiden, The Netherlands.
  • Tieu, L., Yatsushiro, K., Cremers, A., Romoli, J., Sauerland, U., & Chemla, E. (2015, May). On the acquisition of simple and complex disjunctions in French and Japanese. Paper presented at the 25th Semantics and Linguistic Theory (SALT 25), Stanford University, USA.

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