Faculty Profile

Dorian Roehrs

Title
Professor
Department
Linguistics
College
College of Information

    

Education

PhD, Indiana University, 2006.
Major: Germanic Studies/ Linguistics
MA, University of Connecticut, 1999.
Major: German
BA, University of Potsdam, Germany, 1997.
Major: English, Physical Education, German

Current Scheduled Teaching*

No current or future courses scheduled.

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

LING 5350.001, Language Typology and Universals, Spring 2024 SPOT
LING 5350.600, Language Typology and Universals, Spring 2024 SPOT
LING 5310.001, Syntax I, Spring 2024 SPOT
LING 5305.001, Morphology, Fall 2023 Syllabus SPOT
LING 5530.001, Semantics and Pragmatics I, Fall 2023 Syllabus SPOT
LING 5530.600, Semantics and Pragmatics I, Fall 2023 Syllabus SPOT
LING 5350.001, Language Typology and Universals, Spring 2023 Syllabus SPOT
LING 5350.600, Language Typology and Universals, Spring 2023 Syllabus SPOT
LING 5310.001, Syntax I, Spring 2023 Syllabus SPOT
LING 5310.600, Syntax I, Spring 2023 Syllabus SPOT
GERM 3034.001, Advanced German Grammar, Fall 2022 Syllabus SPOT
LING 5530.001, Semantics and Pragmatics I, Fall 2022 Syllabus SPOT
LING 5530.600, Semantics and Pragmatics I, Fall 2022 Syllabus SPOT
LING 5350.001, Language Typology and Universals, Spring 2022 Syllabus SPOT
LING 5310.001, Syntax I, Spring 2022 Syllabus SPOT
LING 6020.001, Syntax II, Spring 2022 Syllabus SPOT
LING 6800.001, Topics in Linguistics, Spring 2022 Syllabus SPOT
GERM 3032.001, German Phonetics, Fall 2021 Syllabus SPOT
LING 5530.001, Semantics and Pragmatics I, Fall 2021 Syllabus SPOT
LING 5530.600, Semantics and Pragmatics I, Fall 2021 Syllabus SPOT
GERM 3034.001, Advanced German Grammar, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
GERM 1010.003, Elementary German, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
GERM 1010.003, Elementary German, Spring 2020 Syllabus
GERM 4330.001, Topics in Advanced German Language, Spring 2020 Syllabus
GERM 1010.004, Elementary German, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
GERM 3042.001, German History, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
GERM 3034.001, Advanced German Grammar, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
GERM 4900.701, Special Problems, Spring 2019 Syllabus
GERM 5900.003, Special Problems, Spring 2019 SPOT
GERM 4310.001, Topics in Advanced German Culture, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
GERM 1010.003, Elementary German, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
GERM 3032.001, German Phonetics, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
GERM 5900.003, Special Problems, Fall 2018 SPOT
GERM 2040.001, Intermediate German, Summer 5W2 2018 Syllabus
GERM 1010.003, Elementary German, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
GERM 5900.002, Special Problems, Spring 2018 SPOT
GERM 4330.001, Topics in Advanced German Language, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
GERM 4900.001, Special Problems, Fall 2017 SPOT
GERM 5900.004, Special Problems, Fall 2017 SPOT
GERM 3040.001, Topics in German Culture, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
GERM 3020.001, Topics in German Studies, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
GERM 1020.001, Elementary German, Summer 5W1 2017 Syllabus
GERM 4900.701, Special Problems, Spring 2017
GERM 3020.001, Topics in German Studies, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
GERM 1010.005, Elementary German, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
GERM 3020.001, Topics in German Studies, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
GERM 1010.001, Elementary German, Summer 5W1 2016 Syllabus SPOT
GERM 1020.001, Elementary German, Summer 5W1 2016 Syllabus
GERM 3020.001, Topics in German Studies, Spring 2016 Syllabus SPOT
GERM 3020.002, Topics in German Studies, Spring 2016 Syllabus SPOT
GERM 4900.701, Special Problems, Fall 2015
GERM 3040.001, Topics in German Culture, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
GERM 3020.001, Topics in German Studies, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
GERM 1020.001, Elementary German, Summer 5W1 2015 Syllabus SPOT
GERM 5900.002, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2015 SPOT
GERM 4330.001, Topics in Advanced German Language, Spring 2015 Syllabus
GERM 3020.001, Topics in German Studies, Spring 2015 Syllabus
GERM 3060.001, Advanced German Composition and Oral Practice, Fall 2014 Syllabus
GERM 3020.001, Topics in German Studies, Fall 2014 Syllabus
GERM 1020.001, Elementary German, Summer 5W1 2014 Syllabus
GERM 4900.701, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2014
GERM 1010.003, Elementary German, Spring 2014 Syllabus
GERM 1020.002, Elementary German, Spring 2014 Syllabus
GERM 3020.001, Topics in German Studies, Spring 2014 Syllabus
GERM 1020.001, Elementary German, Summer 5W1 2013 Syllabus
GERM 1010.003, Elementary German, Spring 2013 Syllabus
GERM 4330.001, Topics in Advanced German Language, Spring 2013 Syllabus
GERM 3060.001, Advanced German Composition and Oral Practice, Fall 2012 Syllabus
GERM 3040.001, Topics in German Culture, Fall 2012 Syllabus
GERM 1020.001, Elementary German, Summer 5W1 2012
GERM 1020.301, Elementary German, Summer 5W1 2012
GERM 1010.301, Elementary German, Spring 2012
GERM 1010.302, Elementary German, Spring 2012
GERM 1010.303, Elementary German, Spring 2012
GERM 1020.301, Elementary German, Spring 2012
GERM 1020.302, Elementary German, Spring 2012
GERM 1020.303, Elementary German, Spring 2012
GERM 1020.304, Elementary German, Spring 2012
GERM 3020.001, Topics in German Studies, Spring 2012 Syllabus
GERM 1010.301, Elementary German, Fall 2011
GERM 1010.302, Elementary German, Fall 2011
GERM 1010.303, Elementary German, Fall 2011
GERM 1010.304, Elementary German, Fall 2011
GERM 1010.305, Elementary German, Fall 2011
GERM 1020.301, Elementary German, Fall 2011
GERM 1020.303, Elementary German, Fall 2011
GERM 3020.001, Topics in German Studies, Fall 2011 Syllabus
GERM 1010.301, Elementary German, Spring 2011
GERM 1010.302, Elementary German, Spring 2011
GERM 1010.303, Elementary German, Spring 2011
GERM 1020.301, Elementary German, Spring 2011
GERM 1020.302, Elementary German, Spring 2011
GERM 1020.303, Elementary German, Spring 2011
GERM 1020.304, Elementary German, Spring 2011
GERM 5027.001, German for Graduate Research, Spring 2011
GERM 3040.001, Topics in German Culture, Spring 2011 Syllabus
GERM 3060.001, Advanced German Composition and Oral Practice, Fall 2010 Syllabus
GERM 1010.301, Elementary German, Fall 2010
GERM 1010.302, Elementary German, Fall 2010
GERM 1010.303, Elementary German, Fall 2010
GERM 1010.304, Elementary German, Fall 2010
GERM 1010.305, Elementary German, Fall 2010
GERM 1020.301, Elementary German, Fall 2010
GERM 1020.302, Elementary German, Fall 2010
GERM 5017.001, German for Graduate Research, Fall 2010
GERM 4330.001, Topics in Advanced German Language, Fall 2010 Syllabus
GERM 2040.002, Intermediate German, Summer 5W1 2010
GERM 1010.301, Elementary German, Spring 2010
GERM 1010.302, Elementary German, Spring 2010
GERM 1010.303, Elementary German, Spring 2010
GERM 1020.301, Elementary German, Spring 2010
GERM 1020.302, Elementary German, Spring 2010
GERM 1020.303, Elementary German, Spring 2010
GERM 1020.304, Elementary German, Spring 2010
GERM 5027.001, German for Graduate Research, Spring 2010
GERM 3060.001, Advanced German Composition and Oral Practice, Fall 2009
GERM 1010.301, Elementary German, Fall 2009
GERM 1010.302, Elementary German, Fall 2009
GERM 1010.303, Elementary German, Fall 2009
GERM 1010.304, Elementary German, Fall 2009
GERM 1010.305, Elementary German, Fall 2009
GERM 1020.301, Elementary German, Fall 2009
GERM 1020.302, Elementary German, Fall 2009
GERM 5017.001, German for Graduate Research, Fall 2009
GERM 4900.701, Special Problems, Fall 2009
GERM 1010.001, Elementary German, Summer 5W1 2009
GERM 1010.301, Elementary German, Summer 5W1 2009
GERM 1020.001, Elementary German, Summer 5W1 2009
GERM 1020.301, Elementary German, Summer 5W1 2009
GERM 1010.301, Elementary German, Spring 2009
GERM 1010.302, Elementary German, Spring 2009
GERM 1010.303, Elementary German, Spring 2009
GERM 1020.301, Elementary German, Spring 2009
GERM 1020.302, Elementary German, Spring 2009
GERM 1020.303, Elementary German, Spring 2009
GERM 1020.304, Elementary German, Spring 2009
GERM 5027.001, German for Graduate Research, Spring 2009
GERM 2050.002, Intermediate German, Spring 2009
GERM 4900.700, Special Problems, Spring 2009
GERM 3020.001, Topics in German Studies, Spring 2009
GERM 3060.001, Advanced German Composition and Oral Practice, Fall 2008
GERM 1010.301, Elementary German, Fall 2008
GERM 1010.302, Elementary German, Fall 2008
GERM 1010.303, Elementary German, Fall 2008
GERM 1010.304, Elementary German, Fall 2008
GERM 1010.305, Elementary German, Fall 2008
GERM 1020.301, Elementary German, Fall 2008
GERM 1020.302, Elementary German, Fall 2008
GERM 5017.001, German for Graduate Research, Fall 2008
GERM 1010.001, Elementary German, Summer 5W1 2008
GERM 1020.001, Elementary German, Summer 5W1 2008
GERM 1020.301, Elementary German, Summer 5W1 2008
GERM 1010.301, Elementary German, Spring 2008
GERM 1010.302, Elementary German, Spring 2008
GERM 1010.303, Elementary German, Spring 2008
GERM 1020.301, Elementary German, Spring 2008
GERM 1020.302, Elementary German, Spring 2008
GERM 1020.303, Elementary German, Spring 2008
GERM 1020.304, Elementary German, Spring 2008
GERM 5027.001, German for Graduate Research, Spring 2008
GERM 4900.700, Special Problems, Spring 2008
LANG 5900.701, Special Problems, Spring 2008
GERM 3040.001, Topics in German Culture, Spring 2008
GERM 1010.301, Elementary German, Fall 2007
GERM 1010.302, Elementary German, Fall 2007
GERM 1010.303, Elementary German, Fall 2007
GERM 1010.304, Elementary German, Fall 2007
GERM 1010.305, Elementary German, Fall 2007
GERM 1020.301, Elementary German, Fall 2007
GERM 1020.302, Elementary German, Fall 2007
GERM 5017.001, German for Graduate Research, Fall 2007
GERM 4900.700, Special Problems, Fall 2007
GERM 4330.002, Topics in Advanced German Language, Fall 2007
GERM 1010.001, Elementary German, Summer 5W1 2007
GERM 1010.301, Elementary German, Summer 5W1 2007
GERM 1010.302, Elementary German, Spring 2007
GERM 1010.303, Elementary German, Spring 2007
GERM 1010.304, Elementary German, Spring 2007
GERM 1020.002, Elementary German, Spring 2007
GERM 1020.301, Elementary German, Spring 2007
GERM 1020.302, Elementary German, Spring 2007
GERM 1020.303, Elementary German, Spring 2007
GERM 1020.304, Elementary German, Spring 2007
GERM 4900.700, Special Problems, Spring 2007
GERM 4900.701, Special Problems, Spring 2007
LANG 5900.701, Special Problems, Spring 2007
GERM 4310.001, Topics in Advanced German Culture, Spring 2007
GERM 1010.002, Elementary German, Fall 2006
GERM 1010.301, Elementary German, Fall 2006
GERM 1010.302, Elementary German, Fall 2006
GERM 1010.304, Elementary German, Fall 2006
GERM 1010.306, Elementary German, Fall 2006
GERM 1020.301, Elementary German, Fall 2006
GERM 1020.302, Elementary German, Fall 2006
GERM 2040.001, Intermediate German, Fall 2006
GERM 4900.700, Special Problems, Fall 2006
GERM 4900.702, Special Problems, Fall 2006
LANG 5900.702, Special Problems, Fall 2006
GERM 3040.001, Topics in German Culture, Fall 2006

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Published Publications

Published Intellectual Contributions

Abstracts and Proceedings
Roehrs, D. (2007). Split-NPs as an Instance of Sideward Movement..
Roehrs, D. (2006). Different Word Orders in the Early North Germanic DP: The Rise of the Suffixal Article..
Roehrs, D. (2004). Multiple wh-interpretations..
Book
Roehrs, D. (2005). Syntax and Beyond. Indiana University Working Papers in Linguistics 5..
Book Chapter
Roehrs, D. (2020). Structure of Noun (NP) and Determiner Phrases (DP). Cambridge Handbook on Germanic Linguistics. 537-563 (= 27 pages). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Roehrs, D., Julien, M. (2014). Adjectives in German and Norwegian: Differences in Weak and Strong Inflections.. Linguistics Today Series 212, 245-261 (17 pages). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
Roehrs, D. (2013). Possessives as Extended Projections. Working Papers in Scandinavian Linguistics. 91, 37-112 (76 pages).
Roehrs, D. (2011). Split NPs.
Roehrs, D. (2006). Pronominal Noun Phrases, Number Specifications, and Null Nouns..
Roehrs, D. (2005). Icelandic Case Fluctuation and Movement into Theta-Positions..
Roehrs, D. (2005). Possessives Consists of Heads and Complements: Some Notes..
Roehrs, D. (2005). Pronouns are Determiners After All..
Roehrs, D. (2003). The Left Periphery in Child French. Evidence for a Simply-split CP..
Roehrs, D. (2002). Toward Eliminating Case as a Driving Force for Movement: 'Licensing' of Case and Default Case..
Book Review
Roehrs, D. (2003). Review of Giorgio Graffi's (2001) "200 Years of Syntax. A critical survey".
Journal Article
Julien, M., Roehrs, D. (2023). Phrasal Proper Names in German and Norwegian. The Journal of Comparative Germanic Linguistics. 26(1), 54. Springer.
Roehrs, D. (2022). Prenominal Possessives in Yiddish: mayn khaver vs. mayner a khaver. Linguistics: An Interdisciplinary Journal of the Language Sciences. De Gruyter Mouton.
Roehrs, D. (2020). The Left Periphery of the German Noun Phrase. Studia Linguistica. 78(1), 98-138 (41 pages). Wiley.
Roehrs, D. (2020). The Morpho-syntax of Phrasal Proper Names in German. Glossa: A Journal of General Linguistics. 5(1), 1-38 (38 pages). Ubiquity Press.
Roehrs, D. (2019). Three Typological Differences between the North and the West Germanic DP. Journal of Germanic Linguistics. 31(4), 363-408 (46 pages). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Roehrs, D., Sapp, C. (2018). Complex Quantifiers with Genitive and Concord in Old English and Beyond.. The Journal of Comparative Germanic Linguistics. 21(3), 381-419 (39 pages). Springer.
Sapp, C., Roehrs, D. (2016). Head-to-Modifier Reanalysis: The Rise of the Adjectival Quantifier viel and the Loss of Genitive Case Assignment.. Journal of Germanic Linguistics. 28(2), 89-166 (78 pages). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Roehrs, D. (2015). Inflections on Pre-nominal Adjectives in Germanic: Main Types, Subtypes, and Subset Relations. The Journal of Comparative Germanic Linguistics. 18(3), 213-271 (59 pages). Springer.
Roehrs, D. (2012). Complex Determiners: A Case Study of German ein jeder.. Interdisciplinary Journal for Germanic Linguistics and Semiotic Analysis. 17(1), 1-56 (56 pages). Berkeley: University of Berkeley.
Roehrs, D. (2010). Demonstrative-reinforcer Constructions..
Roehrs, D. (2009). Inflectional Parallelism with German Adjectives..
Roehrs, D. (2008). High Floating Quantifiers: Syntactic or "Delayed" V2?.
Roehrs, D. (2008). Something Inner- and Cross-linguistically Different..
Roehrs, D. (2004). *So Weird a Baffling Construction..
Roehrs, D. (2002). The Boundary between Morphology and Syntax: Determiners Move Into the Determiner Phrase..
Roehrs, D. (2002). The Difference Between desto and umso: Some Mysteries of the German Comparative Correlative.. Interdisciplinary Journal for Germanic Linguistics and Semiotic Analysis. 7(1), 15-25. University of California at Berkeley.
Monograph
Roehrs, D., Sapp, C. (2016). Quantifying Expressions in the History of German: Syntactic reanalysis and morphological change.. Linguistics Today Series 230, xvii + 299pp. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
Roehrs, D. (2013). The Inner Makeup of Definite Determiners: The Case of Germanic.. [book-length article in peer-reviewed journal] Journal of Germanic Linguistics 25(4), 295-411 (117 pages). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Roehrs, D. (2009). Demonstratives and Definite Articles as Nominal Auxiliaries ..
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