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Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft
Institut für Linguistik
D-50923 Köln

Tel: +49-221-470-4109
Fax: +49-221-470-5947


E-Mail: sonja.riesberg(at)uni-koeln.de


Als Herausgeberin


  • Riesberg, Sonja. 2014. Symmetrical Voice and Linking in Western Austronesian Languages (Pacific Linguistics 646). Boston/Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton.


  • Himmelmann, Nikolaus P. & Sonja Riesberg. To appear. Expressions of directed caused accompanied motion events in Totoli, a Western Austronesian language of Indonesia. In Anna Margetts, Birgit Hellwig & Sonja Riesberg (eds.), Caused accompanied motion: Bringing and taking events in a cross-linguistic perspective. Amsterdam: Benjamins.

  • Kroeger, Paul & Sonja Riesberg. To appear. Voice and transitivity. In Alexander Adelaar & Antoinette Schapper (eds.), The Oxford Guide to the Malayo-Polynesian languages of South East Asia. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

  • Riesberg, Sonja. To appear. The expression of directed CAM events in Yali, a non-Austronesian language of New Guinea. In Anna Margetts, Birgit Hellwig & Sonja Riesberg (eds.), Caused accompanied motion: Bringing and taking events in a cross-linguistic perspective. Amsterdam: Benjamins.

  • Riesberg, Sonja, Kurt Malcher & Nikolaus P. Himmelmann. To appear. The many ways of transitivization in Totoli. In Michela Cennamo, Elisa Roma & Silvia Luraghi (eds.), Valency and transitivity patterns. Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter Mouton.

  • Riesberg, Sonja, Janina Kalbertodt, Stefan Baumann & Nikolaus P. Himmelmann. 2020. Using Rapid Prosody Transcription to probe little-known prosodic systems: The case of Papuan Malay. Laboratory Phonology: Journal of the Association for Laboratory Phonology 11(1), 8. 1–35.

  • Riesberg, Sonja. 2019. ‘Fern leaf, so you are challenging me?’ Some Observations on the Lelegesan, a Form of Verbal Combating in Totoli. In Anthony Jukes, Asako Shiohara, and Yanti (eds.), Special genres in and around Indonesia. NUSA 66. 83-96.

  • Riesberg, Sonja, Kurt Malcher & Nikolaus P. Himmelmann. 2019. How universal is agent-first? Evidence from symmetrical voice languages. Language 95(3). 523-561.

  • Riesberg, Sonja. 2018. Reflections on descriptive and documentary adequacy. In Bradley McDonnell, Andrea L. Berez-Kroeker & Gary Holton (eds.), Reflections on Language Documentation 20 Years after Himmelmann 1998 (Language Documentation & Conservation Special Publication No. 15), 151-156.

  • Riesberg, Sonja, Janina Kalbertodt, Stefan Baumann & Nikolaus P. Himmelmann. 2018. On the perception of prosodic prominences and boundaries in Papuan Malay. In S. Riesberg, A. Shiohara & A. Utsumi (eds.), A cross-linguistic perspective on information structure in Austronesian languages. Berlin: Language Science Press.

  • Riesberg, Sonja. 2018. Optional ergative, agentivity, and discourse prominence. Evidence from Yali (TNG). Linguistic Typology 22(1). 17-50.

  • Riesberg, Sonja. 2017. Some Observations on Word Order in Western Austronesian Symmetrical Voice Languages. In I Nengah Sudipa et al. (eds.), Proceedings of the 8th International Seminar on Austronesian and Non-Austronesian Languages and Literature in Indonesia. Denpasar: Udayana University Press. 3-18.

  • Riesberg, Sonja. 2017. An introduction to the Yali-German Dictionary with a short grammatical sketch. In Sonja Riesberg (ed.), in collaboration with C. Dawuda, L. Haiduck, N. P. Himmelmann and K. Malcher, A Yali (Angguruk) - German Dictionary. Wörterbuch Yali (Angguruk) - Deutsch. Canberra: Asia-Pacific Linguistics.

  • Riesberg, Sonja & Janina Kalbertodt. 2016. Native Speakers’ Perception of Prosodic Prominence and its Implication for Information Structure in Papuan Malay - a Preliminary Report. Proceedings of the Third International Workshop on Information Structure of Austronesian Languages.

  • Riesberg, Sonja & Beatrice Primus. 2015. Agent prominence in symmetrical voice languages. STUF - Language Typology and Universals 68(4). 551-564.

  • Riesberg, Sonja. 2014. Passive Actors are not Adjuncts – Consequences for the Distinction between Symmetrical and Asymmetrical Voice Alternations. In I Wayan Arka & N. L. K. Mas Indrawati (eds.), Argument Realisations and Related Constructions in Austronesian Languages. Papers from 12-ICAL, Volume 2. Canberra: Asia Pacific Linguistics.

  • Himmelmann, Nikolaus P. & Sonja Riesberg. 2013. Symmetrical Voice and Applicative Alternations: Evidence from Totoli. Oceanic Linguistics 52.2.

  • Riesberg, Sonja. 2011. Symmetrical Voice and the Linking of Objective Arguments – An LFG Approach. In Peter K. Austin, Oliver Bond, David Nathan & Lutz Marten (eds.), Proceedings of Conference on Language Documentation & Linguistic Theory 3. London: SOAS.