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Jürgen Meisel

  • Adjunct Professor

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Not currently teaching any courses.

Biography

1999 - present: (Co-)Chair of the Research Center on Multilingualism, University of Hamburg.

1980 - present: Professor of Linguistics, Dept. Romance Languages, University of Hamburg.

1973-1980: Associate Professor, University of Wuppertal.

1971-1972: post-doctoral fellow, UC San Diego, Linguistics.

1973: post-doctoral fellow, U Massachusetts, Amherst, Linguistics. 1970-1971 Assistant Professor, U Frankfurt.

University Education: Tübingen, Madrid, Frankfurt/Main.

Visiting professor at various universities and institutes in Brazil, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, USA & Yugoslavia.

Supervising: 21 successfully completed doctoral theses. M.A. theses. External member on Ph.D. committees: Various universities in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Spain, Sweden, USA.

Research grants: since 1979. Currently: * Simultaneous and Successive Acquisition of Bilingualism (1999-2008), German Science Foundation. * Multilingualism as Cause and Effect of Language Change: Historical Syntax of Romance Languages (1999-2008), German Science Foundation.

I am serving as editor of the journal Bilingualism: Language and Cognition (Cambridge University Press).

Supervising

Galina Fix, Erwerbsmechanismen in der Zweitsprache:  Die sprachliche Entwicklung beim gesteuerten Erwerb des Franzosischen, U Hamburg.

24 successfully completed doctoral theses.

External member on Ph.D. committees at various universities in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Spain, Sweden, USA.

Profile

2009-present:  Professor Emeritus, Department of Romance Languages, U Hamburg

2006-2008:  Distinguished Visiting Professor, Department of French, Italian & Spanish, U Calgary

1999-2007: (Co-)Chair, Research Center on Multilingualism, U of Hamburg

1996:  Fellow-in-Residence, Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences

1980-2009:  Professor of Linguistics, Department of Romance Languages, U Hamburg

1973-1980:  Associate Professor, U Wuppertal

1973:  Post-doctoral fellow, Linguistics, U Massachusetts, Amherst

1971-1972:  Post-doctoral fellow, Linguistics, UC San Diego

1970-1971:  Assistant Professor, Department of Romance Languages, U Frankfurt

Visiting professor at various universities in Austria, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, USA & Yugoslavia.

University Education:  Tübingen, Madrid, Frankfurt/Main.

Publications

Editor of the journal Bilingualism: Language and Cognition (Cambridge University Press).

Member of the editorial boards of eight journals and two book series.

Books

1.  Das Präpositionalobjekt im Spanischen.  Frankfurt/Main: Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität 1970.

2.  Einführung in die transformationelle Syntax. I. Grundlagen.  Tübingen: Max Niemeyer Verlag 1973.

3.  Einführung in die transformationelle Syntax. II. Anwendung auf das Französische.  Tübingen: Max Niemeyer Verlag 1973.

4.  Deutsch als Zweitsprache. Der Spracherwerb ausländischer Arbeiter.  (Harald Clahsen, Jürgen M. Meisel and Manfred Pienemann)Tübingen: Verlag Gunter Narr 1983.

5.  First and Second Language Acquisition: Parallels and Differences.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2011.

6.  Language Acquisition and Change: A Morphosyntactic Perspective.  (Jürgen M. Meisel, Martin Elsig & Esther Rinke)  Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press (in progress).

Books Edited

1.   Langues en contact - Pidgins - Creoles - Languages in Contact.  Tübingen: Gunter Narr 1977.

2.     Linear Order and Generative Theory.  (Jürgen M. Meisel & Martin D. Pam)  Amsterdam: John Benjamins 1979.

3.   Adquisición del lenguaje - Aquisição da linguagem.  Frankfurt/M: Verlag Klaus-Dieter Vervuert 1986.

4.   Two First Languages - Early Grammatical Development in Bilingual Children.  Dordrecht: Foris 1990.

5.   The Acquisition of Verb Placement: Functional Categories and V2 Phenomena in Language Acquisition.  Dordrecht: Kluwer 1992.

6.   Bilingual First Language Acquisition – French and German Grammatical Development.  Amsterdam: John Benjamins 1994.

7.     La adquisición del vasco y del castellano en niños bilingües.  Madrid & Frankfurt/M: Vervuert Ver­lag, 1994.

Chapters in books (since 2006)

Meisel, Jürgen M. (to appear). Sensitive phases in successive language acquisition: The Critical Period Hypothe­sis revisited. In Cedric Boeckx & Kleanthes Grohmann (eds.), Handbook of Biolinguistics, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Meisel, Jürgen M. (to appear). The ZISA Project. In Peter Robinson (ed.), The Encyclopedia of Second Lan­guage Acquisition, New York, NY: Taylor & Francis/Routledge.

Meisel, Jürgen M. (to appear). Development in Second Language Acquisition. In Peter Robinson (ed.), The Encyclopedia of Second Language Acquisition, New York, NY: Taylor & Francis/ Routledge.

Meisel, Jürgen M. (2010). Age of Onset in Successive Acquisition of Bilingualism: Effects on Grammatical Development. In M. Kail & M. Hickman (eds.), Language Acquisition across Linguistic and Cognitive Systems, Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 225-247. (Revised version of the 2008 paper in French).

Meisel, Jürgen M. (2009). Universal and Particular in First Language Acquisition: Incremental Development of Functional Categories. In V. Egerland & J. Granfeldt (eds.), Mélanges plurilingues offerts à Suzanne Schlyter à l’occasion de son 65ième anniversaire, Lund: Språk- och Literaturcentrum, 281-298.

Stöber, Claudia, & Meisel, Jürgen M. (2008). Omissão e realização de objectos na aquisição simultânea do alemão e do português do Brasil. In Cristina Flores (ed.), Temas em Bilinguismo, Braga: Universidade do Minho, Centro de Estudos Humanísticos, 179-206. [Omission and Realization of Objects in Simultaneous Acquisition of German and Brazilian Portuguese]

Meisel, Jürgen M. (2008). Âge du début de l’acquisition successive du bilinguisme. Effets sur le développement grammatical. In M. Kail, M. Fayol & M. Hickman (eds.), Apprentissage des langues premières et secondes, Paris: Editions du CNRS, 245-272.

Meisel, Jürgen M. (2008). Child Second Language Acquisition or Successive First Language Acquisition? In B. Haznedar & E. Gavruseva (eds.), Current Trends in Child Second Language Acquisition: A Generative Perspective, Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 55-80.

Meisel, Jürgen M. (2007). Mehrsprachigkeit in der frühen Kindheit: Zur Rolle des Alters bei Erwerbsbeginn. In T. Anstatt (ed.), Mehrsprachigkeit bei Kindern und Erwachsenen: Erwerb, Formen, Förderung, Tübingen: Attempto, 93-113. [Multilingualism in Early Childhood: The Role of Age at Onset of Acquisition.]

Meisel, Jürgen M. (2007). On Autonomous Syntactic Development in Multiple First Language Acquisition. In H. Caunt-Nulton, S. Kulatilake & I.–H. Woo (eds.), Proceedings of the 31st Boston University Conference on Language Development, Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press, 26-45.

Kintana, Noemí, & Meisel, Jürgen M. (2006). The Development of WH-Constructions in Basque-Spanish Bilingual First Language Acquisition. In B. Fernández & I., Laka (eds.), Andolin gogoan. Essays in Honour of Professor Eguzkitza, Bilbao: Servcio Editorial de la UPV-EHU, 465-481.

Articles in refered journals (since 2007)

Meisel, Jürgen M. (2012). Remarks on the Acquisition of Basque-Spanish Bilingualism. International Journal of Bilingualism 16.

Meisel, Jürgen M., Elsig, Martin & Bonnesen, Matthias. (2011). Delayed Acquisition of Gram­mar in First Language Development: Subject-Verb Inversion and Subject Clitics in French Inter­rogatives. Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism 1 (4), 347-390.

Meisel, Jürgen M. (2011). Parametric Variation in Acquisition and Diachronic Change: A Res­ponse to the Com­mentaries. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition 14 (2), 165-172.

Meisel, Jürgen M. (2011). Bilingual Language Acquisition and Theories of Diachronic Change: Bilingualism as Cause and Effect of Grammatical Change. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition 14 (2), 121-145.

Meisel, Jürgen M. (2010). Review of “Pieter Muysken, Functional categories. (Cambridge Studies in Linguistics 117). New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2008, 297 pp.” Language 86(4), 975-978.

Meisel, Jürgen M. (2009). Revisiting Child Second Language Acquisition: Rejoinder to Com­mentaries. Zeitschrift für Sprachwissenschaft 28 (1), 107-120

Meisel, Jürgen M. (2009). Second Language Acquisition in Early Childhood. Zeitschrift für Sprachwissenschaft 28 (1), 5-34.

Saur, D., Baumgärtner, A., Möhring, A., Büchel, C., Bonnesen, M.,  Rose, M., Musso, M. & Meisel, J. M. (2009). Word Order Processing in the Bilingual Brain. Neuropsychologia 47, 158-168. 

Isel, F., Baumgärtner, A., Thrän, J., Meisel, J. M., & Büchel, C. (2009). Neural Circuitry of the Bilingual Mental Lexicon: Effect of Age of Second Language Acquisition. Brain and Cognition (2009).

Miertsch, Barbara, Meisel, Jürgen M., & Isel, Frédéric. (2009). Non-treated Languages in Aphasia-Therapy of Polyglots Benefit from Improvement in the Treated Language. Journal of Neurolinguistics 22 (2), 135-150.

Meisel, Jürgen M. (2007). The Weaker Language in Early Child Bilingualism: Acquiring a First Language as a Second Language? Applied Psycholinguistics 28 (3), 495-514.

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