Birgit Alber

FotoBirgitAlber,  July 20, 2014
Position
Associate Professor
Academic sector
L-LIN/14 - LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION - GERMAN
Research sector (ERC)
SH4_10 - Language typology

Office
Palazzo di Lingue,  Floor 1,  Room 1.12
Telephone
+39 045 802 8490
Fax
+39 045802 8320
E-mail
birgit|alber*univr|it <== Replace | with . and * with @ to have the right email address.
Personal web page
http://profs.lingue.univr.it/alber_birgit/index.html

Office Hours

Wednesday, Hours 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM,  

Curriculum

Birgit Alber's research focuses mainly on the following topics
a. phonology of German and its varieties
b. description and analysis of the Germanic varieties of Northern Italy (Tyrolean, Mòcheno and Zimbrian), compared to their Romance contact varieties
c. theoretical phonology in the framework of Optimality Theory (the analysis of linguistic typologies)
d. analysis of the stress patterns of the world's languages
e. prosodic morphology (the typology of truncation)
 
She is the coordinator of the research project "Minimality in Linguistic Variation", funded by the University of Verona, and a member of the European 7th Framework project AthEME "Advancing the European Multilingual Experience".
 
Her teaching covers all aspects of the structure of German (phonology, morphology, syntax, variation, history of the German language etc.).
 
For the spring semester 2018 she has been offered a guest professorship at the University of Bielefeld, Germany.
 

Modules

Modules running in the period selected: 56.
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Course Name Total credits Online Teacher credits Modules offered by this teacher
Master’s degree in Comparative European and Non-European Languages and Literatures Varieties of German (2018/2019)   9   
Bachelor's degree in Languages and Cultures for Publishing German I (2017/2018)   9  eLearning
Bachelor's degree in Foreign Languages and Literatures Introduction to German Linguistics (2017/2018)   6  eLearning
Ph.D. programme in Foreign Literatures, Languages and Linguistics Attività didattica dottorato (2017/2018)   10   
Bachelor's degree in Languages and Cultures for Tourism and International Commerce German language 3 (2016/2017)   9  eLearning
Bachelor's degree in Foreign Languages and Literatures German language 3 (2016/2017)   9  eLearning
Master's degree in Comparative European and Non-European Languages and Literatures German linguistics (2016/2017)   9  eLearning
Bachelor's degree in Foreign Languages and Literatures German III (2015/2016)   9  eLearning
Bachelor's degree in Languages and Cultures for Tourism and International Commerce German III (2015/2016)   9  eLearning
Master's degree in Linguistics German linguistics LM (2015/2016)   9  eLearning TEIL II
Master's degree in Comparative European and Non-European Languages and Literatures History of the German Language (2015/2016)   6  eLearning
Bachelor's degree in Languages and Cultures for Tourism and International Commerce German III [CInt] (2014/2015)   9  eLearning
Bachelor's degree in Languages and Cultures for Tourism and International Commerce German III [Tur] (2014/2015)   9  eLearning
Bachelor's degree in Foreign Languages and Literatures German linguistics (2014/2015)   6  eLearning
Master's degree in Comparative European and Non-European Languages and Literatures History of the German Language LM (2014/2015)   6  eLearning
Master's degree in Comparative European and Non-European Languages and Literatures German 1 LM (2013/2014)   9  eLearning
Bachelor's degree in Foreign Languages and Literatures German III (2013/2014)   9   
Bachelor's degree in Languages and Cultures for Tourism and International Commerce German III [CInt] (2013/2014)   9   
Master's degree in Comparative European and Non-European Languages and Literatures History of the German Language LM (2013/2014)   6  eLearning
Master's degree in Comparative European and Non-European Languages and Literatures German 1 LM (2012/2013)   9  eLearning
Bachelor's degree in Foreign Languages and Literatures German III (2012/2013)   9   
Bachelor's degree in Languages and Cultures for Tourism and International Commerce German III [CInt] (2012/2013)   9   
Master's degree in Comparative European and Non-European Languages and Literatures History of the German Language LM (2012/2013)   6  eLearning
Master's degree in Comparative European and Non-European Languages and Literatures German 1 LM (2011/2012)   9  eLearning
Master's degree in Languages for Communication in Tourism and Commerce German 1 LM [PTur] (2011/2012)   9  eLearning
Bachelor's degree in Languages and Cultures for Tourism and International Commerce German III [CInt] (2011/2012)   9   
Bachelor's degree in Languages and Cultures for Tourism and International Commerce German III [Tur] (2011/2012)   9   
Master's degree in Languages for Communication in Tourism and Commerce German 1 LM (2010/2011)   9  eLearning
Bachelor's degree in Languages and Cultures for Tourism and International Commerce German I [CInt A-L] (2010/2011)   9   
Bachelor's degree in Foreign Languages and Literatures German II (2010/2011)   9   
Bachelor's degree in Foreign Languages and Literatures German III (2010/2011)   9   
Master's degree in Languages for Communication in Tourism and Commerce German 1 LM (2009/2010)   9  eLearning
Bachelor's degree in Foreign Languages and Literatures German II (2009/2010)   9   
Bachelor's degree in Languages and Cultures for Tourism and International Commerce German II [Tur] (2009/2010)   9   
Bachelor's degree in Languages and Culture for Tourism and International Commerce (until 2007-2008) (not running) German III [Tur] (2009/2010)   8   
Degree in Languages and Culture for Tourism Management and International Commerce German III (2007/2008)   8   
Degree in Foreign Languages and Literatures German III (2007/2008)   6   
Master's degree in Modern Comparative Languages and Literatures (until 2008-2009) German I (LS) (2007/2008)   6   
Postgraduate Degree in Linguistics (until 2008-2009) German linguistics (2007/2008)   3   
Degree in Foreign Languages and Literatures German III (2006/2007)   6   
Degree in Languages and Culture for Tourism Management German III (2006/2007)   8   
Master's degree in Languages for commercial communication and the promotion of international tourism (until 2008-2009) German I (LS) (2006/2007)   6   
Master's degree in Modern Comparative Languages and Literatures (until 2008-2009) German I (LS) (2006/2007)   6   
Degree in Foreign Languages and Literatures German II (2005/2006)   8   
Degree in Languages and Culture for Tourism Management German II (2005/2006)   8   
Degree in Languages and Culture for Tourism Management German III (2005/2006)   8   
Master's degree in Modern Comparative Languages and Literatures (until 2008-2009) German II LS (1st language) (2005/2006)   6   
Master's degree in Modern Comparative Languages and Literatures (until 2008-2009) German II LS (2nd language) (2005/2006)   3   
Master's degree in Modern Comparative Languages and Literatures (until 2008-2009) German I (LS) (2005/2006)   6   
Degree in Languages and Culture for Tourism Management German II (2004/2005)   8     
Degree in Languages and Culture for Tourism Management German III (2004/2005)   8     
Postgraduate Degree in Linguistics (until 2008-2009) German linguistics 1 (2004/2005)   3     
Postgraduate Degree in Linguistics (until 2008-2009) German linguistics 2 (2004/2005)   3     
Degree in Languages and Culture for Tourism Management German II (2003/2004)   8     
Degree in Languages and Culture for Tourism Management German II (2002/2003)   8     
Degree in Languages and Culture for Publishing German II (2001/2002)   8     

 
Skills
Topic Description Research area
Dialettologia/Geolinguistica Teoria e metodologia della dialettologia (S. Rabanus); i dialetti tirolesi dell’Alto Adige (B. Alber); isole linguistiche tedescofone nell’Italia settentrionale con particolare riferimento alle varietà cimbre (A. Tomaselli, A. Padovan) e alla varietà mòchena (B. Alber); cartografia linguistica (S. Rabanus) German language and linguistics
GERMANIC LANGUAGE - Dialectology - Dialektologie
Fonologia del tedesco/Prosodia Teoria dell’accento (B. Alber); teoria dell’ottimalità (B. Alber); morfologia prosodica (B. Alber); fonologia del tedesco standard e dei suoi dialetti (B. Alber); intonazione (S. Rabanus) German language and linguistics
GERMANIC LANGUAGE - Phonetics and Phonology – Phonetik und Phonologie
Language Contact Teoria del Language Contact (contatto linguistico) in ambito germanico/romanzo in Italia settentrionale: studio dei fenomeni sintattici (A. Tomaselli, A. Padovan) morfologici (S. Rabanus), fonologici (B. Alber) e lessicali (S. Cantarini) che riguardano il contatto tra varietà germaniche (tedesco standard, inglese standard, varietà cimbre e dialetti altoatesini) e varietà romanze (italiano standard, francese standard e dialetti trentini e veneti). German language and linguistics
GERMANIC LANGUAGE - Germanic Grammar and Syntax – Grammatik und Syntax
Theoretical models in phonology Theoretical models in phonology (esp. Optimality Theory) and their application to the analysis of linguistic typologies German language and linguistics
GERMANIC LANGUAGE - Phonetics and Phonology – Phonetik und Phonologie
Sintassi/Morfologia Sintassi tedesca (sintassi del verbo flesso: V2; sintassi degli elementi pronominali) in sincronia e diacronica (con particolare riferimento al periodo dell’antico alto tedesco) (A. Tomaselli); sintassi comparata dei dialetti tedeschi e delle lingue germaniche nel quadro teorico della grammatica generativa (B. Alber, A. Tomaselli, A. Padovan); morfologia flessionale (con particolare attenzione al cambiamento linguistico nelle lingue germaniche) (S. Rabanus); radici predicative e sintassi delle loro attualizzazioni (S. Cantarini). German language and linguistics
GERMANIC LANGUAGE - Germanic Grammar and Syntax – Grammatik und Syntax
Tedesco contemporaneo Struttura fonologica, morfologica e sintattica del tedesco standard e delle sue varietà (B. Alber, S. Rabanus). Struttura del lessico, morfologica e sintattica del tedesco standard (S. Cantarini). German language and linguistics
GERMANIC LANGUAGE - Contemporary German - Gegenwartsdeutsch
Projects
Title Starting date
Minimality and linguistic variation 10/1/17
Minimality and linguistic variation 10/1/17
Germanic-Romance language contact in the Southern-Central Alps 3/1/14
The Internal Structure of Constraint Systems 10/1/12
Il Cimbro come laboratorio di analisi per la variazione linguistica in sincronia e diacronia - Proposte per l'implementazione dell'ASIS (Atlante Sintattico dell'Italia Settentrionale) 5/5/09
Tipologie linguistiche - morfologia prosodica 2/1/08
La modellizzazione della variazione linguistica in fonologia 7/15/07
Problemi della teoria prosodica: la struttura sillabica, i principi metrici e la morfologia prosodica 8/1/05