|Biography||She read philosophy, German Language and Literature, and general linguistics at the Universities of Cologne and Duesseldorf, where she also taught courses on language acquisition and processing. Before coming to Essex in 2003, she worked in several psycholinguistic research projects at the University of Duesseldorf and the MPI for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen.
Her research interests include first language acquisition and language processing, with a focus on (i) word order, case or agreement marking and their relation to argument/event structure, (ii) possessive constructions, (iii) the relationship between language and cognition, and (iv) methodological aspects of language acquisition research (comparisons of different methods of data collection and analysis).
|Publications||See http://essex.academia.edu/SonjaEisenbeiss for CV, complete list of publications and downloads
Eisenbeiss, Sonja (2010)Production Methods. In: Blom, E. and Unsworth, S. (eds.) Experimental Methods in Language Acquisition Research. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 11-34. (pre-print downloadable: http://essex.academia.edu/SonjaEisenbeiss/Papers/109274/Production-Methods )
Eisenbeiss, Sonja, Matsuo, Ayumi, Sonnenstuhl, Ingrid (2009) Learning to Encode Possession. In: William McGregor, The Expression of Possession. Berlin: deGruyter, 143-211. (pre-print downloadable: http://essex.academia.edu/documents/0036/5119/MdG_ECC2-Possession_05_Eisenbeiss_etal_se.pdf )
Eisenbeiss, Sonja (2009) Contrast is the Name of the Game: Contrast-Based Semi-Structured Elicitation Techniques for Studies on Children’s Language Acquisition. Essex Research Reports in Linguistics 57 (7). http://www.essex.ac.uk/linguistics/publications/errl/errl57-7.pdf
Eisenbeiss, Sonja (2009) Generative approaches to language learning. Linguistics 47(2): 273–310. http://www.reference-global.com/toc/ling/47/2
Eisenbeiss, Sonja, Narasimhan, Bhuvana, and Voeikova, Maria. 2008. The Acquisition of Case. In: Andrej Malchukov and Andrew Spencer (eds.): The Oxford Handbook of Case. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 369-383.
Eisenbeiss, S. (2007) The Lexical Learning Hypothesis. Essex Research Reports in Linguistics 54, 1-4. http://www.essex.ac.uk/linguistics/publications/errl/errl54.pdf
Narasimhan, Bhuvana, Eisenbeiss, Sonja, Brown, Penelope (2007) Two's company, more is a crowd”: the linguistic encoding of multiple-participant events. Linguistics 45, 3, 383-392 (Special Issue, edited together with Bhuvana Narasimhan and Penelope Brown) http://www.reference-global.com/toc/ling/45/3