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  • Baumann, A, Matzinger, T & Kazmierski, K 2020, 'Scaling laws for phonotactic complexity in spoken English language data', Language and Speech.
  • Hofmann, K & Baumann, A 2020, 'Trochaic bias overrides stress typicality in English lexical development', Journal of Child Language, S. 1-25.
  • Matzinger, T, Ritt, N & Fitch, WTS 2020, 'Non-native speaker pause patterns closely correspond to those of native speakers at different speech rates', PLoS ONE, Jg. 15, Nr. 4.
  • Ritt, N, Baumann, A & Prömer, C 2020, The fall and rise of English any. in P Núñez-Pertejo, MJ López-Couso, B Méndez-Naya & J Pérez-Guerra (Hrsg.), Crossing Linguistic Boundaries: Systemic, Synchronic and Diachronic Variation in English. Bloomsbury Publishing, S. 61-80.
  • Sommerer, L & Hofmann, K 2020, 'Constructional competition and network reconfiguration: investigating sum(e) in Old, Middle and Early Modern English', English Language and Linguistics.


  • Baumann, A, Prömer, C & Ritt, N 2019, Reconstructing the diffusion of Middle English schwa deletion. in C Anderson & N Kuznetsova (Hrsg.), The dynamics of vowel reduction and loss in phonetics and phonology. Italian Journal of Linguistics.
  • Baumann, A, Prömer, C & Ritt, N 2019, 'Word form shapes are selected to be morphotactically indicative', Folia Linguistica Historica, Jg. 40, Nr. 1, S. 129-152.
  • Ritt, N (Hrsg.) 2019, Diachronic Phonotactics. Folia Linguistica Historica: acta societatis linguisticae Europaeae, Nr. 1, Bd. 40, De Gruyter Mouton.




  • Baumann, A, Prömer, C & Ritt, N 2016, 'Simulating hypothetical language stages: A new method for testing hypotheses in diachronic linguistics', Poster presented at the SLE, Naples, Italien, 31/08/16 - 3/09/16.
  • Baumann, A, Prömer, C, Kazmierski, K & Ritt, N 2016, 'Mimicry in Linguistic Evolution: A Lotka-Volterra Model of the Evolutionary Dynamics of Compositionality Markers'. Poster presented at EVOLANG 11, New Orleans, Louisiana, 21/03/2016 - 24/03/2016.
  • Baumann, A & Kazmierski, K 2016, 'A dynamical-systems approach to the evolution of morphonotactic and lexical consonant clusters in English and Polish' Yearbook of the Poznan Linguistics Meeting, Bd 2, S. 115–139.
  • Baumann, A, Prömer, C & Ritt, N 2016, 'Diachronic dynamics of Middle English phonotactics provide evidence for analogy effects among lexical and morphonotactic consonant clusters' Papers in Historical Phonology, Bd 1, S. 50-75. DOI: 10.2218/pihph.1.2016.1693
  • Kazmierski, K, Wojtkowiak, E & Baumann, A 2016, 'Coalescent assimilation across word-boundaries in American English and in Polish English' Research in Language, Bd 14, Nr. 3, S. 235–262. DOI: 10.1515/rela-2016-0012
  • Ritt, N, Baumann, A, Prömer, C & Kazmierski, K 2016, A Lotka-Volterra model of the evolutionary dynamics of compositionality markers. in SG Roberts, C Cuskley, L McCrohon, L Barcelo-Coblijn, O Feher & T Verhoef (Hrsg.), The Evolution of Language: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference (EVOLANG11).
  • Ritt, N 2016, Linguistic pragmatics from an evolutionary perspective. in A Barron, P Grundy & G Yueguo (Hrsg.), Routledge Handbook of Pragmatics. Routledge.


  • Ritt, N & Kazmierski, K 2015, 'How rarities like gold have come to exist: on co-evolutionary interactions between morphology and lexical phonotactics' English Language and Linguistics. DOI: 10.1017/S1360674315000040
  • Ritt, N, Baumann, A & Prömer, C 2015 'Identifying therapeutic changes by simulating virtual language stages: a method and its application in the study of Middle English coda phonotactics after schwa deletion' VIEWS: Vienna English Working Papers, Vienna.
  • Sommerer, L 2015, The influence of constructions in grammaticalization: Revisiting category emergence and the development of the definite article in English. in J Barðdal, E Smirnova, L Sommerer & S Gildea (Hrsg.), Diachronic Construction Grammar. Bd. 18, Constructional Approaches to Language, Bd. 18, John Benjamins Publishing Company, S. 107-138. DOI: 10.1075/cal.18.04som



  • Illes, T. (2012). Mutational patterns in the teaching of Irish as a foreign language at Vienna University. in EFACIS 2009 proceedings (Irish Studies in Europe). Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier.
  • Ritt, N & Baumann, A 2012, Transferring mathematics to English Studies. in H Schendl & M Markus (Hrsg.), Transfer in English Studies. Wilhelm Braumüller Universitätsverlag, Vienna, S. 219-237.
  • Ritt, N 2012, Distinguishing native and non-native languages on historical grounds. in RK Agnihotri & R Singh (Hrsg.), Indian English: towards a new paradigm. Palgrave Macmillan, London, S. 211-218.
  • Ritt, N 2012, How to weaken one’s consonants, strengthen one’s vowels and remain English at the same time. in R Bermúdez-Otero, D Denison, C McCully & E Moore (Hrsg.), Analysing Older English. Cambridge University Press, S. 213-231.
  • Ritt, N 2012, Evolutionary Linguistics. in B Kortmann (Hrsg.), Theories and Methods in Linguistics. Walter de Gruyter.
  • Ritt, N 2012, Middle English: Phonology. in A Bergs & L Brinton (Hrsg.), Historical linguistics of English: An international handbook. Walter de Gruyter, Berlin, S. 399-415.
  • Ritt, N 2012, Middle English phonology in the digital age: what written corpora can tell us about sound change. in EC Traugott & T Nevallainen (Hrsg.), The Oxford Handbook of the History of English. Oxford University Press, Oxford, S. 81-87.
  • Sommerer, L 2012, 'Investigating article development in Old English: About categorization, gradualness and constructions.' Folia Linguistica Historica, Bd 33, S. 175-213.
  • Sommerer, L 2012, Analogical Transfer in Old English Syntax. Article emergence caused by pattern recognition and transfer. in Transfer in English Studies. Bd. Volume 100, Wilhelm Braumüller Universitätsverlag, S. 259-285.
  • Zehentner, E 2012, '-AND vs. -ING: present participle and verbal noun in Middle Scots'. (unpublished diploma thesis).


  • Pawlowitsch, C, Ritt, N & Mertikopoulos, P 2011, 'Neutral stability, drift, and the diversification of languages' Journal of Theoretical Biology, Bd 287, S. 1-12.
  • Ritt, N 2011, Memes and Language. in PC Hogan (Hrsg.), Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language Sciences. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.





  • Ritt, N 2007, Meaning in a material world or How to find out what linguists think about meaning. in M Fabiszak (Hrsg.), Language and Meaning. Peter Lang, S. 235-269.
  • Ritt, N 2007, It seemed like a good idea at the time: why there may not have been any early Modern English shortening before dentals after all. in S Dollinger, J Hüttner, G Kaltenböck, U Lutzky & U Smit (Hrsg.), Tracing English through time: Explorations in language variation. Wilhelm Braumüller Universitätsverlag, Wien, S. 315-331.
  • Smit, U, Dollinger, S, Hüttner, J, Kaltenböck, G & Lutzky, U (Hrsg.) 2007, Tracing English through time: explorations in language variation. Wilhelm Braumüller Universitätsverlag.



  • Ritt, N & Schendl, H (Hrsg.) 2005, Rethinking Middle English: Linguistic and literary approaches. Studies in English Medieval Language and Literature, Bd. 10, Peter Lang GmbH Europäischer Verlag der Wissenschaften.
  • Ritt, N 2005, Quantity Adjustment: vowel lengthening and shortening in Middle English. Cambridge Studies in Linguistics, Cambridge University Press.