Publications

Monograph

2011 
A grammar of Vera’a, an Oceanic language of North Vanuatu. Department of General Linguistics. Kiel University. (Druckreife Version der Dissertation von 2010)

(available at: https://www.academia.edu/2317752/Schnell_2011_A_grammar_of_Vera a_an_Oceanic_language_of_North_V anuatu

Edited Volumes

2015
(with Alexandre Francois, Sebastien Lacrampe, Mike Franjieh). Studies in the languages of Vanuatu. Studies in the Languages of Island Melanesia 2. Pacific Linguistics. A.N.U. Canberra. 

2011
(with Geoffrey L. J. Haig, Nicole Nau, Claudia Wegener). Documenting endangered languages: achievements and perspectives. Berlin – New York: Mouton de Gruyter. 

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles and Book Chapters

Invited resub 
Revisiting information management in intransitive subjects. 
Pragmatics 

Under revision

(with Danielle Barth)

Towards subject-predicate agreement in Vera'a. Language Variation and Change

Submitted

Variable number marking in Vera’a: animacy and beyond. Asia-Pacific Language Variation.

Caused accompanied motion in Vera’a. for book edited by A. Margetts, B. Hellwig, S. Riesberg The expression of caused accompanied motion events. Series ‘Typological studies in language’. John Benjamins

2018
Attention focus and information packaging in Vera’a demonstratives. In Information structure in Austronesian languages, edited by Sonja Riesberg & Asako Shiohara, Berlin: Language Science Press. 

(with Danielle Barth)
Discourse motivations for pronominal and zero objects across genres in Vera’a
Language Variation & Change 30.1, 51-81. 

Whence subject-verb agreement? Investigating the role of topicality, accessibility, and frequency in Vera’a texts. Linguistics 56.4, 735-780DOI:https://doi.org/10.1515/ling-2018-0010 

(with Nils Schiborr)
Corpus-based typological research in discourse and grammar. GRAID and Multi-CAST.Asian and African Languages and Linguistics 12, 1-16. 

2017
(with Tim Brickell) Do grammatical relations reflect information status? Reassessing Preferred Argument Structure against discourse data from Tondano. Linguistic Typology 21.1, 177-209. 

2016
(with Geoffrey Haig): The discourse basis of ergativity revisited. Language 92.3, 591-618. 

2015
(with Alexandre Francois, Sebastien Lacrampe, Mike Franjieh). The exceptional linguistic diversity of Vanuatu. In: Studies in the languages of Vanuatu. Studies in the Languages of Island Melanesia 2. Pacific Linguistics. A.N.U. Canberra, 1-33. 

2012
Data from language documentations in research on referential hierarchies. In: Potentials of Language Documentation: Methods, Analyses, and Utilization edited by Frank Seifart, Geoffrey Haig, Nikolaus P. Himmelmann, Dagmar Jung, Anna Margetts and Paul TrilsbekSpecial issue of Language Documentation and Conservation No. 3. Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press., 64-72. 

Referential hierarchies in three-participant constructions in Vera’a. Linguistic Discovery 10.3, 125-147. 

2011
(with Geoffrey Haig, Nicole Nau, Claudia Wegener). Introduction. In: Haig et al. (eds.). Documenting endangered languages: achievements and perspectives.Berlin – New York: Mouton de Gruyter., 1-14. 

(with Geoffrey Haig, Claudia Wegener). Comparing corpora from endangered language projects: Explorations in language typology based on original texts. In: Haig et al. (eds.). Documenting endangered languages: achievements and perspectives. Berlin – New York: Mouton de Gruyter., 55-86. 

Corpora

In progress     
(with Marc Vores, Jean-Baptiste Sigi, Purity Hope, Charity Hope, George Atkins, Sabine Hess, Kate Holmes, Raymond Ammann, Philemon Ala, Armstrong Malau, Catriona Hyslop Malau): A multi-media documentation of Vera’a. Nijmegen: DOBES-MPI. 

2019

(with Geoffrey Haig): Multi-CAST: Multilingual Corpus of Annotated Spoken Texts. https://multicast.aspra.uni-bamberg.de//

Vera’a. In Multi-CAST: Multilingual Corpus of Annotated Spoken Texts edited by Geoffrey Haig & Stefan Schnell. https://multicast.aspra.uni-bamberg.de//#veraa
[documentation at: https://www.academia.edu/10328494/Schnell_Stefan._2014._Veraa_anno tation_notes._Implementation_of_GRAID_annotations_in_Veraa_Multi- CAST

(with Ulrike Mosel): Teop. In Multi-CAST: Multilingual Corpus of Annotated Spoken Texts edited by Geoffrey Haig & Stefan Schnell. https://multicast.aspra.uni-bamberg.de//#teop

Proceedings and Other Publications

2018 
Reflections on utilizations of language in linguistic research. Reflections on Language Documentation on the 20 year anniversary of Himmelmann 1998 edited by Andrea L. Berez-Kroker, Bradley McDonnell, Gary Holton. 
Language Documentation & Conservation. 

2014
(with Geoffrey Haig): Assessing the relationship between Object Topicalisation and grammaticalisation of Object Agreement. In Selected papers from the 44
th Conference of the Australian Linguistic Society, 2013, edited by Lauren Gawne and Jill Vaughan.

Towards understanding information structure in Vera’a. In Proceedings of the International Workshop on Information Structure of Austronesian Languages edited by Asako Shiohara & Atsuko Utsumi. Tokyo University of Foreign Studies., 47-89. http://hdl.handle.net/10108/75987

2009 
(with Geoffrey Haig): From text to typology: towards implementing quantitative typology on corpora from endangered languages. Language Documentation and Linguistic Theory 2 edited by Peter K. Austin, Oliver Bond, Monika Chanette, David Nathan and Peter Sells
London: School of Oriental and African Studies, 117-122. 

Review Article 

2016 
Review of Corpus-based studies of lesser-described languages: the CorpAfroAs corpus of AfroAsiatic languages edited by Amina Mettouchi, Martine Vanhove, Dominique Caubet. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins. 2015. Language Documentation and Conservation 10. 

Annotation Guides for Collaborative Corpus Building

2014
(with Geoffrey Haig): Annotations using GRAID (Grammatical Relations and Animacy in Discourse). Introduction and guidelines for annotators. Version 7.0. Available at: https://www.academia.edu/10328418/Haig_Geoff_and_Stefan_Schnell._2 014._Annotations_using_GRAID_Grammatical_Relations_and_Animacy _in_Discourse_._Manual_V ersion_7.0 

2011
(with Geoffrey Haig): Annotations using GRAID (Grammatical Relations and Animacy in Discourse). Introduction and guidelines for annotators. Version 6.0. Available at: https://opus4.kobv.de/opus4-bamberg/frontdoor/index/index/docId/26235 

Materials for Vera’a Spreech Community

2013
(dir): Dan nime - Wokem haos - Building a house. DVD with Bislama and English subtitles, directed by Stefan Schnell, produced by GoodEyeDeer, Newcastle (NSW). 

2012
N’ er
ē kakaka ‘a V era’ a – Ol storian blong V era’ a – Stories from the village of Vera’a. Available at: https://www.academia.edu/6384357/Vore_s_and_Schnell_2012_Nere_ka kaka_a_V eraa_-_Ol_storian_blong_V eraa_- _Stories_from_the_village_of_V eraa 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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