PD Dr. Anna Helene Feulner

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Institut für deutsche Sprache und Linguistik

Anna Helene Feulner is a research associate for Historical and Comparative Linguistics at the Faculty of Language, Literature and Humanities at the Humboldt University in Berlin.

Her main focus within Indo-European linguistics is on the Germanic and Baltic languages, especially on philological, etymological, and metrical issues. She is co-author of the “Etymological Dictionary of Old Lithuanian” (ALEW); together with Wolfgang Hock, she supervises the DFG project ALKT (“Kritische Edition altlitauischer Kleintexte vom Überlieferungsbeginn bis 1700”), aiming at a complete collection and edition of Old Lithuanian shorter texts.


Within CRC 1412 “Register”, she supervises project B02 “Emergence and change of registers: The case of Lithuanian and Latvian”, again together with Wolfgang Hock.


B04 Emergence and transfer of register patterns: Situational-functional parameters of intraindividual variation in the writings of Martin Luther and Johannes Bretke
B02 Emergence and change of registers: The case of Lithuanian and Latvian


Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Dorotheenstraße 24, 10117 Berlin

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Publications & Presentations


  • Feulner, Anna Helene  (2021) Luther und die Register der altlitauischen Glaubensverkündigung  In: Luthers Deutsch in Mittel- und Osteuropa [ViVo]
  • Lüdeling, Anke; Alexiadou, Artemis; Adli, Aria; Donhauser, Karin; Dreyer, Malte; Egg, Markus; Feulner, Anna Helene; Gagarina, Natalia; Hock, Wolfgang; Jannedy, Stefanie; Kammerzell, Frank; Knoeferle, Pia; Krause, Thomas; Krifka, Manfred; Kutscher, Silvia; Lütke, Beate; McFadden, Thomas; Meyer, Roland; Mooshammer, Christine; Müller, Stefan; Maquate, Katja; Norde, Muriel; Sauerland, Uli; Szucsich, Luka; Verhoeven, Elisabeth; Waltereit, Richard; Wolfsgruber, Anne; Zeige, Lars Erik  (2020) Register: Language Users’ Knowledge of Situational-Functional Variation  In: REALIS: Register Aspects of Language in Situation [DOI] [PDF] [ViVo]
    The Collaborative Research Center 1412 “Register: Language Users’ Knowledge of Situational-Functional Variation” (CRC 1412) investigates the role of register in language, focusing in particular on what constitutes a language user’s register knowledge and which situational-functional factors determine a user’s choices. The following paper is an extract from the frame text of the proposal for the CRC 1412, which was submitted to the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft in 2019, followed by a successful onsite evaluation that took place in 2019. The CRC 1412 then started its work on January 1, 2020. The theoretical part of the frame text gives an extensive overview of the theoretical and empirical perspectives on register knowledge from the viewpoint of 2019. Due to the high collaborative effort of all PIs involved, the frame text is unique in its scope on register research, encompassing register-relevant aspects from variationist approaches, psycholinguistics, grammatical theory, acquisition theory, historical linguistics, phonology, phonetics, typology, corpus linguistics, and computational linguistics, as well as qualitative and quantitative modeling. Although our positions and hypotheses since its submission have developed further, the frame text is still a vital resource as a compilation of state-of-the-art register research and a documentation of the start of the CRC 1412. The theoretical part without administrative components therefore presents an ideal starter publication to kick off the CRC’s publication series REALIS. For an overview of the projects and more information on the CRC, see https://sfb1412.hu-berlin.de/.