• König, Ekkehard & Carla Umbach (submitted) Demonstratives of Manner, of Quality and of Degree: A Neglected Subclass. In E. Boef, M. Coniglio, E. Schlachter & T. Veenstra (eds.). Demonstratives: syntax, semantics and typology. Berlin, de Gruyter Mouton. (manuscript)
  • Umbach, Carla (in press) Evaluative propositions and subjective judgments. In J. van Wijnbergen‐Huitink & C. Meier (eds.) Subjective meaning. Berlin, de Guyter. (final draft)
  • Umbach, Carla (submitted) Evaluative Predicates beyond fun and tasty. In L. Matthewson, C. Meier, H. Rullmann, T. E. Zimmermann (eds.) Wiley's Companion to Semantics.
  • Umbach (2011) Intensifiers and measure phrases combined with verbs . Proceedings of the workshop "Scalarity in Verb-Based Constructions", Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf April 2011. (extended abstract)



  • Hinterwimmer, Stefan & Carla Umbach (2015) Grading and Hedging by gewiss. In L. Alonso‐Ovalle & P. Menéndez‐Benito (eds.) Epistemic Indefinites. Oxford University Press. (final draft)
  • Umbach, Carla. 2014. Expressing similarity: On some differences between adjectives and demonstratives. Proceedings of IATL 2013, MIT Working Papers in Linguistics. (draft version)
  • Umbach, Carla & Helmar Gust. 2014. Similarity Demonstratives. Lingua 149. 74-93 . (draft version)
  • Umbach, Carla. 2012. Strategies of additivity: German additive 'noch' compared to 'auch'. Lingua 122 (15). 1843-1863. (draft version)
  • Umbach, C., Ebert, C. (2009) German demonstrative 'so' – intensifying and hedging effects. Sprache und Datenverabeitung (International Journal for Language Data Processing) 1-2/2009 (draft version)
  • Umbach, C. (2009) Another additive particle under stress: German additive 'noch'. Proceedings of the Tenth Symposium on Logic and Language - LoLa10, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 149 -156.
  • Umbach, C. (2009) Comparatives combined with additive particles: The case of German 'noch'. Proceedings of Sinn & Bedeutung 13, Stuttgart (download)
  • Bosch, P.,  Umbach, C. (2008) Reference Determination for Demonstrative Pronouns. In D. Bittner (ed.): Proceedings of Conference on Intersentential Pronominal Reference in Child and Adult Language, Zentrum für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft Berlin (download)
  • Bosch, P.,  Katz, G., Umbach, C. (2007) The Non-subject Bias of German Demonstrative Pronouns. In M. Schwarz-Friesel, M. Consten, M. Knees (eds.), Anaphors in Text: Cognitive, formal and applied approaches to anaphoric reference. Benjamins, 145–164 (draft version)
  • Umbach, C. (2006) Non-restrictive Modification and Backgrounding. Proceedings of the Ninth Symposium on Logic and Language, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 152 -159 (download)
  • Umbach, C. (2005c) Why Do Modified Numerals Resist a Referential Interpretation? SALT XV Proceedings, Cornell University, 258 - 275 (download)
  • Umbach, C. (2005b) Kontextbezug und Typisierung. In: Bab, S. , Noll, T. (eds.) Models and Human Reasoning - Eine Festschrift für Bernd Mahr, Wissenschaft & Technik Verlag, Berlin, 257 – 282 (download)
  • Umbach, C. (2005) Contrast and Information Structure: A focus-based analysis of 'but'. Linguistics.  Vol 43-1, 207 – 232 (draft version)
  • Umbach, C., Mleinek, I.,  Lehmann, Ch., Weskott, T.,  Alter, K.,  Steube, A. (2004) Intonational patterns in Contrast and Concession. In: A. Steube (ed.) Information Structure: Theoretical and empirical aspects. DeGruyter, 277 – 306 (draft version)
  • Umbach, C. (2004) On the Notion of Contrast in Information Structure and Discourse Structure. Journal of Semantics, Volume 21, Issue 2, 1 – 21 (draft version)
  • Umbach, C. (2004b) Cataphoric Indefinites. Proceedings of "Sinn und Bedeutung" VIII, Konstanz Linguistics Working Papers 117, 301 – 316 (download)
  • Umbach, C. (2003) Anaphoric Restriction of Alternative Sets: On the Role of Bridging Antecedents. Proceedings of "Sinn und Bedeutung" VII, Konstanz, Linguistics Working Papers 114, 310 -323 (download)
  • Umbach, C. (2002) (De)accenting Definite Descriptions. Theoretical Linguistics 27.2/3, 251-80 (draft version)
  • Umbach, C. (2001) Contrast and Contrastive Topic. Proceedings of the ESSLLI 2001 Workshop on Information Structure, Discourse Structure and Discourse Semantics, Helsinki.
  • Alter, K., Mleinek, I., Rohe, T., Steube, A., Umbach, C. (2001) Kontrastprosodie in Sprachproduktion und ‑perzeption. In Steube, Umbach (eds.) (download)
  • Stede, M., Umbach, C. (1998) DimLex: A lexicon of discourse markers for text generation and understanding. Proceedings of the COLING-ACL 98, Montreal.
  • Umbach, C. (1997) Drei komplementäre Faktoren von Kontextabhängigkeit. In Mahr, Eyferth, Posner, Wysotzki (eds.): Prinzipien der Kontextualisierung. KIT-Report 141, TU Berlin.
  • Umbach, C. (1996) Interpretationssteuerung - Apposition und Typisierung. In Umbach, Grabski, Hörnig (eds).
  • Umbach, C. (1996) Termpräzisierung - Kontextuelle Steuerung der Interpretation durch Apposition und Typisierung. Dissertation. KIT-Report Nr. 140, TU Berlin.
  • Preuss, S., Schmitz, B., Hauenschild, Ch., Umbach, C. (1994) Anaphora Resolution in Machine Translation. In W.Ramm (eds.): Text and Context in Machine Translation.  Studies in Machine Translation and Natural Language Processing, Vol.6, Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg, 29-52.                
  • Dunker, G., Umbach, C. (1993) Verfahren zur Anaphernresolution in KIT‑FAST. KIT‑Interner Arbeitsbericht Nr. 28, TU Berlin.
  • Mahr, B.,  Umbach, C. (1989) Functor‑Argument Structures for the Meaning of Natural Language Sentences and Their Formal Interpretations. In K.H.Bläsius, U.Hedtstück, C.Rollinger (eds): Sorts and Types in Artificial Intelligence. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, Springer Berlin, 286-304.
  • Hauenschild, Ch. & Umbach, C. (1988) Funktor‑Argument‑Struktur. Die satzsemantische Repräsentations‑ und Transferebene im Projekt KIT‑FAST. In: Joerg Schütz (eds.): Workshop Semantik und Transfer. EUROTRA‑D Working Papers Nr.6; Saarbrücken, 16‑35.

Edited volumes

  • Umbach, C., von Heusinger, K. (2005) (eds.) Proceedings of the ESSLLI workshop Discourse Domains and Information Structure. Edinburgh, Herriot Watt University.
  • Steube, A., Umbach, C. (2001) (eds.) Kontrast: lexikalisch, semantisch, phonologisch. Linguistische Arbeitsberichte Nr.77, Institut f. Linguistik, Universität Leipzig.
  • Umbach, C., Grabski, M., Hörnig, R. (1996) (eds.) Perspektive in Sprache und Raum - Aspekte von Repräsentation und Perspektivität. Deutscher Universitätsverlag, Wiesbaden.
  • Busemann, S., Hauenschild, Ch., Umbach, C. (1989) (eds.) Views of the Syntax/Semantics Interface. Proceedings des Workshops GPSG and Semantics. KIT‑Report Nr. 74, TU Berlin.