Professor Fagan’s research and teaching interests include Germanic linguistics, theoretical linguistics, and the German language. Her publications range from studies that are theoretical in nature (The Syntax and Semantics of Middle Constructions: A Study with Special Reference to German, 1992) to those that are geared to the language learner (German Phonetics and Phonology: Theory and Practice, 2016). She teaches courses on German language and on various topics in German linguistics (phonetics and phonology, the structure of German, history of the language). From 1995 to 2004, she served as the Review Editor for the Journal of Germanic Linguistics (Cambridge University Press), a quarterly publication of the Society for Germanic Linguistics (SGL). She was the President of the SGL from 2004 through 2015.
- GRMN:1040 German for Travelers
- GRMN:2001 Intermediate German I
- GRMN:2002 Intermediate German II
- GRMN:3845 The Structure of German
- GRMN:3855 The Sounds of German
- GRMN:3865 History of the German Language
German Phonetics and Phonology: Theory and Practice. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2016, pp. xx, 416 (co-authored with Mary Grantham O’Brien, University of Calgary).
German: A Linguistic Introduction. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009, pp. xiv, 317.
Using German Vocabulary. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004, pp. viii, 588.
The Syntax and Semantics of Middle Constructions: A Study with Special Reference to German. (Cambridge Studies in Linguistics, 60.) Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992, pp. x, 300.
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