After a forced hiatus of three years a regular visitor is back at Goethe Universität: Gerald Penn will stay in Frankfurt for six weeks this summer. He will be working with us on the grammar implementation platform we use extensively in teaching and in research, the TRALE system. Our goal is to improve the usability of our interactive server architecture for displaying grammars and syntactic as well as semantic analyses of sentences for students. We are also planning to extend the sub-module for type-logical semantic analysis of English expressions. This work focuses on obtaining more readable output of semantic representations for non-experts, and to reach a state of the system that allows us to connect logical inference engines and model builders to TRALE. Along the way, many practical aspects of the software stack needed in day-to-day work with a sizeable grammar implementation platform with users around the world will be addressed, such as a new git repository for TRALE, a bug tracking site, and extended debugging tools.
Manfred Sailer & Suzanne Smith will present a poster at Sinn und Bedeutung 2022, Prague, 14.-16.9.2022, with the title “In ages is not an NPI, which explains its distribution.”
This research is based on Suzanne’s BA thesis, in which she extracted detailed corpus profiles for the negative polarity items (NPIs) in a milion/thousand/… years and contrasted them with the Continue reading Sailer & Smith with a poster at Sinn und Bedeutung 2022
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Empirical and Theoretical Perspectives on Low-Resource Languages (ETPOLL2022) – Passive and relative clause structures
Host Institution: Goethe-Universität Frankfurt
Dates: 16-Jun-2022 – 20-Jun-2022
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, Germany
During the course of the workshop, we will discuss various empirical and theoretical approaches in the study of low-resource languages, with a particular focus on passive and relative clause structures. Our topics are relevant for researchers in the fields of linguistic typology, corpus linguistics, psycholinguistics, cognitive linguistics, empirical linguistics, and applied linguistics.
The languages which will be covered in this workshop include: Arabic, Armenian, Azeri Turkic, Balochi, Domari, Japanese, Kurdish, Neo-Aramaic, Persian, Romeyka, Turkish Continue reading ETPOLL 2022
Es ist vorgesehen, dass ab dem Wintersemester 2022/23 Englische Sprachwissenschaft als Schwerpunkt innerhalb des Studiengangs MA Empirische Sprachwissenschaft gewählt werden kann.
Am 10.5., 16.00-18.00 Uhr, findet eine Informationsveranstaltung für die Bewerbungen zum MA-Studiengang Empirische Sprachwissenschaft statt. Die Veranstaltung kann in Präsenz Continue reading Informationsveranstaltung MA Empirische Sprachwissenschaft
Dr. Janina Radó is offering a colloquium for exam preparation during the summer semester 2022, wednesday 2.15-3.45pm. The colloquium is open to all students who take their Erstes Staatsexamen in English linguistics, independently of the exam topics and the examiner. You are also welcome to join if you are writing your wissenschaftliche Hausarbeit or your BA/MA thesis in English linguistics. Continue reading Exam preparation Lehramt
Hiwa Asadpour will give papers at two international conferences in August. Congratulations!!
He will present a paper on “Flagging-drop typology and its relevance on Target Word Ordering” at the International Conference on Historical Linguistics 2022, ICHL 25 — University of Oxford, 1-5 Continue reading Hiwa at conferences in Oxford and Bucharest
Hiwa Asadpour was recently awarded the Focus Track A|B: Promotion of Independent Grant Proposals by Goethe Research Academy for Early Career Researchers (GRADE) at Goethe University Frankfurt. Continue reading Focus grant for Hiwa
The proceedings of the International Conference on Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar 2021 are now online! They contain three papers (co-)authored by members of the Frankfurt English Linguistics group: Continue reading HPSG 2021 proceedings online