Jamie Findlay (Oxford) spent a research visit at the IEAS from June 18 to July 5. During his visit, Jamie was working with Sascha Bargmann and Manfred Sailer on recent developments in formal approaches to the analysis of idiomatic expressions. He also discussed this topic in his talk “How (not) to analyse multiword expressions” (June 25, 4.15-5.45 pm, IG 3.201).
Earlier this week, Language Science Press has published the following edited volume:
Sailer, Manfred & Stella Markanotantou. 2018. Multiword expressions: Insights from a multi-lingual perspective (Phraseology and Multiword Expressions, Vol 1). Berlin: Language Science Press. doi 10.5281/zenodo.1182583
The book is one of the results of the COST Action 1207 Parseme: Parsing and Multiword Expressions (2013-2017).
The book is summarized on the web page as follows: Continue reading New book: “Multiword expressions: Insights from a multi-lingual perspective”
We are happy to annouce the following course by our new colleague, Sascha Bargmann:
“Idioms and their variability”
Monday, 12.15-13.45; room IG 3.201
QIS/LSF entry: https://qis.server.uni-frankfurt.de/qisserver/rds?state=verpublish&status=init&vmfile=no&moduleCall=webInfo&publishConfFile=webInfo&publishSubDir=veranstaltung&veranstaltung.veranstid=257186
This year’s annual meeting of the German Lingusitic Society (DGfS) hosted a workshop on One-to-many relations in morphology, syntax, and semantics, organized by Berthold Crysmann (Paris). The workshop comprised a number of presentations by members of the IEAS-LLF network One-to-Many (2017 & 2018). Continue reading One-to-Many Workshop at DGfS 2018
Sascha Bargmann, Berit Gehrke (LLF, Paris) & Frank Richter had a joint presentation during the 19th Szklarska Poreba Workshop (February, 23-26). Sascha and Berit attended the meeting and gave a talk on “How to modify idioms”.
The talk is based on joint research initiated within the DAAD-ANR-funded networking program One-to-many correspondendences in morphology, syntax, and semantics.
Earlier this week the open access publisher Language Science Press published a complete collection of papers by Tilman Höhle, edited by Stefan Müller, Marga Reis and Frank Richter. Tilman Höhle wrote a significant number of highly influential papers on German grammar (and on Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar) from the early 80s until the beginning of the millenium. Among the topics covered are Continue reading Tilman Höhle’s Gesammelte Schriften
Unfortunately, not all linguistics courses in FW 1 for the Lehramt prorgrams are visible in QIS/LSF. Here is an overview of the courses:
Course title: Introduction to Linguistics (Lehramt)
Study programs: L1, L2, L3, L5, MA WiPäd Englisch
- Monday, 10-12, NG 2.371 (Frank Richter)
- Monday, 12-14, CAS 1.812 (Manfred Sailer)
- Monday, 14-16, SH 1.108 (Sascha Bargmann)
- Tuesday, 12-14, SH 1.106 (Frank Richter)
One day before the start of the annual conference of the German Linguistic Society (DGfS), the society’s Lehramtsinitiative organized its traditional information day for teachers. This year’s topic was Welche Grammatik braucht die Schule? (What kind of grammar is needed for school?). The event included a 2-hour working group on conlanging under the title Kreative Grammatikreflexion: Sprachen erfinden im Grammatikunterricht. This working group was organized by Alexandra Zepter (Cologne), Judith Bündgens-Kosten (Frankfurt) and Manfred Sailer (Frankfurt).
During her visit to Australia, Dianne Jonas is giving two presentations on her recent work on the diachronic change of the argument pattern of the verb think in a number of Germanic languages. On February 27, she gave a talk at the unversity of Melbourne on “Thinking comparatively and diachronically. A case study on the verb think“. March 6, she will give a talk on “Morphosyntactic change – a case study of the verb think” at Monash university (Clayton campus).
Manfred Sailer’s paper on Doing the devil. Deriving the PPI-hood of a negation-expressing multi-dimensional idiom has appeared in the recent number of Linguistics. The paper is an elaboration of a presentation at the workshop on Positive Polarity Items organized by Mingya Liu and Gianina Iordăchioaia at DGfS 2015 and has now been integrated into a special issue on Positive Polarity Items, edited by Mingya and Gianina. Continue reading Sailer on “Doing the Devil”