4th REEL Day, Feb. 15

REEL Day 2020The 4th student conference on “REsearch in English Linguistics” (REEL-Day) took place February 15 at Goethe Univesity. It is a continuation of a teaching cooperation between the Department of English Linguistics, Mainz, and IEAS/Linguistics, Frankfurt, which started last year. This year, Ulrike Schneider (Mainz) and Manfred Sailer (Frankfurt) taught parallel project-oriented courses on the overreaching topic of Language in Politics.

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Studentische Hilfskraft gesucht!

Note: The position has been filled!

In der Arbeitsgruppe „Syntax-Semantik-Schnittstelle“ (Sailer) der Englischen Sprachwissenschaft ist zum 1.4.2020 eine studentische Hilfskraftstellen zu besetzen.

20 Stunden im Monat, 1.4.2020-30.9.2020

Die gesuchte Hilfskraft soll die Arbeitsgruppe technisch und inhaltlich unterstützen. Das beinhaltet Scan-Aufträge, Computerbetreuung (Mac), Unterstützung bei LaTex-Projekten, Aktualisierung des Internetauftritts (www.english-linguistics.de), Continue reading Studentische Hilfskraft gesucht!

Studentische Hilfskraft gesucht!

Im Rahmen des Projekts Linguistic Dimensions of Sexual Normativity (LIDISNO) (Institut für England- und Amerikastudien, Abteilung Linguistik) wird folgende Hilfskraftstelle ausgeschrieben:

Studentische Hilfskraft mit BA-Abschluss (30h/Monat, für drei Monate: April bis Juni 2020)

Aufgaben:

Aufgaben liegen im Wesentlichen im Bereich der Korpusdatensammlung und -aufarbeitung (Automatische Texterkennung, Korrekturlesen, Texteditieren, Datenkonvertierung, Scannen), daneben mitunter kleinere Recherchen und Bibliotheksgänge.

Voraussetzungen:

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Defense Bargmann

Sascha’s presentation

October 30, Sascha Bargmann successfully defended his thesis on Chopping up idioms: Towards a combinatorial analysis.

Congratulations Sascha!!

 

In his thesis, Sascha develops an argument for a consequent lexical treatment of idioms, whenever such a treatment is possible. To do this, he looks at data that have not been taken into account systematically in the previous literature.

Webelhuth and Sailer presenting at CSSP 2019

Gert Webelhuth was an invited speaker at this year’s Colloque de Syntaxe et Sémantique à Paris (CSSP). He spoke On the role of c-command in German. In his talk, he presented empricial evidence against the c-command condition in German: (i) cases in which relative scope of quantifiers is not determined by their surface c-command relation, (ii) cases of pronouns that are bound by non-c-commanding quantifiers, and (iii) cases of NPIs that are not c-commanded by their licensers. Continue reading Webelhuth and Sailer presenting at CSSP 2019

HPSG 2019: Conference report

This year’s HPSG conference took place in Bucharest, Rumania, July 24-26. It was very well organized and included a rich and interesting sightseeing program. Gert Webelhuth and Manfred Sailer were the

Entrance to HPSG 2019 (Photo: M. Sailer, ,  BY-NC-ND 3.0)

only participants from Frankfurt at HPSG 2019. Gert presented joint work with Olivier Bonami on syntactic haplology in Dutch and Manfred gave a joint talk with Monica-Mihaela Rizea on emphatic NPIs in result clauses in Romanian.

The papers presented at the main conference and at the pre-conference Continue reading HPSG 2019: Conference report

Bargmann on “Chopping up Idioms”

Monday, July 1, Sascha Bargmann submitted his doctoral dissertion. Congratulations!!

Sascha’s dissertation has the title Chopping up Idioms. Towards a Combinatorial Analysis. Sascha develops an argument for a consequent lexical treatment of idioms, whenever such a treatment is possible. To do this, he looks at data that have not been taken into account systematically in the previous literature.