Dianne Jonas is again heading north to Iceland, where she will be giving a talk on `The Morphosyntax of the verb
tykja in Faroese – a Diachronic and Comparative Perspective’. Her presentation is part of a meeting organized by Háskóla Íslands og Fróðskaparseturs í
Færeyjum (University of Iceland and University of the Faroe Islands).
From July 26 to 29, the HPSG and the LFG communities had a joint conference in Warsaw,
Conference site of HeadLex 2016, July 2016 (Photo: Sailer, BY-NC-ND 3.0 )
The conference included the following presentations by members of the IEAS:
David Lahm: Refining the semantics of lexical rules
( abstract, poster) Frank Richter: Integrating categorematic unreducible polyadic quantifiers in LRS
( abstract, slides) Manfred Sailer: Definite meaning and definite marking.
( slides, video)
Entrance of the university library, Warsaw, showing statutes of Kazimierz Twardowski, Jan Łukasiewicz, Alfred Tarski und Stanisław Leśniewski. (Photo: Sailer, BY-NC-ND 3.0)
Abstracts and slides of most of the other talks can be downloaded from the conference web site at
A joint HPSG-LFG conference,
HeadLex 2016, will take place in Warsaw, July 24-29. The program contains presentations by three members of the IEAS/Linguistics team:
The Institute of Linguistics of Goethe University Frankfurt invites applications to its MA program.
From this year on it will also be possible to choose a specialization in Constraint-based Grammar, which will be offered by the linguistics section of the Department of English and American Studies.
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Wir freuen uns, einen eingeladenen Vortrag von
Silvia Hansen-Schirra (Mainz)
Psycholinguistische Methoden in der Translationswissenschaft
im Obserseminar English Linguistics, Montag, 27.6.2016, 16.15-17.45 Uhr, Raum IG 3.201
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Dianne Jonas gave a talk with Verner Egerland (Lund) at the
Budapest-Potsdam-Lund Linguistics Colloquium in Budapest, June 16&17. The title of their presentation is Just think about it already!. In their talk, they looked at uses of already as a modal particle in English and Swedish. Links
We are glad to announce a talk by
Andy Lücking (Frankfurt a.M.)
Demonstration Acts in Grammar
in the Oberseminar English Linguistics, Monday, June 13, 4-6pm, room IG 3.201.
Andy Lücking speaking in the Oberseminar English Linguistics, June 2016. (Photo: M. Sailer, BY-NC-ND 3.0) Abstract
Although demonstration acts like pointing gestures or head nods are frequently mentioned in the context of reference, they still live in the shadows of semantic theories. In this talk, a spatial semantics for
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We are glad to announce an invited talk by
Matías Guzmán Naranjo (Leipzig)
Quantitative Effects and Formal Models of Grammar
in the Oberseminar English Linguistics, Monday, June 6, 4-6pm, room IG 3.201.
In this talk I will present a model that tries to combine work on quantitative effects in language with insights from formal
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Carla Parra Escartín (Hermes Traducciones, Madrid) gave two lectures in Frankfurt on May 30, 2016.
Carla presenting in Manfred’s Intro Linguistics, May 2016 (Photo: M. Sailer, BY-NC-ND 3.0)
Carla gave a talk in Manfred’s class
Introduction to Linguistics. She presented basic applications of computational linguistics and how much linguistics there is behind these applications. Continue reading Carla Parra in Frankfurt
We are happy to announce an invited talk by
Carla Parra Escartín
How good shall it be?
Establishing Machine Translation quality thresholds to boost professional translators’ productivity
in the Oberseminar English Linguistics, Monday, May 30, 4-6pm, room IG 3.201.
Carla presenting in Frankfurt, May 2016. (Photo: M. Sailer, BY-NC-ND 3.0)
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