Call for papers: REEL Day 2019 “Digital Data in English Linguistics”

CALL FOR PAPERS

REsearch in English Linguistics
(REEL Day 2019)
Digital data in English linguistics:
Lexical and functional uses of verbs

Mainz, 16.2.2019, 9am – 6pm

Organizers: Ulrike Schneider (Mainz) & Manfred Sailer (Frankfurt)

Keynote: Bas Aarts (UCL)

Webpage: https://www.english-linguistics.de/digital-data-in-english-linguistics-2019/

We would like to invite students (BA, MA, Lehramt) from Goethe University to submit proposals for posters and/or short presentations (20 minutes + 10 minutes discussion) to the first joint Mainz-Frankfurt student workshop on Digital Data in English Linguistics. Continue reading Call for papers: REEL Day 2019 “Digital Data in English Linguistics”

Webelhuth et al in “Reconstruction effects in relative clauses”

Gert Webelhuth, Sascha Barmann, & Christopher Götze have just published a paper on “Idioms as evidence for the proper analysis of relative clauses” in a volume on Reconstruction effects in relative clauses.

(Photo M. Sailer, BY-NC-ND 3.0))

The authors provide evidence against a raising analysis of relative clauses and show that the data on idioms in relative clauses can be captured elegantly in a modification analysis. Among many other highlights, the paper presents the first formal account of anaphoric relations to idiom parts across sentence boundaries.

Continue reading Webelhuth et al in “Reconstruction effects in relative clauses”

Crysmann on Apparent Reversal in Old French Declension

November 19 & 20, Berthold Crysmann (Paris) visited Frankfurt to give two talks on his joint work with Alain Kihm on Apparent reversal in Old French declension. Berthold and Alain argue that even though the Old French declension looks like a case of reversal, it should better be described in terms of generalizations over various declension classes.

Figure 3 of Crysmann & Kihm (2018)

Berthold’s visit was funded as part of the Paris-Frankfurt network One-to-Many Correspondences in Morphology, Syntax, and Semantics (2017 & 2018). Continue reading Crysmann on Apparent Reversal in Old French Declension

Lahm: Conference paper and dissertation submitted!

We are happy to announce that  David Lahm has submitted his doctoral dissertation last week! Congratulations!!  David was a member of the graduate school Nominal Modification.

David after submitting his dissertation. October 2019 (Photo: M. Sailer, BY-NC-ND 3.0)

David has also just published a paper  on Plural in Lexical Resource Semantics  in the proceedings of this year’s HPSG conference.

Continue reading Lahm: Conference paper and dissertation submitted!

Exam preparation Sailer

During the winter term, Manfred Sailer is offering meetings for his exam candidates. All meetings will take place tuesday, 14.15-15.45, IG 3.214.

  • 13.11.2018 (semantics, New Englishes)
  • 18.12.2018 (conlangs, negation)
  • 12.2.2019 (oral exam: pragmatics, survey)

 

Please contact Manfred Sailer (sailer@em.uni-frankfurt.de) directly if you have not yet registered at Sailer’s  Olat exam group or if you have any other questions.

Gerald Penn visiting (again)

Gerald Penn from the University of Toronto came back to Frankfurt this summer for an entire month of intense implementation work on CLLRS, the constraint language that gives a computational interpretation to Lexical Resource Semantics (LRS). LRS is the  semantic framework that we use in teaching introductory semantics, and it is developed actively in various ongoing research projects. Continue reading Gerald Penn visiting (again)

Findlay, Bargmann & Sailer at Form-Meaning Mismatches, Göttingen

Gänseliesel, Göttingen, 3.8.2018 (photo: M. Sailer, BY-NC-ND 3.0)

Jamie Findlay, Sascha Bargmann, and Manfred Sailer presented their joint work on figurative uses of idiomatic expressions at the workshop on From-Meaning Mismatches in Natural Language, Göttingen, August 3&4.

Jamie, Sascha and Manfred’s work was the result of their intense interaction during Jamie’s visit in Frankfurt in June. In their talk “Pulling a pretence rabbit out of the hat”, they argue Continue reading Findlay, Bargmann & Sailer at Form-Meaning Mismatches, Göttingen