Jim Blevins created a website for the Emmonfest, which was celebrated a week ago here in Frankfurt. It includes the program of the event, a link to the text of Emmon Bach’s Friday morning talk, and links to photostreams. There is more to come in the near future.
Monthly Archives: June 2014
Tutor/in Englische Sprachwissenschaft gesucht!
Für das Wintersemester 2014/15 wird in der Abteilung Linguistik des IEAS ein/e Tutor/in für die Introduction to Linguistics gesucht. Continue reading Tutor/in Englische Sprachwissenschaft gesucht!
Holden Härtl: “On the Relation Between Word-formation and Naming”, 23.6.2014
We cordially invite to the following guest lecture:
Holden Härtl (Kassel)
Monday June 23, 16ct, room IG 3.201.
“On the relation between word-formation and naming: A pragmatic perspective”
Continue reading Holden Härtl: “On the Relation Between Word-formation and Naming”, 23.6.2014
Program of the Emmon Fest
As announced earlier, Goethe-University Frankfurt will host a symposium for Emmon Bach. The event is organized by Gert Webelhuth, Jim Blevins, and Joyce McDonough and will be held in Frankfurt on June 20-21 in IG-Farben Haus, Eisenhower Room.
Am-David talks about “A Semantic Typology of Definiteness Markers”
Assif Am-David will present a talk on A semantic typology of definiteness markers next weekend at the 8th Days of Swiss Linguistics. This year’s conference title is Dynamics of Variation. The conference shall take place at the Zurich University, 19-21.6.2014.
Paper Accepted for Sinn und Bedeutung 2014
Manfred Sailer’s abstract on Inverse Linking and Telescoping as Polyadic Quantification has been accepted for presentation at Sinn und Bedeutung 19, September 15-17, 2014, in Göttingen.
Symposium in Honor of Emmon Bach
This year, Emmon Bach turns 85 years old. To celebrate this occasion, Emmon the person, and his career and accomplishments as a linguist, a symposium will be held in his honor in the Eisenhower Room of Goethe-University Frankfurt. The Eisenhower Room was General Eisenhower’s office when he led the military government of Germany and is the most representative room of the University of Frankfurt.
Radó invited to “Quantifier Scope: Syntactic, Semantic, and Experimental Approaches”
Janina Radó will give an invited talk at the workshop on “Quantifier Scope: Syntactic, Semantic, and Experimental Approaches” that is taking place June 12 & 13, 2014 in Bayonne, France. The title of Janina’s talk is: “What do German quantifiers tell us about semantic theories?´´
by Assif Am-David, Frankfurt a.M.
One of the most intriguing and widely studied topics in linguistics is the nature of language change. It is a well-known fact that natural languages of all types keep changing constantly. Language change can be studied from several angles: One can reconstruct extinct languages, classify languages to language families, recognise trends in lexical and grammatical changes and draw historical conclusions from language change. However, perhaps the most prominent question regarding language change is why it happens in the first place. Continue reading Language Change
Graduate School “Nominal Modification”
Starting October 1, 2014, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany, offers full funding for 12 graduate students who aim for a PhD in the domain of nominal modification. These 12 PhD positions will be part of the newly approved graduate program “Nominal Modification“, funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG).
Application for the program is open till June 30.
Find more information on the program and the application requirements on the graduate school’s website.