Bargmann in Essex

Essex Campus
Essex Campus (Photo: Sascha Bargmann, BY-NC-ND 3.0)

February 14 to 28 Sascha Bargmann visited the Department of Language and Linguistics at the University of Essex, UK. The purpose of this visit was to discuss Doug Arnold’s analysis of non-restrictive relative clauses (NRCs) as syntactically fully integrated (subordinated) units as well as my semantic representation (SR) account of semantically decomposable idioms (SDIs) like pull strings and to combine the two into an analysis of SDIs in NRCs formulated within Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar (HPSG).

Sascha had the chance to interact with the LFG and the HPSG communities at Essex and to attend the weekly departmental meetings.

Sascha’s visit was made possible by an STSM  grant of the COST Action Parsing and Multiword Expressions.