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
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
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
This year’s HPSG conference will take place in Bucharest. It will host two talks that are based on long-standing cooperations of members of the IEAS-linguistics department with other partners:
- Monica-Mihaela Rizea (Bucharest) & Manfred Sailer: Representing scales. Degree result clauses and emphatic negative polarity items in Romanian
- Gert Webelhuth & Olivier Bonami (Paris): Syntactic haplology and the Dutch proform ‘er’
Manfred Sailer gave an invited talk at the workshop on Modification of Complex Predicates, Düsseldorf, 23.&24.5.2019. The workshop was organized jointly by a number of projects of the SFB 991: The structure of representations in language, cognition, and science.
The workshop organizers, Curtis Anderson, Timm Lichte, and Jens Fleischhauer aimed at bringing together researchers on various kinds of complex predicates and at jointly discussing to which extend modification data can help shed light on the properties of complex predicates. The 10 workshop presentations illuminated exactly these aspects using different types of data and analytical tools. In his own talk, Manfred looked at modified kinegrams as in (1).
(1) Alex pricked her big ears. Continue reading Sailer at Modification of Complex Predicates, Düsseldorf
This year’s Frankfurt Summer School (5.8.-30.8.) offers a 4-weeks course package in research methods in linguistics.
The modules are open to all interested students. They are particularly useful for students of disciplines in which language plays an essential role, such as linguistics, philology, literary studies, media studies, gender studies, ethnology, (foreign) language teaching etc.
Module 1: Basic Research Methods in Linguistics (weeks 1 and 2, 05.08.–15.08.)
Language is an essential feature ofall humans that distinguishes us from all other known species. The study of human languages is not Continue reading Frankfurt Summer School: 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
Keynote: Bas Aarts (UCL)
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”
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 has also just published a paper on Plural in Lexical Resource Semantics in the proceedings of this year’s HPSG conference.
Dianne Jonas will participate at this year’s meeting of the Netværk for nordisk syntakshistorie (Nordic historical syntax network) Copenhagen, November 1 & 2. The title of her talk is On the Comparative Morphosyntax of ‘think’.
Frank Richter and Manfred Sailer presented recent developments on Lexical Resource Semantics (LRS) at the Symposium on Logic and Algorithms in Computational Linguistics (LACompLing) 2018.
Frank gave an overview of the current state of the LRS Continue reading Richter & Sailer at LACompLing 2018
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