One day before the start of the annual conference of the German Linguistic Society (DGfS), the society’s Lehramtsinitiative organized its traditional information day for teachers. This year’s topic was Welche Grammatik braucht die Schule? (What kind of grammar is needed for school?). The event included a 2-hour working group on conlanging under the title Kreative Grammatikreflexion: Sprachen erfinden im Grammatikunterricht. This working group was organized by Alexandra Zepter (Cologne), Judith Bündgens-Kosten (Frankfurt) and Manfred Sailer (Frankfurt).
Over the last year, the projects NRR (Non-restrictive Relative Clauses) and CON (Constraint-based Analysis of relative clauses) worked together on non-restrictive relative clauses with split antecedents. The results of this cooperation were presented as a poster at this year’s Sinn und Bedeutung, Berlin/Potsdam, 7.-10.9.2017. The poster was presented by Claudia Poschmann and Continue reading Poster at “Sinn und Bedeutung”, Berlin/Potsdam, 7.-10.9.2017
The concluding workshop of the Research Unit “Relative Clauses” took place May 4-6, in the Casino building of Goethe-University.
IEAS linguistics is part of this unit through the project CON, Constraint-based Analysis of Relative Clauses in English and German. This project is done in co-operation with Anke Holler, Seminar für Deutsche Philologie, Göttingen.
The closing workshop of the Research Unit “Relative Clauses” will take place
May 4-6, 2017
Room CAS 1.801
The program and more information can be found on http://user.uni-frankfurt.de/~tezimmer/HP_FG-RelS/windex.html
From March 23 to March 29, members of the Frankfurt HPSG community traveled to Paris as part of a co-operation with colleagues from the Laboratoire de Linguistique Formelle – see the previous post in this blog.
March 24 and 25, the 4th European Workshop on Head-driven Phrase Structure Grammar (EW-HPSG) took place. It featured 15 talks, including topics on morphology, syntax, and semantics. The workshop included the following presentations from the Frankfurt group: Continue reading Paris in March – Short report
Many members of the English linguistics team of the IEAS will participate in two events in Paris at the end of March which will be integrated in a meeting of the network on “One-to-many Correspondences”:
- The 4th European Workshop on HPSG, Paris, 24-25 March 2017
- Constraint-based Syntax and Semantics in honnor of Danièle Godard, Paris, 27 March 2017.
The workshop on the first two day includes presentations by various Frankfurt participants in the “One-to-many” network:
- Andy Lücking (computer science) Can co-verbal gestures tell us something about grammar? Some Examples
- Philippa Cook (IEAS): Presentational there-insertion in English
- Manfred Sailer (IEAS): The multi-dimensional semantics of kinegrams
- Frank Richter & David Lahm (IEAS): Every linguist proposed a different account
The European Worshop on HPSG has been an (almost) annual event, alternating between Frankfurt/Main (2012 & 2015) and Paris (2014).
Manfred Sailer gave a talk at the one-day workshop on “The Syntax of Idioms”, organized by the Leuven & Utrecht project of the same name. In the morning, project members presented their results and the database of idioms in Dutch dialects. In the afternoon, there were invited talks by Julia Horváth (Tel Aviv) on “Idioms and ‘Constructions’: Implications for the architecture of grammar”, Martin Everaert (Utrecht) on “Idioms: what you see is what you get?”, and Manfred on “The meaning of `meaningless’ idiom parts”.
Manfred’s talk was based on joint work with Sascha Bargman on how to model the syntactic flexibility of non-decomposable idioms such as kick the bucket `die´.
Monica-Mihaela Rizea, Gianina Iordachioăia & Frank Richter have cooperated on Romanian Negative Polarity items since Monica’s visit in Frankfurt in April 2016. As a result of this cooperation, they had joint posters at the Parseme meeting in Dubrovnik (September 2016) and the figurative language workshop in Tübingen (December 2016). They also had a joint paper presentation at the 12 International Conference “Linguistic Resources and Tools for Processing the Romanian Language”, Mălini, 27-29 October 2016. The proceedings of this conference are available online and contain their paper.
One of the aims of this cooperation is an update of the Romanian part of the Collection of Distributionally Idiosyncratic Items (CoDII), which was initiated by Frank and Gianina and which is now being updated by Monica.
Manfred Sailer gave an invited talk at the workshop “Recent Trends in Figurative Language Research”, Tübingen, December 8&9. The workshop brought together researchers from theoretical linguistics, applied linguistics, psycholinguistics, psychology, first and second language acquisition research, medicine, and computational linguistics.
Manfred’s presented new research on a “Multi-dimensional Continue reading Sailer talks on kinegrams
The final meeting of the research network PARSEME (“Parsing and Multiword Expressions”) took place September 26-27, 2016, in Dubrovnik (Croatia).