Mily Crevels (Leiden) will be a guest at the IEAS June 11 & 12. She will present part of her work on indigenous languages in South America in Manfred’s class Introduction to Linguistics 2. The talk will be particularly suited for students, as it does not presuppose prior knowledge on the topic.
South American indigenous languages: The importance of language documentation
The official total number of the indigenous population of South America amounts to approximately 13 million, a number that has to be interpreted with some caution. Although many languages have probably disappeared since the first contact with the Spaniards, Continue reading Crevels on South American indigenous languages→
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).
If you are interested in the technology and in the challenges posed by the automatic generation of research books, the introduction to the freely available electronic version of the book gives an overview on the ongoing research in this area.
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.
We are happy to welcome Monica-Mihaela Rizea (Bucharest) back in Frankfurt!
Monica is staying at our department from January 1 to March 31, 2019, as a DAAD fellow with her project “On the Distribution of Negative Polarity Minimizer Expressions. A Collocational and Reading-dependent Account.”
Monday, December 17, we had the traditional Christmas Gathering of the English linguistics group. There was plenty of delicious home-made!) food and we all remembered many nice things that happened or that we had acchieved in 2018.
Happy holidays and the best for 2019 to everyone in the department and to everyone reading this post!
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.
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.
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.