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New Page on the Blog

We are delighted to announce the addition of a dedicated Oberseminar page to our website: You might already have spotted the new menu item Oberseminar WiSe 2014/15 in the header area of this blog. The new page will keep you updated on the topics of our weekly Oberseminar on Monday, 16:15–17:45, in IG 3.201.

Coming up: Formal Grammar Conference

Frank Richter will act as local organizer of the 19th conference on Formal Grammar, which will take place at Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen on the weekend of August 16th and August 17th. The Standing Committee is particularly excited about the high registration numbers by students attending ESSLLI in the weeks before and after Formal Grammar. Invited speakers this year are Christian Retoré and Thomas F. Icard. The full program can be found at the official website of Formal Grammar 2014.

Spenader, Richter and Radó on English NPIs

In a recent paper, Jennifer Spenader, Frank Richter and Janina Radó extend previous experimental work by Frank and Janina on negative polarity items in  German to parallel data in English. In two experiments they investigated the ability of native speakers to distinguish different groups of NPIs:

J.  Spenader, F. Richter & J. Radó (2014): Experimental Investigations of Licensing Environments for NPIs in English. In: Jack Hoeksema & Dicky Gilbers (eds.): Black Book. A Festschrift in Honor of Frans Zwarts. University of Groningen, pp. 301-310

1 Postdoc or 2 doctoral positions at IEAS/Linguistics

Application closed!

The following job ad for either 1 postdoc or 2 doctoral positions has appeared on linguistlist.


The Linguistics section in the Department of English and American Studies (part of the College of Modern Philologies) of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University in Frankfurt am Main (Germany) has an opening for either one full postdoctoral or two halftime Ph.D. positions as Wissenschafterliche/r Mitarbeiter/in (E13 TV-G-U). The position(s) start(s) on September 1, 2014 and is/are initially restricted to a duration of 3 years.

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