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.
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Visit to Toronto
This week Frank is visiting Gerald Penn at the University of Toronto in Canada on a grant from the International Office. We are investigating possibilities to establish a collaboration on research questions that are of interest to the computational linguistics group in Toronto and to the linguists at the IEAS.
Sailer talks at “Sinn und Bedeutung”
Manfred Sailer will give a talk on Inverse Linking and Telescoping as Polyadic Quantification (download the abstract) at Sinn und Bedeutung 19, September 15-17, 2014, in Göttingen.
Other contributions from Frankfurt will be:
- Daniel Gutzmann and Robert Henderson: “Expressive, much?”
- T. Ede Zimmermann: “Remarks on Type Shifts” (invited talk)
PARSEME 3rd General Meeting
The IEAS will host a workshop on multi-word expressions on September 8th and September 9th. The workshop is a gathering of the European PARSEME (PARSing and Multi-word Expressions) network in which multi-word expressions are investigated in an interdisciplinary setting.
Two IEAS presentations at ISLE, Zurich
The International Society for the Linguistics of English (ISLE) will have its bi-annual conference this year in Zurich, August 24-27. The meeting will feature two presentations from the IEAS:
- Janina Radó: Fronted demonstratives in reverse wh-clefts and topicalization
- Pia Weber: Functional and stylistic preferences in English and German
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.
Second Phase of Research Unit “Relative Clauses”
The second phase of Research Unit 1783 “Relative Clauses” is now approved. The research unit is funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft. The second phase will run from September 2014 to August 2017.
The aim of the research unit is summarized on its web site as:
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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
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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Heycock: Four lectures
Caroline Heycock (Edinburgh) is currently visiting the Research Group Relative Clauses.
There will be four talks by her, all in room IG 254, 14.00 (c.t.) – 16.00 o’clock.