Category Archives: IEAS news

Exam preparation Sailer

During the winter term, Manfred Sailer is offering meetings for his exam candidates. All meetings will take place tuesday, 14.15-15.45, IG 3.214.

  • 13.11.2018 (semantics, New Englishes)
  • 18.12.2018 (conlangs, negation)
  • 12.2.2019 (oral exam: pragmatics, survey)


Please contact Manfred Sailer ( directly if you have not yet registered at Sailer’s  Olat exam group or if you have any other questions.

Gerald Penn visiting (again)

Gerald Penn from the University of Toronto came back to Frankfurt this summer for an entire month of intense implementation work on CLLRS, the constraint language that gives a computational interpretation to Lexical Resource Semantics (LRS). LRS is the  semantic framework that we use in teaching introductory semantics, and it is developed actively in various ongoing research projects. Continue reading Gerald Penn visiting (again)

Findlay, Bargmann & Sailer at Form-Meaning Mismatches, Göttingen

Gänseliesel, Göttingen, 3.8.2018 (photo: M. Sailer, BY-NC-ND 3.0)

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

Paper published: Split-antecedent relative clauses

The proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 22 have just been published and are freely accessible for download from the semantics archive. The proceedings contain a joint contribution of the projects NRR and CON of Research Unit 1783 Relative Clauses.

In their contribution on “Split antecedent relative clauses and the symmetry of predicates”Claudia Poschmann, Sascha Bargmann, Christopher Götze, Anke Holler, Manfred Sailer, Gert Webelhuth, and Thomas Ede Zimmermann present the results of Continue reading Paper published: Split-antecedent relative clauses

Jamie Findlay in Frankfurt!

Findlay in Frankfurt, June 2018 (photo: M. Sailer, BY-NC-ND 3.0)

Jamie Findlay (Oxford) spent a research visit at the IEAS from June 18 to July 5. During his visit, Jamie was working with Sascha Bargmann and Manfred Sailer on recent developments in formal approaches to the analysis of idiomatic expressions. He also discussed this topic in his talk “How (not) to analyse multiword expressions” (June 25, 4.15-5.45 pm, IG 3.201).

Some of the results of Jamie’s very productive stay in Frankfurt will be presented at the workshop on Form-Meaning Mismatches, Continue reading Jamie Findlay in Frankfurt!

New book: “Multiword expressions: Insights from a multi-lingual perspective”

Earlier this week, Language Science Press has published the following edited volume:

(PMWE1, foto: M. Sailer, May 2018)

Sailer, Manfred & Stella Markanotantou. 2018. Multiword expressions: Insights from a multi-lingual perspective (Phraseology and Multiword Expressions, Vol 1). Berlin: Language Science Press. doi 10.5281/zenodo.1182583

The book is one of the results of the COST Action 1207 Parseme: Parsing and Multiword Expressions (2013-2017).

The book is summarized on the web page as follows: Continue reading New book: “Multiword expressions: Insights from a multi-lingual perspective”