The proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 2021 are now available online. They contain a contribution by Manfred Sailer on “Use-conditional licensing of strong negative polarity items.” In the paper, Manfred further develops the theory of his 2021 HPSG paper that strong NPIs can be licensed by a negation at the non-at-issue semantics. The new paper looks at strong NPIs in German in verum focus constructions and in raising declaratives. Continue reading Sailer in Sinn und Bedeutung 2021 proceedings
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Asadpour et al in HPSG22 proceedings
The proceedings of this year’s HPSG conference are now available! The volume includes a contribution by Hiwa Asadpour, Shene Hassan & Manfred Sailer on “Non-wh relatives in English and Kurdish: Constraint on grammar and use.” The paper is based on Shene’s work on relative clauses in English and Kurdish, Hiwa’s fieldwork on varieties of Kurdish, and Manfred’s work on non-at-issue meaning. Continue reading Asadpour et al in HPSG22 proceedings
Webelhuth on c-command constraints in German
Gert Webelhuth’s paper on “C-command constraints in German: A corpus-based investigation” has been published ahead of print in Zeitschrift für Sprachwissenschaft.
In the paper, Gert addresses the role of c-command constraints in the grammar of three phenomena in German: relative quantifier scope, quantificational binding, and negative polarity. He presents the results of a large corpus study that demonstrate empirically that scope of one quantifier over another, quantificational binding, and Continue reading Webelhuth on c-command constraints in German
Asadpour publishes cross-linguistic corpus study
Hiwa Asadpour (IEAS and JSPS International Fellow at University of Tokyo) has just published a paper in the journal Corpus Linguistics and Linguistic Theory on “Parts of speech and the placement of Targets in the corpus of languages in northwestern Iran.”
This study applies a corpus-based quantitative approach to the word order typology and linguistic theories about word order in several genetically unrelated language varieties in northwestern Iran. Continue reading Asadpour publishes cross-linguistic corpus study
Asadpour co-edits volume on language contact
A new volume on Word Order Variation has been published in the series Studia Typologica [STTYP] (De Gruyter Mouton) by Hiwa Asadpour in collaboration with Thomas Jügel. The focus region is the Iranic-Semitic-Turkic contact area, where many languages are described as verb-final, ‘Targets’ (Goals, Recipients, etc.) tend to appear in the immediate postverbal position, a pattern violating the alleged ‘basic word order’. The volume will be available from August 1 on.
Investigating empirical material, the present volume examines the idea of its contact-induced origin by combining various languages Continue reading Asadpour co-edits volume on language contact
HPSG 2021 proceedings online
The proceedings of the International Conference on Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar 2021 are now online! They contain three papers (co-)authored by members of the Frankfurt English Linguistics group: Continue reading HPSG 2021 proceedings online
Shene’s disseration published
Shene Hassan has published her disseration with the Frankfurt university library . Congratulations! The full text is available online.
In her thesis, Shene develops a theory of supplementary relative clauses in English and Sōrānī Kurdish. She looks at two Continue reading Shene’s disseration published
HPSG handbook with IEAS contributions
Language Science Press has published Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar: The handbook.
In 32 chapters, the handbook covers the major aspects and developments of HPSG. The following chapters are (co-)authored by IEAS members: Continue reading HPSG handbook with IEAS contributions
Book on one-to-many relations!
Language Science Press has just published a volume on One-to-many relations in morphology, syntax, and semantics, edited by Berthold Crysmann (Paris) and Manfred Sailer. The volume is based on research carried out as part of the DAAD-funded project One-to-many correspondences (2017 & 2018).
The book consists of an introduction and seven chapters, three of which being (co-)authored by colleagues of the IEAS.
Abstract: (from the publisher’s page)
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HPSG 2020 Proceedings Online
The proceedings of the International Conference on Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar 2020 (online) are online! They contain two papers that are (co-)authored by members of the Frankfurt English Linguistics group: Continue reading HPSG 2020 Proceedings Online