Digital Data in English Linguistics 2019

REsearch in English Linguistics
(REEL Day 2019)
Digital data in English linguistics:
Lexical and functional uses of verbs


Mainz, 16.2.2019, 9.45am – 6pm

Organizers: Ulrike Schneider (Mainz) & Manfred Sailer (Frankfurt)

Keynote: Bas Aarts (UCL)



9.45-10.00 Welcome
10.00-11-15 Bas Aarts: Auxiliaries and lexical verbs in Engish: Three approaches
11.15-11.30 coffee break
11.30-12.00 Group 1 (Mainz): A new approach to the TIME-away construction: An analysis of the role of punctuality, volitionality, and stativity
12.00-12.30 Group 2 (Mainz): Why smiling a happy smile is better than fighting a fight: The influence of modifiers on cognate objects
12.30-13.30 lunch break
13.30-14.00 Group 3 (Frankfurt a.M.): To hornswaggle or to talk the audience into believig your story? A productivity analysis of into-causatives by genre
14.00-14.30 Group 4 (Mainz): We will talk you into believing this is a really interesting construction: On the semantic transitivity of the into-causative
14.30-15.00 Group 5 (Mainz): The into-causative: Investigating semantic differences in Canadian and Australian English
15.00-15.30 coffee break
15.30-16.00 Group 6 (Mainz): The death of let’s don’t and don’t let’s and the rise of let’s not
16.00-16.30 Group 7 (Mainz): A closer look at Go-Verb: Does the situation type of the verb predict the construction’s syntactic environment?
16.30-16.45 Closing
17:00-18:00 Screencasts teaser  presentation


The workshop is supported by Gutenberg Lehrkolleg (Mainz) and the Förderfonds Lehre (Frankfurt).

Students interested in submitting an abstract can participate in the Förderfonds project’s academic license for the BYU corpus interface.

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