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.
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.
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Gianina Iordăchioaia and Frank Richter published a paper in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory on analyzing negative concord in Romanian and other languages as polyadic quantification. They Continue reading Iordăchioaia & Richter on Negative Concord
Other contributions from Frankfurt will be:
- Daniel Gutzmann and Robert Henderson: “Expressive, much?”
- T. Ede Zimmermann: “Remarks on Type Shifts” (invited talk)
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
The 19th conference on Formal Grammar (FG’14) will take place during the middle weekend of the 26th European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI) on campus Morgenstelle of the Universität Tübingen.
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.
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: