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.
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:
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
The following text has been posted by Berthold Crysmann:
Following up on the HPSG workshop Gert Webelhuth organised in Frankfurt in May 2012, I am happy to announce that the Laboratoire de linguistique formelle (CNR & U Paris 7) is going to host the second such workshop this coming autumn at Paris-Diderot.
Continue reading HPSG Workshop in Paris, November 17-18.
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.
by Assif Am-David, Frankfurt a.M.
For the last 150 years the ultimate representation of language change has been the family tree model. I shall start by explaining what the family tree model is. I shall pursue in presenting some major schools raising contention against this model. Finally, I shall discuss these critical voices in light of the progress in historical linguistics. Continue reading Models of Language Change