Walker’s dissertation!

Heike Walker’s dissertation on “The syntax and semantics of relative clause attachment” is available online through the university library!
Heike’s dissertation not only gives a great overview over the existing literature and approaches on relative clause extraposition, it also contains a concise introduction into HPSG and Lexical Resource Semantics and provides a new analysis of challenging data.

The dissertation abstract as it appears on the UB page: Continue reading Walker’s dissertation!

Short report from the Concluding Workshop on Relative Clauses

The concluding workshop of the Research Unit “Relative Clauses” took place May 4-6, in the Casino building of Goethe-University.

IEAS linguistics is part of this unit through the project CON, Constraint-based Analysis of Relative Clauses in English and German. This project is done in co-operation with Anke Holler,  Seminar für Deutsche Philologie, Göttingen.

During the poster session
During the poster session. (Photo: M. Sailer , BY-NC-ND 3.0)

 

 

 

 

 

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Additional Colloquium, Tuesday 2-4

This term, Petra Schulz and Manfred Sailer are offering a colloquium “Recent trends in linguistic research” during which colleagues will present current work.

The colloquium takes place: Tuesday 14.15-15.45 in IG 0.251

The program of the colloquium is still not entirely fixed, but an up-to-date version will always be given on the colloquium page.

Next tuesday, April 25, there will be a talk by Céline Pozniak (Paris) on the processing of relative clauses.

Paris in March – Short report

From March 23 to March 29, members of the Frankfurt HPSG community traveled to Paris as part of a co-operation with colleagues from the Laboratoire de Linguistique Formelle – see the previous post in this blog.

Invader at Paris Diderot (Photo: M. Sailer, March 2017, BY-NC-ND 3.0)

March 24 and 25, the 4th European Workshop on Head-driven Phrase Structure Grammar (EW-HPSG) took place. It featured 15 talks, including topics on morphology, syntax, and semantics. The workshop included the following presentations from the Frankfurt group: Continue reading Paris in March – Short report

Linguistic calendar

Today is International Mother Language Day!
A great opportunity to celebrate linguistic diversity, to support projects to explore and protect endangered languages, to find out about language minorities and linguistic diversity in your own country!

Here is a list of holidays and special dates with relation to language and linguistics. This list will hopefully expand in the near future and we will add more information to the indicated events. Continue reading Linguistic calendar

Paris in March

Many members of the English linguistics team of the IEAS will participate in two events in Paris at the end of March which will be integrated in a meeting of the network on “One-to-many Correspondences”:

  1. The 4th European Workshop on HPSG, Paris, 24-25 March 2017 
  2. Constraint-based Syntax and Semantics in honnor of Danièle Godard, Paris, 27 March 2017.

The workshop on the first two day includes presentations by various Frankfurt participants in the “One-to-many” network:

  • Andy Lücking (computer science) Can co-verbal gestures tell us something about grammar? Some Examples
  • Philippa Cook (IEAS): Presentational there-insertion in English
  • Manfred Sailer (IEAS): The multi-dimensional semantics of kinegrams
  • Frank Richter & David Lahm (IEAS): Every linguist proposed a different account

The European Worshop on HPSG has been an (almost) annual event, alternating between Frankfurt/Main (2012 & 2015) and Paris (2014).

Paris-Frankfurt Cooperation on “One-to-Many Correspondences”

During 2017 and 2018, there will be a series of mutual visits between our department and the Laborartoire de linguistics formelle in Paris. The overreaching topic of this co-operation is “One-to-many correspondences in morphology, syntax and semantics”.

The Frankfurt part of the  co-operation is supported by the DAAD program Programme des projektbezogenen Personenaustauschs. The co-operation builds on research contacts that have been developing over the last few years, which have let, for example, to establishing the European Workshops on Head-driven Phrase Structure Grammar.

We will inform on the progress of this co-operation on this blog. Here is a summary of the main ideas of the project.

Summary of the project

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