One day before the start of the annual conference of the German Linguistic Society (DGfS), the society’s Lehramtsinitiative organized its traditional information day for teachers. This year’s topic was Welche Grammatik braucht die Schule? (What kind of grammar is needed for school?). The event included a 2-hour working group on conlanging under the title Kreative Grammatikreflexion: Sprachen erfinden im Grammatikunterricht. This working group was organized by Alexandra Zepter (Cologne), Judith Bündgens-Kosten (Frankfurt) and Manfred Sailer (Frankfurt).
During her visit to Australia, Dianne Jonas is giving two presentations on her recent work on the diachronic change of the argument pattern of the verb think in a number of Germanic languages. On February 27, she gave a talk at the unversity of Melbourne on “Thinking comparatively and diachronically. A case study on the verb think“. March 6, she will give a talk on “Morphosyntactic change – a case study of the verb think” at Monash university (Clayton campus).
Manfred Sailer’s paper on Doing the devil. Deriving the PPI-hood of a negation-expressing multi-dimensional idiom has appeared in the recent number of Linguistics. The paper is an elaboration of a presentation at the workshop on Positive Polarity Items organized by Mingya Liu and Gianina Iordăchioaia at DGfS 2015 and has now been integrated into a special issue on Positive Polarity Items, edited by Mingya and Gianina. Continue reading Sailer on “Doing the Devil”
In the week of November 13-17, Pegah Faghiri (Cologne & Paris) visited our group as part of the activities of the Pars-Frankfurt network One-to-many Correspondences.
Pegah gave a talk in our colloquium on “The issue of (in)separability in Persian complex predicates: An experimental investigation“, in Continue reading Pegah Faghiri’s visit
Since the winter term 2017/18, the linguistics section of IEAS contributes the area of specialization “Englische Sprachwissenschaft/English Linguistics” to the BA program “Empirische Sprachwissenschaft”. English Linguistics can only be chosen as a minor specialization (Nebenfach).
We are looking forward to welcoming the students in this new specialization. They will do a total of 54 to 60 credits in our group, joining their fellow students from other study programs, such as Lehramt Englisch, BA English Studies, and MA Linguistics. Continue reading English Linguistics in the study program Empirische Sprachwissenschaft
October 11, 10am-6pm, Berthold Crysmann (Paris) will offer a full-day introduction to Information-based Morphology (IbM, Crysmann & Bonami 2016) in room IG 3.201. Everyone is cordially invited! Continue reading Crysmann introduces Information-based Morphology
Over the last year, the projects NRR (Non-restrictive Relative Clauses) and CON (Constraint-based Analysis of relative clauses) worked together on non-restrictive relative clauses with split antecedents. The results of this cooperation were presented as a poster at this year’s Sinn und Bedeutung, Berlin/Potsdam, 7.-10.9.2017. The poster was presented by Claudia Poschmann and Continue reading Poster at “Sinn und Bedeutung”, Berlin/Potsdam, 7.-10.9.2017
Gerald Penn from the University of Toronto is staying at IEAS for three weeks to work with Gert Webelhuth, Manfred Sailer, Niko Schenk, and Frank Richter on several extensions of the TRALE grammar implementation system.
TRALE is at the heart of various long-term projects we are pursuing at the linguistics department. Most visibly, it provides the underlying software platform for the online grammars which Gert Webelhuth uses throughout his syntax courses. In order to make the graphical user interface of the online grammars in those classes more intuitive, Continue reading Gerald Penn Visits IEAS
July 3, Johannes Daxenberger (Darmstadt) gave a talk in Frankfurt on “Neural Text Classification and its Applications for Metaphor Identification and Argumention Mining“.
In the introductory part of his talk, he presented the overall structure of CeDiFor, a BMBF-funded research center of Digital Humanities in the Rhein-Main area.
In the main part, he reported Continue reading Daxenberger speaks on Neural Text Classification
Ever wondered about grammatical frameworks other than HPSG and Minimalism? Miriam Butt (Konstanz) recorded an introductory course on Lexical Functional Grammar (LFG).
Miriam’s course can be access through the following links: