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:
Note: The position has been filled!
Für das Wintersemester 2017/18 wird in der Abteilung Linguistik des IEAS ein/e Tutor/in für die Introduction to Linguistics gesucht
Unterstützung der Lehre in der Englischen Sprachwissenschaft Continue reading Tutor/in gesucht Intro Linguistics WiSe 2017/18
June 26 & 27, Susanne Flach (Neuchâtel) visited our research group. She gave a talk on “We must be born with it … maybe … are we?” A case study in morphological constraint acquisition in the Oberseminar meeting June 26. She discussed data on the go-V constrution as in Go get the nurse!. This construction has puzzled researchers because it cannot occur with verb forms distinct from the base form, i.e. we do not have *He goes gets/get the newspaper, *She went see/saw the doctor.
Thomas motivated the concept of multimodal constructions, which leads to a considerable extension of what should be described within a linguistic theory. Thomas has just come back from the International Conference on Multimodal Communication in Osnabrück, so we were priviledged to learn about current developments in this domain.
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!
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.