The Survey of English Usage project of University College London has been creating resources for teaching English. The web site englicious.org is of particular interest for future teachers of English. It is freely accessible and contains material to explain and practice English grammar, based on the UK National Curriculum of 2014. Continue reading englicious: Material for teaching English grammar
We are happy to welcome Monica-Mihaela Rizea (Bucharest) back in Frankfurt!
Monica is staying at our department from January 1 to March 31, 2019, as a DAAD fellow with her project “On the Distribution of Negative Polarity Minimizer Expressions. A Collocational and Reading-dependent Account.”
In the project, Monica plans to carry out an analysis of the Continue reading Monica Rizea back in Frankfurt!
Monday, December 17, we had the traditional Christmas Gathering of the English linguistics group. There was plenty of delicious home-made!) food and we all remembered many nice things that happened or that we had acchieved in 2018.
Happy holidays and the best for 2019 to everyone in the department and to everyone reading this post!
CALL FOR PAPERS
REsearch in English Linguistics
(REEL Day 2019)
Digital data in English linguistics:
Lexical and functional uses of verbs
Mainz, 16.2.2019, 9am – 6pm
Keynote: Bas Aarts (UCL)
We would like to invite students (BA, MA, Lehramt) from Goethe University to submit proposals for posters and/or short presentations (20 minutes + 10 minutes discussion) to the first joint Mainz-Frankfurt student workshop on Digital Data in English Linguistics. Continue reading Call for papers: REEL Day 2019 “Digital Data in English Linguistics”
Gert Webelhuth, Sascha Barmann, & Christopher Götze have just published a paper on “Idioms as evidence for the proper analysis of relative clauses” in a volume on Reconstruction effects in relative clauses.
The authors provide evidence against a raising analysis of relative clauses and show that the data on idioms in relative clauses can be captured elegantly in a modification analysis. Among many other highlights, the paper presents the first formal account of anaphoric relations to idiom parts across sentence boundaries.
November 19 & 20, Berthold Crysmann (Paris) visited Frankfurt to give two talks on his joint work with Alain Kihm on Apparent reversal in Old French declension. Berthold and Alain argue that even though the Old French declension looks like a case of reversal, it should better be described in terms of generalizations over various declension classes.
Berthold’s visit was funded as part of the Paris-Frankfurt network One-to-Many Correspondences in Morphology, Syntax, and Semantics (2017 & 2018). Continue reading Crysmann on Apparent Reversal in Old French Declension
We are happy to announce that David Lahm has submitted his doctoral dissertation last week! Congratulations!! David was a member of the graduate school Nominal Modification.
David has also just published a paper on Plural in Lexical Resource Semantics in the proceedings of this year’s HPSG conference.
Monica-Mihaela Rizea (Bucharest) is back in Frankfurt for a research visit at the IEAS. She gave a talk on her recent work on weak Negative Polarity Items in Romanian on Monday, October 22.
Monica showed that so-called vre-NPIs are weak NPIs but have often claimed to be excluded in sentences with a simple negation. She provides a more refined generalization that accounts for both Continue reading Rizea in Frankfurt
Dianne Jonas will participate at this year’s meeting of the Netværk for nordisk syntakshistorie (Nordic historical syntax network) Copenhagen, November 1 & 2. The title of her talk is On the Comparative Morphosyntax of ‘think’.
Frank Richter and Manfred Sailer presented recent developments on Lexical Resource Semantics (LRS) at the Symposium on Logic and Algorithms in Computational Linguistics (LACompLing) 2018.
Frank gave an overview of the current state of the LRS Continue reading Richter & Sailer at LACompLing 2018