Manfred Sailer was invited to give a talk at the department of English Linguistics of the Katholische Universität Eichstätt on January 20, 2020. Manfred’s talk on “Words and idioms: Holistic and analytic aspects of idiom Continue reading Sailer in Eichstätt
The proceedings of the International Conference on Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar 2019, Bucharest, are online! They contain two papers that are co-authored by members of the Frankfurt English Linguistics group: Continue reading HPSG 2019 proceedings online
Note: The position has been filled!
Im Rahmen des Projekts Linguistic Dimensions of Sexual Normativity (LIDISNO) (Institut für England- und Amerikastudien, Abteilung Linguistik) wird folgende Hilfskraftstelle ausgeschrieben:
Studentische Hilfskraft mit BA-Abschluss (30h/Monat, für drei Monate: April bis Juni 2020)
Aufgaben liegen im Wesentlichen im Bereich der Korpusdatensammlung und -aufarbeitung (Automatische Texterkennung, Korrekturlesen, Texteditieren, Datenkonvertierung, Scannen), daneben mitunter kleinere Recherchen und Bibliotheksgänge.
October 30, Sascha Bargmann successfully defended his thesis on Chopping up idioms: Towards a combinatorial analysis.
In his thesis, Sascha develops an argument for a consequent lexical treatment of idioms, whenever such a treatment is possible. To do this, he looks at data that have not been taken into account systematically in the previous literature.
Gert Webelhuth was an invited speaker at this year’s Colloque de Syntaxe et Sémantique à Paris (CSSP). He spoke On the role of c-command in German. In his talk, he presented empricial evidence against the c-command condition in German: (i) cases in which relative scope of quantifiers is not determined by their surface c-command relation, (ii) cases of pronouns that are bound by non-c-commanding quantifiers, and (iii) cases of NPIs that are not c-commanded by their licensers. Continue reading Webelhuth and Sailer presenting at CSSP 2019
Gerald Penn (Toronto)
will give a talk on
Writing, Decipherment and the Search for Meaning in Language
Wednesday, 7. August 2019
14.00 (st) – 15.30
Casino, 823 (Festsaal) Continue reading Gerald Penn on “Writing, Decipherment and the Search for Meaning in Language”
This year’s HPSG conference took place in Bucharest, Rumania, July 24-26. It was very well organized and included a rich and interesting sightseeing program. Gert Webelhuth and Manfred Sailer were the
only participants from Frankfurt at HPSG 2019. Gert presented joint work with Olivier Bonami on syntactic haplology in Dutch and Manfred gave a joint talk with Monica-Mihaela Rizea on emphatic NPIs in result clauses in Romanian.
The papers presented at the main conference and at the pre-conference Continue reading HPSG 2019: Conference report
Monday, July 1, Sascha Bargmann submitted his doctoral dissertion. Congratulations!!
Sascha’s dissertation has the title Chopping up Idioms. Towards a Combinatorial Analysis. Sascha develops an argument for a consequent lexical treatment of idioms, whenever such a treatment is possible. To do this, he looks at data that have not been taken into account systematically in the previous literature.
This year’s HPSG conference will take place in Bucharest. It will host two talks that are based on long-standing cooperations of members of the IEAS-linguistics department with other partners:
- Monica-Mihaela Rizea (Bucharest) & Manfred Sailer: Representing scales. Degree result clauses and emphatic negative polarity items in Romanian
- Gert Webelhuth & Olivier Bonami (Paris): Syntactic haplology and the Dutch proform ‘er’
Mily Crevels (Leiden) will be a guest at the IEAS June 11 & 12. She will present part of her work on indigenous languages in South America in Manfred’s class Introduction to Linguistics 2. The talk will be particularly suited for students, as it does not presuppose prior knowledge on the topic.
South American indigenous languages: The importance of language documentation
Mily Crevels (LUCL, Leiden University)