Ab- und Antrittsvorlesungen / farewell and inaugural lecture Phonologie

On July 3rd we celebrated Prof. Caroline Féry's retirement at the end of september and Prof. Frank Kügler's appointment as her successor. It was a wonderful and festive event, and here you can find a collection of short pieces for Caroline written by various friends and colleagues that were presented to her at the event: Tweets 'n Greets for Caroline Féry. Caroline has contributed immensely to the success of the Institute in Frankfurt and we are all very lucky, both professionally and personally, to have been her colleagues, so: thank you, Caroline! ...
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Propositionalism in Linguistic Semantics

This article, that was recently published in the journal EU Research (SUM19/P66), vividly explains the research field of Prof. Dr. Zimmerman's projekt "Propositionalism in Linguistic Semantics". https://issuu.com/euresearcher/docs/propositionalism_in_linguistic_semantics_eur20_h_r Find the entire magazine here....
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Lecture Series – Tom Leu (UQAM)

Professor Thomas Leu (Université du Québec à Montréal) will be giving a mini-course in three sessions on June 7th(2-4) and8th (10-12, 2-4). See below for details!   Title: The morphosyntax around German d Place & time: Thursday, June 7, 2-4:  SP 0.02 Friday, June 8, 10-12: SH 1.101 Friday, June 8, 2-4:  CAS 1.812 Abstract: While d, as a voiced coronal stop, is a rather ordinary almost boring speech sound (cf. English duh), d qua morpheme in German is, when looked at the right way, perhaps the most intriguing and insight-granting single grammatical ele- ment in human language discovered to date. This mini-course is about what makes me think so. In particular, I argue that it is this one morpheme d that we find in the seemingly distinct morphosyntactic environments of der ‘the’, dieser ‘this’, jeder ‘every’, dass ‘thatC ’, and that its syntactic properties are pivotal in understanding aspects of (i) V2 and (ii) the weak/strong adjectival declension alternation. The latter point has important consequences for our understanding of dative and genitive morphology. The former point gives a meaning to the -finite in definite, leading us...
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