DAAD PROMOS – Stipendium Auslandsaufenthalte

Liebe Studierende, aktuell gibt es eine Ausschreibung für ein Stipendiumprogramm zur Förderung von kurzfristigen studienrelevanten Auslandsaufenthalten 2022, 1. Jahreshälfte. Alle wichtigen Informationen finden Sie HIER.   Bewerbungsschluss ist der 12.November 2021!   Bei Fragen oder Problemen, können Sie sich an Cécile Meier wenden....
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Preliminary information on in-person teaching in the winter semester 2021/22

Preliminary information on in-person teaching in the winter semester 2021/22 For the coming semester it is planned to return more to in-person teaching.  For that, the participation restrictions in terms of the 3G rules will probably apply (participation possible for vaccinated, recovered and tested students). Please check the course descriptions in the course catalog and further the associated Olat courses for the specific schedule of the relevant courses. Implementation of the Framework: Checking of 3G rules will most likely take place at the entrance to the university buildings. It is very likely that masks will be mandatory in the course rooms. In the case of rule violations, access will be denied or expulsion from events and buildings will take place in accordance with house rules. Furthermore, workrooms for students will be available on the Westend Campus from 18.10.2021. The President's Office will inform you as soon as more details are available! If you have any further questions, please contact the respective lecturers. We wish you a good...
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End of semester

Dear colleagues, students and guests of the Institute of Linguistics, The courses of the winter semester are coming to an end and we would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for your activities and effort during the semester. Enjoy a few peaceful and sunny weeks and recharge your batteries for the new semester. Stay healthy - we look forward to seeing you again next semester. Best regards Your Institute of Linguistics...
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Talk by Maciej Kłeczek (GU Frankfurt)

We are happy to announce a talk by Maciej Kłeczek (GU Frankfurt) at the Semantics Colloquium. Please register beforehand (s.walter@em.uni-frankfurt.de) to receive the access data to zoom on Thursday shortly before the talk starts. Title: Quine on variables Date: July 15 Time: 4 pm – 6 pm ct Abstract: In this exegetical talk we reconstruct and critically discuss the Quine view on variable like symbols and first-order variables. This is a quintessential Quinean theme found in a series of papers [On the Logic of Quantification, Variables Explained Away, The Variable, Algebraic Logic and Predicate Functor Logic], and Quine’s seminal monograph Word Object. Quine has presented a rather coherent picture of variable like symbols and first-order variables. As a consequence, this picture generates a coherent interpretation of first-order languages conforming to an important Quine’s background philosophical assumption which is nominalism (or rather a propensity to nominalism).  We start our talk with Quine’s account of schematicity and contrast it with alternative more recent approaches. Next, we proceed to Quine’s explication of a first-order variable as a...
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