Important information regarding lectures in the summer term 2021:

For Mathematische Grundlagen:

This course will take place via OLAT and Zoom. If you intend to participate, please register on OLAT:

For Semantics colloquium:

The Semantics colloquium will be held online on Thursday 4:00PM-6:00PM. Everyone who wants to participate is asked to send an E-Mail to Sebastian Walter ( You will then receive an E-Mail with the login details for the upcoming meeting. This procedure will be maintained for each of the following sessions, meaning every participant has to register separately for every session.



Prof. Dr. Cornelia Ebert
Goethe Fellow at the Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften


Kathryn Barnes (Ph.D. student in PSIMS project)

Student assistants

Kim Tien Nguyen (GU Frankfurt)

Theresa Stender (HU Berlin)

Sebastian Walter (GU Frankfurt)

Scientific Profile

The scientific focus of the professorship in semantics is on the meaning of language in the semantics-pragmatics interface with a special focus on semantic phenomena of visual communication, dimensions of meaning and multimodality, iconicity, information structure, quantification, and indefiniteness. Current research projects are concerned with phenomena of visual communication, especially with the contribution of gesture to the meaning of speech.


Room: IG 4.312

Phone: 069/798 32393

E-Mail: ebert AT

Office Hours

On appointment. Please contact me via E-Mail. We can then schedule a video conference meeting.


IMPORTANT: To prevent spreading of the Corona virus, students are asked to either call or send an E-Mail before coming by personally to check if a personal visit is necessary and to make an appointment if needed.

Elke Höhe-Kupfer