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


Courses Summer Term 2024:

B.A. Linguistik 

M.A. Linguistics 



Kathryn Barnes 

Dr. Kurt Erbach

Dr. Cécile Meier

Carolin Reinert


Project Staff

Kim Tien Nguyen (Central Project ViCom

Theresa Stender (Central Project ViCom

Sebastian Walter (ViCom Project Visual and Non-Visual Means of Perspective Taking in Language)

Eleonora Zani (CRC NegLab, Project A01: Negation and Cancellation)


Ph.D. Students 

Maximilian Berthold

Julien Foglietti


Student Assistants

Son Dao (GU Frankfurt)

Annalena Dehn (GU Frankfurt)

Lennart Fritzsche (GU Frankfurt)

Sarah Möller (GU Frankfurt)

Magnus Poppe (GU Frankfurt)

Natascha Schuldes (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 4.314

Phone: 069/798 32394

E-Mail: ebert AT


Office Hours

On appointment. If you want to meet with Prof. Dr. Cornelia Ebert, please write her an email. 



Elke Höhe-Kupfer

Room: IG 4.313

Phone: 069/798 32392 




  • DFG Priority Programme “Visual Communication” (2022-2028)
  • DFG-project “Visual and non-visual means of perspective taking in language” in the Priority Programme 2329 – ViCom: Theoretical, empirical, and applied perspectives (2022-2025)
  • AHRC-DFG research grant “Interactions between dynamic effects and alternative-based inferences” (2021-2024)
  • DFG-project “The Pragmatic Status of Iconic Meaning in Spoken Communication: Gestures, Ideophones, Prosodic Modulations”, in the Priority Programme 1727 – New Pragmatic Theories based on Experimental Evidence (2017-2021)
  • VokSi: App-based vocabulary learning: combination effects of prior knowledge activating and gesture-based learning strategies, Initial funding by IDeA: collaboration of the Department of Linguistics/Semantics, GU Frankfurt with the DIPF, Leibniz-Institut für Bildungsforschung und Bildungsinformation, Frankfurt (2019-2021)