Information on the courses in the summer term 2022:

Prof. Dr. Cornelia Ebert’s courses (Presuppositions and Common Ground, Pragmatik I, Semantics Colloquium) will take place on campus. For information concerning the talks in the colloquium, please check the following page regularly:

Semantics Colloquium: Please register via email to Sebastian Walter (

Presuppositions and Common Ground: Please enroll in the OLAT course.

Pragmatik I: Please enroll in the OLAT course.

Mathematische Grundlagen: Please enroll in the OLAT course.

Experimentelle Semantik und Pragmatik: Please enroll in the OLAT course.



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


Kathryn Barnes (Ph.D. student at the Institute of Linguistics)

Ph.D. Students (RTG)

Maximilian Berthold

Julien Foglietti

Project staff

Dr. Petra Augurzky (Post-Doc in the project IDEAlISM)

Student assistants

Julian Form (GU Frankfurt)

Kim Tien Nguyen (GU Frankfurt)

Lennart Fritzsche (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 4.314

Phone: 069/798 32392

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