Information on the courses in the winter term 2021/22:
It will be announced at a later time if the courses (Semantics Colloquium, (Non-)at-issueness, Semantik I) take place in presence, as a hybrid format, or online.
In case you already know that you will not be able to participate in a seminar in presence, please contact Prof. Dr. Cornelia Ebert (email@example.com) via email.
Semantics Colloquium: Please register via email to Sebastian Walter (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Vergleichskonstruktionen: Please register via email to Prof. Dr. Carla Umbach (email@example.com).
Kathryn Barnes (Ph.D. student at the Institute of Linguistics)
Ph.D. Students (RTG)
Julian Form (GU Frankfurt)
Kim Tien Nguyen (GU Frankfurt)
Theresa Stender (HU Berlin)
Sebastian Walter (GU Frankfurt)
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 lingua.uni-frankfurt.de
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.
- DFG Priority Programme “Visual Communication” (2022-2028)
- 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 – XPrag.de: 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)