Important information regarding lectures in summer 2020:

For Semantik I:

The course is held online via Olat and Zoom. If you want to participate please write an E-Mail to Cornelia Ebert (

For Semantics colloquium:

The Semantics colloquium will be held online on thursday 4:00PM-8:00PM until further notice.
Everyone who wants to participate is asked to send an E-Mail to Jan Köpping ( You will then recieve 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 separatly for every session.



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


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

Student assistants

Giovanna Pirillo (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. The main research topics are dimensions of meaning and multimodality, iconicity, information structure, quantification, and indefinites. Current research projects are concerned 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