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Liebe Studierende, um die Infektionsgefahr zu vermindern, nehmen Sie bitte für sämtliche Anliegen Kontakt zunächst per Email auf. Scheinabholung und -abgabe verschieben Sie bitte auf den Beginn der Vorlesungszeit. Dringend einzureichende Unterlagen (wenn nicht per Email möglich) legen Sie bitte adressiert in der Poststelle (IG 257) in das Hauspostfach 2. Der Semesterbeginn ist um eine Woche nach hinten verlegt worden. Geplant ist momentan der 20.04. Ob es dabei bleibt, ist unklar. Bitte informieren Sie sich frühzeitig auf der Homepage der Universität. Möglich ist auch, dass die ersten Veranstaltungen online stattfinden. Bitte suchen Sie Ihre entsprechenden OLAT-Kurse und informieren Sie sich dort über die Durchführung der Seminare. Wichtige Webseiten mit aktuellen Informationen: Informationen der Universitätsleitung: www.uni-frankfurt.de/corona Informationen zu Prüfungen (außer Staatsexamen): http://www.philprom.de/ https://www.uni-frankfurt.de/73862497/ZPL___Aktuelles Informationen der ABL: https://lehrkraefteakademie.hessen.de/lehrerausbildung/pruefungsstellen/frankfurt-am-main/aktuelle-infos Passen Sie gut auf sich auf! Ihr Institut für Linguistik...
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Talk by Luisa Martí (Queen Mary, University of London) – Thursday 4-6 pm

We are happy to announce a talk by Luisa Martí  (Queen Mary, University of London) next Thursday at the Semantics Colloquium. Please find an abstract below. Title: The numeral+noun construction: typology and semantics Room: IG 4.301 Date: February 13th Time: 4pm – 6pm   Abstract: On the theoretical side, I show, building on previous work of mine, that putting together two theories, that of the typology of nominal number in Harbour (2014), and that of the syntax and semantics of numerals in Scontras (2014), leads to a number of predictions regarding how nouns will be marked for number when in the company of numerals (as in, e.g., English three apples, where apples is marked for plural) across languages. I consider two arguments for this proposal. The first argument is one of theoretical economy: in my proposal, one and the same set of tools accounts for both the number marking on the noun and the semantics of the construction. This is more economical than accounting for the semantics of...
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Talk by Silvia Schäfer, Monday 10th 4-6 pm

We are very happy to announce the last talk of this semester’s Syntax Colloquium, which will take place on Monday, February 10, 4 – 6 pm in IG 4.301. Silvia Schäfer will talk about „The variation of participle agreement in four Veneto dialects“. Abstract: In my research project, I deal with the (apparently) optional participle agreement in VS structures of four Veneto varieties (Italy). I conducted fieldwork in which I tested whether the nature of the postverbal DP affects the preferably produced and accepted participle agreement. In this talk, I will present my fieldwork, including research questions, methodology and the first quantitative results. I will outline the deducible generalisations and raise the controverse question of variation in generative syntax.   You are cordially invited!...
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TALK BY NELE OTS – WEDNESDAY 5TH 4-6PM

We are happy to announce the next talk in the phonology colloquium by Nele Ots, which was cancelled last year - Abstract below:   05.02.2020 Nele Ots (GU): "Conceptual and linguistic influences on sentence intonation: evidence from English and Estonian languages" Time: 16-18 Room: IG 4.301   Everybody is welcome!   Abstract: The study investigates how early phrasal F0 is planned in experimentally controlled but spontaneous utterances. Phonetic evidence indicates speakers preplan F0 declination (e.g., Yuan and Liberman, 2014). The phonetic F0 data was combined with eye movements to explore how well F0 of phrase-initial energy peaks (also F0 declination) relates to conceptual and phonological levels of planning in two typologically different languages - English and Estonian. Speakers described pictures of simple events with sentences of varying length (e.g., The girl is hanging the pink shirt/ the shirt with ladybirds vs. The girl is hanging a shirt). Importantly, the results showed that speech onset delays and F0 peaks were both affected by the length of the last-mentioned noun phrases (patient...
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