Seminar für Sprachwissenschaft

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Jäger

Chair of General Linguistics

Office
Seminar für Sprachwissenschaft
Wilhelmstraße 19, 2nd floor, office 1.20
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gerhard.jaegerspam prevention@uni-tuebingen.de

office hours
only with appointment


research


CV

since 2009
Professor of General Linguistics

at Tübingen University

2004-2009
Professor of Semantics and Syntax

at Bielefeld University

2004
visiting scholar

at Stanford University

2003-2004
Heisenberg grantee

at Potsdam University

2002-2003
assistant professor

at Potsdam University

2002
habilitation

with the thesis "Anaphora and Type Logical Grammar", Humboldt University at Berlin

1996-2003
postdoc

at LMU Munich, UPenn, Center for General Linguistics Berlin and Utrecht University

1996
PhD

with the thesis "Topics in Dynamic Semantics", Humboldt University at Berlin

1992-1995
PhD student

at research unit "Structural Grammar" of the MPG, Berlin

1992
Magister Artium

in Theoretical Linguistics and Germanistics at Leipzig University

1987-1992
student

in Theoretical Linguistics, Germanistics, and Logics in Leipzig and Düsseldorf


publications

books

  1. Katerina Harvati, Gerhard Jäger and Hugo Reyes-Centeno, eds., New Perspectives on the Peopling of the Americas, Tübingen: Kerns Publishing, 2018.
  2. Johannes Wahle, Marisa Köllner, Harald Baayen, Gerhard Jäger and Tineke Baayen-Oudshoorn, eds., Proceedings of the 6th Conference on Quantitative Investigations in Theoretical Linguistics, University of Tübingen, 2015.
  3. Anton Benz, Christian Ebert, Gerhard Jäger and Robert van Rooij, eds., Language, Games and Evolution, Springer, 2011.
  4. Christian Ebert, Gerhard Jäger and Jens Michaelis, eds., The Mathematics of Language. 10th and 11th Biennial Conference, MOL 10, Los Angeles, CA, USA, July 28-30, 2007 and MOL 11, Bielefeld, Germany, August 20-21, 2009, Revised Selected Papers, Springer, 2010.
  5. Regine Eckardt, Gerhard Jäger and Tonjes Veenstra, eds., Variation, Selection, Development, Mouton de Gruyter, 2008.
  6. Anton Benz, Gerhard Jäger and Robert van Rooij, eds., Game Theory and (with Johann-Mattis List) Factoring lexical and phonetic phylogenetic characters from word lists, in H. Baayen, G. Jäger, M. Köllner, J. Wahle and A. Baayen-Oudshoorn, eds., Proceedings of the 6th Conference on Quantitative Investigations in Theoretical Linguistics, Tübingen.Pragmatics, Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.
  7. Gerhard Jäger, Anaphora and Type Logical Grammar, Springer, Dordrecht, 2005.
  8. Gerhard Jäger, Topics in Dynamic Semantics. Ph.D. thesis, Humboldt- University Berlin, published as CIS-Bericht Nr. 96-92, Centrum für Informations- und Sprachverarbeitung, LMU München, 1996.

journal articles

  1. Chundra A Cathcart, Andreas Hölzl, Gerhard Jäger, Paul Widmer and Balthasar Bickel, Numeral classifiers and number marking in Indo-Iranian, Language Dynamics and Change, 2020, doi:10.1163/22105832-bja10013.
  2. Johannes Dellert, Thora Daneyko, Alla Münch, Alina Ladygina, Armin Buch, Natalie Clarius, Ilja Grigorjew, Mohamed Balabel, Hizniye Isabella Boga, Zalina Baysarova, Roland Mühlenbernd, Johannes Wahle and Gerhard Jäger, NorthEuraLex: a wide-coverage lexical database of Northern Eurasia, Language Resources and Evaluation, doi.org/10.1007/s10579-019-09480-6, 2019.
  3. Gerhard Jäger, Computational Historical Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics 45:3-4, 2019, DOI: doi.org/10.1515/tl-2019-0011. (also arXiv:1805.08099.)
  4. Gerhard Jäger, Model evaluation in computational historical linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics 45:3-4, 2019, DOI: doi.org/10.1515/tl-2019-0020.
  5. Cosima Schneider, Carolin Schonard, Michael Franke, Gerhard Jäger and Markus Janczyk, Pragmatic processing: An investigation of the (anti-)presuppositions of determiners using mouse-tracking, Cognition 193, 2019, doi.org/10.1016/j.cognition.2019.104024.
  6. Christian Bentz, Dan Dediu, Annemarie Verkerk and Gerhard Jäger The evolution of language families is shaped by the environment beyond neutral drift, Nature Human Behavior 2, 816–821, 2018.
  7. Gerhard Jäger, Global-scale phylogenetic linguistic inference from lexical resources, Scientific Data 5, 180189 (2018), doi.org/10.1038/sdata.2018.189, 2018.
  8. Gerhard Jäger and Johann-Mattis List, Using Ancestral State Reconstruction Methods for Onomasiological Reconstruction in Multilingual Word Lists, Language Dynamics and Change 8(1), 22-54.
  9. Birgit Öttl, Gerhard Jäger and Barbara Kaup, The Role of Simple Semantics in the Process of Artificial Grammar Learning, Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, doi:10.1007/s10936-017-9494-y, 2017.
  10. Hugo Reyes-Centeno, Katerina Harvati and Gerhard Jäger, Tracking modern human population history from linguistic and cranial phenotype, Scientific Reports 6, 36645; doi: 10.1038/srep36645, 2016.
  11. Gerhard Jäger, Grice, Occam, Darwin, Theoretical Linguistics 42(1), 111-115, 2016.
  12. Michael Franke and Gerhard Jäger, Probabilistic pragmatics, or why Bayes' rule is probably important for pragmatics, Zeitschrift für Sprachwissenschaft, 35(1), 3-44, 2016.
  13. Gerhard Jäger, Support for linguistic macrofamilies from weighted sequence alignment, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, 112(41), 12752–12757, 2015.
  14. Birgit Öttl, Gerhard Jäger and Barbara Kaup, Does formal complexity reflect cognitive complexity? Investigating aspects of the Chomsky Hierarchy inan Artificial Language Learning study, PLoS One 10(4), e0123059. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0123059, 2015.
  15. Gerhard Jäger, Rationalizable signaling, Erkenntnis 79(4), 673-706, DOI 10.1007/s10670-013-9462-3, 2014.
  16. Gerhard Jäger, Phylogenetic inference from word lists using weighted alignment with empirically determined weights, Language Dynamics and Change 3(2), 245-291, 2013.
  17. Gerhard Jäger, Power laws and other heavy-tailed distributions in linguistic typology, Advances in Complex Systems 15(3/4), 2012.
  18. Gerhard Jäger, Using statistics for cross-linguistic semantics: a quantitative investigation of the typology of color naming systems, Journal of Semantics, 29(4), 521-544, 2012.
  19. Tao Gong, Len Shuai, Monica Tamariz and Gerhard Jäger, Studying language change using Price equation and Polya-urn dynamics, PLoS ONE 7(3): e33171, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0033171, 2012.
  20. Michael Franke and Gerhard Jäger, Bidirectional optimization from reasoning and learning in games, Journal of Logic, Language and Information, 21(1), 117-139, 2012.
  21. Gerhard Jäger and Jim Rogers, Formal language theory: Refining the Chomsky HierarchyPhilosophical Transaction of the Royal Society B, 367(1598), 1956-1970, 2012.
  22. Gerhard Jäger, Lars Koch-Metzger and Frank Riedel, Voronoi Languages, Games and Economic Behavior 73(2), 517-537, 2011.
  23. Anette Rosenbach and Gerhard Jäger, Priming and unidirectional language change, Theoretical Linguistics 34(2), 85-113, 2008.
  24. Gerhard Jäger, Evolutionary stability conditions for signaling games with costly signals, Journal of Theoretical Biology 253(1), 131-141, 2008.
  25. Gerhard Jäger, Applications of game theory in linguistics, Language and Linguistics Compass 2/3, 408-421, 2008.
  26. Gerhard Jäger, The evolution of convex categories, Linguistics and Philosophy 30(5), 551-564, 2007.
  27. Gerhard Jäger, Evolutionary Game Theory and Typology. A Case Study, Language 83(1), 74-109, 2007.
  28. Gerhard Jäger and Robert van Rooij, Language structure: psychological and social constraints, Synthese 159(1), 99-130, 2007.
  29. Gerhard Jäger, Das A und O des Sprechens, Gehirn und Geist 11/2006, 70-76, 2006.
  30. Gerhard Jäger and Anette Rosenbach, The winner takes it all - almost. Cumulativity in grammatical variation, Linguistics 44(5), 937-971, 2006.
  31. Gerhard Jäger, Alternatives or presuppositions? A comparison of the Background- Presupposition Rule with Alternative Semantics, in Theoretical Linguistics 30(1), 111-122, 2004.
  32. Gerhard Jäger, Residuation, Structural Rules and Context Freeness, in Journal of Logic, Language and Information 13(1), 47-59, 2004.
  33. Gerhard Jäger, Towards an explanation of copula effects, in Linguistics and Philosphy 26(5), 557-593, 2003.
  34. Gerhard Jäger, On the Generative Capacity of Multimodal Categorial Grammars. in Research on Language and Computation 1(1-2), pp 105-125, 2003.
  35. Gerhard Jäger, Recursion by optimization: On the complexity of bidirectional Optimality Theory, in Natural Language Engineering 9(1), 21-38, 2003.
  36. Gerhard Jäger, Some notes on the formal properties of bidirectional Optimality Theory, Journal of Logic, Language and Information 11(4), 427-451, 2002.
  37. Gerhard Jäger, Lambek Grammars as Combinatory Categorial Grammars. Logic Journal of the IGPL 9(6), 781-79, 2001.
  38. Gerhard Jäger, Topic-comment structure and the contrast between stage level and individual level predicates, Journal of Semantics 18(2), pp 83-126, 2001.

articles in collections

  1. Michael Franke and Gerhard Jäger, Pragmatic back-and-forth reasoning, in Salvatore P. Reda, ed., Pragmatics, Semantics and the Case of Scalar Implicature, Basingstoke, 2014, 170-200.
  2. Gerhard Jäger, What is a universal? On the explanatory potential of evolutionary game theory in linguistics [slightly extended version of my LENLS 2007 paper], in E. McCready, K. Yabushita and K. Yoshimoto, eds., Formal Approaches to Semantics and Pragmatics, 85-103, Springer, 2014.
  3. Gerhard Jäger, Lexikostatistik 2.0, in A. Plewnia & A. Witt, eds., Sprachverfall? Dynamik - Wandel - Variation. Jahrbuch 2013 des Instituts für Deutsche Sprache, Berlin, de Gruyter, 197-216, 2014.
  4. Armin Buch, David Erschler, Gerhard Jäger,and Andrei Lupas) Towards automated language classification: a clustering approach, in Lars Borin & Anju Saxena, eds., Approaches to Measuring Linguistic Differences, Berlin, de Gruyter, 303-328, 2013.
  5. Gerhard Jäger, Wie die Bioinformatik hilft, Sprachgeschichte zu rekonstruieren, in Alfred Nordheim & Klaus Antoni, eds., Grenzüberschreitungen: Der Mensch im Spannungsfeld von Biologie, Kultur und Technik, Bielefeld, 139-166, 2013. [to obtain the manuscript, please send me an email]
  6. Gerhard Jäger, Game theory in semantics and pragmatics, in C. Maienborn, P. Portner & K. von Heusinger (eds.), Semantics. An International Handbook of Natural Language Meaning, Vol. 3, Berlin: de Gruyter, 2487-2516.
  7. Gerhard Jäger, Game-theoretical pragmatics, in J. van Benthem and A. ter Meulen, eds., Handbook of Logic and Language, 2nd edition, Elsevier, 467-491, 2011.
  8. Gerhard Jäger, The proof theory of partial variables, in T. Hanneforth & G. Fanselow, eds., Language and Logos. Festschrift for Peter Staudacher on his 70th birthday. Akademie Verlag, 188-199, 2010.
  9. Jäger, H., L. Steels, A. Baronchelli, T. Briscoe, M. H. Christiansen, T. Griffiths, G. Jäger, S. Kirby, N. Komarova, P. J. Richerson, and J. Triesch. What can mathematical, computational and robotic models tell us about the origins of syntax? In D. Bickerton and E. Szathmáry. (eds.), Biological Foundations and Origin of Syntax, Strüngmann Forum Reports, vol. 3. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. 2009, 385-410, 2009.
  10. Gerhard Jäger, Language evolution and George Price's "General theory of selection", in Robin Cooper and Ruth Kempson (eds.), Language in Flux: Dialogue Coordination, Language Variation, Change and Evolution, College Publications, 2008.
  11. Gerhard Jäger, Maximum Entropy Models and Stochastic Optimality Theory, in Annie Zaenen, Jane Simpson, Tracy Holloway King, Jane Grimshaw, Joan Maling, and Chris Manning (eds.), Architectures, Rules, and Preferences. Variations on Themes by Joan W. Bresnan, CSLI Publications, Stanford, 467-479, 2007.
  12. Gerhard Jäger, Only updates. On the dynamics of the focus particle only, in Maria Aloni, Alastair Butler and Paul Dekker (eds.), Questions in Dynamic Semantics, Elsevier (CRISPI series), 105-122, 2007. [reprint of my 1996 Amsterdam Colloquium paper]
  13. Gerhard Jäger, Game dynamics connects semantics and pragmatics, in Ahti-Veikko Pietarinen (ed.), Game Theory and Linguistic Meaning, Elsevier, 89-102, 2007.
  14. Gerhard Jäger, Partial Variables and Specificity, in Uli Sauerland and Penka Stateva (eds.), Presupposition and Implicature in Compositional Semantics, Palgrave McMillan, pp 121-162, 2007.
  15. Gerhard Jäger and Stephan Kepser, Automata, complexity, and Optimality Theory, in Gerlof Bouma, Irene Krämer and Joost Zwarts (eds.), Cognitive Foundations of Interpretation, KNAW, Amsterdam, 95-110, 2007.
  16. Anton Benz, Gerhard Jäger and Robert van Rooij) An introduction to game theory for linguists, in A. Benz, G. Jäger and R. van Rooij (eds.), Game Theory and Pragmatics, Palgrave MacMillan, pp 1-82, 2005.
  17. Gerhard Jäger, Learning Constraint Subhierarchies: The Bidirectional Gradual Learning Algorithm, in Blutner, R. and H. Zeevat, Optimality Theory and Pragmatics, Palgrave MacMillan, pp 251-287, 2004.
  18. Gerhard Jäger, Präsuppositionverarbeitung, in Carstensen, K.-U., C. Ebert, C. Endriss, S. Jekat, R. Klabunde and H. Langer (eds.) Computerlinguistik und Sprachtechnologie. Eine Einführung. 2. Auflage. Heidelberg: Spektrum, 348-355, 2004.
  19. Gerhard Jäger and Reinhard Blutner, Competition and interpretation: The German adverb wieder ('again'), in E. Lang, C. Maienborn & C. Fabricius-Hansen (eds.), Modifying Adjuncts, Mouton de Gruyter, pp 393-416, 2003.
  20. Gerhard Jäger, Resource sharing in Type Logical Grammar, in G.-J. Kruijf & R. T. Oehrle (eds.), Resource Sensitivity, Binding, and Anaphora, Kluwer, 2003.
  21. Gerhard Jäger, Gradient constraints in finite state OT:The unidirectional and the bidirectional case, in I. Kaufmann and B. Stiebels (eds.), More than Words. A Festschrift for Dieter Wunderlich , Berlin, Akademie Verlag, pp 299-325, 2002.
  22. Gerhard Jäger, Anaphora and quantification in Categorial Grammar, in M. Moortgat (ed.), Logical Aspects of Computational Linguistics , Springer Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 2014, Springer, pp. 70-90, 2001.
  23. Gerhard Jäger, Towards an explanation of copula effects. in R. Steinitz (ed.), ZAS Papers in Linguistics 16, pp 1-30, ZAS Berlin, 2000.
  24. Robin Clark and Gerhard Jäger, A Categorial syntax for verbs of perception. in A. Williams and E. Kaiser (eds.), Penn Working Papers in Linguistics 6.3, pp 15-33, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 2000.
  25. Gerhard Jäger, Stage levels, states, and the semantics of the copula, in E. Lang and L. Geist (eds.), ZAS Papers in Linguistics 14, pp 65-94, ZAS Berlin, 1999.
  26. Gerhard Jäger, Topic, focus, and weak quantifiers, in P. Bosch and R. van der Sandt (eds.), Focus: Linguistic, Cognitive and Computational Perspectives, pp 187-212, Cambridge University Press, 1999.
  27. Gerhard Jäger, A Multi-Modal Analysis of Anaphora and Ellipsis, in A. Dimitriadis, H. Lee, C. Moisset & A. Williams, 1998.

conference proceedings

  1. Gerhard Jäger, Imputing typological values via phylogenetic inference, In Proceedings of the Second Workshop on Computational Research in Linguistic Typology. Association for Computational Linguistics, 2020.
  2. Taraka Rama, Johann-Mattis List, Johannes Wahle and Gerhard Jäger, Are Automatic Methods for Cognate Detection Good Enough for Phylogenetic Reconstruction in Historical Linguistics?, Proceedings of NAACL/HLT 2018, Vol. 2, 393-400 (also at arXiv: 1804.05416), 2018.
  3. Gerhard Jäger, Johann-Mattis List and Pavel Sofroniev, Using support vector machines and state-of-the-art algorithms for phonetic alignment to identify cognates in multi-lingual wordlists, in 15th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics. Proceedings of Conference, Volume 1: Long Papers, ACL, 2017, 1204-1226.
  4. Gerhard Jäger and Pavel Sofroniev, Automatic cognate classification with a Support Vector Machine, in Stefanie Dipper, Friedrich Neubarth and Heike Zinsmeister, eds., Proceedings of the 13th Conference on Natural Language Processing (KONVENS), Bochumer Linguistische Arbeitsberichte 16, Ruhr Universität Bochum, 2016, 128-134.
  5. Giuseppe Longobardi, Armin Buch, Andrea Ceolin, Aaron Ecay, Cristina Guardiano, Monica Irimia, Dimitris Michelioudakis and Nina Radkevich and Gerhard Jäger, Correlated evolution or not? Phylogenetic linguistics with syntactic, cognacy and phonetic data, in Roberts S.G., Cuskley C., McCrohon L., Barceló-Coblijn L. , Feher O. & Verhoef T., eds., The Evolution of Language: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference (EVOLANG11), 2016.
  6. Gerhard Jäger and Søren Wichmann, Inferring the world tree of languages from word lists, in Roberts S.G., Cuskley C., McCrohon L., Barceló-Coblijn L. , Feher O. & Verhoef T., eds., The Evolution of Language: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference (EVOLANG11), 2016.
  7. Gerhard Jäger and Johann-Mattis List, Factoring lexical and phonetic phylogenetic characters from word lists, in J. Wahle, M. Köllner, H. Baayen, G. Jäger and T. Baayen-Oudshoorn, eds., Proceedings of the 6th Conference on Quantitative Investigations in Theoretical Linguistics, Tübingen, 2015.
  8. Gerhard Jäger and  Johann-Mattis List, Investigating the potential of ancestral state reconstruction algorithms in historical linguistics, In Bentz, Christian, Jäger, Gerhard & Yanovich, Igor, eds., Proceedings of the Leiden Workshop on Capturing Phylogenetic Algorithms for Linguistics. University of Tübingen, online publication system.
  9. Gerhard Jäger, Interpretation games with variable costs, in Johan van Benthem and Fenrong Lui, eds., Logic Across the University: Foundations and Application—Proceedings of the Tsinghua Logic Conference, Beijing, 14-16 October 2013. College Publications, London, 223-230 + 238-244 (author's response to comments).
  10. Judith Degen, Michael Franke and Gerhard Jäger, Cost-based pragmatic inference about referential expressions, in M. Knauff, M. Pauen, N. Sebanz and I. Wachsmuth (eds.), Proceedings of CogSci 2013, Cognitive Science Society, Austin, TX, 376-381.
  11. Hannah Rohde, Scott Seyfarth, Brady Clark, Gerhard Jäger and Stefan Kaufmann, Communicating with Cost-based Implicature: a Game-Theoretic Approach to Ambiguity. Proceedings of the 16th Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue, 107-116.
  12. Hannah Rohde, Scott Seyfarth, Brady Clark, Gerhard Jäger and Stefan Kaufmann, Cost and implicature in word use: Testing predictions of a game-theoretic model of alignment, preproceedings of the Twenty-Fifth Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, CUNY, New York, p. 25.
  13. Gerhard Jäger, Estimating and visualizing language similarities using weighted alignment and force-directed graph layout, Proceedings of LINGVIS & UNCLH, Workshop at EACL 2012, Avignon, 2012.
  14. Tao Gong, Monica Tamariz and Gerhard Jäger, Individual and social effects on linguistic diffusion, Proceedings of Evolang IX, Kyoto, Japan, 2012.
  15. Monica Tamariz, Tao Gong and Gerhard Jäger, Investigating the effect of prestige on the diffusion of linguistic variants, in Laura Carlson, Christoph Hoelscher and Thomas F. Shipley (eds.), Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Cognitive Science Society, Austin, 1491-1496, 2011.
  16. Michael Franke, Gerhard Jäger and Robert van Rooij, Vagueness, signaling and bounded rationality, to appear in Proceedings of LENLS 7, Springer.
  17. Gerhard Jäger, Natural color categories are convex sets, In M. Aloni, H. Bastiaanse, T. de Jager, & K. Schulz, eds., Logic, Language and Meaning. 17th Amsterdam Colloquium, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, December 16-18, 2009, Revised Selected Papers, 11-20, 2010.
  18. Gerahrd Jäger and Christian Ebert, Pragmatic Rationalizability, in Arndt Riester and Torgrim Solstad (eds.), Proceedings of Sinn and Bedeutung 13, SinSpeC. Working Papers of the SFB 732, vol. 5, University of Stuttgart, 2009, 1-15.
  19. Gerhard Jäger, Evolutionary stability of games with costly signaling, in M. Aloni, P. Dekker & Floris Roelofsen (eds.), Proceedings of the 16th Amsterdam Colloquium, ILLC, University of Amsterdam, 121-126, 2008.
  20. Gerhard Jäger, What is a universal? On the explanatory potential of evolutionary game theory in linguistics, in Proceedings of LENLS 2007.
  21. Gerhard Jäger, Convex meanings and evolutionary stability, in Angelo Cangelosi, Andrew D. M. Smith and Kenny Smith (eds.), The Evolution of Language. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference (EVOLANG6), Rome, pp 139-144, 2006.
  22. Gerhard Jäger, Evolutionary Game Theory and Linguistic Typology: a Case Study, in P. Dekker (ed.), Proceedings of the 14th Amsterdam Colloquium, ILLC, University of Amsterdam, 2003.
  23. Gerhard Jäger, Simulating language change with Functional OT, in Simon Kirby (ed.), Language Evolution and Computation, Proceedings of the Workshop at ESSLLI,Vienna 2003, pp 52-61.
  24. Henk Zeevat and Gerhard Jäger, A reinterpretation of syntactic alignment. in D. de Jongh, H. Zeevat and M. Nilsenova (eds.), Proceedings of the 3rd and 4th International Symposium on Language, Logic and Computation, ILLC, Amsterdam, 2002.
  25. Gerhard Jäger, On Relational Interpretation of Multimodal Categorial Logics. in D. de Jongh, H. Zeevat and M. Nilsenova (eds.), Proceedings of the 3rd and 4th International Symposium on Language, Logic and Computation, ILLC, Amsterdam, 2002.
  26. Gerhard Jäger, Indefinites and Sluicing. A type logical approach, in Robert van Rooy and Martin Stokhof (eds.), Proceedings of the 13th Amsterdam Colloquium, pp 114-119, 2001.
  27. Gerhard Jäger, On the semantics of as and be. A neo-Carlsonian account , in M. Kim and U. Strauss (eds.), Proceedings of NELS 31, GLSA, Amherst, 2000.
  28. Gerhard Jäger and Reinhard Blutner, :Against lexical decomposition in syntax. in A. Z. Wyner (ed.), The Israeli Association for Theoretical Linguistics. The Proceedings of the Fifteenth Annual Conference, pp 113-137, reprinted in Reinhard Blutner and Gerhard Jäger (eds.), Studies in Optimality Theory, pp 5-29, University of Potsdam, 1999.
  29. Gerhard Jäger, Deconstructing Jacobson's Z. in P. Dekker (ed.), Proceedings of the 12th Amsterdam Colloquium , pp 133-138, University of Amsterdam, 1999.
  30. Gerhard Jäger, Focus without variables: a multi-modal analysis, in K. N. Shahin, S. Blake and E. Kim (eds.), Proceedings of WCCFL 17 , pp 317-331, CSLI Publications, Stanford, 1999.
  31. Gerhard Jäger, Anaphora and Ellipsis in Type Logical Grammar, in P. Dekker, M. Stokhof and Y. Venema (eds.), Proceedings of the 11th Amsterdam Colloquium, pp 175-180, University of Amsterdam, 1997.
  32. Gerhard Jäger, The stage/individual contrast revisited, in B. Agbayani and S.-W. Tang (eds.), Proceedings of WCCFL 15, pp 225-239, CSLI Publications, Stanford, 1997.
  33. Gerhard Jäger, Only Updates. On the Dynamics of the Focus Particle only, in P. Dekker and M. Stokhof (eds.), Proceedings of the 10th Amsterdam Colloquium, Vol. 2, pp 387-406, ILLC, University of Amsterdam, 1996.
  34. Gerhard Jäger, Topic, scrambling, and aktionsart, in I. Kohlhof, S. Winkler and H. B. Drubig (eds.), Proceedings of the Göttingen Focus Workshop (= Arbeitspapiere des SFB 340 "Sprachtheoretische Grundlagen für die Computerlinguistik" Nr. 69-1995), pp 19-34, Tübingen.
  35. Gerhard Jäger, Weak Quantifiers and Information Structure , in J. N. Beckman (ed.), NELS 25. Proceedings of the North East Linguistic Society, Vol. 1, pp 303-318, GLSA, Amherst, 1994.

manuscripts and blog posts

  1. Gerhard Jäger and Johannes Wahle, Phylogenetic typologyarXiv:2103.10198, 2021.
  2. Gerhard Jäger, Rooting MADness, blog post, Computer-Assisted Language Comparison in Practice, 22/05/2019, https://calc.hypotheses.org/?p=1899.
  3. Gerhard Jäger, Can language evolution lead to change for the worse?, manuscript, Tübingen, 2019.
  4. Gerhard Jäger, Conceptual spaces and semantic similarities of colors, manuscript, UTübingen, 2017.
  5. Gerhard Jäger and Johann-Mattis List, Statistical and computational elaborations of the classical comparative method, manuscript, Tübingen and Paris, 2016.
  6. Gerhard Jäger, Evaluating distance-based pyhlogenetic algorithms for automated language classification, manuscript, University of Tübingen.
  7. Gerhard Jäger, Evolutionary Game Theory for linguists. A primer, manuscript, Stanford University and University of Potsdam, 2004.
  8. Gerhard Jäger, Common Grounds, Questions and Relevance. draft, University of Munich, 1997.

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  • Evolutionary Optimality Theory, Stanford University (slides)
  • Evolutionary Optimality Theory, University of California at Santa Cruz
  • Learning, Evolution, and Functional Optimality Theory, University of Amsterdam
  • Quantitative Syntax. On the Stochastic Interpretation of Optimality Theory , Humboldt University, Berlin (slides)
  • Specificity: Combining the approaches, University of Chicago (slides)
  • Specificity: in situ interpretation and partiality, Workshop on the Roots of Pragmasemantics, Szklarska Poreba, Poland [with Cornelia Endriss]
  • Residuation, Structural Rules and Context Freeness, Workshop TAG+6, Venice (slides)
  • Specific Indefinites: presupposition accommodation by existential closure, Sinn und Bedeutung VII, University of Constance

2001

  • Gradient constraints in finite state OT. The unidirectional and the bidirectional case, University of Düsseldorf
  • The interpretation of predicational heads, University of Groninge
  • Anaphora and ellipsis in Categorial Grammar, University of Leiden
  • On the semantics of as and be, DIP-colloquium, ILLC, University of Amsterdam
  • Optimal syntax and optimal semantics. A case study, Universität Osnabrück
  • Anaphora and Indefinites in Type Logical Grammar, Workshop Learning Logic and Grammar, ILLC, University of Amsterdam (slides)
  • Lambek Grammars as Combinatory Categorial Grammars, Workshop Linear Logic and Linguistics, UIL-OTS, University of Utrecht
  • Indefinites and Sluicing. A Type Logical Approach, 13th Amsterdam Colloquium, University of Amsterdam (slides)
  • On relational interpretation of multi-modal categorial logics, Fourth International Tbilisi Symposium on Language, Logic and Computation, Borjomi, Georgia (slides)
  • Gradient constraints in finite state OT. The unidirectional and the bidirectional case, Workshop on Finite State Methods in Natural Language Processing, University of Helsinki (slides)

2000

  • Bidirectional Optimality Theory, Universität Tübingen [with Reinhard Blutner]
  • Zur automatentheoretischen Mächtigkeit von OT-Grammatiken, Universität München
  • Against Lexical Decomposition in Syntax, University of California at Los Angeles (slides)
  • Topical predicates. On the interpretation of frame setting predicative phrases, 11. Wuppertaler Linguistisches Kolloquium: Topik-Kommentar-Struktur, University of Wuppertal
  • Some notes on the formal properties of bidirectional Optimality Theory, Sinn + Bedeutung V, University of Amsterdam (slides)
  • On the semantics of 'as' and 'be'. A neo-Carlsonian approach , NELS 31, Georgetown University, Washington, DC
  • Lambek Grammars as Combinatory Categorial Grammars, 7th Workshop on Logic, Language, Information and Computation (WoLLIC'2000), Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Natal (Brazil)

1999

  • Competition and Interpretation: The German Adverbs of Repetition, Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken [with Reinhard Blutner]
  • Anaphern und Ellipsen in der Kategorialgrammatik, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
  • "Wieder". Eine Fallstudie in optimalitätstheoretischer Semantik, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
  • Optimal syntax and optimal semantics, DIP collquium, ILLC, University of Amsterdam (slides)
  • A Theory of wieder ('again'), Humboldt-University Berlin
  • Competition and Interpretation: The German Adverbs of Repetition, Conference "Approaching the Grammar of Adjuncts", Oslo [with Reinhard Blutner] (slides)
  • Resource sharing in type logical grammar, Formal Grammar conference, Utrecht (slides)
  • Against Lexical Decomposition in Syntax , IATL 15, Haifa [with Reinhard Blutner]
  • Deconstructing Jacobson's Z, 12th Amsterdam Colloquium, University of Amsterdam
  • On the generative capacity of Multi- Modal Categorial Grammars, 6th Meeting on Mathematics of Language, University of Central Florida, Orlando
  • The German repetitivals: A pragmatic investigation. DGfS-Jahrestagung, Constance, [with Reinhard Blutner]

1998

  • VP-Ellipsis in Categorial Grammar, MIT, Cambridge (Mass.)
  • Anaphora and Scope in Categorial Grammar , Conference "Logical Aspects of Computational Linguistics", Grenoble
  • Focus without variables: A multi-modal analysis, WCCFL 17, University of British Columbia, Vancouver

1997

  • Categorial Grammar and ellipsis resolution, Humboldt-University Berlin
  • How to model questions under discussion?, Workshop "Questions under Discussion", University of Amsterdam
  • Anaphora and Ellipsis in Type Logical Grammar, 11th Amsterdam Colloquium, University of Amsterdam

1996

  • A reunion with the stage/individual contrast, University of Cologne
  • Definiteness and Information Structure, German Society for Semantics Annual Meeting, University of Tübingen
  • The Stage/Individual Contrast Revisited , WCCFL 15, University of California at Irvine

1995

  • On the dynamics of the focus particle 'only', University of Leipzig
  • Only Updates. On the Dynamics of the Focus Particle 'only', 10th Amsterdam Colloquium, University of Amsterdam
  • Topic, Scrambling and Aktionsart, Workshop on Focus at the German Linguistic Society Annual Meeting, Göttingen

1994

  • Dynamic logic and linguistic semantics, University of Leipzig
  • Topic, Scrambling and Aktionsart, ConSOLE 3, University of Venice
  • Topic, Focus and Weak Quantifiers, NELS 25, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

1993

  • Discourse linking and the stage/individual contrast, University of Tübingen

1992

  • Discourse linking and the stage/individual contrast, SFB-Treffen, Blaubeuren

teaching

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  • Kolloquium Semantik und Syntax (mit Christian Ebert), UTübingen

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  • Einführung in die Linguistik, Grundkurs A, Humboldt-Universität Berlin ( Folien)

1999

  • Nicht-fundierte Mengenlehre für Linguisten, Seminar, Universität Potsdam

1998

  • Dynamic Semantics, seminar, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

1997

  • Einführung in die Montague-Semantik, Seminar, LMU München

1996/97

  • Syntax und Semantik von Fragesätzen, Seminar, LMU München
  • Repräsentation lexikalischen Wissens in Merkmalsstrukturen, Seminar, Humboldt-Universität

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  • Workshop on Predicative Constructions, Berlin

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