Prof. Dr. Claudia Maienborn

Publications and presentations

PhD dissertation (submitted)

"Lexikalische Semantik und Kombinatorik stativ-eventiv-ambiger Verben" / "Lexical semantics and combinatorics of state-event-ambiguous verbs"

Abstract: In my dissertation, I examine the lexical content and combinatorial behavior of state-event-ambiguous verbs, such as German bedecken ('cover'), beenden ('finish') or ankündigen ('announce'). The work is based on the initial observation that the underlying ambiguity pattern occurs systematically in certain lexical classes. This makes the phenomenon a challenge for lexical semantic modelings: on the one hand, it requires a non-redundant and parsimonious account, on the other hand the referents of the two readings come with radical ontological differences, which has to be integrated appropriately into a theory of the meaning constitution with state-event-ambiguous verbs. I discuss and give answers to three research questions:

  1. What is the ontological basis of the state-event-ambiguity?
  2. Which type of ambiguity should the pattern be asigned to?
  3. In what way do strict composition and enrichment of linguistic material interact in the meaning constitution of sentences with state-event-ambiguous verbs?

Talks and posters

Prysłopska, A., Lukassek, J. & Maienborn, C. (2018) Coercion or underspecification? An eye-tracking study of motion verbs. Poster at Linguistic Evidence 2018, 15.-17.02.2018, Tübingen.

Lukassek, J. (2017) Coercion and underspecification integrated: The state-event-ambiguity of aspectual verbs. Talk at "Approaches to Coercion and Polysemy", 20.-21.11.2017, Oslo.

Lukassek, J. (2017) Accounting for the combinatorial options of aspectual verbs. Talk at "The building blocks and mortar of meaning II", 3.-4.11.2017, Tübingen.

Lukassek, J. & Spalek, A. A. (2017) Distinguishing Underspecification and Coercion in Type Composition Logic. Talk at "Sinn und Bedeutung 22", 07.-10.09.2017, Potsdam.

Prysłopska. A., Lukassek, J. & Maienborn, C. (2016) Eye-Tracking Study of Motion Verbs: Coercion or Underspecification?, Poster at "AMLAP 2016", 01.-03.09.2016, Bilbao.

Spalek, A. A. & Lukassek, J. (2016) Underspecification and coercion: Where conceptual knowledge meets compositional semantics. Talk at "17th Szklarska Poręba Workshop", 4.-7.03.2016.

Lukassek, J., Prysłopska, A., Hörnig, R. & Maienborn, C. (2015) The semantic processing of motion verbs: coercion or underspecification? Poster at "CUNY 28", University of Southern California, Los Angeles (USA), 19.-21.03.2015.

Lukassek, J. (2014) Flexible Einbindung von Partizipanten: Eine Fallstudie zu Verben der sprachlichen Äußerung. Talk at "Event semantics and lexical semantics" , Jena, 28.-29.11.2014. Handout

Lukassek, J. (2014) A one-(complex-)event analysis for German eventive mit-Modifiers. Talk at "Sinn und Bedeutung 19", Göttingen, 15.-17.09.2014. Handout

Lukassek, J. (2014) The Aktionsart of German Phase Verbs. Talk at "Chronos 11", Pisa, 16.-18.06.2014.

Lukassek, J. (2013) Zur Spezifikation abstrakter Ereignisse durch mit-PPs. Talk at "Ereignis und Kontext", Saarbrücken, 12/2013.

Lukassek, J. (2013) Situationstypflexibilität von Phasenverben. Talk at "SPSW 5", Saarbrücken, 24.-25.05.2013.

Lukassek, J. (2011) Stativ-/eventiv-Ambiguität. Talk at "KonferenzLE", Tübingen, 05.01.2011.

Lukassek, J. (2010) Stativ-/eventiv-ambige Verben im Deutschen. Talk at "ÖSKL", Salzburg, 3.-5.12.2010.


Lukassek, J. & A. A. Spalek (2018) Distinguishing coercion and underspecification in Type Composition Logic. To appear in: Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 22. ZAS Papers in Linguistics, Berlin. Download Preprint

Dima, C., Ma, J. Bücking, S., Buscher, F., Herdtfelder, J., Lukassek, J., Prysłopska, A., Hinrichs, E., De Kok, D. und Maienborn, C. (2017) A Corpus-Based Model of Semantic Plausibility for German Bracketing Paradoxes. Corpora in the Digital Humanities (CDH) Bloomington, Indiana. Download

Lukassek, J., A. Prysłopska, R. Hörnig & C. Maienborn (2017). The semantic processing of motion verbs: coercion or underspecification? Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 46(4), S. 805-825. Download

Lukassek, J. (2015) A single-event analysis for German eventive mit-modifiers. Eva Csipak & Hedde Zeijlstra (Hg.) Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 19, S. 375-392. Download

Lukassek, J. (2012) Stativ-/eventiv-ambige Verben im Deutschen. In: WLG 76A, S. 131-152. Download

Lukassek, J. (2011) Stativ-/eventiv-ambige Verben im Deutschen. Unpublished Zulassungsarbeit (thesis for German state exam), submitted at Universität Tübingen.