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Early Career Support

PhD Colloquium

The regular PhD colloquium ("Doko") of the SFB 833 offers our PhD students the opportunity to present their research in an informal setting as well as to practice presentations before conferences.
We also had two Doko Summer Schools, where (also external) speakers informed about PhD relevant topics.

Contact: Alvaro Cortés Rodríguez (A7) 
                 Larissa Specht (B8)
Time: Thursday, 16-18 h, every two weeks
Place: For now, we meet virtually

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Schedule summer term 2021:


May 06 Ümit Atlamaz (Boğaziçi University)
May 20
June 17
July 01 Désirée Kleineberg (C7)
July 15 

Our milestone program offers additional support for the PhD program: Together with their supervisors, our PhD students realize concrete goals at regular intervals in order to advance the doctorate as a whole.
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Habilitations and Dissertations of the SFB 833 (Phase 3)

Project A1

  • Zobel, S. (2019). The many faces of German als-phrases and English as-phrases: A study of predicative Adjunct als/as-phrases and their range of interpretation. Habilitation.
  • Pryslopska, A. (exp. 2021). Experimentelle Studien zu Unterbestimmtheit und Coercion. Dissertation.
  • Herdtfelder, J. (2018). Die Interpretation von kausalen Präpositionalphrasen: Spielräume und Konflikte. Dissertation.
  • Lukassek, J. (2018). Lexikalische Semantik und Kombinatorik stativ-eventiv-ambiger Verben. Dissertation.
  • Wang, V. (2018). Bedeutungsanpassung bei temporalen Modifikatoren. Dissertation.

Project A2

  • Riecker, S. (2021). Reflections on fictionality: The poetics of Henry V. Dissertation.
  • Brockmann (née Ottschofski), S. (2018). The relation between pronouns and definites: Evidence from first language acquisition. Dissertation. 

Project A3

  • Beer (née Fischer), P. (exp. 2021). Semi-supervised parsing for ambiguity resolution using selectional preferences and deep neural networks. Dissertation.
  • Strakatova, Y. (exp. 2021). Lexical-semantic modelling of adjective-noun collocations. Dissertation.
  • Dima, C. (2019). Composition models for the representation and semantic interpretation of nominal compounds. Dissertation. 

Project A4

  • Rudzewitz, B. (2020). Learning analytics in intelligent computer-assisted language learning. Dissertation.

Project A5

  • Wolman, R. (exp. 2021). Intrigen und Irreführung im bürgerlichen Trauerspiel: Eine pragmalinguistische Analyse im Common Ground Modell. Dissertation. 
  • Sun, Y. (exp. 2021). Zur semantischen und funktionalen Interpretation von parenthetischen attributiven Konstruktionen und verwandte Erscheinungen im Deutschen. Dissertation. 
  • Schwarz (née Trott), I. (2018). Attribute an der Schnittstelle: Zur (nicht-)restriktiven und (quasi-)adverbialen Interpretation von Adjektiv-, Partizipial- und Relativsatzattribut zwischen Syntax, Semantik und Pragmatik. Dissertation.

Project A7

  • Konietzko, A. (2020). Islands and complex constructions in English and German: Bridging the gap between theory of grammar, processing and neurolinguistics. Habilitation. 
  • Kehl, A. (exp. 2021). Adjunct islands in English: Theoretical perspectives and experimental evidence. Dissertation. 
  • Jäger (née Knecht), M. (2018). Focus particles and extraction: An experimental investigation of German and English focus particles in constructions with leftward association. Dissertation. 
  • Remmele, B. (2018). The prosody of sluicing: Production studies on prosodic disambiguation. Dissertation. 
  • Wagner, W. (2017). Idioms and ambiguity in context. Dissertation. 

Project B1

  • Augurzky, P. (exp. 2021). The role of linguistic and non-linguistic information in predictive language comprehension: Behavioral and neurophysiological evidence. Habilitation. 

Project B2

  • Schneider, C. (2020). An experimental investigation of presupposition processing. Dissertation.

Project B4

  • Berndt, E. (2020). Hybrid models of cognition: The influence of modal and amodal cues in language processing tasks. Dissertation.
  • Wolter, S. (2017). Simulating auditory meaning aspects during language processing. Dissertation.

Project B7

  • Scheifele, E. (exp. 2021). Processing correlates of events and states. Dissertation.
  • von Sobbe, L. (exp. 2021). Processing situation duration, motion, and speed. Dissertation. 
  • Eikmeier, V. (2017). From the past int the future: On mental representation of deictic time. Dissertation.

Project B8

  • Specht, L. (exp. 2021). The time course of processing adverbials: Psycholinguistic studies on incrementality in adjunct processing. Dissertation. 

Project B9 

  • Keßler, R. (2021). Verarbeitung und mentale Repräsentation von Idiomen im Erwachsenen- und Kindesalter. Dissertation. 
  • Beck, S. D. (2020). Native and non-native idiom processing: Same difference. Dissertation. 

Project C1

  • Igel, M. (exp. 2021). Studies in plural semantics. Dissertation. 
  • Berezovskaya, P. (2020). Comparing Comparatives: New perspectives from fieldwork and processing. Dissertation. 
  • Howell, A. (2020). Alternative semantics across languages: Case studies on disjunctive questions and free choice items in Samoan and Yoruba. Dissertation. 
  • Sachs, K. (2019). Indefinite intervention effects: How focus intervention restricts the scope of indefinites. Dissertation. 

Project C2

  • Heck, S. (exp. 2021). Variation im Aspektgebrauch im Polnischen: Historisches Präsens und Verbalnomina. Dissertation. 

Project C6

  • Eberhardt, I. (exp. 2021). Zumal-Sätze: Synchronie und Diachronie. Dissertation. 
  • Renz-Gabriel, F. (exp. 2021). Expressive Intensitätspartikeln im Deutschen. Dissertation. 
  • von Wietersheim, S. (2020). The syntactic integration of adverbial clauses: Experimental evidence from binding and other anaphoric relations. Dissertation. 
  • Müller, K. (2019). Satzadverbien, Evidentialität und Non-at-issueness. Dissertation. 

Project C7

  • Momma, L. (exp. 2021). Die Diachronie der französischen progressiven Verbalperiphrase être en train de + Infinitiv. Dissertation. 
  • Kleineberg (née Friedrich), D. (2021). The expression of collectivity in Romance languages: An empirical analysis on nominal aspectuality with focus on French in comparison to Spanish, Italian and Portuguese. Dissertation.
  • Coy, C. (2018). Existenz und Lokalisierung bei französisch il y a: Konsequenzen für den Definitheitseffekt. Dissertation. 

Project Z2

  • Capuano, F. (exp. 2021). Pragmatic peculiarities of conversational negation. Dissertation. 
  • Günther, F. (2017). The cognitive relevance of distributional semantic models. Dissertation. 

Habilitations and Dissertations of the SFB 833 (Phase 2)

Project A1

  • Bücking, S. (2017). Grammatische Beschränkung und pragmatischer Spielraum. Studien zur Interpretation von Modifikatoren. Habilitation.
  • Buscher, F. (2016). The Flexible Interpretation of Mental Attitude Adverbials. Dissertation.

Project A2

  • Zirker, A. (2015). Stages of the Soul in Early Modern English Poetry: William Shakespeare and John Donne. Habilitation. 
  • Dörge, C. (2016). The Notion of Turning in Metaphysical Poetry. Dissertation.
  • Bade, N. (2015). Obligatory Presupposition Triggers in Discourse - Experimental Investigations of the Theories Maximize Presupposition and Obligatory Implicatures. Dissertation.
  • Niefer (née Zimmermann), J. (2014). Inspiration and Utmost Art: The Poetics of Early Modern English Psalm Translations. Dissertation.

Project A3

  • Henrich, V. (2015). Word Sense Disambiguation with GermaNet. Dissertation. 

Project A4

  • Ziai, R. (2016). Short Answer Assessment in Context: The Role of Information Structure. Dissertation.

Project A7

  • Hartmann, J. (2016). The Syntax and Focus Structure of Specificational Copular Clauses and Clefts. Habilitation. 
  • Konietzko, A. (2014). Bare Argument Ellipsis in English and German: Theoretical and Experimental Evidence. Dissertation. 

Project B1

  • Bott, O. (2017). Processing quantifiers: A psychlinguistic investigation. Habilitation. 
  • Schlotterbeck, F. (2016). From Truth Conditions to Processes: how to Model the Processing Difficulty of Quantified Sentences. Dissertation.

Project B2

  • Franke, M. (2016). How cognitive and environmental factors shape language, its use and its evolution. Habilitation. 
  • Patel-Grosz, P. (2015). On structural and contextual relations in the grammar. Individual variables, agreement and anaphoric presuppositions. Habilitation.
  • Korotkova, N. (2016). Heterogeneity and Uniformity in the Evidential Domain. Dissertation, University of California.
  • Kirsten (née. Schmid), M. (2015). Towards the Cognitive Processing of Presuppositions: Evidence from Behavioral and EEG Data. Dissertation.
  • Tiemann, S. (2013). The Processing of “wieder” (“again”) and Other Presupposition Triggers. Dissertation.

Project B4

  • Ahlberg, D. (2016). Hand versus Foot: Effector Specific Compatibility Effects in Language Processing. Dissertation.
  • Öttl, B. (2015)The Acquisition of Syntax and Semantics: Evidence from Artificial Language Learning. Dissertation.
  • De la Vega, I. (2013). Positively and Negatively Connotated Words: Investigating Predictions of the Experimental Simulation View of Comprehension. Dissertation. 
  • Lachmair, M. (2013). Understanding Language Comprehension: Investigations Using Nouns with Referents in the Upper or Lower Vertical Space. Dissertation. 

Project B5

  • Konietzko, A. (2014). Bare Argument Ellipsis in English and German: Theoretical and Experimental Evidence. Dissertation.

Project B7

  •  Alex-Ruf, S. (2016). The Temporality of Situations: Empirical Studies on Time Reference and Situation Type. Dissertation.

Project B8

  • Gauza, H. (2016). On the Processing of VP-Internal Adjuncts. Dissertation. 
  • Störzer, M. (2016). Experimental Work on Positioning of Frame Adverbials and Influence of Information Structural Factors. Dissertation. 

Project C1 

  • Hohaus, V. (2014). Context and Composition: How Presuppositions Restrict the Interpretation of Free Variables. Dissertation.

Project C2

  • Dübbers, V. (2016). Conceptual Motivation of Verbal Aspect and its Variations: with Special Regard to Iterativity and the ‘Factual Function’ in Russian and Czech. Dissertation.

Project C3

  • Wall, A. (2015). Bare Nominals in Brazilian Portugese. An Integral Approach. Dissertation, University of Zurich. 

Project C4

  • Patel-Grosz, P. (2015). On structural and contextual relations in the grammar. Individual variables, agreement and anaphoric presuppositions. Habilitation.
  • Winter-Froemel, E. (2014). The Dynamics of Meaning in Usage and in Language Change. Ambiguity in the Domain of Indefiniteness and 1PL Meaning. Habilitation.
  • Korotkova, N. (2016). Heterogeneity and Uniformity in the Evidential Domain. University of California.
  • Ising, M. (2013). Cognitive Ambiguity: Collective and Dual Reconceptualizations in the Grammar and the Lexicon of Romance Languages. Dissertation. 

Project C6

  • Grosz, P. G. (2015). Functional Elements: Modal Particles, Pronouns and Agreement. Habilitation.

Project INF

  • Lachmair, M. (2013). Understanding Language Comprehension: Investigations Using Nouns with Referents in the Upper or Lower Vertical Space. Dissertation.

Habilitations and Dissertations of the SFB 833 (Phase 1)

Project A1

  • Gese, H. (2012). Empirical studies of the passive. Meaning structures and their processing. Dissertation.
  • Bücking, S. (2011). Flexibility in composition: Participants and modifiers in the nominal domain. Dissertation.

Project A2

  • Zirker, A. (2009). The pilgrim as a child: play language and redemption in Lewis Carroll’s Alice books. Dissertation.

Project A3

  • Versley, Y. (2010). Resolving Coreferent Bridging in German Newspaper Text. Dissertation.

Project A4

  • Quixal, M. (2012). Application-driven Natural Language Processing. Shaping NLP to the needs of Foreign Language Teaching and Learning. Dissertation.
  • Boyd, A. (2011). Automatic Diagnosis of Written Errors for Beginning Learners of German. Dissertation.

Project B4

  • Steiner, I. (2010). On the processing of coordination structures. Dissertation.

Project B5

  • Schwilling, E. (2012). Language reorganization after congenital left hemispheric lesions – Production and comprehension of complex grammatical structures with the right brain hemisphere. Dissertation.

Project B7

  • Ruiz Fernández, S. (2012). The standard bottleneck model reloaded: About limitations and flexibilities in human information processing. Dissertation.

Project C1

  • Hofstetter, S. (2012). Selected Issues in the Theory of Comparison: Phrasal Comparison in Turkish and a Cross-Linguistic Perspective on Intensifiers, Negative Island Effects and the Distribution of Measure Phrases. Dissertation.
  • Krasikova, S. (2011). Issues in the semantics of comparison. Dissertation.

Project C3

  • Octavio de Toledo y Huerta, Á. S. (2012). A history of locative relations in Spanish (Spanish title: “Los relacionantes locativos en la historia del español”). Dissertation.

Project C4

  • Winter-Froemel, E. (2009). Borrowing and loan word integration from the perspective of the language user: Theory and case studies on French. Dissertation.

MA Theses and State Examinations of the SFB 833 (Phase 3)

[Theses from phase 1 and 2 can be found on the project websites]

Project A1

  • Xu, Y. (exp. 2021). Die Kombinatorik von gehen bei metaphorischer Interpretation. MA Thesis.
  • Lietz, S. (2021). Fahrrad bei der Kirche vs. Fahrrad an der Kirche: Zum semantischen Unterschied zwischen den Präpositionen an und bei. MA Thesis. 
  • Yan, X. (2021). Die Kombinatorik von wohnen: Zur Struktur und Interpretation lokaler und nicht-lokaler Adverbiale beim Verb wohnen. MA Thesis. 
  • Wang, J. (2021). Was bedeuten später, später als und spät? Zur Rolle von Vagheit für eine adäquate Analyse. MA Thesis. 
  • Zhao, Y. (2020). Eine experimentelle Studie zu konzeptuellen Restriktionen auf Subjektreferenten von Geräuschverben mit direktionaler Erweiterung. MA Thesis. 
  • Zhang, X. (2020). Zur Kombinatorik der Positionsverben sitzen, stehen und liegen. MA Thesis.
  • Zong, Y. (2020). Doppelte Ambiguitäten bei traurig, fröhlich und froh? Zu Korrelationen zwischen lexikalischen Bedeutungsvarianten und syntaktischen Funktionen. MA Thesis.
  • Li, Y. (2019). Das Verb öffnen und seine physikalischen Objekt-Argumente. MA Thesis.
  • Jia, W. (2017). Zum Coercion-Potenzial aspektueller Verben im Hochchinesischen. MA Thesis.
  • Schmidt, M. (exp. 2021). Die Kombinatorik der Kopula verden in der HPSG. State Examination. 

Project A2

  • Braun, J. (2019). If they would listen to their teacher: The acquisition of English conditionals by German native speakers. MA Thesis. 
  • Hogrefe, I. (2020). Narrative strategies in C. S. Lewis's Narnia Chronicles. State Examination. 
  • Fritz, N. (2019). Factors for pronoun resolution in German. State Examination. 

Project A3

  • Witte, N. (2019). Unsupervised learning of sense representations: How to make distributional models sensitive to senses. MA Thesis. 

Project A4

  • Santhi Ponnusamy, H. (2021). Towards generating questions under discussion: Advancing neural question generation to support the analysis of language in context. MA Thesis.
  • Kannan, M. (2021). Exploring neural question generation in context: Effects of form- and meaning-based neural representations on generating Questions-under-Discussion. MA Thesis. 
  • Fath, C. (2017). Information source detection for automatic short answer scoring. MA Thesis.

Project A5

  • Yuan, R. (2020). Irreführende Scherzfragen als komplexe Sprechakte: Definition, Charakterisierung, Abgrenzung und Klassifikation. MA Thesis. 
  • Cai, Y. (2019). Wenn-Sätze in Subjekt- und Akkusativobjektfunktion mit Korrelaten: Eine Korpusstudie. MA Thesis. 
  • Yafang, M. (2019). Zur mehrfachen Vorfeldbesetzung im Deutschen. MA Thesis. 
  • van Doeselar, A. (2019). Zur Wiedergabe der indirekten Rede in narrativen Texten. MA Thesis. 
  • Hustadt, N. (2019). Zur Gedankenwiedergabe in narrativen Texten: Deutsch und Französisch im Vergleich. MA Thesis. 
  • Schaffhauser, T. (2019). Untersuchungen syntaktischer Anomalien an ausgewählten Gedichten. MA Thesis. 
  • Weiß, L. (2018). Zur schwäbisch-bayrischen Diskurspartikel fei und ihrer Verwendung in Entscheidungsfragen. MA Thesis.
  • Zhong, Y. (2018). Faktoren für den Gebrauch des Indikativs bei indirekter Rede in Pressetexten: Eine korpusbasierte Untersuchung. MA Thesis. 
  • Danyue, L. (2018). Verblose Direktive: Satzwertige direktive Konstruktion in peripherem Bereich der Grammatik. MA Thesis. 
  • Sonntag, L. (2019). „Falsche Fährten“ – wie mit bestimmten Kommunikationsstrategien in Teilen des Journalismus Interesse geweckt wird. State Examination. 
  • Wolman, R. (2018). Implikaturen als Mittel der Figurencharakterisierung in literarischen Texten. State Examination. 
  • Traub, T. (2017). Wurzelinfinitivkonstruktionen des Deutschen: Pragmatische Verwendung und Lesart. State Examination. 
  • Yahui, S. (2017). Zur Syntax der integrierten Verberst-Parenthesen im Deutschen. State Examination. 
  • Schäfer, K. (2017). Inwiefern kann man an der erlebten Rede eine innere Mensch-Tier-Verwandlung der fiktionalen Figur Gregor Samsa erkennen? State Examination. 
  • Wetzel, J. (2017). Wertende Ausdrücke bei der Redewiedergabe. State Examination. 

Project A7

  • Mollik, W. (2020). Complex sluicing and extraposed relative clauses: Experimental evidence. MA Thesis. 
  • Cortés Rodríguez, À. (2019). Multiple sluicing in English: Empirical investigation and syntactic analysis. MA Thesis. 
  • Miller, A. (2019). The grammar and discourse licensing of left dislocation in English and Russian: An experimental and corpus-based study. MA Thesis. 
  • Geiger, L. (2019). VP preposing in English and German: A corpus-based study. MA Thesis. 
  • Duarte, T. A. (2019). Control with communication verbs: An empirical study comparing Brazilian Portuguese with English. MA Thesis. 
  • Weymann, N. (2020). Auxiliary-drop questions in English. State Examination.
  • Sürer, E. (2020). Subject contact in relative clauses in English. State Examination. 
  • Seifert, J. (2019). Subextractions in (embedded) relative clauses in English. State Examination. 
  • Sterian, A. C. (2019). The syntax and semantics of Mad Magazine sentences. State Examination. 
  • Moraitis, A. (2019). Make America great again! Emotions and prosodic highlighting in Donald Trump's immigration speech. State Examination. 
  • Tolonic, T. (2018). Rhetorical questions and the role of intonation. State Examination. 
  • Kücük, A. (2018). Contrasting features of connected speech: An empirical investigation. State Examination. 
  • Eich, M. (2018). Idiom blends: A corpus based Investigation. State Examination.
  • Rohleder, M. (2018). What the hell do you have to lose? A pragmatic analysis of rhetorical questions in the Republican election campaigns in 2012 and in 2016. State Examination. 
  • Bauer, S. (2017). Heavy NP shift: Ditransitive verbs and idiomativ verb-preposition combinations. State Examination. 
  • Frank, S. (2017). The information structure of relative clauses in English: A corpus study. State Examination. 

Project B1

  • Berthold, M. (2021). The anaphoricity of German temporal adjectives. MA Thesis. 
  • Kolagar, Z. (2019). Crosslinguistic variation in modal systems: Semantic fieldwork on Tabari. MA Thesis. 
  • Chang, C. (2019). Crosslinguistic variation and quantifer raising: The view from Taiwanese Mandarin. MA Thesis. 
  • Armenante, G. (2018). The semantics of embedded tenses: A case study of Italian complement clauses. MA Thesis. 
  • Şenel, I. (2017). The temporal interpretation of embedded tenses: Contrasting English and Turkish. State Examination. 

Project B2

  • Balbach, N. (2018). Child language acquisition: The English exceptive but and the German exceptive außer. MA Thesis. 

Project B4

  • Winter, A. (2020). The action-sentence compatibility effect (ACE): A meta-analysis. MA Thesis. 
  • Hurler, F. (2019). The influence of fantasy on the perceived frequency of events: A study on reality monitoring. MA Thesis. 
  • Everding, F. (2017). Haben visuell-räumliche Erfahrungsspuren einen Einfluss auf die Worterkennung und ist dieser modalitätsspezifisch? MA Thesis. 
  • Reinhardt, H. M. (2017). Sprach-Raum-Assoziationen bei der Sprachproduktion: Hat eine motorische Aufgabe im vertikalen Raum einen Einfluss auf die nachfolgende Bildbenennung? MA Thesis. 
  • Schütt, E. (2017). Untersuchung der Prävalenz des pharmakologischen kognitiven Enhancements bei Studierenden mittels Randomized Response Technique. MA Thesis. 
  • Rabe, S. (2017). Der Einfluss von indirekten auditiven Informationen bei der Satzverarbeitung: Liest das Ohr mit? Diploma. 

Project B7

  • Ferrer Parera, A. (2020). Die Semantik der stativ-eventiv-Ambiguität bei ExpObj-Verben. MA Thesis. 
  • Pushkina, A. (2020). Ingwer zerkleinern vs. Birke zerkleinern - woran denken wir länger? Eine Verarbeitungsstudie zur mentalen Simulation und zum Einfluss unterschiedlicher Objektgrößen. MA Thesis. 
  • Schäk, S. (2018). Ist ein Bach schneller überquert als das Meer? Eine Studie zur mentalen Simulation von Ereignisdauer in Abhängigkeit der Objektgröße. MA Thesis.
  • von Sobbe, L. (2017). Simulationsprozesse bei Bewegungsverben: Eine Reaktionszeitstudie zur Verarbeitung von Fortbewegungsverben auf Satzebene. MA Thesis. 

Project B8

  • Kraus, M. (2019). Stellungspräferenzen von Manner-Adverbialen bei Kindern. MA Thesis. 
  • Grob, J. (2017). Psycholinguistische Untersuchungen zu Position und Interpretation von Zustandsadjektiven. MA Thesis. 
  • Ziegler, K. (2017). Präsuppositionsähnliche Effekte bei Art&Weise-Adverbialen. MA Thesis. 

Project B9 

  • Schläger, J. (2018). Semantische Verarbeitung im Grundschulalter ud ihr Zusammenhang mit der Lesefertigkeit. MA Thesis.
  • Sanders, I. (2017). Slow as molasses in January: Evidence that the idiomatic key and predictability have no effect on on-line idiom processing in L2. MA Thesis.

Project C1

  • Owusu Korkor, A. (2021). Modal Framework Cross-Linguistic Variation: A Linguistic Research Study on Akan. MA Thesis. 
  • Kolagar, Z. (2019). Cross-linguistic variation in modal systems: Semantic fieldwork on Tabari. MA Thesis. 
  • Durmaz, S. (2017). Intervention effects in Turkish. MA Thesis. 
  • Jurawel, A.-C. (2017). An interface between SLA, syntax, and semantics: The acquisition & comprehension of wh-subject and wh-object questions among German learners of English as a second language. MA Thesis. 
  • Schneider, C. (2017). Processing complexity of than-phrases in English. MA Thesis. 
  • Geiger, L. (2020). The development of each and every throughout Middle English. State Examination. 
  • Igel, M. (2018). NPI-licensing in comparatives and equatives: A diachronic study. State Examination. 
  • Gadziev, A. (2018). A contrastive analysis of verb forms in English, German, and Azerbaijani. State Examination. 
  • Ulmer, B. (2017). Intervention effects: Comparing different approaches explaining intervention in alternative semantics. State Examination. 
  • Behaghel von Flammerdinghe, M. (2021). Ja oder Nein? A Production Study on Answering Negative Polar Questions. M.Ed Thesis. 

Project C2

  • Gunkel, P. (2021). Die russischen und serbischen Aquamotionsverben: Ein Vergleich. MA Thesis. 
  • Kravchenko, E. (2019). Konkurrenz im Verbalaspekt in bregrenzt iterativen Kontexten im Polnischen. MA Thesis. 
  • Geiger, L. (2019). Prädikatsanaphern im Polnischen. MA Thesis. 
  • Kolobanov, O. (2019). Der Erhalt von Aspekteigenschaften in russischen Nomina Actionis. State Examination. 

Project C6

  • Göksungur, D. (2020). Processing idioms in context and isolation: A study with children aged 8 to 12. MA Thesis.
  • Epple, A.-L. (2020). Specificity effects in extraction from picture noun phrases: Experimental evidence. MA Thesis. 
  • Goltermann, C. (2020). Dealing with the absence of a gender-neutral third person singular pronoun in English. MA Thesis. 
  • Greipel, K. (2020). The Suffering Woman in Geoffrey Chaucer, Alfred Tennyson, and Michele Roberts. MA Thesis. 
  • Abuiyada, R. (2020). Subject-verb agreement and agreement attraction in English and Standard Arabic. MA Thesis. 
  • Khuu, P. (2019). Anaphoricity and logophoricity of Vietnamese reflexives. MA Thesis. 
  • Schäfer, E. (2019). Resumptive pronouns in English and Farsi relative clause. MA Thesis. 
  • Rapp, B. (2019). Focus particles in embedded clauses: An empirical approach. MA Thesis. 
  • Goltermann, C. (2019). Recent changes in the frequency of use of singular they and how such changes correspond to the influence of grammar and style guides in spoken and written English. MA Thesis. 
  • Schreier, V. (2019). Binding as evidence for the integration of adverbial while-clauses. MA Thesis. 
  • Yousefi, A. (2019). Intelligence and metacognition as predictions of adolescents' foreign language achievement. MA Thesis. 
  • Bitzer, A. (2019). A comparative investigation of clause structure in English and German. MA Thesis. 
  • Bisinger, K. (2019). The syntax of three-place predicates: An experimental case study. MA Thesis. 
  • Truong, T. L. (2018). Investigating pitch accent information in spoken word recognition. MA Thesis. 
  • Schuster, A. (2018). Investigating the relation between directness and impoliteness in scenarios with differing social distance and power relations. MA Thesis. 
  • Sachko, A. (2017). False friends: Language transfer in second language acquisition: Evidence from Russian and German L2 Learners of English. MA Thesis.
  • Löffel, M. (2020). People are dying the other way too: A pragmatic analysis of an interview with President Trump. State Examination. 
  • Zimmermann, L. (2020). Gender and use of pronouns in German and English. State Examination. 
  • Ramsaier, J. (2020). From awful to authentic? Accent development in Disney films from 1941-2016. State Examination. 
  • Zeifang, L. (2020). Pragmatic effects in referential binding: An experimental investigation. State Examination. 
  • Celebi, N. (2020). Pronoun reference in English and Turkish. An experimental case study. State Examination. 
  • Mayr, F. (2019). They as a singular pronoun. State Examination. 
  • Spörle, B. (2019). Action research: Teaching materials for bilingual biology. State Examination. 
  • Bitzer, A. (2019). A comparative investigation of clause structure in English and German. State Examination. 
  • Epple, A.-L. (2019). Noun phrase types and transparency. State Examination. 
  • Hummler, J. (2019). An den Rändern der Grammatik: Linguistische Überlegungen zur Lyrik August Stramms. State Examination. 
  • Beißwenger, E. (2019). Do bridge verbs affect topicalization? An experimental approach. State Examination. 
  • Ackermann, J. (2019). Weight sensitivity and information structure in the postverbal domain. State Examination. 
  • Grüble, J. (2019). Particle dependency in verb-particle structures. State Examination. 
  • Kozel, L. (2019). Constraints on the (extra)position of relative clauses. State Examination. 
  • Temel, H. (2019). Influences of NP-length, semantic connectedness and lexical dependencies in verb-particle constructions. State Examination. 
  • Bisinger, K. (2018). The syntax of three-place predicates: An experimental case study. State Examination. 
  • Rapp, B. (2018). Embedded clauses and discourse particles: An empirical investigation. State Examination. 
  • Schaber, C. (2018). (German) learners of English in South Africa: A case study. State Examination. 
  • Braunstein, L. (2017). Second language acquisition: Spanish, German and Turkish learners of English and their article use in generic sentences. State Examination. 

Project C7

  • Egyed, J. (2020). Eine vergleichende Analyse des Verbalsystems im Reunion- und Mauritius-Kreol. MA Thesis. 
  • Tarantino, A. (2019). Eine kontinuumsbasierte Typologie von Zustandsausdrücken des Italienischen: Theoretische Ansätze und korpusbasierte Analysen. MA Thesis. 
  • Schuster, A. (2017). Progressivität (über)einzelsprachlich: Definition der semantischen Kategorie und Versprachlichung im Französischen. MA Thesis.
  • Dörflinger, N. (2019). Modale Verbalperiphrasen im Spanischen: Eine Korpusanalyse am Beispiel von deber + infinitivo und deber de + infinitiv. State Examination. 
  • Haag, V. (2017). Progressive Verbalperiphrasen im Katalanischen. State Examination. 
  • Kugler, J. (2017). Tempus und Aspekt in spanischen Schulgrammatiken. State Examination. 

Research Groups

Psycholinguistic Lunch

In the research group “Psycholinguistic Lunch”, especially staff members who are part of psycholinguistically or experimentally working projects come together. According to desire, the results of current experiments are discussed, assistance for planned studies is given or specific experimental methods are presented. A further topic of the Psycholinguistic Lunch is the general discussion of a semantic processing model.

Contact: Sara Beck (B9) & Giuliano Armenante (B1)
Time: Monday, 11 s.t. - 12 h
Place: Nauklerstraße 35, Besprechungsraum 3.08
Upcoming meetings:

R and Statistical Methods Course

The R and statistical methods course invites all SFB staff and associated who want to learn programming in R and statistics or want to refresh their skills.
We meet every other week and adress diverse topics concerning programming in R and statistical analysis of linguistic data.

Contact: Edith Scheifele (B7, Z2) und Robin Hörnig (Z2)
Time: every other Friday, 12 - 14 h (c.t.)
Place: Nauklerstraße 35, Seminarraum 0.04
Requirement: Please bring your laptop and charging cable

New: AK Lineare Modelle

every Friday, 2-3pm

SFB, room 3.08

The AK Lineare Modelle works towards an foundational understanding of linear models (simple linear models and also logistic regression models), their general conception and applicability in linguistics.

AK Linguistics & School

How can our linguistic assumptions and insights be sensibly used in grammar education in schools or in the development of teacher's skills? What is the state of the art with regard to research? What kind of research is done in the SFB on this topic? These and other questions will be addressed in our research group.

Aims: scholarly exchange (also with international guests), possibility to present your own research on a topic related to "linguistics and school", discussion of central research papers / books, discussion of methodology

Contact: Julia Braun (A2)
Upcoming meeting: 15th April 2021, 5pm-6pm
Guest lecture by Steffen Froemel. He will talk about "Topologie als Brücke zwischen Linguistik und Schulgrammatik: Das
Propädeutische Satztopologiemodell". The talk will be in German.
Place: online, via zoom.

AK Linguistics & Literary Studies

Current Topics: Syntactic deviations in poetry, tropes (metaphor, synecdoche, metonymy) and the analysis of stylistic devices. We are open for further topics for discussion.

Contact: Laura Bon (A5)
Place: Nauklerstraße 35, Besprechungsraum 3.08
Nächster Termin:

Former Research Groups

Combinatory Meaning Adaptions (2018-2019)

Projects: A1 & B8

The working group is interested in the question of which systematic rules can be used to adequately capture combinatorial meanings that arise at the level of lexical semantics. One of the theories dedicated to this task can be found in Nicholas Asher's Type Composition Logic (Lexical Meaning in Context: A Web of Words, Cambridge University Press, 2011). This theory is intended as a base to (i) explore further theories about meaning adaptations to the semantics/pragmatics interface and (ii) to contrast these theories.

AK Syntax (2013-2017)

Projects: A5, B8, C6

The syntax work group permits members of different projects to come together in order to present their syntax work and discuss issues of common interest. There are meetings to jointly read the literature in the field, to discuss research plans, and to assist with the construction of syntax experiments.

Information Structure (2012-2017)

Projects: A4, A7, B8

The Information Structure Research Group will discuss topics based on the research interests of participants, providing an opportunity to present and discuss ongoing information structure related research. Central themes of the information structure research group include the role of context in information structure interpretation, the annotation of information structure in corpora, the interaction of information structure with prosody, the role of syntax as well as the role of information structure for processing. Besides reading and discussing current papers on information structure together, our meetings provide a platform to informally discuss our own experimental studies, methodological issues, as well as practice talks in which information structure features prominently.

Contact: Andreas Konietzko (A7)

Publications of the Information Structure Research Group

Editions

Individual Publications:

For further publications see the websites of the individual projects

Variables (2012-2017)

Work created within the framework of the research group:

Publikations
Workshops
Presentations & Posters

Between Lexicon & Context (2013-2015)

Projects: A1 & A5

One main focus of the research group was to discuss current theories that systematically seek to understand the interplay of lexical meaning on the one hand, and context and world knowledge on the other hand (e.g. Asher 2011, Recanati 2010). Furthermore, concrete questions of members of the working group were addressed, e.g. the interpretation of event- and state-nominalizations in context as well as the semantic annotation of nouns in the context of corpus studies.