PhD Colloquia

PhD Colloquia

Contact: Stefan Heck (C2)

Time: Thursday, 16 - 18 h

Place: Nauklerstraße 35, room 1.06

Link to the PhD Colloquia

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) and Giuliano Armenante (B1)

Time: Monday, 11 h s.t. - 12 h

Place: Nauklerstraße 35, Besprechungsraum 3.08

Link to the Psycholinguistic Lunch

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.)
Friday, 02.11. - Open R-Slot
Friday, 09.11. - workshop - no course
Friday, 16.11. - Plotting with ggplot2 I
Friday, 23.11. - Plotting with ggplot2 II
Friday, 30.11. - Open R-Slot
Friday, 07.12. - Plotting with ggplot2 III
Friday, 14.12. - Open R-Slot
further dates to be announced
Place: Nauklerstraße 35, Seminarraum 0.04
Requirement: Please bring your laptop and charging cable

Link to the R and statistical methods course

AK Linguistics & Poetry

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)

Next Meeting: Friday, 27 July 2018, 10.15-12 h

Place: Nauklerstraße 35, Besprechungsraum 3.08

AK Syntax

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.

Contact: Sophie von Wietersheim (C6)

Time: Thursday, 22.02.2018, 12 Uhr ct - 14 Uhr

Place: Nauklerstraße 35, Besprechungsraum 3.08

Information Structure

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


Individual Publications:

For further publications see the websites of the individual projects

Former Research Groups

Variables (2013-2017)

Contact: Andreas Konietzko (A7) and Vera Hohaus (B1, C1)

Work created within the framework of the research group:





Between Lexicon & Context (2013-2015)

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.

The research group was organized by the projects A1 and A5.