Guest Lectures


Guest Lecture by Radek Šimík (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin), "On the relation between questions and (free) relatives: Taking a broader perspective", July 18, 2017.


Guest Lecture by Bernhard Schwarz (McGill University, Montreal), "Trivial Questions" (joint work with Sasha Simonenko), July 21, 2016.

Guest Lecture by Clemens Mayr (ZAS, Berlin), "A Predictive Semantic Theory of Interrogative Embedding", February 4, 2016.


Guest Lecture by Maribel Romero, "Biased Polar Questions: Towards an empirical characterization using experimental methodology", July 10, 2015.

Guest Lecture by Judith Tonhauser (Ohio State University/ ZAS, Berlin), " 'She wasn't stupid to buy that computer' - On the Semantics and Pragmatics of Evaluative Adjectives", May 5, 2015.


Guest Lecture by Kilu von Prince (Zentrum für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Berlin), "Possessive Spilts in Daakaka: A Riddle, Wrapped in a Mystery, Inside an Enigma", November 4, 2014.

Guest Lecture by Doris Penka (Universität Konstanz), "At most: Decomposition and Alternatives", July 1, 2014.


Guest Lecture by Jonathan David Bobaljik (University of Connecticut), "Suppletion: Morphological Universals and Structure", September 2, 2013.

Guest Lecture by Rajesh Bhatt (University of Massachusetts at Amherst), "Verb Clusters and the Semantics of Head Movement", August 9, 2013.

Guest Lecture by Toshiko Oda (Tokyo Keizai University), "Degrees in izyonni-Comparatives", August 8, 2013.

Guest Lecture by Toshiko Oda (Tokyo Keizai University), "Overt Degree Arguments as Internal Heads of Relative Clauses of Degrees", August 6, 2013.

Guest Lecture by Roumyana Pancheva (University of Southern California), "On the Missing Proportional Reading of Slavic most", July 11, 2013.

Guest Lecture by Anne Mucha (Universität Potsdam), "Temporal Interpretation in Hausa and Medumba", July 9, 2013.

Guest Lecture by Barbara Tomaszewicz (University of Southern California), "Superlative Ambiguities and Focus", June 18, 2013.

Guest Lecture by Lena Karvovskaya (Universität Potsdam), "Comparatives in Persian, Tajiki and Ishkashimi", January 22, 2013.


Guest Lecture by Rajesh Bhatt (University of Massachusetts at Amherst), "Differential Comparatives", June 5, 2012.

Guest Lecture by Ede Zimmermann (Universität Frankfurt/Main), "Ein Äquivalenzkriterium für semantische Theorien", January 24, 2012.


Guest Lecture by Ryan Bochnak (University of Chicago), "Gradation Structures in a Degree-Less Language", December 13, 2011.

Guest Lecture by Lisa Matthewson (University of British Columbia, Vancouver), "Methodological Issues in Data Collection for Semantics: Case Studies in Quantification and Presupposition", June 26, 2011.

Guest Lecture by Mira Grubic (Universität Potsdam), "The Scalar Particle kapa in the West Chadic Languages Bole and Ngizim", May 26, 2011.


Guest Lecture by Arnim von Stechow, "Eine Umgebungssemantik für fast", December 17, 2010.

Guest Lecture by Hotze Rullmann (University of British Columbia, Vancouver), "Number, Person, and Bound Variables", November 23, 2010.

Guest Lecture by Cornelia Ebert (Universität Stuttgart), "Gestures in Formal Semantics and Pragmatics - Or Why We Shouldn't Leave the Study of Gestures Entirely to Semioticists and Roboticists", October 26, 2010.

Guest Lecture by Galit Sassoon (Universiteit van Amsterdam), "Measurement Theory in Linguistics", February 9, 2010.

Guest Lecture by Paula Menéndez-Benito (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen), "Epistemic Effects, Domain Constraints and Plurality: The Case of Spanish algún", January 22, 2010.



Workshop "Linguistics Meets Literature: Speech Act Operators", Nov 9, 2018.


Workshop "The Semantics of African, Asian and Austronesian Languages (TripleA 3) ", July 6 – 8, 2016.

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Workshop " The Semantics of African, Asian and Austronesian Languages (TripleA 2)", June 3-5, 2015.


Workshop (in association with GLOW) "The Semantics of African, Asian and Austronesian Languages (TripleA 1)", June 11-13, 2014.


Workshop "Comparison Constructions Crosslinguistically", May 28, 2010.