We are happy to welcome DFG Mercator-Fellow Professor Peter Culicover here at the RTG. Peter will be with uns in during October 2019, work with PhD Students on their projects and give the RTG further input with papers and workshops.


Workshop “Metaphor and Ambiguity Analysis” (MAmbA)

April 24-25 2020, University of Tübingen, Brechtbau (Wilhelmstr. 50)

Organizers: Natascha Elxnath & Sarah Metzger (both GRK 1808)

This workshop is concerned with the different types of conflicts that lead to metaphorical readings. We hypothesize that a thorough investigation of the underlying conflicts sheds light upon larger questions metaphor research has been struggling with: how to model the ambiguity of metaphors from a formal semantic point of view, and how to properly distinguish between metaphorical and literal readings.

Find the full workshop description here.

Invited Speakers

Monika Fludernik (Universität Freiburg)
Louise McNally (Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona)
Michele Prandi (Università di Genova)
Irene Rapp (Universität Tübingen) and Stefan Engelberg (IDS Mannheim)
Sabine Schulte im Walde (Universität Stuttgart)

Recent publications

Forthcoming in Fall 2019: Schauplätze der Ambivalenz / Scenes of Ambivalence. Eds. Matthias Bauer, Frauke Berndt und Sebastian Meixner. Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann. (Ambivalenz in Sprache, Literatur und Kunst. Ambivalence in Language, Literature, and Art 3)


Further new publications:

Zirker, Angelika (2019). Stages of the Soul in Early Modern English Poetry: William Shakespeare and John Donne. Manchester UP, 2019. Further info at http://www.manchesteruniversitypress.co.uk/9781526133298/.

Remmele, Bettina (2019). The Prosody of Sluicing: Production Studies on Prosodic Disambiguation (Ph.D. Thesis). TOBIAS-lib, Universitätsbibliothek Tübingen (http://dx.doi.org/10.15496/publikation-31149)

Publications by members of the RTG 1808 on "Ambiguity" (selection)

  • Sigmund, Mirjam (2018). Allegorese als Ambiguierungsverfahren. Eine kognitiv-semantische und diskurstraditionelle Analyse mittelalterlicher romanischer Predigten. De Gruyter.
  • Kirchhoff, Leonie, Miriam Lahrsow, and Angelika Zirker (2018). "Students as Digital Annotators of Shakespeare’s Sonnets.” Digital English: A Handbook for the 21st Century. Ed. Naomi Milthorpe, Robert Clarke, Joanne Jones, and Robbie Moore. https://www.digitalenglish.com.au/2018/12/17/students-as-digital-annotators-of-shakespeares-sonnets/
  • Potysch, Nicolas (2018): Wiederholt doppeldeutig in Bild und Schrift: Ambiguität im durchbilderten Roman. Hannover: Wehrhahn.
  • Landmesser, Christof (2018). "Parusieverzögerung und die Gegenwart der Glaubenden. Zur Hermeneutik von Ambiguität und Ambivalenz der christlichen Existenz in der Theologie des Paulus." In: EC 9(2018), 107–130.
  • Kulick, Andreas (2016). "From Problem to Opportunity? An Analytical Framework for Vagueness and Ambiguity in International Law." In: German Yearbook of International Law 59, 257-288.
  • Hartmann, Jutta M., Corinna Sauter, Gesa Schole, Wiltrud Wagner, Peter Gietz, Susanne Winkler (2016). "TInCAP – ein interdisziplinäres Korpus zu Ambiguitätsphänomenen." Konferenzabstract. DHd 2016 in Leipzig. http://dhd2016.de/boa.pdf
  • Potysch, Nicolas; Matthias Bauer (Ed.) (2016). Deutungsspielräume. Mehrdeutigkeit als kulturelles Phänomen. Frankfurt a.M.: Peter Lang
  • Zirker, Angelika; Esme Winter-Froemel. (Ed.) (2015). Wordplay and Metalinguistic / Metadiscursive Reflection. Authors, Contexts, Techniques, and Meta-Reflection. Berlin: De Gruyter. (Dynamics of Wordplay 1)
  • Winkler, Susanne (Ed.) (2015). Ambiguity: Language and Communication. Berlin: de Gruyter.