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B02: Dimensional verbs

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Funding period: 01.07.2011 – 30.06.2015

Dynamic dimensional verbs encode a change of an object in a well-defined single dimension, such as size (grow, enlarge), hair color (gray) or height (rise, raise). Starting out from a survey of dimensional verbs in German and French, the project investigates the interaction of verbs, adjectives, and nouns in the conceptual isolation of dimensions, taking into consideration extensional as well as intensional readings of the verbs. The investigation will include in-depth studies of German, French, Korean, Chinese, and Caribbean French-based creole languages.

Heads of the project

Prof. Dr. Sebastian Löbner
Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
Kruppstraße 108 / Geb. 46.21
40227 Düsseldorf
Phone: +49 211 81-133 99
E-Mail: loebner@phil.uni-duesseldorf.de

Hans Geisler
Institut für Romanistik
Universitätsstr. 1
40225 Düsseldorf
Phone: +49 211 81-129 84
Email: geisler@phil.uni-duesseldorf.de

Staff

Thomas Gamerschlag
Phone: +49 211 81-151 23
Email: gamer@phil.uni-duesseldorf.de

Liane Ströbel
Phone: +49 211 81-124 50
Email: stroebel@phil.uni-duesseldorf.de

Brigitte Schwarze
Phone: +49 211 81-129 83
Email: bs@phil.uni-duesseldorf.de

Assistants

Myeong-Hi Min
Phone: +49 211 81-151 23
Email: min@phil.uni-duesseldorf.de

2015

Gamerschlag, Thomas, Doris Gerland, Rainer Osswald & Wiebke Petersen (eds.) (2015). Meaning, frames, and conceptual representation. Studies in Language and Cognition 2. Düsseldorf: dup. [link].

2014

Fleischhauer, Jens & Thomas Gamerschlag (2014). We’re going through changes: How change of state verbs and arguments combine in scale composition. Lingua 141, 30–47. [link]

Gamerschlag, Thomas (2014). Stative dimensional verbs in German. Studies in Language 38:2, 275-334. [link]

Gamerschlag, Thomas, Doris Gerland, Rainer Osswald & Wiebke Petersen (eds.) (2014).  Frames and concept types: Applications in language and philosophy. Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy 94. Dordrecht: Springer.

Gamerschlag, Thomas, Wilhelm Geuder & Wiebke Petersen (2014). Glück auf der Steiger kommt – a frame account of extensional and intensional ‘steigen’. In Doris Gerland, Christian Horn, Anja Latrouite & Albert Ortmann (eds.), Meaning and grammar of nouns and verbs, 115–144. Düsseldorf: dup. [link]

Petersen, Wiebke & Thomas Gamerschlag (2014). Why chocolate eggs can taste old but not oval: A frame-theoretic analysis of inferential evidentials. In Thomas Gamerschlag, Doris Gerland, Rainer Osswald & Wiebke Petersen (eds.), Frames and concept types: Applications in language and philosophy. Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy 94, 199–220. Dordrecht: Springer.

Schwarze, B. & Geisler, H. (to appear). Diachrony of stative dimensional verbs in French.  In Gamerschlag, Thomas, Doris Gerland, Rainer Osswald & Wiebke Petersen (eds.), Meaning, frames, and conceptual representation. Düsseldorf: dup.

Ströbel, L. (in prep./2014). Sensory-Motor Concepts – at the Crossroads between Language & Cognition. Proceedings of the interdisciplinary workshop ‘Sensory-Motor Concepts in Language & Cognition’. Düsseldorf: dup.

Ströbel, L. (accepted). Sprache, Rede & Kognition – am Beispiel von verbos leves im Portugiesischen. In B. Meisnitzer, E. Pustka & M. Arden (eds.), Zwischen Sprechen und Sprache / Entre fala e língua. Berlin: Erich Schmidt Verlag.

Ströbel, L. (accepted). Linguistic realizations of the concept of FEAR. In Gamerschlag, Thomas, Doris Gerland, Rainer Osswald & Wiebke Petersen (eds.), Meaning, frames, and conceptual representation. Düsseldorf: dup.

Ströbel, L. (2014). Grenzen und Spielräume der Wahrnehmung – eine typologische Analyse von Bewegungs-, Kontakt- und Lokationsverben. In T. Krefeld & E. Pustka (eds.), Perzeptive Linguistik, Zeitschrift für Dialektologie und Linguistik (ZDL), Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag.

Ströbel, L. (2014). Sprache & Gedanken – Spurensuche nach einem gemeinsamen Ursprung. In L. Melchior et al (eds.), Spuren.Suche (in) der Romania. Frankfurt/Main: Peter Lang.

Ströbel, L. (2014). Sensomotorische Strategien & Sprachwandel, In E. Pustka & S. Goldschmitt (eds.), Emotionen, Expressivität, Emphase. Berlin: Erich Schmidt Verlag.

2013

Gamerschlag, Thomas & Wiebke Petersen (2013). Analyzing stative dimensional verbs in frames. In Anatol Stefanowitsch & Susanne Niemeier (eds.), Yearbook of the German Cognitive Linguistics Association, vol. 1, 3–23. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. [link]

Gamerschlag, Thomas, Wiebke Petersen & Liane Ströbel (2013). Sitting, standing, and lying in frames: A frame-based approach to posture verbs. In Guram Bezhanishvili, Sebastian Löbner, Vincenzo Marra & Frank Richter (eds.), Selected papers of the 9th International Tbilisi Symposium on Logic, Language, and Computation. LNCS 7758, 73–93. Berlin: Springer.

Löbner, S. 2013. Understanding semantics, 2nd edition. Chapter 6: Verbs. New York & London: Routledge.[preprint]

2012

Gamerschlag, Thomas & Wiebke Petersen (2012). An analysis of the evidential use of German perception verbs. In Christopher Hart (ed.), Selected Papers from UK-CLA Meetings, vol. 1, 1–18. [link]

2011

Geisler, H. 2011. Wie sinnlich sind grammatische Kategorien? In E. Mayerthaler, C. E. Pichler, C. Winkler (eds.), Was grammatische Kategorien miteinander machen. Form und Funktion in romanischen Sprachen von Morphosyntax bis Pragmatik. Festschrift für Ulrich Wandruszka, 116–128 Tübingen: Gunter Narr.

Ströbel, L. 2011. Invisible, visible, grammaticalization. In M. Callies, A. Lohöfer & W. Keller (eds.), Bi-Directionality in the Cognitive Sciences: Avenues, challenges, and limitations, 211–234. New York/Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

2015

Jens Fleischhauer, Thomas Gamerschlag & Wiebke Petersen. 2015. A frame analysis of the interplay of grammar and cognition in emission verbs. Talk given at the Workshop ‘Formal Semantics Meets Cognitive Semantics’, Nijmegen, January 22, 2015

2014

Thomas Gamerschlag, Wilhelm Geuder & Wiebke Petersen. 2014. Movement in frames: On German ‘steigen’ ‘rise/climb’. Talk given at the Sixth International Conference of the German Cognitive Linguistics Association, Erlangen, September 29–October 2.

Liane Ströbel. 2014. How do we conceive and store actions and which parameters are at play? Talk given at the Sixth International Conference of the German Cognitive Linguistics Association, Erlangen, September 29–October 2.

Liane Ströbel. 2014. L’influence du concept de source. Une analyse contrastive des extensions et des restrictions sémantiques du verbe ‘monter’. Talk given at Colloque International Langage et Analogie. Figement. Polysémie, Granada, September 17–19.

Jens Fleischhauer, Thomas Gamerschlag & Wiebke Petersen. 2014. Bleeding, droning and yowling in(to) frames. Talk given at the Fourth Conference on Concept Types and Frames in Language, Cognition and Science, Düsseldorf, August 25–27. [slides/PDF]

Liane Ströbel. 2014.  The architecture of source domains or how source domains shape our languages. Talk given at the 5th UK Cognitive Linguistics Conference, Lancaster, July 29–31.

Thomas Gamerschlag, Wilhelm Geuder & Wiebke Petersen. 2014. Analyzing verb polysemy in frames: A case study of German steigen ‘rise/climb’. Talk given at the 5th UK Cognitive Linguistics Conference, Lancaster, July , July 29–31. [link/PDF]

Liane Ströbel. 2014. How predictable is language change? Talk given at 21. LIPP-Symposium: Sprachinnovation, Motivation, Erscheinungsformen, Verlauf, München, July 2–4.

Sebastian Löbner. 2014. Worüber wir sprechen, wenn wir über Gefühle sprechen. Invited talk given at the Kolleg Humboldt Stiftung, Kyoto, March 1–3.

2013

Sebastian Löbner. 2013. Sub-compositionality. Invited talk given at the 25th European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information, Düsseldorf, August 13.

2012

Jens Fleischhauer & Thomas Gamerschlag. 2012. Change of state verbs and scalar underspecification. Talk given at the Third Conference on Concept Types and Frames in Language, Cognition and Science, Düsseldorf, August 22–24.

Thomas Gamerschlag, Wiebke Petersen & Liane Ströbel. 2012. I’m still standing: A frame account of the polysemous meanings of posture verbs referring to standing. Talk given at the Third Conference on Concept Types and Frames in Language, Cognition and Science, Düsseldorf, August 22–24.

Liane Ströbel. 2012. Le prix de l’essence monte (The price of gasoline rises) – A look at the semantic complexity of French verbs of value change. Talk given at the Third International Conference on Concept Types and Frames in Language, Cognition, and Science, Düsseldorf, August 22–24.

Thomas Gamerschlag & Wiebke Petersen.2012. Decomposing posture verbs into frame attributes. Talk given at the 4th UK Cognitive Linguistics Conference, London, July 10–12. [link/PDF]

Liane Ströbel. 2012. Semantische Asymmetrien im Sprachvergleich. Talk given at 4. Tagung Semantik & Pragmatik im Südwesten, Tübingen, May 11–12.

Liane Ströbel. 2012. Sprache & Gedanken – Spurensuche nach einem gemeinsamen Ursprung. Talk presented at XXVIII. Forum Junge Romanistik: Spuren. Suche (in) der Romania, Graz, April 18–21.

Liane Ströbel. 2012. Addition & Subtraktion – Methoden zur semantischen Abgrenzung und Definition von Verben mit Hilfe des Sprachvergleichs. Talk given at Limes VIII, Tübingen, March 15–17.

2011

Liane Ströbel. 2011. Grenzen und Spielräume der Wahrnehmung – eine typologische Analyse von Bewegungs-, Kontakt- und Lokationsverben. Talk given at 16. LIPP-Symposium: Perzeptive Linguistik: Phonetik – Semantik – Variation, München, November 25–26.

Liane Ströbel. 2011. Sprache, Rede & Kognition – am Beispiel von verbos leves. Talk given at Lusitanistentag, Wien, November 14–17.

Thomas Gamerschlag, Wiebke Petersen & Liane Ströbel. 2011. Sitting, standing, and lying in frames: A frame-based approach of stative verbs of location. Talk given at the Ninth International Tbilisi Symposium on Language, Logic and Computation, Kutaisi, September 26–30. [link/PDF]

Liane Ströbel. 2011. Sensomotorische Strategien & Sprachwandel. Talk given at XXXII. Romanistentag, Berlin, September 25–28.

Liane Ströbel & Hanno Heuel. 2011. Kontrastive Analyse zur Funktionalität von Bewegungsverben und Semiperiphrasen anhand des LCM-Modells. Talk given at XXXII. Romanistentag, Berlin, September 25–28.

Liane Ströbel. 2011. Verbale Quellkonzepte / Salient verbal source domains. Talk given at FFF-Forschungskolloquium, Düsseldorf, June 7.

Sebastian Löbner. 2011. Bleeding, suffering, limping, cursing – verb gradation, compositionality, semantics, cognition,and life. Invited talk given at SFB 673 Colloquium, Universität Bielefeld, May 9.

Sebastian Löbner. 2011. The gradation of verbs and subcompositionality. Invited talk given at the workshop ‘Scalarity in verb-based constructions’, Düsseldorf, April 7.

Liane Ströbel. 2011. Fallstudie des Verbs ‘monter’. Talk given at Limes VII, Eichstätt, March 10–12.

25.-26.06.2015 Workshop “Emotion Concepts in Use” (together with C04)
25.-27.08.2014 Concept Types and Frames in Language, Cognition, and Science (CTF’14, all projects)
22-25.09.2013 Theme session “Change of state” at XXXIII. Deutscher Romanistentag Würzburg (L. Ströbel together with Rolf Kailuweit)
05-16.08.2013 European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI 2013)
20-23.03.2013 Theme session History and Language History: Spanish & Portuguese in Contact with Other Languages (L. Ströbel together with Armin Schwegler) at 19. Hispanistentag, Münster
22.-24.08.2012 Concept Types and Frames in Language, Cognition, and Science (CTF’12, all projects)
19-21.07.2012 Limes² & TYPOLOGICA
01-03.12.2011 Sensory-Motor Concepts in Language & Cognition (together with A03, B03 and C04)