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B09: Modifiers as a probe into the frame structure of events

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Funding period: 01.07.2015 – 30.06.2019

Project B09 aims at a frame-based analysis of the interplay of events and adverbial modifiers, especially manner and agent-oriented event modifiers. This includes both work in the area of verb meaning and work in adverbial semantics. B09 will (i) develop a more fine-grained view on the delimitation of manner and non-manner adverbs, (ii) develop a frame-based representation of the manner component of verb meaning that is detailed enough to account for manner modification phenomena, and (iii) study the modification patterns against the backdrop of robustly defined verb classes.

Project proposal: [ pdf ]

Head of the project

Prof. Dr. Sebastian Löbner
Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
Institut für Sprache und Information
Universitätsstr. 1
40225 Düsseldorf
Phone: +49 211 81-133 99
Email: loebner@phil.uni-duesseldorf.de

Prof. Dr. Wiebke Petersen
Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
Institut für Sprache und Information
Universitätsstr. 1
40225 Düsseldorf
Phone: +49 211 81-152 95
Email: petersew@uni-duesseldorf.de

Staff

Dr. Wilhelm Geuder
Phone: +49 211 81-12925
Email: geuder@phil.uni-duesseldorf.de

Ekaterina Gabrovska
Phone: +49 211 81-12454
Email: egabrovska@phil.uni-duesseldorf.de

In preparation

Fleischhauer, J., T. Gamerschlag and W. Petersen (accepted). Why event structure templates are not enough – A frame account of leaking and droning. Proceedings of TbiLLC 2017.

Atanasova, A. & E. Gabrovska. (to appear). Za interaktsiyata mezhdu bŭrzo i za-prefigiranite glagoli v sŭvremenniya bŭlgarski knozhoven ezik. (On the interaction between bŭrzo and za prefixed verbs in contemporary Bulgarian.) V: Sbornik s dokladi ot Iubileinata nauchna sesiya Morfologiya, sintaksis, pragmatika v chest na 75-godishninata na prof. d.f.n. Ruselina Nicolova. Sofia.

Gamerschlag, T. and W. Petersen. (under review). On the fictive reading of German steigen ‘climb, rise‘—a frame account. In S. Löbner, T. Gamerschlag, T. Kalenscher, M. Schrenk & H. Zeevat (eds.), Cognitive Structures: Linguistic, Philosophical, and Psychological Perspectives, Dordrecht: Springer. Accepted by the volume editors.

Löbner, S. (under review). Cascades. Goldman‘s level-generation, multilevel conceptualization of action, and verb semantics. In S. Löbner, T. Gamerschlag, T. Kalenscher, M. Schrenk & H. Zeevat (eds.), Cognitive Structures – Linguistic, Philosophical, and Psychological Perspectives, Dordrecht: Springer. Accepted by the volume editors.

Geuder, W. (accepted, final version in preparation). Eine Art Wortart: Das Adverb im Deutschen (A kind of a part of speech: adverbs in German). In Zeitschrift für Sprachwissenschaft.

Geuder, W. (manuscript under revision). Manner and agentive adverbs. Version 1 [link]

Geuder, W. & E. Gabrovska. (manuscript under revision). The semantics of hitting and missing. Event Structure vs. Attribute Structure in German hit-verbs.

Gabrovska, E. & W. Geuder. (in preparation). Adverbs of intentionality.

2019

Löbner, S. (accepted, to appear 2019). The Partee paradox. Rising temperatures and numbers. In Lisa Matthewson, Cécile Meier, Hotze Rullmann, Thomas Ede Zimmermann (eds.), The Blackwell Companion to Semantics.

2018

Anderson, C. and S. Löbner. (2018). Roles and the compositional semantics of role-denoting relational adjectives. In U. Sauerland & S. Solt (eds.), Proceedings of Sinn and Bedeutung 22, 91-108. [link].

Bladier, T., E. Seyffarth, O. Hellwig and W. Petersen. (2018). AET: Web-based adjective exploration tool for German. In N. Calzolari, K. Choukri, C. Cieri, T. Declerck, S. Goggi, K. Hasida, H. Isahara, B. Maegaard, J. Mariani, H. Mazo, A. Moreno, J. Odijk, S. Piperidis & T. Tokunaga (eds.), Proceedings of the 11th edition of the Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC 2018), 2175–2179. Miyazaki, Japan. [link]

Gabrovska, E. (2018). Towards an analysis of agent-oriented manner adverbials in German. In the Proceedings of the 30th ESSLLI Student Session, pp. 221-232. [pdf]

Löbner, S. (2018),  ‘Barsalou-Frames in Wort- und Satzsemantik.’ In S.  Engelberg, H. Lobin, K. Steyer, S. Wolfer (Hrsg.) Wortschätze. Dynamik, Muster, Komplexität. Berlin, Boston: de Gruyter. S. 189–212. [link]

Naumann, R., Petersen, W. and Gamerschlag, T. (2018). ‘Underspecified changes: a dynamic, probabilistic frame theory for verbs.’ In Uli Sauerland, Stephanie Solt (eds.), Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 22, pp. 181–198. [link]

2017

Fleischhauer, J., T. Gamerschlag and W. Petersen. (2017). A frame-analysis of the interplay of grammar and cognition in emission verbs. In Stefan Hartmann (ed.), Yearbook of the German Cognitive Linguistics Association, vol. 5, 177–194. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. [link]

Goldschmidt, A., E. Gabrovska, T. Gamerschlag, W. Petersen and W. Geuder. (2017). Towards verb modification in frames. A case study on German schlagen (hit). In H. H. Hansen et al. (eds.), Proceedings of the 11th TbiLLC, LNCS Series. Springer: Heidelberg & New York. [link]

Löbner, S. (2017). Frame theory with first-order comparators: Modeling the lexical meaning of punctual verbs of change with frames. In H. H. Hansen et al. (eds.), Proceedings of the 11th TbiLLC, pp 98-117, LNCS Series. Springer: Heidelberg & New York. [link]

2016

Löbner, S. (2016). Wovon wir reden, wenn wir von Gefühlen reden. In Akio Ogawa (Hrsg.), Wie gleich ist, was man ver-gleich-t? Ein internationales Symposium zu Humanwissenschaften Ost und West, S. 169–190. Tübingen: Stauffenburg. [pdf]

2015

Geuder, W. (2015). ‘Peter Gärdenfors, The Geometry of Meaning: Semantics Based on Conceptual Spaces.’ Review article. Nordic Journal of Linguistics 38: 371-377. [link]

2018

Anderson, C., E. Gabrovska and W. Geuder. 2018. What is manner modification? Talk given at the CRC 991 Colloquium, 13 December 2018, Düsseldorf, Germany. [pdf]

Löbner, S. 2018. Act-cascades, TTs, and dot types. Talk given at Event Semantics Workshop 2018, Heidelberg, 10-11 November 2018, Heidelberg, Germany. [pdf]

Anderson, C. 2018. Specification of methods and the semantics of method-oriented adverbs. Talk given at Event Semantics Workshop 2018, 10-11 November 2018, Heidelberg, Germany. [pdf]

Geuder, W. and E. Gabrovska. 2018. Adverbs of intentionality. Talk given at Event Semantics Workshop 2018, 10-11 November 2018, Heidelberg, Germany. [pdf]

Geuder, W. 2018. The inside and outside of event concepts: “Mental” adverbs and “agentive” adverbs. Talk given at the CoSt 2018, 13 September 2018, Düsseldorf, Germany.

Gabrovska, E. and W. Geuder. 2018. Acting intentionally in Frames. Talk given at the CoSt 2018, 13 September 2018, Düsseldorf, Germany. [pdf]

Löbner, S. 2018. Cascades – A fundamental structure of cognitive representations? Talk given at the CoSt 2018, 13 September 2018, Düsseldorf, Germany. [pdf]

Gabrovska, E. 2018. Towards an analysis of agent-oriented manner adverbials in German. Poster presentation at the Proceedings of the 30th ESSLLI Student Session, Sofia, Bulgaria. [pdf]

Geuder, W. 2018. Eine Art Wortart: Das “Adverb” im Deutschen. Talk given at the Morpho-Syntax-Colloquium, 04 June 2018, Düsseldorf, Germany. [pdf]

2017

Fleischhauer, J. and T. Gamerschlag. 2017. Interrelating dynamicity, scalarity and telicity with a special focus on fictive motion. Talk given at the Event Semantics Workshop 2017, 24 November 2017, Köln, Germany.

Gabrovska, E. 2017. Towards an analysis of sorgfältig. Talk given at the Event Semantics Workshop 2017, 24 November 2017, Köln, Germany. [pdf]

Geuder, W. and S. Löbner. 2017. Ways of being. Talk given at the Event Semantics Workshop 2017, 24 November 2017, Köln, Germany. [pdf]

Löbner, S. 2017. Cascades. Part 2: Cascades of objects. From level-generation to frame-generation. Talk given at the CRC 991 Colloquium, 12 October 2017. [pdf]

Gamerschlag, T., J. Fleischhauer and W. Petersen. 2017. Why event structure templates are not enough – A frame account of bleeding and droning. Talk given at 12th International Tbilisi Symposium on Language, Logic and Computation, September 2017, Lagodekhi, Georgia.

Löbner, S. 2017. Cascades and Grammar. Talk given at the Retirement Colloquium Prof. Van Valin, Düsseldorf, 30 September 2017. [pdf]

Löbner, S. 2017. Goldman’s act levels, natural language ontology, and lexical verb semantics. Talk given at 12th International Tbilisi Symposium on Language, Logic and Computation, 18 September 2017, Lagodekhi, Georgia.

Löbner, S. 2017. Goldman’s act levels, natural language ontology, and lexical verb semantics. Talk given at Semantics and Philosophy in Europe, 04 September 2017, Padova, Italy.

Löbner, S. 2017. Cascades Part 1: Acts, levels, and verb concepts. Talk given at the CRC 991 Colloquium, 22 June 2017, Düsseldorf, Germany.

Löbner, S. 2017. Barsalou-Frames und lexikalische Bedeutung – Dekomposition und Wortbildungssemantik. Talk given at the IDS Jahrestagung 2017, Mannheim 14–16 March 2017.

2016

Löbner, S. 2016. Frames as informational holograms. Towards an Integrating Theoretical Model of Syntax, Semantics, Utterance Meaning, and Context in Frame Theory. Talk given at the Workshop “Situations, Information, and Semantic Content“ LMU München, December 18, München, Germany. [pdf]

Geuder, W. 2016. Die Syntax von Kraft und Bewegung: Das Verb “schlagen”. Talk given at Abteilungskolloquium Germanistische Linguistik, 7. Dezember 2016, Tübingen, Germany.

Anderson, C. and E. Gabrovska. 2016. Modification of verbs and deverbal nouns. Talk given at the Workshop “Event semantics”, November 25, Düsseldorf, Germany. [pdf]

Löbner, S. 2016. ›schon‹ – ›früh‹ – › schnell‹. Talk given at the Workshop “Event semantics”, November 25, Düsseldorf, Germany. [pdf]

Löbner, S. and H. Zeevat. 2016. Cascades. Talk given at the Workshop “Event semantics”, November 25, Düsseldorf, Germany.

Gamerschlag, T. and W. Petersen. 2016. On the fictive reading of German ‘steigen’ (climb, rise) – A frame account. Talk given at Cognitive Structures: Linguistic, Philosophical and Psychological Perspectives (CoSt16), September 17, Düsseldorf, Germany.

Löbner, S. 2016. Frames as informational holograms. Talk given at Cognitive Structures: Linguistic, Philosophical and Psychological Perspectives (CoSt16), September 16, Düsseldorf, Germany.

Geuder, W. 2016. Adverbial Classes and Adjective Classes. Talk given at the SFB 991 Colloquium at the Heinrich-Heine-University, July 14, Düsseldorf, Germany. [pdf]

Atanasova, A. and E. Gabrovska. 2016. Die Rolle der Position für die Interpretation von ‘schnell’ im Bulgarischen. Talk given at the Adverbiale-Workshop in Tübingen, July 03, Tübingen, Germany. [pdf]

Löbner, S. 2016. Worüber wir reden, wenn wir über Gefühle reden – oder: Die Innenwelt der Außenwelt der Innenwelt – oder: Verbale Kommunikation über innere Zustände an der Schnittstelle von Linguistik, Epistemologie, Narratologie, Psychologie, Neurologie und Kulturwissenschaft. Talk given at Super Cognition Week, Juni 15, Stuttgart, Germany.

Geuder, W. 2016. “Adverb” als lexikalische Kategorie im Deutschen. Talk given at Abteilungskolloquium Germanistische Linguistik, 4. Mai 2016, Tübingen, Germany.

Atanasova, A. and E. Gabrovska. 2016. Quickly starting: An investigation of the adverbial burzo and za-prefixed verbs in Bulgarian. Talk given at the 17th Szklarska Poreba Workshop, March 04 – 07, Szklarska Poreba, Poland.

Geuder, W. 2016. The Roots of Adverb Classes. Talk given at the 17th Szklarska Poreba Workshop, March 04 – 07, Szklarska Poreba, Poland. [pdf]

Gabrovska, E. and W. Geuder. 2016. Agentivity and Force Exertion: the German Verb ‘schlagen’. Talk given at the DGfS 2016, February 24 – 26, Konstanz, Germany. [pdf]

Geuder, W. and E. Gabrovska. 2016. Verbs and their modifiers – a pilot study on German ‘schlagen’. Talk given at the SFB 991 Colloquium at the Heinrich-Heine-University, January 07, Düsseldorf, Germany. [pdf]

2015

Goldschmidt, A., E. Gabrovska, T. Gamerschlag, W. Petersen and W. Geuder. 2015. Does the rain hit the window playfully? A frame-based analysis of German hit-verbs. Talk given at the 11th TbiLLC, September 21-26, Tbilisi, Georgia. [pdf]

Löbner, S. 2015. Frame theory with first-order comparators: Modeling the lexical meaning of verbs of change with frames. Talk given at the 11th TbiLLC, September 21-26, Tbilisi, Georgia. [pdf]

25. – 26.11.2016 Event Semantics 2016 Workshop

The 13th Event semantics workshop will be hosted by the CRC 991 at the Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf.

Event Semantics series is a network meeting of people in Germany working in the areas of event semantics and/or verb semantics.
Traditionally, there is a key topic which may be followed strictly or rather loosely. This year we would like to emphasise the topic “modification” and especially invite papers on events and the semantics of modification in a theoretical perspective or specifically the semantics of (for instance) adjectives, adverbs, or PPs that occur in the environment of event denoting expressions. Ideally, we would try to make room for all talks that are proposed, and set up the programme on a first come-first served basis. Work in progress is welcome.