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C08: The semantics of derivational morphology: A frame-based approach

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Funding period as CRC project:

01.07.2015 – 30.06.2020

Funding period as independent project:

01.07.2020-30.06.2023

Project C08 is concerned with the operations on frames that are triggered by derivational morphological processes, more specifically by nominalizations. It deals with the polysemy of derivational processes and the compositionality of word-formation processes. C08 aims at describing and modeling the interpretations of derived words, addressing questions such as: What kinds of interpretation are principally possible given the meaning of the base and the affix? Is there a restricted set of semantic mechanisms that can account for derivational readings? What is the role of world knowledge in a theory of derivational semantics?

Head of the project

Prof. Dr. Ingo Plag
Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik
English Language and Linguistics
Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
40204 Düsseldorf
Email: ingo.plag@uni-duesseldorf.de
Phone: +49 211-81-11516

Staff

PD Dr. Martin Schäfer
Room: 23.21.02.99
Tel.: +49 211 81-15755
Email: post@martinschaefer.info

Dr. Dominic Schmitz
Room: 23.21.02.96
Tel.: +49 211 81-15126
Email: dominic.schmitz@hhu.de

Viktoria Schneider
Room: 23.21.02.99
Tel.: +49 211 81-12453
Email: viktoria.schneider@hhu.de

Former staff

Dr. Marios Andreou
Dr. Lea Rebecca Kawaletz
Dr. Sven Kotowski

In preparation

Sven Kotowski & Ingo Plag (eds.). 2023. The semantics of derivational morphology: Theory, methods, evidence. Berlin: de Gruyter. (in prep.)

Submitted

Kotowski, Sven. 2023. Modeling locative prefix semantics. A formal account of the English verbal prefix out-. Submitted.

Kotowski, Sven & Martin Schäfer. 2023. Semantic relatedness across base verbs and derivatives. Quantitative and distributional analyses of English out-prefixation. Submitted to appear in Sven Kotowski & Ingo Plag (eds.), The semantics of derivational morphology: Theory, methods, evidence. Berlin: de Gruyter.

Plag, Ingo, Lea Kawaletz, Sabine Arndt-Lappe and Rochelle Lieber. 2023. Analogical modeling of derivational semantics. Submitted to appear in Sven Kotowski & Ingo Plag (eds.), The semantics of derivational morphology: Theory, methods, evidence. 37 pages. Berlin: de Gruyter.

Schneider, Viktoria. 2023. Eventualities in the semantics of denominal nominalizations. In Sven Kotowski & Ingo Plag (eds.), The semantics of derivational morphology: Theory, methods, evidence, de Gruyter.

Kotowski, Sven, Viktoria Schneider & Lea Kawaletz. 2023. Eventualities in nominalization semantics: The case of denominal –ment-formations. Submitted.

Schneider, Viktoria. 2022. The semantics of -ee and -ation – a distributional semantic approach. In Pfeifer, Jasmin, Sabine Arndt-Lappe, Heidrun Dorgeloh,  Gero Kunter, and Christian Uffmann (eds). INGO 6.0. The Proceedings. New empirical Insights about laNguage, presented on a Great day Out in September.

Schmitz, Dominic. 2022. In German, all professors are male. In Pfeifer, Jasmin, Sabine Arndt-Lappe, Heidrun Dorgeloh,  Gero Kunter, and Christian Uffmann (eds). INGO 6.0. The Proceedings. New empirical Insights about laNguage, presented on a Great day Out in September. Preprint doi: 10.31234/osf.io/yjuhc.

Kotowski, Sven, Sabine Arndt-Lappe, Natalia Filatkina, Milena Belosevic & Audrey Martin. 2021. The semantics of personal name blends in German and English. Submitted to Journal of Linguistics.

Andreou, Marios. submitted. Comparison-based modification in derivational morphology: diminutives, augmentatives and stereotype negation. Submitted to Glossa.

2021

Lieber, Rochelle & Ingo Plag. 2021. The semantics of conversion nouns and -/ing/ nominalizations: a quantitative and theoretical perspective. Journal of Linguistics , Volume 58 , Issue 2 , April 2022 , pp. 307 – 343. doi:10.1017/S0022226721000311 .

Andreou, Marios & Simon Petitjean. 2021. An XMG account of multiplicity of meaning in derivation. In Sebastian Löbner, Thomas Gamerschlag, Tobias Kalenscher, Markus Schrenk, Henk Zeevat (eds.), Concepts, Frames and Cascades in Semantics, Cognition and Ontology. Dordrecht: Springer, pp. 181-199.

2020

Kotowski, Sven. 2020. The semantics of English out-prefixation: A corpus-based investigation. English Language and Linguistics, pp. 1-29. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1360674319000443 .

2019

Lieber, Rochelle & Marios Andreou. 2019. Aspectual and quantificational properties of deverbal conversion and -ing nouns. English Language and Linguistics, pp. 1-31. doi: https://doi.org/10.1017/S1360674319000108 .

Andreou, Marios. 2019. Lexemes. In Mark Aronoff (ed.), Oxford bibliographies in linguistics. Oxford: Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/obo/9780199772810-0232 .

Andreou, Marios. 2019. Personal/Participant/Inhabitant. In Mark Aronoff (ed.), Oxford research encyclopedias: Linguistics, vol 1. Oxford: Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/acrefore/9780199384655.013.556 .

2018

Arndt-Lappe, Sabine, Ingo Plag, Kai Koch, M. Krot. 2018. Transparent Analogical Modeling of Language (TrAML). Software package.

Lapesa, Gabriella, Lea Kawaletz, Ingo Plag, Marios Andreou, Max Kisselew & Sebastian Padó. 2018. Disambiguation of newly derived nominalizations in context: A Distributional Semantics approach. Word Structure 11(3), pp. 277–312. doi: 10.3366/word.2018.0131 .

Lieber, Rochelle & Marios Andreou. 2018. Aspect and modality in the interpretation of deverbal -er nominals in English. Morphology 28(2), pp. 187–217. doi:10.1007/s11525-018-9321-7 .

Plag, Ingo, Marios Andreou & Lea Kawaletz. 2018. A frame-semantic approach to polysemy in affixation. In Olivier Bonami, Gilles Boyé, Georgette Dal, Hélène Giraudo, Fiammetta Namer (Eds.): The lexeme in descriptive and theoretical morphology. Empirically Oriented Theoretical Morphology and Syntax. Berlin: Language Science Press. pp. 467–486.

2017

Andreou, Marios. 2017. Lexical Semantic Framework for Morphology. In Mark Aronoff (ed.): Oxford research encyclopedias: Linguistics, vol. 1. Oxford: Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/acrefore/9780199384655.013.255 .

Andreou, Marios. 2017. Review of Pius ten Hacken (ed.): The semantics of compounding. Morphology 27(4), pp. 721-725. doi:10.1007/s11525-017-9311-1 .

Andreou, Marios. 2017. Stereotype negation in Frame Semantics. Glossa  2(1), pp.1-30. doi:10.5334/gjgl.293 .

Andreou, Marios & Simon Petitjean. 2017. Describing derivational polysemy with XMG. In Iris Eshkol, Jean-Yves Antoine (eds.), Actes de TALN 2017, 24e Conférence sur le Traitement Automatique des Langues Naturelles, volume 2. pp. 94-101.

2015

Arndt-Lappe, Sabine & Ingo Plag (eds.). 2015. The semantics of derivational morphology. Special issue of Morphology 25(4).

Kawaletz, Lea. 2015. Review of Tanja Säily: Sociolinguistic Variation in English Derivational Productivity. Studies and Methods in Diachronic Corpus Linguistics. Morphology 25(3), 345–347. doi: 10.1007/s11525-015-9263-2 .

Kawaletz, Lea & Ingo Plag. 2015. Predicting the semantics of English nominalizations: A frame‐based analysis of ‐ment suffixation. In Laurie Bauer, Lívia Körtvélyessy & Pavol Štekauer (eds.), Semantics of Complex Words. Dordrecht: Springer. pp. 289-319.

Manuscripts

Kawaletz, Lea. 2021. The semantics of English -ment nominalizations. PhD Dissertation, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf.

Andreou, Marios. 2016. Modeling word formation in Frame Semantics: metonymy and lexical rules. Manuscript.

2022

Schneider, Viktoria & Ingo Plag. 2022. Nominalizations with the suffixes -ee and -ation – A distributional semantic analysis. InSemantiC 2022, November 21-23, University of Porto, Portugal.

Schmitz, Dominic, Viktoria Schneider & Janina Esser. 2022. An exploration of the underlying semantic features of masculine generics in German. InSemantiC 2022, November 21-23, University of Porto, Portugal.

Schmitz, Dominic. 2022. In German, all professors are male. INGO 6.0. September 1, Düsseldorf, Germany.

Schneider, Viktoria. 2022. The semantics of -ee and -ation – A distributional semantic approach. INGO 6.0. September 1, Düsseldorf, Germany.

2021

Kotowski, Sven. 2021. English locative prefixes and scalar information encoded in nouns. Paper presented at 11th International Conference on Construction Grammar (ICCG11), August 18-20, 2021, Antwerp.

Schneider, Viktoria, Lea Kawaletz & Sven Kotowski. 2021. Events in the semantics of non-deverbal nominalizations. Talk held at JENom 9 (9èmes Journées d’Etude sur les Nominalisations); June 17-18, 2021, Lublin/Poland.

Kotowski, Sven & Martin Schäfer. 2021. The interplay of verb class, individual verb, and morphological process: a quantitative investigation into scalar out-prefixation. Talk held at ISLE 6; June 2-5, 2021, Joensuu/Finland.

Kotowski, Sven & Martin Schäfer. 2021. Quantifying similarities in the interaction between prefix, base class, and individual base in scalar out-prefixation. Talk held at MiLC 2020; April 22-23, 2021, Utrecht/NL.

Plag, Ingo & Sven Kotowski. 2021. Workshop “The semantics of derivational morphology”. 43. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft, February 23-26, 2021, Freiburg.

Lieber, Rochelle & Ingo Plag. 2021. The semantics of conversion nouns and -ing nominalizations: A quantitative and theoretical perspective. Paper presented at 43. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft, 23-26 February, 2021, Freiburg.

Kotowski, Sven. 2021. Locative prefixes and nominal scalarity. 43. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft, 23-26 February, 2021, Freiburg.

Kawaletz, Lea. 2021. The polysemy of newly derived forms: An investigation of English -ment neologisms. 43. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft, 23-26 February, 2021, Freiburg.

Schneider, Viktoria. 2021. Events in the semantics of non-deverbal nominalizations. 43. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft, 23-26 February, 2021, Freiburg.

2020

Sven Kotowski; Sabine Arndt-Lappe; Milena Belošević; Natalia Filatkina; Audrey Martin. 2020. Toward a semantics for personal name blends. Paper presented at Event semantics workshop, November 6-7, Tübingen, Germany.

Schneider, Viktoria. 2020. Non-deverbal nominalizations and events. Event semantics workshop, November 6-7, Tübingen, Germany.

Kotowski, Sven. 2020. Modeling the semantics of out-prefixed verbs. Paper presented at the International Morphology Meeting 19. February 06-08, 2020, Vienna, Austria.

Schäfer, Martin & Sven Kotowski. 2020. Understanding out-prefixation: merging qualitative and distributional analyses. Paper presented at the International Morphology Meeting 19. February 06-08, 2020, Vienna, Austria.

2019

Kotowski, Sven. 2019. Out‐prefixed verbs in English: evidence against one “polysemous affix”. Paper presented at the Event Semantics 2019 workshop. November 01-02, 2019, Berlin, Germany.

Günther, Christine, Sven Kotowski & Ingo Plag. 2019. Phrasal compounds with adjectival heads: Extravagant but following well-known patterns. Poster presented at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea. August 21-24, 2019, University of Leipzig, Germany.

Kotowski, Sven. 2019. The semantics of out‐prefixation: to outrun does not necessarily compare two running events. Paper presented at the 12th Mediterranean Morphology Meeting, June 27-30, 2019. Ljubljana, Slovenia.

2018

Andreou, Marios, Lea Kawaletz & Ingo Plag. 2018. The semantics of derivational morphology: A frame-based approach. Paper presented at the SFB 991 Kolloquium, October 18, 2018. Düsseldorf.

Anderson, Curt & Marios Andreou. 2018. The role of context in disambiguating -er nominalizations. Paper presented at Cognitive Structures: Linguistic, Philosophical and Psychological Perspectives, September 12-14, 2018. Düsseldorf.

2017

Andreou, Marios. 2017. Formalizing evaluative morphology in Frame Semantics. Paper presented at the 11th Mediterranean Morphology Meeting, June 22-25, 2017. University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus.

Lapesa, Gabriella, Lea Kawaletz, Marios Andreou, Max Kisselew, Sebastian Pado & Ingo Plag. 2017. Type disambiguation of English -ment derivatives. Poster presented at 11th Mediterranean Morphology Meeting. June 22-25, 2017, University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus.

2016

Andreou, Marios, Lea Kawaletz, Max Kisselew, Gabriella Lapesa, Sebastian Pado & Ingo Plag. 2016. Instance-based disambiguation of English -ment derivatives. Paper presented at Cognitive Structures: Linguistic, Philosophical and Psychological Perspectives, September 15-17, 2016. Düsseldorf.

Andreou, Marios & Simon Petitjean. 2016. An XMG account of derivational polysemy. Paper presented at Cognitive Structures: Linguistic, Philosophical and Psychological Perspectives, September 15-17, 2016. Düsseldorf.

Andreou, Marios, Lea Kawaletz & Ingo Plag. 2016. Meaning in word-formation: The frame-semantic hypothesis. Paper presented at International Morphology Meeting 17, February 18-21, 2016. Vienna.

2015

Andreou, Marios, Lea Kawaletz & Ingo Plag. 2015. Modeling the interaction of affix semantics and base semantics: A frame-based approach. Paper presented at the SFB 991 Kolloquium, November 7, 2015. Düsseldorf.

Andreou, Marios, Lea Kawaletz & Ingo Plag. 2015. Modeling the interaction of affix semantics and base semantics: A frame-based approach. Paper presented at Approches formelles, quantitatives et descriptives des systemes morphologique, Laboratoire d’Excellence ‘Empirical Foundations of Linguistics’, October 13, 2015. Université Paris 5 Diderot.

2014

Kawaletz, Lea. 2014. Modeling nominalization in frames. A case study of -ment suffixation on causative verbal bases. Paper presented at Event Semantics and Lexical Semantics, November 28-19, 2014. Jena.

Kawaletz, Lea & Ingo Plag. 2014. Predicting the semantics of English nominalizations: A frame-based analysis of -ment suffixation. Paper presented at Concept Types and Frames in Language, Cognition, and Science (CTF’14), August 25-27, 2014. Düsseldorf.

Kawaletz, Lea & Ingo Plag. 2014. Semantic predictability in derived nouns: Psych verbs as bases for -ment. Paper presented at Semantics of derivational morphology: Empirical evidence and theoretical modeling, June 30-July 1, 2014. Düsseldorf.

Kawaletz, Lea & Ingo Plag. 2014. Lässt sich Semantik vorhersagen? Die Nominalisierung von englischen Psychverben mit -ment. Paper presented at Semantik und Pragmatik im Südwesten 6, May 23-24, 2014. Bielefeld.

2013

Kawaletz, Lea. 2013. The semantics of morphology. A frame-based approach. Paper presented at Studentische Tagung Sprachwissenschaft, November 13-17, 2013. Düsseldorf.