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Confs: German/General Ling/Germany

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  1. Stefan.Mueller, HPSG-Workshop on Germanic

Message 1: HPSG-Workshop on Germanic

Date: Sat, 12 Jul 2003 13:50:58 +0000
From: Stefan.Mueller <>
Subject: HPSG-Workshop on Germanic

HPSG-Workshop on Germanic 

Date: 07-Aug-2003 - 08-Aug-2003
Location: Bremen, Germany
Contact: Stefan M�ller
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Sub-field: General Linguistics
Subject Language: German

Meeting Description:

A number of approaches to Germanic languages (excluding English) have
been developed in constraint-based theories like HPSG and LFG. Apart
from the issue of empirical adequacy, formal issues were raised, among
- the nature of complex predicates and the mechanisms used to
formalize them
- linearization versus movement analyses of various phenomena
- the nature of functional projections
- configurational and non-configurational properties of scope

The idea of this workshop is to provide a forum to present and discuss
current HPSG proposals exploring such empirical and formal issues of
the morphology/syntax of Germanic languages (excluding
English). 06.08.2003

19:00- Warm Up im Haus am Walde (Kuhgraben 2, 28339 Bremen)


10:00-11:00 Lars Hellan (NTNU, Trondheim): The Norwegian LKB HPSG
grammar 'NorSource': (i) an overview, (ii) its treatment of the syntax
and semantics of resultative complements.
11:00-12:00 Dorothee Beermann (NTNU, Trondheim): Implementing 'formal'
and 'lexical' semantics in the MRS component of an LKB HPSG grammar
(subsuming phenomena like aspect and lexical decomposition),
exemplifying from Norwegian.
14:00-15:00 Kordula de Kuthy & Detmar Meurers (Ohio State University):
The secret life of focus exponents, and what it tells us about fronted
verbal projections
15:30-16:30 Tilman H�hle (Universit�t T�bingen): Zu deutschen
16:30-17:30 Tibor Kiss (Ruhr Universit�t Bochum): Relative Clauses
with Split Antecedents
17:45-18:45 Anke Holler (Ruprecht-Karls-Universit�t Heidelberg):
Relative Clauses with Root Properties


10:00-11:00 Tavs Bjerre & Anne Neville (University of Southern
Denmark): Perfect and Passive Constructions in Danish
11:00-12:00 Manfred Sailer (Universit�t T�bingen): Past Tense
Marking in Afrikaans
14:00-14:45 Demo Session There will be demonstrations of computational
implementations of grammars for Norwegian (developed with the LKB in
Trondheim), German (developed with LKB in Saarbr�cken), and German
(developed with TRALE in Bremen).
15:15-16:15 Erhard Hinrichs (Universit�t T�bingen): TBA
16:15-17:15 Stefan M�ller (Universit�t Bremen): V2, Movement, and
Empty Elements
17:30-18:30 Berthold Crysman (DFKI GmbH, Saarbr�cken): On the
Treatment of Word Order in a Computational Grammar of German
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