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Name: Berit  Gehrke (IPA: Berit Gehrke)
Institution: Universitat Pompeu Fabra
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Homepage: http://mutis.upf.es/~bgehrke/
State and/or Country: Spain   
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Linguistic Theories
Specialty: Events in semantics and syntax
Selected Publications: Frequency adjectives and assertions about event types
Accusative case in PPs
How to become passive
Goals and sources are aspectually equal: Evidence from Czech and Russian prefixes
Ps in Motion: On the Semantics and Syntax of P Elements and Motion Events
Putting path in place
(among others)
Announced on LINGUIST :  Syntax and Semantics of Spatial P
 Ps in Motion
 Studies in the Compostion and Decomposition of Event Predicates
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Studies in the Compostion and Decomposition of Event Predicates
Courses Taught: Event semantics and adverbial modification
Cognitive foundations of natural language and linguistic interaction
Introduction to semantics
Variation in meaning: Tense and Aspect
Variation in meaning: Prepositions and motion events
Semantic Structures
Dissertation Abstract: Ps in Motion: On the semantics and syntax of P elements and motion events
Reviewer of: Lexical Semantics, Syntax, and Event Structure (LL Issue 22.4450)

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