LINGUIST List 29.733

Thu Feb 15 2018

Summer Schools: Form-meaning mismatches in natural language/Germany

Editor for this issue: Sarah Robinson <>

Date: 13-Feb-2018
From: Stavros Skopeteas <>
Subject: Form-meaning mismatches in natural language
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Host Institution: Georg August Universität Göttingen

Dates: 30-Jul-2018 - 10-Aug-2018
Location: Göttingen, Niedersachsen, Germany

Focus: This summer school is about the mapping between form and meaning. The idea that the form of a sentence reflects its meaning or the other way round is challenged by formal elements that are not reflected in the decomposition of meaning or by the presence of meaning components without straightforward exponents in the form of linguistic expressions. The lectures in this summer school introduce to the contribution of current advancements in linguistic theory and empirical research to the understanding of such form-meaning mismatches and examine a wide range of related phenomena such as agreement, negative and other types of concord, silent semantic operators, meaning enrichment through pragmatic reasoning, and the complex syntactic and semantic properties of particles.
Minimum Education Level: BA
Special Qualifications: The Summer School addresses advanced MA- and beginning PhD students working on, or interested in the topic. Participants will be selected based on their letter of motivation.



Daniel Gutzmann, University of Cologne
Expressives and syntax-semantics mismatches

Hilda Koopman, UCLA
The view from the syntax

Lisa Matthewson, The University of British Columbia
Meaningful silence: Detecting covert elements

Tim Stowell, UCLA

Gurmeet Kaur & Tvica Seid & Hedde Zeijlstra, University of Göttingen
Form-meaning mismatches: the theoretical perspective

Andreas Blümel & Götz Keydana, University of Göttingen
Issues in the Study of Clitics

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Financial Aid: Applications accepted until
Due to funding by the University of Göttingen the Summer School will be able to offer travel grants for international participants. The travel grants are paid as fixed country-specific travel allowances. The Summer School also provides free organized accommodation.

Financial Aid Instructions:
See website of the summer school at:

Registration: 01-Feb-2018 to 28-Feb-2018
Contact Person: Katharina Jannasch

Apply on the web:

Registration Instructions:
You first have to create an user account before you will be enabled to fill in the application form. During application process you will be asked to upload your CV and your abstract. Please note, that only pdf-documents can be uploaded.

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