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Name: Matthias  Irmer
Institution: OntoChem GmbH
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Homepage: http://www.uni-leipzig.de/~irmer/
State and/or Country: Germany   
Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
General Linguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Cognitive Science
Specialty: Formal Semantics and Pragmatics; Text and Discourse Interpretation
Subject Language(s): English
Selected Publications: * Irmer, Matthias (2007): Discourse Linking by Bridging Anaphora: Clitic Left Dislocation, in Proceedings to IWCS-7, Tilburg, The Netherlands

* Irmer, Matthias (2009): Bridging reference to eventualities. In Arndt Riester & Torgrim Solstad (eds.): Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 13 (SuB13). University of Stuttgart, 217-230.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Bridging Inferences
Courses Taught: * Introduction to Logic for Linguists
* Text Meaning
* Formal Semantics
Dissertation Abstract: Bridging Inferences in Discourse Interpretation

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