Welcome to English Linguistics in the Department of English at Saarland University

The central areas of teaching and research at the Section of English Linguistics are concerned with the correspondences between form and meaning available in natural language. Key questions and issues in our investigations are: How can the systematic nature of English sentences be explained within the cognitive system of human language? In which areas can we identify telling differences and similarities, respectively, compared to earlier stages of the language, to currently spoken varieties of English, and to other languages? What are the subtle regularities of grammatical structures; what are the consequences for our understanding of the still largely underappreciated linguistic system in general? 

 

News and Events

 

Resit exam

 

The resit exam for Prof. Gergel's lecture will take place on October 24 at 6 pm in room 120, building C 5.3.

 

 

NEWS for interested M.A. STUDENTS:

 

The chair of English Linguistics has been involved in the development of two new M.A. programs which will begin this autumn 2017! Both have very modern and competitive linguistic tracks. The main difference: one is anchored entirely in English studies while the other one is a joint program with the German department. Check them out and send in your application if you are interested in either!

 

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Dr. Nadine Bade will be teaching a research colloquium "Topics and Methods in Experimental Pragmatics" in September 2017.

 

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EVENTS

 

Formal Diachronic Semantics 2 Conference  in Saarbrücken from November 20th to 21st, 2017

 

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Prof. Remus Gergel will attend joint work with Martin Kopf-Giammanco and Julia Masloh at the 12th International Conference on Computational Semantics taking place in Montpellier (France) from September 19th to 22nd, 2017.

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Prof. Remus Gergel, Martin Kopf-Giammanco and Jonathan Watkins will present work on Annotating Presuppositional Information in Historical Corpora at the 23rd Conference on Historical Linguistics taking place in San Antonio, Texas, from July 31 - Aug. 4, 2017. 

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Prof. Dr. Sigrid Beck (University Tübingen) gave a talk on 'An alternative semantic cycle for universal quantifiers' on July 26th, 2017, noon, in building C 5.3, room 2.06. Title to be announced.

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Prof. Dr. Sabine Arndt-Lappe (University Trier) gave a talk on 'Réspiratory, respíratory, or respirátory - unanalýsable? Variable stresses in English morphophonology' on July 25th, 2017, 11 am, in building C 5.2, room 1.28.

 

Prof. Arndt-Lappe's talk was embedded in the linguistics sections' Poster Day which will already begin at 10h on the same day.

 

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Dr. Lukasz Jedrezejowski (University of Cologne) gave a talk on 'On the syntax of "falls"-clauses in German' on July 4th, 2017, 4.15 pm, in building B 3.1, HS I.

 

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Dr. Peter Fankhauser (IDS Mannheim) gave a talk on 'Surprisal in Text' on June, 28th, 2017, 12 noon, in buidling C 5.3, room 206.

 

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Prof. Ans van Kemenade (Radboud University Nijmengen, Netherlands) gave a talk on 'The distribution of discourse particles in various clause types in Old English' on June 27th, 2017, 4.14 pm, in building B 3.1, HS I.

 

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39th Annual Conference of the German Linguistic Society in Saarbrücken from March 8th to 10th, 2017

 

 

Prof. Dr. Remus Gergel was invited to lecture at the Geneva doctoral school on modality, January 2017

 

Prof. Dr. Remus Gergel gave an invited lecture at the University of York, January 18,2017

 

Prof. Dr. Remus Gergel gave a talk entitled "From decompositional elements to presuppositions" as part of the "New Directions@Saarland" FEAST-series at 16 h on Monday, December 12, 2016 in the conference room of building C 7.4 (Universität des Saarlandes).

 

 

Guest talk "It-Clefts in English: Syntax, Focus, Exhaustivity" by PD Dr. Jutta Hartmann (IDS Mannheim), 13:00, November 22, 2016

 

 

Guest talk "(Pseudo-)Extraction from VP-proforms: The Case of the Comparative Clause"  by Dr. Vera Hohaus and Dr. Andreas Konietzko (University of Tübingen), 12:00, December 7, 2016

 

Guest talk "Decomposing disjunction" by Dr. Moreno Mitrovic (University of Graz/ Saarland University), October 12, 2016

 

Prof. Dr. Remus Gergel gave a talk on Decompositional adverbs at SinFonIJA 9 in Brno, September 16, 2016

 

Prof. Dr. Remus Gergel and Martin Kopf-Giammanco presented work on modality and related notions at FoDS1 in Konstanz, September 14, 2016

 

DGfS Summer School 2016 in Tübingen/Germany from August 15th to 26th, 2016

 

The dating of Beowulf revisited

Guest lecture by Prof. Dr. Susan Pintzuk & Dr. Aaron Ecay (University of York) 

4 July 2016 

 

 

SPCL + ACBLPE 2015 – Summer meeting of the Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics together with the annual conference of the Associação de Crioulos de Base Lexical Portuguesa e Espanhola in Graz, Austria from  July 7th to 9th, 2015

 

Sinfonija 7 – 7th Conference on Syntax, Phonology and Language Analysis in Graz from September 25th to 27th, 2014

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