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TitelDGfS Summer School "Mapping Meaning", Tübingen
BeschreibungDGfS Summer School "Mapping Meaning", Tübingen.

Host Institution: University of Tübingen
Coordinating Institution: DGfS (Deutsche Gesellschaft für

Dates: August 15th - 26th, 2016
Location: Tübingen, Germany

The traditional linguistic research asks what the meaning of linguistic
expressions is. Newer approaches, however, draw attention to the question
of how the meaning of natural language arises. The DGfS Summer School
Mapping Meaning: Theory – Cognition – Variation would like to follow this
new perspective by focusing on the dynamics and adaptivity of linguistic
meaning. Taking up these key issues of the Collaborative Research Center
833 in Tübingen, the summer school aims at providing an inspiring forum for
discussing the meaning constitution of natural language from theoretically
and methodologically different points of view.

The Summer School is co-organized by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für
Sprachwissenschaft (DGfS), the Collaborative Research Center 833 (SFB 833),
the Research Training Group 1808 (GRK 1808) and the Forum Scientiarum in

Minimum Education Level: Advanced students (Ph.D. or M.A. level, advanced
B.A. student)

Renowned researchers from Germany, Europe and the United States will offer
a total of 18 courses. The language of instruction will be English. The
courses are assigned to three thematic areas – Theory, Cognition, and

The courses in the thematic area Theory (A1-A6) focus on the formal
modelling of natural language meaning and its theoretical foundations. The
following courses will be offered:
A1 (Gottfried Vosgerau) The metaphysics of meaning
A2 (Nicholas Asher) Formal and distributional lexical semantics
A3 (Sebastian Löbner) Frame theory and semantics
A4 (Daniel Altshuler) Temporal interpretation of narrative discourse:
Exploring the interaction between prominence and coherence
A5 (Katharina Hartmann) Information structure: Intonation and meaning
A6 (Jana Bressem & Ellen Fricke) Gesture, grammar and cognition: a
multi-modal approach to language use

The courses in the thematic area Cognition (B1-B6) focus on the acquisition
and the processing of natural language meaning. The following courses will
be offered:
B1 (Petra Schulz) Acquisition of semantics
B2 (Berry Claus) Concepts and word meanings: Representational and
processing issues
B3 (Michael Wagner) Prosody and incremental processing
B4 (Lyn Frazier) Processing at the syntax-discourse interface
B5 (Oliver Bott) Psycholinguistic work on coercion: Resolving compositional
conflicts during online comprehension
B6 (Barbara Dancygier) Cognitive poetics: Exploring literary nuts and bolts
through linguistic analysis

The topic of the courses in the area Variation (C1-C6) is the wealth of
variation of natural language meaning, as it arises based on diverse
historical, language-specific, social, and medial conditions. The following
courses will be offered:
C1 (Remus Gergel) Anything goes in semantic change? Using data,
compositionality and the interfaces towards a restrictive theory
C2 (Thomas Jügel) Perfect mapping: Typological similarities and variations
of the perfect across languages
C3 (Gemma Barberà) The meaning of space in sign language: Conveying
reference in a different language modality
C4 (Sally McConnell-Ginet) Meaning, society, and power
C5 (Cedric Boeckx) The descent of meaning: Primate semantics, with
C6 (Christina Unger) Computational approaches to meaning

For further information (including abstracts of the offered courses) see

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics, General Linguistics, Ling &
Literature, Linguistic Theories, Philosophy of Language, Psycholinguistics,
Semantics, Text/Corpus Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, Pragmatics

Tuition: between 240 EUR and 335 EUR, accommodation is not included, see
for details

Registration: Early bird registration until 1-Jun-2016; regular
registration until 15-Jul-2016

E-Mail: dgfssummerschool[at]

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We are looking forward to seeing you at the DGfS Summer School "Mapping
Meaning" in Tübingen!

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