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Further activities

Reading groups

Reading Group Theoretical Linguistics


We discuss articles in the field of syntax, semantics and their interface. This reading group is not confined to any specific topic, hence we will address a wide range of linguistic phenomena -- such as polarity items, anaphora resolution, issues related to quantification, adjectives, relative clauses or intensional verbs. Since we are also not tied to a rigid agenda, we may pay attention to important details of the analyses and exchange views about data and formal implementations.

Graduate and undergraduate students should get the opportunity to extend their knowledge in the area of syntax and semantics, as well as to refine their skills concerning formal methods, and to evolve a deep(er) understanding of theoretical linguistics in general. Especially undergraduate students may develop strategies that will help them to easily grasp the core idea(s) and arguments of scientific papers.

The reading group takes place 11:30-13:00 on Mondays via Webex.

Everyone with a serious interest in linguistics and basic knowledge in syntax and semantics can join this reading group at any time.

This reading circle is held by Madeleine Butschety and Maya Cortez. 

Contact person: Madeleine Butschety (madeleine.butschety(at)uni-graz.at)





Reading Group Empirical Linguistics


In our reading group, we discuss recent experimental and corpus linguistic research and also address various methodological issues and statistical approaches. The reading group takes place on Fridays from 5 pm to 6:30 pm. We meet via Webex.

This reading circle is held by Lea Fricke and Maya Cortez.

Contact person: Lea Fricke (lea.fricke(at)uni-graz.at)

Past events

  • 25-26 September 2020 - Workshop “QUDs and exhaustivity: experiments, computation, and theory”
  • 20.11.-21.11.2019 - Annual meeting of the X-Prag.de priority program in Berlin
  • 01.10.-04.10.2019 - Lecture at the workshop of the research network Referential Expressions in Discourses (RED) in Kassel  
    Title: Complement anaphora and the processing of quantifiers
  • 13.-14.06.2019 - Workshop "Exhaustivity in Questions and Answers - Experimental and theoretical approaches"
    Uni Tübingen
  • 11.-12.06.2019 - lecture: 14. ICSH (International Conference on the Structure of Hungarian)
    im Bildungsforum Potsdam / Titel: Hungarian Focus and English it-clefts are the same
  • 17.05.2019 - Lecture with Prof. Heidinger / Workshop: EMPIRICAL APPROACHES TO INFORMATION STRUCTURE
    Titel: Focus affinity and the optimal background
  • 01.April 2019 - Workshop: NEW APPROACHES TO FOCUS and related phenomena
    Lecture with Lea Fricke - "Testing exhaustive readings of embedded questions"
  • 29. January 2019  -  Linguistisches Kolloquium

    Lecture: Zur Geschichte der differentiellen Objektmarkierung im Rumänischen
    19.00 h Seminar Room SR 33.3.211 (Institut für Sprachwissenschaft)

  • 05. December 2018 - lecture: How to model narrow focus exhaustivity in English as an implicature
    Uni Potsdam

  • 30. November 2018 - lecture: Mild rationality and communicative success. The case of focus exhaustivity
    Universität Wien
    15.30 Uhr im SR 3 des Instituts für
    Sprachwissenschaft (Sensengasse 3a, 1090 Wien)
  • 27. November 2018 - Limited Rationality and Communicative Success in Question-Answer-Sequences
    Institute of Public Economics
    Economics Research Seminar - University of Graz
    17:15 -18:45 Seminar Room 15.4B (RESOWI)
  • 17-21 September 2018 - Summer School on Intonation and Word Order - Theoretical and empirical approaches
  • 11-12 June 2018 - Annual meeting of the priority program XPRAG.de in Graz 
  • Talk, 15. Mai 2018 - Colloquiums of Physics
    Edgar Onea
    Exhaustivity of Answers to Questions. Computational Models of Interpretation in Linguistics
  • Talk, 08. Mai 2018 - Linguistics Colloquium 
    Edgar Onea
    Exhaustivität von Antworten auf W-Fragen. Experimentelle Daten und theoretische Modelle


Univ.-Prof. Dr.phil.

Victor Edgar Onea Gaspar

Institut für Germanistik

Institut für Germanistik

Phone:+43 316 380 - 2633

Tatjana Hopfer

Institut für Germanistik

Institut für Germanistik

Phone:+43 316 380 - 8177

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