17.1106, Diss: Semantics/Syntax: Soehn: ' Über Bärendienste un...'

linguist at LINGUISTLIST.ORG linguist at LINGUISTLIST.ORG
Wed Apr 12 15:48:39 UTC 2006


LINGUIST List: Vol-17-1106. Wed Apr 12 2006. ISSN: 1068 - 4875.

Subject: 17.1106, Diss: Semantics/Syntax: Soehn: 'Über Bärendienste un...'

Moderators: Anthony Aristar, Wayne State U <aristar at linguistlist.org>
            Helen Aristar-Dry, Eastern Michigan U <hdry at linguistlist.org>
 
Reviews (reviews at linguistlist.org) 
        Sheila Dooley, U of Arizona  
        Terry Langendoen, U of Arizona  

Homepage: http://linguistlist.org/

The LINGUIST List is funded by Eastern Michigan University, Wayne
State University, and donations from subscribers and publishers.

Editor for this issue: Meredith Valant <meredith at linguistlist.org>
================================================================  

To post to LINGUIST, use our convenient web form at
http://linguistlist.org/LL/posttolinguist.html.


===========================Directory==============================  

1)
Date: 11-Apr-2006
From: Jan-Philipp Soehn < jp.soehn at uni-tuebingen.de >
Subject: Über Bärendienste und erstaunte Bauklötze -- Idiome ohne freie Lesart in der HPSG 

	
-------------------------Message 1 ---------------------------------- 
Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2006 11:47:21
From: Jan-Philipp Soehn < jp.soehn at uni-tuebingen.de >
Subject: Über Bärendienste und erstaunte Bauklötze -- Idiome ohne freie Lesart in der HPSG 
 


Institution: Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena 
Program: Department of German Linguistics 
Dissertation Status: Completed 
Degree Date: 2006 

Author: Jan-Philipp Soehn

Dissertation Title: Über Bärendienste und erstaunte Bauklötze -- Idiome ohne
freie Lesart in der HPSG 

Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
                     Syntax

Subject Language(s): German, Standard (deu)


Dissertation Director(s):
Harald Burger
Frank Richter
Christine Römer

Dissertation Abstract:

In this thesis, I propose a syntactic description of verbal idiomatic
expressions, such as jemandem einen Bärendienst erweisen (to do a
disservice to so.), Bauklötze staunen (to be flabbergasted) or jemanden
übers Ohr hauen (to take so. for a ride).

Morphological, syntactic, semantic and cognitive characteristics of
idiomatic expressions are discussed, focusing on idioms without free
readings. The main thrust of the analysis is to sketch lexical entries for
decomposable and non-decomposable idioms.

The analysis is based empirically on a compilation of examples and
quotations taken from newspaper corpora. This compilation is available on
CD (together with the book), as well as online.

The architecture of Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar (Pollard and Sag
1994) is extended with a model-theoretic semantics (LRS, Richter and Sailer
2004) and a collocation module is introduced. 




-----------------------------------------------------------

This Year the LINGUIST List hopes to raise $52,932. This money will go to help keep the 
List running by supporting all of our Student Editors for the coming year.

See below for donation instructions, and don't forget to check out our Fund Drive 2006 
LINGUIST List Cruise for some Fund Drive fun!

http://linguistlist.org/cruise.html 

There are many ways to donate to LINGUIST!

You can donate right now using our secure credit card form.

Alternatively you can also pledge right now and pay later.

For all information on donating and pledging, including information on how to donate by 
check, money order, or wire transfer, please visit:

http://linguistlist.org/donate.html

The LINGUIST List is under the umbrella of Eastern Michigan University and as such can 
receive donations through the EMU Foundation, which is a registered 501(c) Non Profit 
organization. Our Federal Tax number is 38-6005986. These donations can be offset against 
your federal and sometimes your state tax return (U.S. tax payers only). For more 
information visit the IRS Web-Site, or contact your financial advisor.

Many companies also offer a gift matching program, such that they will match any gift 
you make to a non-profit organization. Normally this entails your contacting your human 
resources department and sending us a form that the EMU Foundation fills in and returns 
to your employer. This is generally a simple administrative procedure that doubles the 
value of your gift to LINGUIST, without costing you an extra penny. Please take a moment 
to check if your company operates such a program.

Thank you very much for your support of LINGUIST!



-----------------------------------------------------------
LINGUIST List: Vol-17-1106	

	



More information about the Linguist mailing list