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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Department of English and American Studies

Recent and upcoming academic presentations

(* = invited talk)

  • ‘Caught in the middle with you: Between under- and overspecification of discourse relations’, Workshop ‘Contrasting underspecification and overspecification of discourse relations’, Zentrum für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, September 2019 (with Debopam Das).
  • ‘Two theories of semelfactives’, Workshop ‘Syntax, Semantics, and Pragmatics of Aspect Across Modalities’, 13th International Tbilisi Symposium on Language, Logic and Computation, Batumi, Georgia, September 2019.
  • ‘Annotation and automatic classification of aspectual categories’, 57th Annual Meeting of the ACL, August 2019 (with Helena Prepens and Will Roberts).
  • ‘Discourse particles in assertions and denials’, 51st Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea, Tallinn, Estonia, September 2018.
  • ‘Metaphor and alienation in the Pauline epistles’, Metaphor Festival 2018, Amsterdam, September 2018.
  • ‘The metaphor is the message: Metaphors in the Pauline epistles’, 12th RaAM conference, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, June 2018
  • ‘A large automatically-acquired all-words list of multiword expressions scored for compositionality’, LREC 2018, Miyazaki, Japan, May 2018 (with Will Roberts).
  • ‘A multilingual wikified data set of educational material’, LREC 2018, Miyazaki, Japan, May 2018 (with Iris Hendrickx et al.).
  • ‘Translation crowdsourcing: creating a multilingual corpus of online educational content’, LREC 2018, Miyazaki, Japan, May 2018 (with Vilelmini Sosoni et al.).
  • ‘Improving Machine Translation of Educational Content via Crowdsourcing’, LREC 2018, Miyazaki, Japan, May 2018 (with Maximiliana Behnke et  al.).
  • *‘Maschinelle Übersetzung von Lerninhalten: Das TRAMOOC-Projekt’, openHPI-Forum ‘Von digitaler Aufklärung bis Business Training - Erfolgreicher Einsatz von MOOCs in Unternehmen und Institutionen’, Hasso-Plattner-Institut Potsdam, December 2017 (with Christian Willems).
  • ‘Semelfactives’, Workshop on Approaches to Coercion and Polysemy, University of Oslo, November 2017.
  • ‘How to be abnormal: discourse particles under accent’, 33rd annual meeting of the Israel Association for Theoretical Linguistics, October 2017.
  • *‘Expectations and how to fail them’, Workshop ‘Particles and the dimensions of meaning’, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, The Netherlands, June 2017.
  • *‘You say yes, I say no: discourse particles in assertions and denials’, Workshop ‘Speech acts: meanings, uses, and syntactic realizations’, Leibniz-Zentrum Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, May 2017.
  • ‘Register-dependency of deliberate metaphor’, Annual Meeting of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft, Universität des Saarlandes, March 2017.