Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Selected publications


  • Aktionsart und Kompositionalität. Zur kompositionellen Ableitung der Aktionsart komplexer Kategorien, Berlin: Akademie-Verlag (studia grammatica 37), 1994 (dissertation).


Edited volumes


Articles in journals


Book chapters and conference papers

  • Testing the Continuity Hypothesis: A decompositional approach. ’, Proceedings of the 4th Conference on Language, Data and Knowledge, pages 449–454, Vienna, Austria  (with D. Das), 2023.
  • ‘A corpus of metaphors as register markers’, Findings of EACL 2023, (with V. Kordoni), 2023.
  • ‘A metaphor corpus for German’, Proceedings of LREC 2022, (with V. Kordoni), 2022.

  • ‘To those walking in the footsteps of the faith: deliberate metaphor in the Pauline epistles’, in C. Di Biase-Dyson and M. Egg (eds) Drawing attention to metaphor. Case studies across time periods, cultures and modes, Amsterdam: Benjamins, 233-266, 2020.
  • ‘Drawing attention to metaphor. An introduction to the debate’, in C. Di Biase-Dyson and M. Egg (eds) Drawing attention to metaphor. Case studies across time periods, cultures and modes, 1-15, Amsterdam: Benjamins (with C. Di Biase-Dyson), 2020.
  • ‘Drinking (a glass of) milk’, in L. Matthewson, C. Meier, H. Rullmann, and Th. E. Zimmermann (eds), Companion to Semantics, Hoboken: Wiley, 2020.
  • Annotation and automatic classification of aspectual categories’, in Proceedings of ACL 2019, Florence, Italy (with Helena Prepens and Will Roberts), 2019.
  • Discourse particles in responses’, in Noa Brandel (ed.), IATL 33 Proceedings, MIT Working papers in Linguistics 89, 69-86, 2018.
  • ‘A large automatically-acquired all-words list of multiword expressions scored for compositionality’, in Proceedings of LREC 2018 (with W. Roberts), 2018.

  • ‘Improving Machine Translation of educational content via crowdsourcing’, in Proceedings of LREC 2018 (with M. Behnke et al.), 2018.

  • ‘A multilingual wikified data set of educational material’, in Proceedings of LREC 2018 (with I. Hendrickx et al.), 2018.

  • ‘Translation crowdsourcing: Creating a multilingual corpus of online educational content’, in Proceedings of LREC 2018 (with V. Sosoni et al.), 2018.
  • ‘The syntax and semantics of discourse particles’, in J. Bayer and V. Struckmeyer (eds), Discourse particles. Approaches to their syntax and semantics, Berlin, de Gruyter, 15-48 (with J. Mursell), 2017.
  • Spatial metaphors in the Pauline epistles’, in Fabian Horn and Cilliers Breytenbach (eds), Spatial metaphors. Ancient texts and transformations, Berlin, Edition Topoi, 103-126, 2016.
  • ‘Of passions cooled down again and flats uncleaned’, in Irene Rapp, Anja Lubbe, and Christian Fortmann (eds), Situationsargumente im Nominalbereich, Berlin, de Gruyter, 315-338, 2015.
  • A comparison of selectional preference models for automatic verb classification’, in Proceedings of the 2014 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP), 511-522, Doha, Qatar (with W. Roberts).
  • ‘Subcategorisation acquisition from raw text for a free word-order language’, in Proceedings of the 14th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics, 298-307, Gothenburg, Sweden (with W. Roberts and V. Kordoni).
  • ‘Discourse particles, common ground, and felicity conditions’, in Daniel Gutzmann and Hans-Martin Gärtner (eds), Beyond expressives: Explorations in use-conditional meaning, Leiden, Brill, 127-151, 2013.
  • ‘Don't mince your words: In defense of lexical integrity’, in Holden Härtl (ed.), Interfaces of morphology, Berlin, Akademie-Verlag, 107-126, 2013.
  • Stressed out! Accented discourse particles - the case of DOCH’, in Ana Aguilar, Anna Chernilovskaya, and Rick Nouwen (eds), Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 16: Volume 1, MIT Working Papers in Linguistics, 225-238 (with M. Zimmermann), 2012.
  • ‘Multi-layered discourse annotation of a Dutch text corpus’, in Proceedings of LREC 2012, Istanbul (with G. Redeker, I. Berzlánovich, N. van der Vliet, and G. Bouma).
  • ‘Discourse particles at the semantics-pragmatics interface’, in Werner Abrahm and Elisabeth Leiss (eds), Modality and Theory of Mind elements across languages, Berlin, de Gruyter, 297-333, 2012.
  • ‘Coherence structure and lexical cohesion in expository and persuasive texts’, in Anton Benz and Peter Kühnlein (eds), Constraints in Discourse III, Amsterdam, Benjamins, 137-163 (with I. Berzlánovich and G. Redeker), 2012.
  • Underspecification’, in Claudia Maienborn, Klaus v. Heusinger, and Paul Portner (eds): Semantics: an international handbook of natural language meaning, Berlin: de Gruyter, 533 -572, 2011.
  • A unified account of the semantics of discourse particles’, in Proceedings of SIGDIAL 2010, University of Tokyo, 132-138.
  • How complex is discourse structure?’, in Proceedings of LREC 2010, University of Malta, 1619-1623 (with G. Redeker).


Entries in encyclopedias

  • several entries in Christa Dürscheid and Stefan Schierholz (eds), Wörterbücher zur Sprach- und Kommunikationswissenschaft vol. 1.1: Grammatik/Formenlehre 2009.