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Research colloqium on Empirical English Linguistics (EEL)


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POSTER with full program (PDF)


Unless specified otherwise:

time 14:15 to 15:45

venue Dorotheenstr. 24, room 1.502


4 May

The social meaning of doubling phenomena in American English

Stephanie Rotter (HU Berlin)


11 May

Speakers' emotional facial expressions modulate subsequent multi-modal language processing: ERP evidence

Katja Maquate (HU Berlin)


25 May

Conditionals all over the place

Mingya Liu (HU Berlin)


1 June

The interpretation patterns of relative and absolute adjectives in the scope of negation: An experimental study (ZOOM)

Stavroula Alexandropoulou (Thessaloniki)


8 June

Reading van der Auwera (conditionals)

Alexander Wimmer (HU Berlin)


15 June

Towards a conceptual analysis of verbs of pushing and pulling

Anton Benz (ZAS Berlin)


22 June

Reading van der Auwera (negation)

Stephanie Rotter (HU Berlin)


3 lectures on negation and negative concord (1066e, UL6)

Johan van der Auwera (Antwerp)

28 June: Negative existential indefiniteness – There is nothing new under the sun . (10-12); Connective negation – Je t’aime. Moi non plus. (14-16)

29 June: Negative indefiniteness – I can’t get no satisfaction. (14-16)



Organized by: Empirical English Linguistics │ Prof. Dr. Mingya Liu (
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin │ Department of English and American Studies




Ringvorlesung: Inklusion und Heterogenität im Fremdsprachenunterricht


Sommersemester 2023


Di 09.05., 16-18 Uhr, R. 0‘007 HV 5-7
Dr. Kai Linke und Schüler*innen, Nelson-Mandela-Schule, Berlin
"Trans- und nicht-binäre Identitäten in der Schule"


Di, 30.05., 14-16 Uhr, R. 0‘007 HV 5-7
Edeltraut Schmid, ehem. Schulleitung, Schule am Park Behrenhoff
"Unterschiedliche Schularten, ein Förderschwerpunkt - inklusive Beschulung von Schülerinnen und Schülern an einer Schule für sogenannte Erziehungsschwierige"


Fr, 30. Juni, 10-12, R. 1070 UdL 6:
Dr. Silke Braselmann, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
"Zur Entwicklung einer rassismuskritischen Fremdsprachendidaktik: Theorie und Praxis"




Humboldt Book Club with Eimear Kelly - 20 June


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You are cordially invited to the

next meeting of the Humboldt Book Club

at 6pm on 20 June 2023 in the Common Room (UL 6, 2004a)


Our pick:

  • "Lives Between The Lines: A Journey in Search of the Lost
    Levant" by Michael Vatikiotis.


You are more than welcome to come along and join in our discussion even if you haven’t managed to read the book.


For staff and students alike!


For further details contact





W. E. B. Du Bois Lectures

Summer Semester 2023:




20 June 2023

David Diallo (Université de Bordeaux):

"How Rap Became 'Black': Examining Hip Hop's Foundational Years"

6.30 – 8.00 P.M.

Dorotheenstr. 24, room 1.501