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Research Areas

My work applies data-intensive, statistical methods to linguistic questions, with a focus on the syntax-semantics interface and lexical-semantic phenomena. As a main challenge I consider the linguistic and cognitive plausibility of the approaches with respect to the tasks.

The topics of my research include grammar development, corpus-based lexical acquisition, and the application to lexicography and machine translation; the automatic induction of semantic classifications, the compositionality and meaning shifts of German multi-word expressions, the evaluation of corpus-based semantic knowledge, and cognitive explorations of semantic relatedness.

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Projects and Grants

10/2015-06/2018 Principal Investigator, DFG SFB 732/D11 (taken over from Lonneke van der Plas)
Collaborative Research Centre 732 "Incremental Specification in Context"
Project: A Crosslingual Approach to the Analysis of Compound Nouns

07/2014-06/2018 Principal Investigator, DFG SFB 732/D12
Collaborative Research Centre 732 "Incremental Specification in Context"
Project: Sense Discrimination and Regular Meaning Shifts of German Particle Verbs

07/2014-06/2018 Director of the Integrated Research Training Group, DFG SFB 732/MGK
Collaborative Research Centre 732 "Incremental Specification in Context"

11/2011-02/2017 Principal Investigator, DFG Research Grant SCHU 2580/2
Project: Distributional Approaches to Semantic Relatedness

10/2011-06/2014 Principal Investigator, DFG SFB 732/D6 (taken over from Sebastian Padó)
Collaborative Research Centre 732 "Incremental Specification in Context"
Project: Lexical-Semantic Factors in Event Interpretation

10/2011-12/2016 DFG Heisenberg Fellowship SCHU 2580/1

08/2000-07/2003     DFG Doctoral Scholarship
Graduate School 609 "Linguistic Representations and their Interpretation"


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