Publications and presentations

Publications

  • Zobel, Sarah. to appear. The impersonal use of German first person singular ich.
    Accepted for publication at Linguistic Inquiry.
  • Zobel, Sarah. to appear. Restrictions on the Generic Interpretation of Dedicated Impersonal Pronouns. In: Proceedings of WCCFL 39.
  • Zobel, Sarah. to appear. Quantificational variability effects with German größtenteils and implicit agents. In: Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 25.
  • Zobel, Sarah. 2020. Exploring the existential semantics of the German impersonal pronoun man in episodic sentences. In: Mariam Asatryan, Yixiao Song und Ayana Whitmal (eds.), NELS 50, Vol. 3, GLSA Amherst. 269--278.

Presentations

Results of IPG_CORE were presented at the following occasions:

2021

  • The uses of the impersonal pronoun ‘man’ in written German and Norwegian (Bokmål). Presented at 12th International Conference on Nordic and General Linguistics, Universitetet i Oslo, June 15, Oslo, Norway.
  • Two types of existential quantification (with Jan Köpping). Presented at the Department of Philosophy I, University of Bochum, May 5, Bochum, Germany.
  • A third man? On the German impersonal pronoun man in speech reports. Presented at the semantics group of Viola Schmitt, HU Berlin, April 22, Berlin, Germany.
  • German man and the discourse behavior of its existential use. Presented at LingORG, Universitetet i Oslo, April 19, Oslo, Norway.
  • Restrictions on the generic interpretation of dedicated impersonal pronouns. Seminar session held at Yale (lecturers: Raffaella Zanuttini and Milena Šereikaitė), April 21, New Haven, CT, USA.
  • Restrictions on the generic interpretation of dedicated impersonal pronouns. Poster presented at 39th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics, University of Arizona, April 9, Tucson, AZ, USA.
  • Two types of existential quantification (with Jan Köpping). Invited online presentation at the Semantics Colloquium, University of Frankfurt, January 28, Frankfurt, Germany.

2020

  • Quantificational variability effects with German größtenteils and implicit agents. Presented at Sinn und Bedeutung 25, University College London / Queen Mary University of London, September 3--9 London, UK. (Video of the presentation)
  • Ways to talk about individuals: the case of German man in episodic sentences. Invited talk presented at the Department of Philosophy I, University of Bochum, May 14, Bochum, Germany.
  • The existential use of German 'man' and implicit agents of passives. Invited talk at the Department of Linguistics, University of Vienna, March 4, Vienna, Austria.
  • Who dunnit? The existential implications of impersonal pronouns and implicit agents. Invited talk at 21st Workshop on the Roots of Pragmasemantics, March 1, Szklarska Poreba, Poland.

2019

  • A closer look at German `existential man'. Presented at Forum for Theoretical Linguistics, University of Oslo, November 27, Oslo, Norway.
  • A non-existential analysis for the German impersonal pronoun ‘man’ in episodic
    sentences. Poster presented at NELS 50 (MIT), October 25, Cambridge, MA, USA.
  • Introducing: Looking for the Impersonal Core – Impersonal Pronouns across Germanic languages. Presented at LingORG, University of Oslo, September 17, Oslo, Norway.
  • Capturing the semantics and pragmatics of impersonal pronominal expressions. Presented at Variables and the (Meta)semantics of Context-Sensitivity, September 24, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria.
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