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Kurt Erbach

Room: 23.32.02.65
Phone:  -13688
Email: Kurt.Erbachuni-duesseldorfde

Subject

Linguistics

SToRE Membership

SToRE member since 11.04.2016

1. advisor: Hana Filip
2. advisor: Peter Sutton
3. advisor: Timm Lichte

PhD Project

As part of project C09: A frame-based analysis of countability, my dissertation project will investigate plurality and its relation to the mass/count distinction. While plural morphology straightforwardly combines with count nouns in number marking languages, its use with mass nouns is less clear. Some mass nouns undergo shifts in meaning when combined with plural morphology. Such shifts include kinds, portions, and abundance, though the availability of such shifts is unclear across languages. The use of plural morphology also differs crosslinguistically in respect to obligatoriness and animacy of the noun. My goal is to clarify and model the nature of plurality using frame semantics with a logic based on lambda abstraction and functional application.

Publications

2017. with P. Sutton, H. Filip, and K. Byrdeck. Object Mass Nouns in Japanese. Proceedings of the 21st Amsterdam Colloquium.

Conference presentations

2018. with P. Sutton, H. Filip, and K. Byrdeck. Object Mass Nouns in Japanese. The 92nd Annual Meeting of the Linguistics Society of America, Salt Lake City, UT, January 6.

2017. with P. Sutton, H. Filip, and K. Byrdeck. Object Mass Nouns in Japanese. The 21st Amsterdam Colloquium, December 21.

2017. with H. Filip, and P. Sutton. Hungarian measure phrases, bare singular nouns, and mass/count distinction. Twelfth International Tbilisi Symposium on Language, Logic and Computation, Lagodekhi, Georgia, September 19.

2017. with K. Byrdeck, P. Sutton, H. Filip. Object Mass Nouns in Japanese. The 18th Szklarska Proeba Workshop. March 7.

2017. Bare nouns in Hungarian and the mass/count distinction. The 91st Annual Meeting of the Linguistics Society of America, Austin, TX, January 7.

Last updated

05.12.2017