The Konstanz semantics community is frequently enriched by visitors from various places all over the world, from senior researchers to visiting PhD students. Some stay for a few days, some for a few months, most come more than once.

Current visitors

  • David Rey, University of Barcelona.
    May 23–25, 2018
    David Rey is a philosopher of language with a strong interest in formal semantics at the LOGOS center at the University of Barcelona. His current research focusses on tenses and temporal adverbs in English. On May 24, 17:00-18:00 David will give a talk in the Interdisciplinary Logic Colloquium: Towards an Intensional Account of Tenses.

  • Laura Vela-Plo, University of the Basque Country.
    April 16 – June 30, 2018
    Laura is a PhD student in syntax-semantics at the University of the Basque Country. Her work concentrates on the syntax-semantics interface, more specifically, on the expression of comparison and degree constructions. During her stay in Konstanz, she will mainly work with Maribel Romero.

Past visitors

  • Kajsa Djarv, University of Pennsylvania.
    May 22 – 23, 2018
    Kajsa is a Ph.D student at the University of Pennsylvania. She works on a variety of topics that intersect with the research interests of many linguists at Konstanz, including factivity, presuppositions, the syntax/semantics of embedding verbs, discourse structure and evidentiality. During her visit, she gave a ’SuP talk on Factivity: Evidential Inferences and Truth Projection, and met with members of the lakeside semantics community to exchange ideas and discuss current and future research projects.

  • Annie Zaenen and Lauri Karttunen, Stanford University.
    May 16 – 19, 2018
    Lauri and Annie need no introduction to semanticists and syntacticians alike. Annie will gave a talk in the Linguistics Department Colloquium. Besides this, the two met with members of the Konstanz linguistics community.

  • Dan Goodhue, École Normale Supérieure, Paris.
    May 7–8, 2018
    Dan is a recent graduate from McGill university, with a dissertation on On asking and answering biased polar questions. During his visit in Konstanz, he met with various members of the semantics/pragmatics community, and gave two talks: Epistemic bias and high negation questions and The knowledge account of epistemic modals.

  • Shin-Sook Kim, University of York.
    March 7 – March 11, 2018
    Shin-Sook Kim (PhD in Linguistics, University of Frankfurt) is a former member of the SFB 471 (Variation und Entwicklung im Lexikon) in Konstanz. She specialises in comparative syntax and the syntax-semantics interface.
    Shin-Sook is a guest of FOR 2111: Questions at the Interfaces, P5: Self-addressed questions. During her visit, she will cooperate with P5 on the topic of self-addressed questions in Korean and Japanese.

  • Prof. Kjell Johan Sæbø, Universitetet i Oslo.
    February 22 – March 7, 2018
    Kjell Johan needs no introduction. During his visit, which was supported through the Mentorship program of the Zukunftskolleg, he exchanged ideas with, and consulted on the research projects of, various members of the Konstanz semantics community. He also gave a talk, entitled Knowledge How and Knowledge That: Linguistic evidence on Intellectualism.

  • Lelia Glass, Stanford University.
    February 12 – 14, 2018
    Lelia is a PhD candidate in semantics and pragmatics at Stanford University. Her dissertation is about world-knowledge and the lexical semantics of distributivity.
    Lelia’s visit was a whirlwind of informal meetings and discussions, as well as her her talk Postsuppositions block pragmatic inferences: Evidence from the Mandarin belief verb yiwei

  • Emily Hanink, University of Chicago / Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.
    January 29 – February 1, 2018
    Emily is a PhD candidate in semantics at the University of Chicago and a Fulbright graduate fellow at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Her disseration is about the structure of the DP, with particular emphasis on the ways in which this structure interacts with subordinate clauses of various types.
    During her visit, she gave two talks, on Structural sources of anaphora and on “Like”: hedging and mirativity. A unified account. and she met with various members of the Konstanz semantics community to exchange ideas on current and future research projects.

  • Kelsey Kraus, University of California, Santz Cruz.
    September 14 – December 20, 2017
    Kelsey is a PhD candidate in semantics/pragmatics at UC Santa Cruz. Her dissertation looks at the relationship between sentence-level prosodic tunes and their pragmatic effects on English and German discourse particles.
    She came to Konstanz mainly to consult with Maribel Romero on her dissertation research, but during her stay here, she also took part in the activities of, and became a valued part of, the Konstanz semantics community.

  • Sunwoo Jeong, Stanford University.
    September 14 – 21, 2017
    Sunwoo is a PhD candidate in semantics/pragmatics at Stanford University. Her dissertation research focusses on various ways in which intonation and clause typing interact.
    Sunwoo extended her stay after the Questioning Speech Act workshop to scout out a collaboration with Sven Lauer on intonation in interrogatives.