Collocations and idioms 2003:
linguistic, computational, and psycholinguistic perspectives

Date and location

Berlin, Magnus-Haus (Am Kupfergraben 7, D-10117 Berlin), September 18-20, 2003:

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The Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Berlin hosted a conference on "Collocations and idioms: linguistic, computational and psycholinguistic perspectives", September 18-20, 2003.

Some of the presentations and handouts are linked in the program below.


September 18 | September 19 | September 20

Thursday, September 18

1:00 PM

1:15-2:15 PM
Dmitri Dobrovolskij, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow
Idiom Analysis and the Theory of Conventional Figurative Language

2:15-3:15 PM
Dirk Geeraerts, University of Leuven
The interaction of metaphor and metonymy in composite expressions

3:15-3:30 PM
Coffee break

3:30-4:30 PM
Wolfgang Teubert, University of Birmingham (UK)
Units of meaning, translation units and parallel corpora

4:30-5:30 PM
Brigitte Krenn, Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence, Vienna
From n-grams to collocations: computational approaches to collocation identification - some problems and solutions

5:30-5.45 PM
Coffee break

5:45-6:45 PM
Hartmut Schmidt, Mannheim
Historische Aspekte der Ausbildung von Kollokationen und Zitierformeln

Reception (Remise Magnus-Haus)

Friday, September 19

8:45-9:45 AM
Annette Sabban, Hildesheim University
Ways of looking and the look of one's eyes: collocations and stereotypical descriptions in two corpora (German, French)

9:45-10:45 AM
Patrick Hanks, Brandeis/Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities
The syntagmatics of metaphor
handout as pdf-file)

10:45-11:00 AM
Coffee break

11:00-12:00 AM
Angelika Storrer, Dortmund University
German support verb constructions: A corpus-based investigation
(handout as pdf-file)

12:00-1:00 PM
Christine Roemer, University of Jena
Grammaticalization and lexicalization processes of phrases with verbs

1:00-2:15 PM

2:15-3:15 PM
Manfred Bierwisch, Humboldt University, Berlin
How systematic are idioms?

3:15-4:15 PM
Stefan Mueller, University of Bremen
Idioms and Fronting
(handout as pdf-file)

4:15-4:30 PM
Coffee break

4:30 - 6:30 PM
Wolfgang-Paul-Preis Project: Idioms and Collocations in the German Language of the 20th Century
Short presentations by members of the project

7:30 PM
Reception and concert in the "Altes Museum" hosted by the Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation

Saturday, September 20

8:45-9:45 AM
Cristina Cacciari, University of Modena
A psycholinguistic point of view: are idioms really relevant for theories of language comprehension and production?
presentation as pdf-file)

9:45-10:45 AM
Simone Sprenger, Max-Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen
Lexical access during idiom production: the superlemma theory
(contact Simone Sprenger for more information)

10:45-11:00 AM
Coffee break

11:00-12:00 AM
Judy Kegl, University of Southern Maine
Why are there so few idioms in American Sign Language?

12:00-1:00 PM
Charles Fillmore, University of California at Berkeley
A maximalist view of multi-word expressions
(presentation as pdf-file)



The conference is sponsored by the Wolfgang Paul Prize Program of the Humboldt Foundation

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