Tid: Torsdag 4 december 2014, kl. 15:00–17:00
Plats: C307, Södra huset, Frescati

Postseminarium följer direkt efter seminariet i institutionens pentry.

Impersonal pronouns such as Germ. 'man', Fr. 'on', Engl. 'one' etc. vary in their semantic and distributional properties. The most important semantic parameters of variation are the type of quantification expressed (existential/universal) and the inclusion vs. exclusion of the speaker and/or addressee. The distribution of the relevant pronouns is moreover determined by properties of the sentential environment (e.g. [non]veridicality, modality) and, in a translation corpus, the source of an example (original vs. translation from some other language). In this talk I will present some preliminary results obtained in a comprehensive study of major European languages based on translation corpora representing different registers, i.e., the Europarl corpus and the OpenSubtitles corpus.

Volker Gasts webbsida, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Germany


Ljuba Veselinova