- September 2017
- Ryan Dux (GFN alumn, UT Ph.D. 2016) begins his year-long postdoctoral Mellon-Volkswagen Foundation fellowship at the Institute for the German Language in Mannheim, Germany. Congratulations Ryan!
- August 2017
- Hans C. Boas and Alexander Ziem present a plenary lecture "Two sides of the same coin: A constructional approach to phraseological patterns" at the 2017 EUROPHRAS conference "Phraseology and Construction Grammar" in Stockholm, Sweden.
- July 2017
- Members of the GFN team are organizing the conference Constructionist Approaches to Language Pedagogy 3 (CALP 3) at the University of Texas at Austin, February 15-17, 2017. The call for papers can be found here.
- June 2017
- New publication by Hans C. Boas: Computational Resources: FrameNet and Constructicon. In B. Dancygier (ed.), The Cambridge Handbook of Cognitive Linguistics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 549-573. [ PDF ]
Karen Ewing, a lecturer in Germanic Studies at UT Austin, joins the G-FOL team.
- May 2017
- Annika VanNoy graduates with her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin: "Culture Specific Aspects of Semantic Frames in Multilingual Frame Descriptions." Congratulations Annika!
Hans C. Boas presents a series of ten lectures on Frame Semantics and Construction Grammar at the Seventh International Forum on Cognitive Linguistics at Southwest University in Chongqing, P.R. China.
Prof. Jian Liu from Dalian University (P.R. China) begins his research stay at German FrameNet at the Linguistics Research Center.
- April 2017
- New publication by Alexander Ziem and Hans C. Boas: Towards a Constructicon for German. In: Proceedings of the AAAI 2017 Spring Symposium on Computational Construction Grammar and Natural Language Understanding. Technical Report SS-17-02, Stanford University. 274-277. [PDF]
Hans C. Boas presents an informal lecture at Sichuan University in Chengdu, P.R. China: "Conducting research in Construction Grammar and Frame Semantics."
Oliver Czulo starts his new position as full professor of translation studies at the University of Leipzig, Germany. Congratulations Oliver !!!
- March 2017
- Hans C. Boas presents a plenary lecture "Zur Klassifizierung von Konstruktionen zwischen 'Lexikon' und 'Grammatik'" at the Annual Meeting of the Institute for the German Language, Mannheim, Germany.
Alexander Ziem and Hans C. Boas present a paper on the German Constructicon at the meeting of the Multilingual FrameNet group at the International Computer Science Institute in Berkeley, California.
Alexander Ziem and Hans C. Boas present a lecture "Toward a constructicon for German" at the 2017 Spring Colloquium of the American Association of Artificial Intelligence at Stanford University, Palo Alto, California.
- February 2017
- Chen Yun, a Ph.D. candidate from Sichuan University (P.R. China), begins her research stay at German FrameNet at the Linguistics Research Center.
- December 2016
- First meeting of the German Constructicon working group at the Institute for the German Language (IDS) in Mannheim, Germany, involving Hans C. Boas (The University of Texas at Austin), Oliver Czulo (University of Mainz / University of Leipzig), Alexander Lasch (University of Kiel / University of Dresden), Josef Ruppenhofer (IDS Mannheim), Thomas Schmidt (IDS Mannheim), Alexander Ziem (University of Duesseldorf).
- November 2016
Prof. Benjamin Lyngfelt (University of Gothenburg, Sweden) visits GFN to present a talk on the Swedish Constructicon: "Relations between constructions: network structures and combinatory mechanisms."
Prof. Thomas Herbst (University of Erlangen, Germany) visits GFN to present a talk on constructions: "Valency vs. Constructions."
- September 2016
New publication by Hans C. Boas: Frames and constructions for the study of oral poetics. In M. Antovic and C. Pagan Canovas (eds.), Oral Poetics and Cognitive Science, 99-124. Berlin/Boston: de Gruyter. [ PDF ]
Maggie Gemmell (UT Ph.D. 2016) begins her job as German instructor at Southern Oregon University. Congratulations Maggie!!!
The FrameNet project at the International Computer Science Institute receives a 3-year grant from the NSF to collaborate with various other research teams to create a multi-lingual FrameNet infrastructure. German FrameNet is part of of this effort.
Dr. Katharina Mucha (University of Paderborn, Germany) begins her research stay at German FrameNet at the Linguistics Research Center.
Prof. Shen Lei (Nanjing Xiaozhuang University, P.R. China) begins her research stay at German FrameNet at the Linguistics Research Center.
Prof. Katsuya Fujikawa (University of Toyama, Japan) begins his research stay at German FrameNet at the Linguistics Research Center.
- August 2016
- Ryan Dux (UT Ph.D. 2016) starts his one-year position as Visiting Assistant Professor of German and Linguistics at Bucknell University. Congratulations Ryan!!!
- June 2016
- GFN/ G-FOL presentation at the conference "Constructional Approaches to Language Pedagogy 2" at the University of Basel, Switzerland, June 10-11, 2016: "Time expressions between lexicon and syntax: Implications for foreign language teaching." (Alexander Ziem and Hans C. Boas)
The German Frame-based Online Lexicon: URL (http://coerll.utexas.edu/frames/) now covers more than 330 lexical units in 9 frames.
Oliver Čulo (University of Mainz) joins GFN to collaborate on building a constructicon in combination with G-FOL.
- May 2016
- Ryan Dux graduates with his Ph.D. in Germanic Studies, the title of his dissertation is A usage-based approach to verb classes in English and German. Congratulations Ryan!
A new publication: Boas, Hans C., Dux, Ryan, and Alexander Ziem. 2016. Frames and Constructions in a German-English online learner's dictionary. In: de Knop, Sabine / Gilquin, Gaëtanelle (eds.): Applied Construction Grammar. Berlin/New York: Mouton de Gruyter.
Two new graduate students, John Benjamins and Alexander Lorenz, join German FrameNet, conducting research on G-FOL and creating new lexical entries.
- April 2016
- New instructional video on how to use G-FOL goes online, see (http://coerll.utexas.edu/frames/how-to-use).
Hans C. Boas gives an invited plenary talk at the 52th annual meeting of the Chicago Linguistics Society on "What you see is not what you get: A frame-semantic analysis of the meaning of absent words.""
- March 2016
- Ryan Dux successful defends his dissertation A usage-based approach to verb classes in English and German. Congratulations Ryan!
- February 2016
- Two new visiting scholars from China join GFN at the Linguistics Research Center/ Germanic Studies: Tang Ruiliang and Wang Qian join German FrameNet at the Linguistics Research Center.
- August 2015
- Two visiting scholars from China join us for conducting research on contrastive Construction Grammar and Frame Semantics: Gan Qingfeng (Shanghai University) and Liu Qi (Hangzhou Dianzi University).
- July 2015
- Presentation by Hans Boas at the International Workshop Categories in Grammar - Criteria and Limitations, Free University of Berlin, Germany: Deep cases and frame elements at the syntax-semantics interface.
- June 2015
- Presentation by Hans Boas at the International Workshop Categories in
Grammar - Criteria and Limitations, Free University of Berlin,
Germany: Deep cases and frame elements at the syntax-semantics
Presentation by Hans Boas at the Internationales Kolloquium Chunks, Muster, Phrasemkonstruktionen, Institut fuer Deutsche Sprache, Mannheim Germany: Konstruktionen, Frames und Island Constraints.
Presentation by Hans Boas and Alexander Ziem at the International Workshop on Contrastive Constructicons, University of Erlangen, Germany: Towards a contrastive constructicon: Issues, methods, and case studies.
- May 2015
- Maggie Gemmell graduates with her Ph.D., the title of her dissertation
is "Semantic role alignment in metaphor: A frame semantic approach to
metaphoric meaning." Congratulations Maggie!
Presentation by Hans Boas at the University of Jena, Germany: What happens when constructions and lexical entries meet?
Presentation by Hans Boas at the 21st Germanic Linguistics Association Conference, Provo, Utah: A constructional approach to Texas German mit ('with').
Presentation by Hans Boas, Ryan Dux, Maggie Gemmell, and Annika VanNoy at the 21st Germanic Linguistics Association Conference, Provo, Utah: Using the German Frame-based Online Dictionary for teaching vocabulary.
- March 2015
- Dr. Collin Baker (FrameNet, International Computer Science Institute,
Berkeley) visits German FrameNet to give a talk: Frame Semantics
beyond events, beyond English.
Visiting scholar Anna Shadrova (Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany), visits German FrameNet to conduct dissertation research.
- February 2015
- Dr. Oliver Culo (University of Mainz, Germany) visits German FrameNet to give a talk: First insights on the challenges and potentials of using parallel corpora for the extraction of a German-English constructicon.
- November 2014
- Dr. Karen Madlener (University of Basel, Switzerland) visits German FrameNet to give two talks: (1) A constructionist approach to incidental second language learning in the classroom. (2) Evaluating discourse competence in mono- and bilingual children: A usage-based perspective on acquisition and diagnostics.
- October 2014
- Presentation by Ryan Dux at the 15th Texas Linguistic Society
Conference: A frame-semantic approach to verbal valency patterns.
Dr. Francisco Gonzalvez-Garcia (University of Almeria, Spain) visits German FrameNet and presents a talk: Bringing together the clausal and textual functions of subjective meaning: The case of passive secondary predication with verba cogitandi et dicendi in Spanish.
- September 2014
- Hans Boas co-organizes a workshop on Construction Grammar and Language contact, together with Steffen Höder (University of Kiel, Germany). The workshop was a part of the 8th International Conference on Construction Grammar in Osnabrück, Germany.
Publication of a new book on Frame Semantics and Construction Grammar: Boas, Hans C. and Francisco Gonzálvez-García (eds.), 2014. Romance Perspectives on Construction Grammar. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins. pp. x + 326.
Publication of a new article on Frame Semantics and Construction Grammar: Boas, Hans C. and Francisco Gonzálvez-García. 2014. "Applying constructional concepts to Romance languages." In: H.C. Boas and Francisco Gonzálvez-García (eds.), Romance Perspectives on Construction Grammar. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins. 1-36.
Plenary talk by Hans Boas at the 8th International Conference on Construction Grammar, University of Osnabrueck, Germany: What happened to Frame Semantics?
Presentation by Ryan Dux at the 8th International Conference on Construction Grammar, University of Osnabrueck, Germany: Uniformity and idiosyncrasy in verb classes: A frame-semantic account of English Change verbs.
- August 2014
- Three visiting scholars from China join German FrameNet for the academic year to research Frame Semantics and Construction Grammar: Guo Xia (Sichuan University), He Jianing (Guangdong University of Foreign Studies), and Li Shuguang (Nanjing Normal University).
- June 2014
- Hans Boas co-organizes (with Stefan Engelberg and Kristel Proost) a workshop on verb classes and valency at the Institute for the German Language in Mannheim, Germany.
Publication of a new article on Frame Semantics and Construction Grammar: Boas, Hans C. 2014. "Lexical and phrasal approaches to argument structure: Two sides of the same coin." Theoretical Linguistics 40(1-2), 89-112.
- May 2014
- Dux, Ryan. 2014. Near-synonymous verbs with non-uniform syntax: Change verbs in English and German. Presentation at the 20th Germanic Linguistics Annual Conference (GLAC-20), Purdue University, Indiana.
Publication of a new article on Frame Semantics and Construction Grammar: Ziem, Alexander, Boas, Hans C., and Josef Ruppenhofer. 2014. "Grammatische Konstruktionen und semantische Frames für die Textanalyse."" In: J. Hagemann and S. Staffeldt (eds.),Syntaxtheorien. Analysen im Vergleich. Tübingen: Stauffenburg. 297-333.
- April 2014
- Publication of a new article on Frame Semantics and Construction Grammar: Boas, Hans C. (2014): Zur Architektur einer konstruktionsbasierten Grammatik des Deutschen. In: Lasch, Alexander & Ziem, Alexander (Hrsg.): Grammatik als Netzwerk von Konstruktionen. Sprachwissen im Fokus der Konstruktionsgrammatik (= Sprache und Wissen 15). Berlin: de Gruyter, 37-63.
- March 2014
- Miriam Petruck from FrameNet at ICSI, Berkeley, CA, visits German FrameNet to give a talk on the Berkeley FrameNet project, and to discuss academic cooperation.
The Department of Germanic Studies at UT Austin starts official academic cooperation with the Institute for the German Language in Mannheim, Germany. One major research focus of this cooperation is Frame Semantics, specifically contrastive lexicography and Construction Grammar.
Presentation by Maggie Gemmell at the Annual Graduate Student Conference on Meaning, UT Austin: Defining formality levels: Cultural scripts as a guide to the formality scale of register.
Presentation by Hans Boas at the Annual Graduate Student Conference on Meaning, UT Austin: Constructing parallel lexicon fragments based on English FrameNet entries: Semantic and syntactic issues.
- February 2014
- Karin Heppin from Swedish FrameNet (University of Gothenburg) visits German FrameNet at UT Austin to give a talk on Swedish FrameNet and to discuss the structure of multilingual FrameNets.
- January 2014
- Hans C. Boas teaches graduate seminar on Frame Semantics at the University of Texas at Austin.
- December 2013
- Annika Vannoy defends her dissertation prospectus on culturally specific aspects of semantic frames.
Dr. Alexander Ziem (University of Duessel-dorf, Int'l. Comp Sci Institute, Berkeley) visits German FrameNet to present two talks and collaborate on various research initiatives.
- October 2013
- Redesign of German frame-based online Lexicon (G-FOL) complete. Click here.
- September 2013
- Ryan Dux returns from his one-year long Fulbright research stay at the University of Duesseldorf.
- Dean Randy Diehl appoints Hans C. Boas to the Raymond Dickson, Alton C. Allen, and Dillon Anderson Centennial Professorship in the College of Liberal Arts at UT.
- August 2013
- Anja Moehring completes her dissertation on "Argument marking with prepositions in German."
- July 2013
- Hans Boas and Ryan Dux present a paper on semantic roles at workshop at IDS Mannheim.
- March 2013
- Ryan Dux presents paper at the annual meeting of the German Society for Linguistics (DGfS)
- January 2013
- Hans C. Boas presents plenary lecture at the Conference on Oral Poetics and Cognitive Science, Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies: "Frame Semantics and Construction Grammar."
- December 2013
- Publication of article: "The FrameNet approach to relating syntax and semantics." Josef Ruppenhofer, Hans C. Boas, and Collin Baker. In: HSK-Volume Dictionaries, Supplementary Volume 5.4, Ed. by R.H. Grouws, U. Heid, W. Schweickard, and H.E. Wiegand, 1320-1329. Berlin/New York: De Gruyter/Mouton.
- November 2012
- Ryan Dux successfully defends his dissertation prospectus on "The structure of English verb classes and their applicability to German." University of Texas at Austin.
- October 2012
- Testing of redesign of G-FOL for vocabulary learning begins. Click here for the current version.
- September 2012
- Hans C. Boas presents plenary lecture at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Applied Linguistics of Germany (Erlangen, Germany): "Wie viel Wissen steckt in Woerterbuechern? Eine frame-semantische Perspektive." (How much knowledge is there in dictionaries? A frame-semantic perspective).
Ryan Dux begins his Fulbright dissertation fellowship at the University of Duesseldorf.
- May 2012
- Redesign of German Frame-semantic Online Dictionary (G-FOL) for vocabulary learning begins. Click here for the current version.
- March 2012
- Ryan Dux presents "Bringing Linguistics to the Language Classroom: Using Frame Semantics for Vocabulary Acquisition" at the Berkeley Germanic Linguistics Roundtable. Berkeley, CA.
Ryan Dux presents "The German Frame-based Dictionary" at the conference Not Your Grandma’s German(ic Language) Class: Language, Literature, and Culture in 21st Century Education. Austin, TX.
- September 2011
- Hans Boas presents invited plenary lecture "Constructing parallel lexicon fragments based on English FrameNet entries: Semantic and syntactic issues" at the Annual Conference of the German Society for Computational Linguistics and Language Technology (GSCL) in Hamburg, Germany.
- August 2011
- German FrameNet conducts pilot study using Personal Relationship frame for vocabulary teaching in lower division German classes.
- April 2011
- Guido Halder successfully defends his dissertation "A frame-semantic approach to German support verb constructions."
Ryan Dux successfully defends his M.A. thesis "A frame-semantic analysis of five English verbs evoking the Theft frame."
- March 2011
- Judith Atzler successfully defends her dissertation "Twist in the List: Frame Semantics as a Vocabulary Teaching and Learning Tool."
- September 2010
- German FrameNet receives funding through a Title VI grant #P229A100014 to fund the Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning at The University of Texas at Austin. The goal is to construct a series of parallel lexicon fragments based on FrameNet frames for English, German, Spanish, Japanese, Arabic, Hindi, Yoruba, and Chinese, among other languages.
- August 2010
- Alba Luzondo and Nuria Del Campo Martínez, two visiting Ph.D. students from the University of La Rioja (Spain), are spending the Fall 2010 semester with German FrameNet at UT Austin to conduct research on Frame Semantics and Construction Grammar.
- January 2010
- Anderson Bertoldi (UNISONOS, Brazil) to research frame-semantic principles for constructing bilingual lexicon fragments English-Portuguese.
- January 2009
- Rove Chishman, Associate Professor in the Programa de Pós-Graduação em Lingüística Aplicada at Unisinos, Brazil, spends a semester with the GFN team to research frame-semantic principles of multi-lingual lexicography.
- June 2008
- Hans C. Boas teaches in the National Ph.D. summer course "Expanding Construction Grammar and Frame Semantics" at the University of Bergen, Norway. Click here for the website
- April 2008
- Guido Halder begins his dissertation "A frame-semantic approach to German and English support verb constructions"
- January 2008
- Hans C. Boas offers graduate seminar "Contrastive Lexical Semantics" at UT, using GFN data to demonstrate cross-linguistic applicability of semantic frames
- September 2006
- Han-Chun Huang, a Ph.D. student at the National Tsung Hua University, Taiwan, begins his one-year long research stay with the German FrameNet team to study the Frame Semantics of resultatives in Mandarin, Taiwanese, and Hakka
- August 2006
- Preliminary tagging of German corpus and implementation of Berkeley FrameNet pipeline. See http://gframenet.blogspot.com for updates.
- January 2006
- ~FAST Tex grant for implementation of German FrameNet, Center for Instructional Technologies, UT Austin
- November 2005
- Aquisition of German corpus and lexicon for annotation purposes
- July 2005
- Successful download and installation of Berkley FrameNet database
- March 2005
- Begin of computation implementation of German FrameNet
- January 2005
- ~FAST Tex grant for implementation of German FrameNet, Center for Instructional Technologies, UT Austin
- October 2004
- GFN-presentation at the First Cross-linguistic FrameNet Meeting, International Computer Science Institute, Berkeley, CA: "Semantic Frames as an Interlanguage for Multilingual Lexical Databases"
Last updated August 2017