AG 7

AG 7 (Building B 4.1, room 0.24)
Wen wurmt der Ohrwurm? – An interdisciplinary, cross-lingual perspective on the role of constituents in multi-word expressions

Sabine Schulte im Walde, Universität Stuttgart,
Eva Smolka, Universität Konstanz,

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Short abstract

The processing and representation of multi-word expressions, ranging from noun compounds (e.g. “hogwash” in English, and “Ohrwurm” in German) to particle verbs (e.g. “give up” in English, and “aufgeben” in German) has remained an unsettled issue. In this workshop, we aim to shed light on the interaction of constituent properties and compound transparency across languages and disciplines integrating linguistic, psycholinguistic, corpus-based and computational studies.


Wedsneday, March 8th, 2017

Time Event
13:45 – 14:45 Gary Libben
Morphological superposition and the nature of the mental lexicon
14:45 – 15:15 Stefanie Rößler, Thomas Weskott & Anke Holler
N1-accessibility as a matter of compound processing
15:15 – 15:45 Serkan Uygun & Ayse Gürel
Factors affecting the processing of compounds in the second language
15:45 – 16:30 Coffee break
16:30 – 17:00 Anna Hätty & Michael Dorna
Exploring the impact of transparency and productivity of multiword term constituents on single-word term identification
17:00 – 17:30 Saskia E. Lensink & Harald Baayen
Multi-word units in a discriminative framework
17:30 – 18:00 Melanie Bell & Martin Schäfer
Semantic entropy measures and the semantic transparency of noun-noun compounds

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

Time Event
9:00 – 9:30 Giannina Iordachioaia, Lonneke van der Plas & Glorianna Jagfeld
The role of the head in the interpretation of deverbal compounds
9:30 – 10:00 Inga Hennecke
Semantic transparency and variation in nominal syntagmatic compounds in Romance languages
10:00 – 10:30 Melanie Bell
Does constituent disambiguation facilitate compound interpretation?
10:30 – 11:15 Coffee break
11:15 – 11:45 Fabienne Cap
Approximating compound compositionality based on word alignments
11:45 – 12:15 Marco S. G. Senaldi, Gianluca E. Lebani & Alessandro Lenci
Exploring idiomaticity with distributional semantics and entropy
12:15 – 12:45 Corina Dima, Jianqiang Ma & Erhard Hinrichs
Evaluating semantic composition of German compounds
12:45 – 13:45 Lunch break
13:45 – 14:45 Marco Marelli
Understanding compound words: A new perspective from compositional systems in distributional semantics