Berit Gehrke

Ancien membre

Status : Chargée de recherches

Address :

LLF, CNRS – UMR 7110
Université Paris Diderot-Paris 7
Case 7031 – 5, rue Thomas Mann,
75205 Paris cedex 13

Phone number : 01 57 27 57 86

Mail : orevg.truexr@yvathvfg.havi-cnevf-qvqrebg.se

Resume : Berit Gehrke_und.pdf (194 Ko)

Website : http://parles.upf.edu/llocs/bgehrke/

General presentation

I am a CNRS researcher in formal semantics working on topics related to event predicates, the semantics of time and space, the kind-token distinction, adjectival and adverbial modification, and the syntax-semantics interface. 

My previous postdoctoral project at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, which was funded by a Juan de la Cierva grant from the Ministerio de Ciencia y Innovación, dealt with the semantics of past passive participle constructions.

My Ph.D. thesis, entitled Ps in Motion and supervised by Henriëtte de Swart, Tanya Reinhart and Maaike Schoorlemmer at the Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS (2008), investigates the semantic and syntactic role of P elements in motion events.

Aspectual affixes in Russian and Czech summarises the results of my MA thesis (2002, Department of Slavistics, Humboldt University Berlin).

Research projects

  • 2014-2017: (Co-)Distr: Le marquage de la (co-)distribution à travers les langues (PIs: Patricia Cabredo Hofherr, Brenda Laca; Programme de la Fédération "Typologie et universaux du langage", CNRS)
  • 2014-2017: Ontologie et la typologie des états (PIs: Elena Soare, Léa Nash; Programme de la Fédération "Typologie et universaux du langage", CNRS)
  • 2013-2016: MOSCA (At the intersection of modification and scalarity: the semantic mapping of scale structure onto the interpretation of modifiers) (PI: Elena Castroviejo; Ministerio de Economa y Competitividad research grant FFI2012-34170)
  • since 2013: Labex EFL subproject PLU (Pluralities and individuation of reference) (PI: Carmen Dobrovie-Sorin)
  • 2011-2014: The semantics of participles (Individual Juan de la Cierva research grant, JCI-2010-08581; terminated in 2013)
  • 2008-2013: OntoSem (Natural language ontology and the semantic representation of abstract objects) (PI: Louise McNally, Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovacion research grant HUM2007-60599/FFI2010-15006)

Publications

Drafts (comments welcome)

Adjectival and verbal passives

Frequency adjectives

Ethnic adjectives

  • Boban Arsenijević, Gemma Boleda, Berit Gehrke & Louise McNally (2014). Ethnic adjectives are proper adjectives. In CLS 46-I: The Main Session. Proceedings of the 46th Annual Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society, ed. Rebekah Baglini, Timothy Grinsell, Jonathan Keane, Adam Roth Singerman, & Julia Thomas, 17-30. Chicago: The Chicago Linguistic Society. [final draft]
  • Gemma Boleda, Stefan Evert, Berit Gehrke & Louise McNally (2012). Adjectives as saturators vs. modifiers: Statistical evidence. In Logic, Language and Meaning - 18th Amsterdam Colloquium, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, December 19-21, 2011, Revised Selected Papers, ed. Maria Aloni, Vadim Kimmelman, Floris Roelofsen, Galit Weidman Sassoon, Katrin Schulz, & Matthijs Westera, 112-121. Dordrecht: Springer. [final draft]

PPs, motion events, Slavic prefixes

Edited volumes and introductory chapters

  • Olga Borik & Berit Gehrke (eds) (in preparation). The Syntax and Semantics of Pseudo-Incorporation. Series Syntax and Semantics. Bradford: Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
  • Olga Borik & Berit Gehrke (in preparation). An introduction to the syntax and semantics of pseudo-incorporation. In The Syntax and Semantics of Pseudo-Incorporation, ed. Olga Borik & Berit Gehrke. Series Syntax and Semantics. Bradford: Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
  • Elena Castroviejo & Berit Gehrke (eds) (in preparation). Degree and Manner Modification across Categories. Natural Language and Linguistic Theory Special Topic/Comment Issue.
  • Elena Castroviejo & Berit Gehrke (in preparation). Manner and degree across categories. Natural Language and Linguistic Theory.
  • Elena Castroviejo & Berit Gehrke (eds) (in press). Modification at the interfaces: An introduction. Lingua[final draft]
  • Elena Castroviejo & Berit Gehrke (in press). Modification at the Interfaces. Lingua Special Issue.
  • Boban Arsenijević, Berit Gehrke, & Rafael Marín (eds) (2013). Studies in the Composition and Decomposition of Event Predicates. Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy 93. Dordrecht: Springer.
  • Boban Arsenijević, Berit Gehrke, & Rafael Marín (2013). The (de)composition of event predicates. In Studies in the Composition and Decomposition of Event Predicates, ed. Boban Arsenijević, Berit Gehrke, & Rafael Marín, Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy 93, 1-26. Dordrecht: Springer. [final draft]
  • Anna Asbury, Jakub Dotlačil, Berit Gehrke & Rick Nouwen (eds) (2008). Syntax and Semantics of Spatial P. Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 120. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
  • Anna Asbury, Berit Gehrke, Henk van Riemsdijk & Joost Zwarts (2008). Introduction: Syntax and semantics of spatial P. In Syntax and Semantics of Spatial P, ed. Anna Asbury, Jakub Dotlačil, Berit Gehrke & Rick Nouwen, Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 120, 1-32. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
  • Jakub Dotlačil & Berit Gehrke (eds) (2006). Proceedings of the Second Syntax AiO meeting in Utrecht 2005. UiL OTS Working Papers 2006. (Note: The old UiL OTS link does not work anymore so I moved the proceedings to this server.)

Reviews

Présentations

(see cv; contact me for handouts/slides)

Teaching

  • July/August 2014: Modification (graduate) (with Elena Castroviejo), Eastern Generative Grammar School, Debrecen
  • July/August 2014: Introduction to semantics (graduate) (with Elena Castroviejo), Eastern Generative Grammar School, Debrecen
  • July 2013: Einführung in die Pragmatik (BA), University of Cologne
  • April - June 2013: Lingüística (BA) (with Àlex Alsina, Alfonso Igualada Perez, Benjamin Kolz, Montserrat Marquina, Laia Mayol, Aina Obis, Eugenio Vigo), UPF
  • April - June 2013: Fenòmens Semàntics i Pragmàtics (BA), UPF
  • January - March 2013: Semantics and Pragmatics (MA) (with Louse McNally), UPF
  • January - March 2012: Semantics and Pragmatics (MA) (with Laia Mayol), UPF
  • October 2010 - March 2011: Oberseminar Linguistik, Göttingen University
  • October 2010 - March 2011: Cognitive foundations of natural language (MA), Göttingen University
  • October 2010 - March 2011: Aspectual composition, Event semantics and adverbial modification (BA), Göttingen University
  • October 2010 - March 2011: English linguistics: An overview (lecture), Göttingen University
  • April & July 2010: Event semantics and adverbial modification (graduate) (with Boban Arsenijević), University of Osnabrück
  • January - March 2010: Cognitive foundations of natural language and linguistic interaction (MA) (with Boban Arsenijević), UPF
  • July 2009: Event semantics and adverbial modification (graduate) (with Boban Arsenijević), European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information, Bordeaux, France
  • March/April 2008: Introduction to Semantics (MA), University of Nova Gorica, Slovenia
  • April - July 2007: Variatie in Betekenis (variation in meaning) on Tense and Aspect (BA) (with Henriëtte de Swart and Evangelia Vlachou), Utrecht University
  • April - July 2006: Variatie in Betekenis on Motion Events (BA) (with Joost Zwarts), Utrecht University
  • May 2004 & March 2007: sessions in Henriëtte de Swart's courses Variatie in Betekenis on Tense and Aspect (BA) and Semantic Structures (MA), Utrecht University
  • Feburary 2001: German language at the Kazan' State University, Russia

Organisation

 

  • since 2014: member of the standing committee of the Szklarska Poreba Workshop
  • September - December 2014: coordinator of the Ling Lunch, Paris Diderot
  • 2008 - 2013: coordinator of GLiF events, UPF
  • 2004 - 2007: co-organiser of the LUSH (Leiden Utrecht Semantics Happenings)

Bibliography

Drafts (comments welcome)

Berit Gehrke & Olav Mueller-Reichau (first draft, 2014). Event kind formation within the VP: Comparing Russian factual imperfectives and German adjectival passives. Ms. CNRS/Paris Diderot & Leipzig.

Berit Gehrke & Cristina Marco (second draft, 2013). Las pasivas psicológicas. To appear in Rafael Marín (ed.), Los predicados psicológicos, Madrid: Visor.

Berit Gehrke & Louise McNally (second draft, 2013). Distributional modification: The case of frequency adjectives. Submitted to Language. (Note: This draft supersedes the 2012 ms. 'Frequency adjectives as distributional modifiers'.)

Adjectival and verbal passives

Berit Gehrke & Olav Mueller-Reichau (first draft, 2014). Event kind formation within the VP: Comparing Russian factual imperfectives and German adjectival passives. Ms. CNRS/Paris Diderot & Leipzig.

Berit Gehrke & Cristina Marco (second draft, 2013). Las pasivas psicológicas. To appear in Rafael Marín (ed.), Los predicados psicológicos, Madrid: Visor.

Berit Gehrke (to appear). Adjectival participles, event kind modification and pseudo-incorporation. Natural Language and Linguistic Theory. [final draft] (Note: This version supersedes the 2013 draft 'Different ways to be passive'.)

Artemis Alexiadou, Berit Gehrke & Florian Schäfer (in press). The argument structure of adjectival participles revisited. Lingua. [final draft]

Berit Gehrke & Cristina Marco (in press). Different by-phrases with adjectival and verbal passives: Evidence from Spanish corpus data. Lingua. (Note: This draft supersedes the earlier ms. that were on this page.)

Berit Gehrke (2013). Still puzzled by adjectival passives? In Syntax and its Limits, ed. Raffaella Folli, Christina Sevdali, & Robert Truswell, 175-191. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [final draft]

Berit Gehrke (2012). Passive states. In Telicity, Change, and State: A Cross-Categorial View of Event Structure, ed. Violeta Demonte & Louise McNally, 185-211. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [final draft]

Berit Gehrke (2011). Stative passives and event kinds. In Sinn und Bedeutung 15: Proceedings of the 2010 Annual Conference of the Gesellschaft für Semantik, ed. Ingo Reich, Eva Horch & Dennis Pauly, 241-257. Universaar - Saarland University Press: Saarbrücken.

Berit Gehrke & Nino Grillo (2009). How to become passive. In Explorations of Phase Theory: Features, Arguments, and Interpretation at the Interfaces, ed. Kleanthes K. Grohmann, Interface Explorations, 231-268. Berlin & New York: de Gruyter. [final draft]

Berit Gehrke & Nino Grillo (2007). Aspects on passives. In Proceedings of Console XIV, ed. Sylvia Blaho, Luis Vicente, & Erik Schoorlemmer, 121-141.

Frequency adjectives

Berit Gehrke & Louise McNally (second draft, 2013). Distributional modification: The case of frequency adjectives. Submitted to Language. (Note: This draft supersedes the 2012 ms. 'Frequency adjectives as distributional modifiers'.)

Berit Gehrke & Louise McNally (2014). Event individuation by objects: Evidence from frequency adjectives. In Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 18, ed. Urtzi Etxeberria, Anamaria Falaus, Aritz Irurtzun, & Bryan Leferman, 146-163. semanticsarchive.

Berit Gehrke & Louise McNally (2011). Frequency adjectives and assertions about event types. In Proceedings of SALT 19, ed. Ed Cormany, Satoshi Ito, & David Lutz, 180-197. eLanguage

Ethnic adjectives

Boban Arsenijević, Gemma Boleda, Berit Gehrke & Louise McNally (2014). Ethnic adjectives are proper adjectives. In CLS 46-I: The Main Session. Proceedings of the 46th Annual Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society, ed. Rebekah Baglini, Timothy Grinsell, Jonathan Keane, Adam Roth Singerman, & Julia Thomas, 17-30. Chicago: The Chicago Linguistic Society. [final draft]

Gemma Boleda, Stefan Evert, Berit Gehrke & Louise McNally (2012). Adjectives as saturators vs. modifiers: Statistical evidence. In Logic, Language and Meaning - 18th Amsterdam Colloquium, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, December 19-21, 2011, Revised Selected Papers, ed. Maria Aloni, Vadim Kimmelman, Floris Roelofsen, Galit Weidman Sassoon, Katrin Schulz, & Matthijs Westera, 112-121. Dordrecht: Springer. [final draft]

PPs, motion events, Slavic prefixes

Berit Gehrke & Marika Lekakou (2013). How to miss your preposition. Studies in Greek Linguistics 33: 92-106.

Boban Arsenijević & Berit Gehrke (2009). Accusative case in PPs. In Proceedings of IATL 24, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, ed. Yehuda N. Falk.

Berit Gehrke (2008). Ps in Motion: On the Semantics and Syntax of P Elements and Motion Events. PhD Thesis, Utrecht University. LOT Dissertation Series 184.

Berit Gehrke (2008). Goals and sources are aspectually equal: Evidence from Czech and Russian prefixes. Lingua 118:1664-1689. [final draft]

Berit Gehrke (2007). Goals and sources in event structure. In Linguistics in the Netherlands 2007, ed. Bettelou Los & Marjo van Koppen, 86-98. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. [final draft]

Berit Gehrke (2007). On directional readings of locative prepositions. In Proceedings of Console XIV, ed. Sylvia Blaho, Luis Vicente, & Erik Schoorlemmer, 99-120.

Berit Gehrke (2007). Putting path in place. In Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 11, ed. Estela Puig-Waldmüller, 244-260. Barcelona: Universitat Pompeu Fabra.

Anna Asbury, Berit Gehrke & Veronika Hegedűs (2007). One size fits all: Prefixes, particles, adpositions and cases as members of the category P. In WECOL 2006, ed. Erin Bainbridge & Brian Agbayani, 34-47.

Anna Asbury, Berit Gehrke & Veronika Hegedűs (2007). One size fits all: Prefixes, particles, adpositions and cases as members of the category P. In UiL OTS Yearbook 2006, ed. Cem Keskin, 1-17. [final draft]

Berit Gehrke (2005). The prepositional aspect of Slavic prefixes and the goal-source asymmetry. In Proceedings of the ESSLLI workshop on Formal Semantics and Cross-Linguistic Data, ed. Helen de Hoop & Joost Zwarts, 47-56. [final draft]

Edited volumes and introductory chapters

Olga Borik & Berit Gehrke (eds) (in preparation). The Syntax and Semantics of Pseudo-Incorporation. Series Syntax and Semantics. Bradford: Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

Olga Borik & Berit Gehrke (in preparation). An introduction to the syntax and semantics of pseudo-incorporation. In The Syntax and Semantics of Pseudo-Incorporation, ed. Olga Borik & Berit Gehrke. Series Syntax and Semantics. Bradford: Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

Elena Castroviejo & Berit Gehrke (eds) (in preparation). Degree and Manner Modification across Categories. Natural Language and Linguistic Theory Special Topic/Comment Issue.

Elena Castroviejo & Berit Gehrke (in preparation). Manner and degree across categories. Natural Language and Linguistic Theory.

Elena Castroviejo & Berit Gehrke (eds) (in press). Modification at the interfaces: An introduction. Lingua. [final draft]

Elena Castroviejo & Berit Gehrke (in press). Modification at the Interfaces. Lingua Special Issue.

Boban Arsenijević, Berit Gehrke, & Rafael Marín (eds) (2013). Studies in the Composition and Decomposition of Event Predicates. Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy 93. Dordrecht: Springer.

Boban Arsenijević, Berit Gehrke, & Rafael Marín (2013). The (de)composition of event predicates. In Studies in the Composition and Decomposition of Event Predicates, ed. Boban Arsenijević, Berit Gehrke, & Rafael Marín, Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy 93, 1-26. Dordrecht: Springer. [final draft]

Anna Asbury, Jakub Dotlačil, Berit Gehrke & Rick Nouwen (eds) (2008). Syntax and Semantics of Spatial P. Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 120. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Anna Asbury, Berit Gehrke, Henk van Riemsdijk & Joost Zwarts (2008). Introduction: Syntax and semantics of spatial P. In Syntax and Semantics of Spatial P, ed. Anna Asbury, Jakub Dotlačil, Berit Gehrke & Rick Nouwen, Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 120, 1-32. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Jakub Dotlačil & Berit Gehrke (eds) (2006). Proceedings of the Second Syntax AiO meeting in Utrecht 2005. UiL OTS Working Papers 2006. (Note: The old UiL OTS link does not work anymore so I moved the proceedings to this server.)

Reviews

Berit Gehrke (2012). Review of Robert Truswell, Events, Phrases, and Questions, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. Language 88.2:448-452.

Berit Gehrke (2011). Review of Malka Rappaport Hovav, Edit Doron, & Ivy Sichel (eds), Lexical Semantics, Syntax, and Event Structure, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010. LINGUIST List: Vol-22-4450. [longer version]

Henriëtte de Swart & Berit Gehrke (2005). Review of Renate Musan, The German Perfect: Its Semantic Composition and Its Interactions with Temporal Adverbials (Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy). Dordrecht, Boston, MA & London: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2002. Journal of Linguistics 41.1:209-214.