Berit Gehrke

Chercheur CNRS

Statut : Chargée de recherches

Adresse :

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

Téléphone : 01 57 27 57 86

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

CV : Berit Gehrke_fr.pdf (231 Ko)

Site Web : http://parles.upf.edu/llocs/bgehrke/ [needs to be updated; see cv for current info]

Domaines :
  Grammaire du mot

Axes de recherche :
  Langues romanes

Présentation générale

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).

Projets de recherche

  • 2017-2020: Connecting conceptual and referential models of meaning II (PI: Louise McNally; Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad research grant)
  • 2016-2018: MEAT (On the interaction between Meaning Types: compositionality and discourse structure) (PI: Elena Castroviejo; Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad research grant FFI2015-66732-P)
  • since 2016: FrontSem (New Frontiers in Formal Semantics) (PI: Philippe Schlenker; ERC Advanced Grant)
  • since 2015: Near-Synonymy, Semantic Equivalence and Syntactic Variation  (PIs: Heather Burnett, Berit Gehrke, Tatiana Nikitina; Labex EFL Axe 2 project)
  • 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)
  • 2014-2016: Connecting conceptual and referential models of meaning (PI: Louise McNally; Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad research grant FFI2013-41301-P)
  • 2013-2015: 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)
  • 2013-2015: 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 & Présentations

  • see cv; contact me for papers, handouts, slides

Enseignement

  • see cv

Direction de thèses

  • see cv

Bibliographie

Books

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

 

Edited Volumes

Borik, Olga, and Berit Gehrke (eds) (2015). The Syntax and Semantics of Pseudo-Incorporation. Syntax and Semantics 40. Leiden: Brill.

Castroviejo, Elena, and Berit Gehrke (eds) (2015). Degree and Manner Modification across Categories. Natural Language and Linguistic Theory Special Topic/Comment Issue 33.3.

Castroviejo, Elena, and Berit Gehrke (eds) (2014). Modification at the Interfaces. Lingua Special Issue 149A.

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

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

Dotlačil, Jakub, and Berit Gehrke (eds) (2006). Proceedings of the Second Syntax AiO meeting in Utrecht 2005. UiL OTS Working Papers 2006.

 

Journal Publications

Gehrke, Berit, and Louise McNally (2015). Distributional modification: The case of frequency adjectives. Language 91.4:837-870.

Gehrke, Berit (2015). Adjectival participles, event kind modification and pseudoincorporation. Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 33.3:897-938.

Gehrke, Berit, and Elena Castroviejo (2015). Manner and degree: An introduction. Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 33.3:745-790.

Castroviejo, Elena, and Berit Gehrke (2014). Modification at the interfaces: An introduction. Lingua 149A:1-16.

Alexiadou, Artemis, Berit Gehrke, and Florian Schäfer (2014). The argument structure of adjectival participles revisited. Lingua 149B:118-138.

Gehrke, Berit, and Cristina Marco (2014). Different by-phrases with adjectival and verbal passives: Evidence from Spanish corpus data. Lingua 149B:188-214.

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

 

Book Chapters

Mueller-Reichau, Olav, and Berit Gehrke (2015). Event kind formation within the VP: Comparing Russian factual imperfectives and German adjectival passives. In Formal Description of Slavic Languages. Proceedings of FDSL 10, Leipzig 2013 (= Linguistik International), ed. Gerhild Zybatow, Petr Biskup, Marcel Guhl, Claudia Hurtig, Olav Mueller-Reichau, and Maria Yastrebowa, 367-382. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang.

Borik, Olga, and Berit Gehrke (2015). An introduction to the syntax and semantics of pseudo-incorporation. In The Syntax and Semantics of Pseudo-Incorporation, ed. Olga Borik and Berit Gehrke, 1-43. Leiden: Brill.

Castroviejo, Elena, and Berit Gehrke (2015). A good intensifier. In New Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence (JSAI-isAI 2014 Workshops, LENLS, JURISIN, and GABA, Kanagawa, Japan, October 27-28, 2014, Revised Selected Papers), ed. Tsuyoshi Murata, Koji Mineshima, and Daisuke Bekki, 114-129. Dordrecht: Springer.

Gehrke, Berit, and Cristina Marco (2015). Las pasivas psicológicas. In Los predicados psicológicos, ed. Rafael Marín, 117-157. Madrid: Visor.

Arsenijević, Boban, Berit Gehrke, and Rafael Marín (2013). The (de)composition of event predicates. In Studies in the Composition and Decomposition of Event Predicates, ed. Boban Arsenijević, Berit Gehrke, and Rafael Marín, Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy 93, 1-27. Dordrecht: Springer.

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

Boleda, Gemma, Stefan Evert, Berit Gehrke, and 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, and Matthijs Westera, 112-121. Dordrecht: Springer.

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

Gehrke, Berit, and 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.

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

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

 

Proceedings

Gehrke, Berit, and Elena Castroviejo (2016). Good manners: On the degree effect of good events. In Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 20, ed. Nadine Bade, Polina Berezovskaya, and Anthea Schöller, 252-269. semanticsarchive.

Arsenijević, Boban, Gemma Boleda, Berit Gehrke, and 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, and Julia Thomas, 17-30. Chicago: Chicago Linguistic Society.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Working Papers

Asbury, Anna, Berit Gehrke, and 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.

 

Reviews

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

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

de Swart, Henriette, and 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.

 

Manuscripts

Gehrke, Berit (2016). The empirical foundation of event kinds and related issues. HDR (habilitation à diriger des recherches) thesis, Paris Diderot.

Gehrke, Berit (2003). Aspectual axes in Russian and Czech. Ms. Utrecht University. [English summary of parts of my MA thesis]

Gehrke, Berit (2002). Systemhafte Unterschiede im Aspektgebrauch zwischen dem Russischen und dem Tschechischen. Unpublished MA thesis, HU Berlin.