SMCSL | research network

The SMCSL is a research network (“Wissenschaftliches Netzwerk”) funded by the DFG that investigates the semantics and metasemantics of context-sensitive language. It will host 6 workshops at the home institutions of its members, addressing the following research questions: How widespread is semantic context-sensitivity? How should the semantics of context-sensitive expressions be construed? Which methods are suitable to determine whether an expression is context-sensitive? Which aspects of the context have an influence on the semantics of context-sensitive expressions?


Upcoming event:


The (meta)semantics of context-sensitivity and ambiguity

October 1–2, 2018, Humboldt University of Berlin

Annie Bosse (University of Cambridge)
Alexander Dinges (Hamburg University)
Katharina Felka (Uppsala University/University of Graz)
Alex Radulescu (University of Missouri Columbia)
Una Stojnic (Columbia University)
Erik Stei (Bonn University)
Agustin Vicente (Ikerbasque Foundation of Science)
Emanuel Viebahn (University of Zurich/HU Berlin)
Julia Zakkou (FU Berlin)

Attendance is free, but space is limited. If you intend to come, please register by emailing emanuel.viebahn at

Further information will be provided shortly.