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e-Learning Resources for Semantics (e-LRS)


Duration: October 2012 - May 2013
Funding: 14,500 €
Source: Förderfond Lehre of the Goethe University, Frankfurt/Main
Team Manfred Sailer (project leader)
Veronica Skottke (research assistent)
Suzanne Smith (research assistent)
Sabrina Weber (research assistent)


Formal semantics is one of the central subdisciplines of modern linguistics. It allows an exact description and analysis of a wide range of linguistic phenomena. Such phenomena are not only important for linguistic theorizing but also for cross-linguistic comparisions and, eventually, for foreign language teaching. However, the content of formal semantics is very abstract and many students of philologies are easily scared away by this first impression. The use of New media in teaching semantics can help reduce this obstacle and make students interested in the field of semantics. In the project, we will develop e-learing material together with students and for students. The majority of this material will be made available on the current wiki and/or on the blog english-linguistics.de.