Christian Ebert

Publications

Recent Stuff

....to be written up as soon as I have time for that

  • Presuppositions and Information Structure
    Handout of talk at the Workshop Common Ground and Discourse Modeling, Düsseldorf, 2014.
  • Gestures, Demonstratives, and the Attributive/Referential Distinction (with Cornelia Ebert)
    Handout of talk at the Semantics and Philosophy in Europe, Berlin, 2014.

Edited Volumes

  • Benz, Anton, Christian Ebert, Gerhard Jäger & Robert van Rooij (eds.)
    Language, Games, and Evolution.
    LNCS series vol. 6207, Springer, 2011.
  • Ebert, Christian, Gerhard Jäger & Jens Michaelis (eds.)
    The Mathematics of Language. Proceedings of the 10th and 11th Biennial Conference.
    LNCS series vol. 6149, Springer, 2010.
  • Benz, Anton, Christian Ebert & Robert van Rooij
    Proceedings of the ESSLLI 2007 Workshop on Language, Games, and Evolution, 2007.
  • Ebert, Christian & Cornelia Endriss (eds.)
    Proceedings of the Sinn & Bedeutung 10
    ZAS Paper in Linguistics Nr. 44, ZAS Berlin, 2006.
    (single articles can be obtained via the page at the ZAS)
  • Carstensen, Kai-Uwe / Ebert, Christian / Endriss, Cornelia / Jekat, Susanne / Klabunde, Ralf / Langer, Hagen (eds.)
    Computerlinguistik und Sprachtechnologie - Eine Einführung
    Spektrum Verlag, Heidelberg. Oktober 2001, Heidelberg.
    • the 2nd, extended edition appeared 2004 with Elsevier
    • the 3rd, extended edition appeared 2009 with Spektrum Akademischer Verlag (as part of Springer)

Papers

  • Ebert, Christian, Cornelia Ebert & Stefan Hinterwimmer
    A Unified Analysis of Conditionals as Topics
    Linguistics and Philosophy 37(5), 353-408.
  • Ebert, Christian, Cornelia Ebert & Stefan Hinterwimmer
    The Interpretation of the German Specificity Markers bestimmt and gewiss
    in: Cornelia Ebert & Stefan Hinterwimmer (eds.) Different Kinds of Specificity Across Languages. Dordrecht, Springer, 2012.
  • Ebert, Christian
    Presuppositions and Information Structure as Incremental Interpretation Instructions
    in: Proceedings of the ESSLLI 2011 Workshop on Projective Meaning. Lubljana, 2011.
  • Ebert, Christian & Cornelia Ebert
    On Squeamishness of the Royal Kind
    in: Thomas Hanneforth & Gisbert Fanselow (Hrsg.) Language and Logos. Festschrift for Peter Staudacher on his 70th Birthday. Studia grammatica 72, Akademie Verlag, Berlin, 2010.
  • Ebert, Christian, Cornelia Ebert & Stefan Hinterwimmer
    The Semantics and Pragmatics of bestimmt and gewiss
    in: Proceedings of NELS 40, to appear.
  • Ebert, Christian, Stefan Evert, Michael Schiehlen & Ralf Klabunde
    Semantik
    in: Klabunde et al. (eds.) Computerlinguistik und Sprachtechnologie - Eine Einführung. Spektrum Akademischer Verlag, Heidelberg, 2009.
  • Jäger, Gerhard & Christian Ebert
    Pragmatic Rationalizability
    in: Arndt Riester and Torgrim Solstad (eds.), Proceedings of Sinn and Bedeutung 13, SinSpeC. Working Papers of the SFB 732, vol. 5, University of Stuttgart, pp. 1-15, 2009.
  • Ebert, Christian, Cornelia Endriss & Stefan Hinterwimmer
    Embedding Topic-Comment Structures Results in Intermediate Scope Readings
    in: Anisa Schardl, Martin Walkow & Muhammad Abdurrahman (eds.) Proceedings of NELS 38, Ottawa, pp. 246-258., 2009.
  • Ebert, Christian, Cornelia Endriss & Stefan Hinterwimmer
    A Unified Analysis of Indicative and Biscuit Conditionals as Topics
    in: T. Friedman and S. Ito (eds.), SALT XVIII, Ithaca, NY: Cornell University, pp. 263-283, 2008.
  • Ebert, Christian, Cornelia Endriss & Stefan Hinterwimmer
    Topics as Speech Acts - An Analysis of Conditionals
    in: Natasha Abner & Jason Bishop (ed.) Proceedings of the 27th WCCFL, UCLA, 2008.
  • Ebert, Christian, Cornelia Endriss & Stefan Hinterwimmer
    Intermediate Scope Readings as Embedded Speech Acts
    in: Atle Grønn (ed.), Proceedings of SuB12, Oslo, 2008.
  • Ebert, Christian, Cornelia Endriss & Hans-Martin Gärtner
    An Information Structural Account of German Integrated Verb Second Clauses
    Research on Language and Computation 5(4), pp. 415-434, 2007.
  • Ebert, Christian & Cornelia Endriss
    Functional Topics
    in: Estela Puig-Waldmüller (ed.), Proceedings of the Sinn und Bedeutung 11, Barcelona: Universitat Pompeu Fabra, pp. 194-208, 2007.
  • Ebert, Christian, Cornelia Endriss & Hans-Martin Gärtner
    German Integrated Verb Second Clauses, Relative Clauses, and Information Structure
    in: Proceedings of the ESSLLI’05 Workshop on Empirical Challenges and Analytical Alternatives to Strict Compositionality, Edinburgh, 2005.
  • Ebert, Christian & Cornelia Endriss
    Topic Interpretation and Wide Scope Indefinites
    in: Keir Moulton & Matthew Wolf (eds.), Proceedings of NELS 34, Amherst: UMass, GLSA, 2004.
  • Ebert, Christian & Cornelia Endriss
    Wide Scope Indefinites as Aboutness Topics
    in: Proceedings of the 8th annual meeting of the Gesellschaft für Semantik (Sinn und Bedeutung VIII), Frankfurt, 2004.
  • Ebert, Christian
    On the Expressive Completeness of Underspecified Representations
    in: Proceedings of the 14th Amsterdam Colloquium, Amsterdam, 2003.
  • Ebert, Christian, Shalom Lappin, Howard Gregory & Nicolas Nicolov
    Full Paraphrase Generation for Fragments in Dialogue
    in: Ronnie Smith & Jan van Kuppevelt (eds.) Current and New Directions in Discourse and Dialogue. Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2003.
  • Ebert, Christian & Cornelia Endriss
    Mengenlehre und Logik
    in: Klabunde et al. (eds.) Computerlinguistik und Sprachtechnologie - Eine Einführung. Spektrum Verlag, Heidelberg, 2001.
  • Ebert, Christian, Shalom Lappin, Howard Gregory & Nicolas Nicolov
    Generating Full Paraphrases of Fragments in a Dialogue Interpretation System
    in: Proceedings of the 2nd SIGdial Workshop on Discourse and Dialogue, 2001.
  • Ebert, Christian & Marcus Kracht
    Formal Syntax and Semantics of Case Stacking Languages,
    in: Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Computational Linguistics, Saarbrücken, July/August, 2000.
  • Ebert, Christian, Daniel Glatz, Martin Jansche, Ralf Meyer-Klabunde & Robert Porzel
    From Conceptualization to Formulation in Generating Spatial Descriptions.
    in: Schmid, U.; Krems, J. & Wysotzki, F. (eds.), Proceedings of the First European Workshop on Cognitive Modeling (pp.235-241). Berlin: Technical University of Berlin. (Forschungsberichte des Fachbereichs Informatik, Report No.96-39), 1996.

Theses

  • Ebert, Christian
    Formal Investigations of Underspecified Representations
    PhD thesis, Department of Computer Science, King's College London, 2005.
  • Ebert, Christian
    A Formal Analysis of Case Stacking Languages,
    Diplomarbeit (Master's thesis), Fakultät für Mathematik, Universität Heidelberg, 2000.