Seminar für Deutsche Philologie

Cornelia Loos, PhD

ZUR PERSON

Seit 2017 arbeite ich als wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin im Gebärdensprachlabor der Universität Göttingen. Meine Forschungsinteressen liegen im Bereich der Grammatikforschung sowie der (lexikalischen) Semantik von Gebärdensprachen mit Schwerpunkt auf Deutscher Gebärdensprache (DGS) und American Sign Language (ASL). In meiner Promotionsphase habe ich die Schnittstelle von lexikalischer Semantik und Syntax untersucht, im Besonderen die formale Klassifikation von Wortarten in ASL (Adjectives in ASL), die Entwicklung syntaktischer Diagnostika zur Satzgrenzenbestimmung in Gebärdensprachen, und die Syntax und Semantik von Resultativkonstruktionen in DGS und ASL. Seitdem haben sich meine Interessen um formale und experimentelle Semantik und Pragmatik erweitert. Derzeit untersuche ich die Semantik von Antwortpartikeln in DGS und interessiere mich für das Verhalten von Präsuppositionsauslösern in DGS.



BILDUNGSWEG

2011 – 2017 University of Texas at Austin
PhD in Linguistik, 2017
Dissertation: “The Syntax and Semantics of Resultative Constructions in Deutsche Gebärdensprache (DGS) and American Sign Language (ASL)”

2010 – 2011 Universiteit van Amsterdam
MA in Allgemeiner Sprachwissenschaft, 2011
MA thesis: "Quite a mouthful: Comparing speech act verbs in Nederlandse Gebarentaal and American Sign Language"

2006 – 2007 McGill University (Kanada)
DAAD-Austauschstudent im Department of Linguistics

2003 – 2009 Universität Leipzig
M.A. (Magistra Artium) in Anglistik, Hispanistik und Psychologie, 2009
Magisterarbeit: "Word Formation in American Sign Language: Investigating Headedness in ASL Compounds"



BERUFLICHE TÄTIGKEITEN

2017 – jetzt wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin
Seminar für Deutsche Philologie, Universität Göttingen

2011 – 2017 Doktorandin
Department of Linguistics, University of Texas at Austin

2009 – 2010 DAAD Sprachassistentin
CUCSH, Universidad de Guadalajara

2006 – 2008 Studentische Hilfskraft
Institut für Anglistik, Universität Leipzig

2005 Studentische Hilfskraft
Max-Planck-Institut für evolutionäre Anthropologie, Leipzig


PUBLIKATIONEN

Monographie
Loos, Cornelia. 2017. The Syntax and Semantics of Resultative Constructions in Deutsche Gebärdensprache (DGS) and American Sign Language (ASL). Austin, TX.: University of Texas at Austin Dissertation. [3 citations] [pdf]

Artikel in Zeitschriften
Loos, Cornelia. (accepted). Detecting clauses and their relationships in signed utterances: A syntactic-semantic approach. Glossa.

Loos, Cornelia. (accepted with revisions). Quite a mouthful: Comparing speech act verbs in
Nederlandse Gebarentaal and American Sign Language. Linguistische Berichte.

Loos, Cornelia, Jens-Michael Cramer, & Donna Jo Napoli. (submitted). Taboo terms in German
Sign Language: Exploiting phonology. Cognitive Linguistics.

Loos, Cornelia. 2014. “Überlegungen zum dequeísmo: Verbreitung, Entstehung und
Funktion”. Verbum et Lingua 4: 80-101. [pdf]

Konferenzbeiträge mit Peer Review
Loos, Cornelia. 2016. Give me a break: Determining clause boundaries in two sign languages. Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistic Society. [pdf]

Loos, Cornelia. 2015. Wenn man's bedenkt - Taking another look at applicative be-verbs in German. Proceedings of the 14th Meeting of the Texas Linguistics Society. [pdf]

Loos, Cornelia. 2013. What's Mine Is Yours: A typological view of possessive constructions in Sign Language of the Netherlands (NGT). Proceedings of the 13th Meeting of the Texas Linguistics Society. [pdf]

Herausgaben
Christopher Brown, Qianping Gu, Cornelia Loos, Jason Mielens & Grace Neveu. 2015. Proceedings of the 15th Meeting of the Texas Linguistics Society. Austin, TX 2014.

Andere Publikationen
Loos, Cornelia. 2017. The syntax and semantics of resultative constructions in Deutsche Gebärdensprache (DGS) and American Sign Language (ASL). Dissertation Abstract, Sign Language & Linguistics 20:2.

Loos, Cornelia. (in progress). The syntactic realization of argument structure. In Quer, J. et al. The SignHub Reference Grammars of Sign Languages. German Sign Language.

EINGELADENE VORTRÄGE
Loos, Cornelia. 2018. Kausale Beziehungen in Resultativkonstruktionen: Ein Vergleich von ASL und Englisch. Invited talk at the Institute for German Sign Language (IDGS) Hamburg, 07/02/2018, Hamburg, Germany.

Loos, Cornelia. 2014. Adjectives in American Sign Language – A class of their own?. Invited talk at the Center for Language Studies at Radboud University, 06/24 2014, Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

Loos, Cornelia. 2014. Adjektive in ASL: Eine Klasse für sich?. Nachwuchsworkshop Sign Language in Göttingen, 07/07 2014 Göttingen, Germany.

VORTRÄGE
Loos, Cornelia. 2018. Approaching the semantics of concealed causatives: Evidence from resultative constructions in English and American Sign Language (ASL). Paper presented at the Form-Meaning Mismatches in Natural Language workshop, Göttingen 2018.

Loos, Cornelia. 2018. Directness of causation constraints on resultative constructions in ASL and English. Paper presented at FEAST 2018, Venice.

Loos, Cornelia. 2018. Argument realization in composed events: A closer look at resultatives in DGS. Paper presented at the Argument Structure Across Modalities Workshop, Amsterdam.

Loos, Cornelia. 2017. Exploring the syntax and semantics of resultative constructions in German Sign Language (DGS). Paper presented at the LSA 2017 Annual Meeting, Austin, TX.

Loos, Cornelia. 2016. How to lick a plate clean in DGS: Resultative constructions in German Sign Language. Paper presented at FEAST 2016, Venice.

Loos, Cornelia. 2016. How to talk about cause and effect in German Sign Language (DGS). Paper presented at the 16th Meeting of the Texas Linguistics Society, Austin, Texas.

Loos, Cornelia. 2016. Give me a break: Determining clause boundaries in two sign languages. Paper presented at the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society, Berkeley.

Loos, Cornelia. 2016. The expression of cause-result events in ASL. Paper presented at the 12th Conference on Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research, Melbourne, Australia.

Loos, Cornelia. 2014. Approaching ASL Adjectives: Word order & lexical semantics. Paper presented at the 11th High Desert Linguistics Society Meeting, Albuquerque.

Loos, Cornelia. 2013. Wenn man's bedenkt - Taking another look at applicative be-verbs in German. Paper presented at the 14th Meeting of the Texas Linguistics Society, Austin, Texas.

Loos, Cornelia. 2012. What's mine is yours: A typological view of possessive constructions in Sign Language of the Netherlands (NGT). Paper presented at the 13th Meeting of the Texas Linguistics Society, Austin, Texas.

Loos, Cornelia. 2011. Quite a mouthful: The influence of language contact on speech act verbs in Sign Language of the Netherlands and American Sign Language. Paper presented at the Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics Conference, Accra.

Loos, Cornelia. 2011. Quite a mouthful: Comparing speech act verbs in Nederlandse Gebarentaal and American Sign Language. Paper presented at the 2011 Thesis Festival of the Linguistics Department at the Universiteit van Amsterdam (winning paper).

Loos, Cornelia. 2008. Switching back and forth: Two theories of constraints on code switching revisited. Paper presented at the 30th Annual Meeting of the German Linguistics Society DGfS, Bamberg, Germany.

Loos, Cornelia. 2005. Words to the wise: An examination of the suffix -wise in British English. Paper presented at the 39th Studentische Tagung Sprachwissenschaft, Bern, Switzerland.