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General topics / Re: Next semester
« on: 2008-11-11 10:14:11 »
Last year's story continues. You probably know a lot more than me this time.

The story of candidate one (you know who) rejecting and candidate two (you know who it is, at least you certainly do if you have talked to me in the last half year) being asked continues. I personally like the recent development, but nothing's any kind of official yet. This would also imply my return to Tübingen. Still you might very well say this candidate is not a straight continuation of v. Stechow's work.

I am totally underinformed about the status of the new SFB. Although I concluded there must be a temporal gap between the two, and I was wondering, what are people doing in the meantime?

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Parties and Events / Re: Erstiparty '07
« on: 2007-11-01 08:20:28 »
Sie tragen schwarz. Sie sitzen in einflussreichen Positionen. Sie sind einfach besser als du. Sie sind: Computerlinguisten.

Das Ungeschickte an unserem hiesigen underground social networking ist, dass es für die ganze Welt öffentlich lesbar ist.

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Parties and Events / Re: Erstiparty '07
« on: 2007-10-31 13:06:43 »
Weg? Soweit geht also schon der Vandalismus. Oder passt es nicht zum Image der Eliteuni der Herzen?

Dafür sollte man das Zitat aus Aleks' Signatur dorthin sprühen.

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Parties and Events / Re: Erstiparty '07
« on: 2007-10-29 19:04:46 »
Why no costumes?

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Small talk / Re: Oh internet, oh internet...
« on: 2007-10-28 10:35:38 »
Vor einer Viertelstunde war es noch da und jetzt: "This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by NBC Universal"?

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Parties and Events / Re: Erstiparty '07
« on: 2007-10-27 11:05:05 »
Any opinions from the Erstis?

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Parties and Events / Re: Erstiparty '07
« on: 2007-10-26 22:03:19 »
Thursday without me. I still vote for wednesday.

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Small talk / Re: Oh internet, oh internet...
« on: 2007-10-26 22:01:19 »
Und als die Bäuerin zum Jahrmarkt ging
Da war der Bauer froh
Er nahm sich die saubere Dienstmagd
Und ging mit ihr ins Stroh

(http://www.streuner.de/liedtexte.html#odenwald)

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Small talk / Re: Oh internet, oh internet...
« on: 2007-10-25 22:49:25 »
Jetzt verstehe ich ... Laura hat sich in dem Video wiedererkannt ;)

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Parties and Events / Re: Erstiparty '07
« on: 2007-10-25 22:48:07 »
Precisely, what does "out of question" mean? Some (2) people have announced they won't attend a SfS Halloween party. How many people can we expect, and how does this depend on the date?

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Small talk / Re: Oh internet, oh internet...
« on: 2007-10-24 10:58:29 »
Das Video ist auch ziemlich geil, obwohl ich sicher bin, drei Viertel der Symbolik verpasst zu haben.

Und natürlich werden wir alle sterben: http://www.knorkator.de/wwflsh/wirwerdenfilm.htm

"Vielleicht beim Zähneputzen, vielleicht beim Abendbrot,
doch irgendwann passiert es, dann sind alle tot."

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General Linguistics / Re: Wo sind die Magister hin?
« on: 2007-10-24 10:51:35 »
Es ist leider so, dass da gerade die Dozenten fehlen. Wenn du die Seminare von W. Sternefeld zeitlich nicht belegen kannst, dann könntest du dich mal bei den Germanisten und anderen Philologen umsehen, und möglichst schnell klären, wie du da in die Seminare kommst und ob es dir angerechnet werden kann (Sternefeld fragen!). Bei mir war das kein Problem, trotz lang verpasster Anmeldefrist. Am SfS ist man es ja eher gewohnt, in der zweiten Semesterwoche aufzutauchen und sich einfach reinzusetzen. Es gibt ja auch noch die computerlinguistischen HS, wenn dir das zusagt.

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Das kommt auf die Anzahl der Teilnehmer an. Von uns war ja keiner bei Yogis Vorbesprechung, wenn es überhaupt eine gegeben hat. Und ob er erst diese Woche anfängt, ist nochmal ne andere Frage. Ich weiß nicht mal, ob er den kleinen Seminarraum noch hat. Letztes Semester saßen wir jedenfalls in seinem Büro.

Da hilft nur, rechtzeitig dort (beim Büro) zu sein. Brechtbau, zweiter Stock, am linken Ende des Ganges.

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Small talk / Re: Oh internet, oh internet...
« on: 2007-10-23 00:48:04 »
Ach ja, der bilabiale Trill.

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Parties and Events / Re: Erstiparty '07
« on: 2007-10-22 11:50:21 »
American Halloween or sort-of pagan Celtic Samhain? And please no HP styled people! Or maybe... we could sacrifice them.

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Fein, dann komme ich auch zu Aymara und Warlpiri. Zeiten verlegen ist bei Yogi eigentlich kein Problem.

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Parties and Events / Re: Erstiparty '07
« on: 2007-10-22 11:41:01 »
Car -> me

Bagpipe metal sounds cool. And I prefer mottos I don't even have to dress for.

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Ita est. Und nicht nur Nahuatl. Yogi ist absoluter Kult. Da hätte ich glatt Lust, noch ein Seminar zu besuchen. Wollen wir ihn zwingen, einen anderen Raum zu organisieren (indem wir zu dritt hingehen)? Kennt jemand das diessemestrige Angebot?


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Insbesondere erfordern Sprachkurse keinerlei Vorkenntnisse.

An dieser Stelle muss ich auch Yogi (mit bürgerlichem Namen E. Weißhaar) ganz besonders empfehlen, denn der unterrichtet nicht mehr lange.

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Parties and Events / Re: The start is near...
« on: 2007-10-15 08:39:56 »
Das ist echt eine Menge Geld, die wir da in einem Jahr erwirtschaftet haben. So eine Party kostet 100-150€. Wir können ja schon mal eine Einkaufsliste aufstellen.

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Parties and Events / Re: The start is near...
« on: 2007-10-13 22:21:16 »
Wer ist denn gerade Schatzmeister und kann sagen, wieviel Geld da ist?

Ich stelle ein Auto und kann einkaufen gehen.

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Parties and Events / Re: Meeting after the Intro Meeting
« on: 2007-10-13 22:19:26 »
CL-option: In a chatroom of your choice.

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Parties and Events / Re: The start is near...
« on: 2007-10-11 22:26:19 »
Die Erstis haben sich teilweise schon im StudiVZ eingerichtet, und sind in der dortigen Gruppe anzutreffen.

Bei einer Party bin ich auf jeden Fall dabei!

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Small talk / Re: Quotes of interest for linguists
« on: 2007-10-11 22:19:20 »
tieht!

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Small talk / Re: Kettenwort
« on: 2007-10-11 22:18:12 »
verdächti[k]? Dann Ticker statt Tiger.

Beitritt

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Small talk / Re: Kettenwort
« on: 2007-10-05 23:09:52 »
Quiche Lorraine

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Small talk / Re: Quotes of interest for linguists
« on: 2007-09-27 09:18:49 »
Something more theoretical. Heiberg (1999) on computational OT:

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We have cyclically applied Gen operations to create the full nine-member candidate set for the input.

Great.

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Small talk / Re: Quotes of interest for linguists
« on: 2007-09-19 12:11:09 »
Not "DE- ... -PARTED", but "-PARTED ... DE-"!

And it will take some time to invent the septuple perfect. We're on the way with, as we already have had+ invented double perfect constructions.

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Small talk / Re: Oh internet, oh internet...
« on: 2007-09-18 23:01:51 »
Or think of what you think Anne would think of (if she would, at all). I had seen that one before.

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Small talk / Re: Oh internet, oh internet...
« on: 2007-09-18 16:12:39 »
Only given a certain (black feather) interpretation.

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General Linguistics / The Royal Court of Linguistics
« on: 2007-09-18 16:05:30 »
Something I just came across. Lauri Karttunen writes (2003):
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Computational phonology and morphology have a curious non-relationship with “real” linguistics extending back to more than three decades. Time after time, from Johnson to Eisner, including Kaplan and Kay, Koskenniemi, myself, Beesley, Kiraz, and others, the computational knights have presented themselves at the Royal Court of Linguistics, rushed up to the Princess of Phonology and Morphology in great exitement to deliver the same message “Dear Princess. I have wonderful news for you: You are not
like some of your NP-complete sisters. You are regular. You are rational. You are finite-state. Please marry me. Together we can do great things.” And time after time, the put-down response from the Princess has been the same: “Not interested. You do not understand Theory. Go away you geek.”
The source as pdf

For one thing, it's great what you can write if you are a well-established scientist. If I put anything like this in my thesis, it'll be rejected. For the other thing, this is a general problem I have experienced in all fields of (computational) linguistics. Have I taken my minor subject too serious? It appears to me that general and computational linguistics are two seperate fields.

I am posting this under "General Linguistics", such as not to contemplate this among CLers, but to keep CL represented at the "Royal Court of Linguistics", and the issue open to your discussion. (And if the Linguistics now ask: "What's NP-complete? Regular? Rational? Finite-state?" then that's exactly the point.) I'd like to hear some linguists' point of view as well. (Okay, you avoid forums and internet communication...)

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General Linguistics / Re: Tutorenstellen
« on: 2007-09-10 14:33:18 »
Die hingen schon Ende letztes Semester da, die kenne ich ja noch.

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General Linguistics / Re: Tutorenstellen
« on: 2007-09-07 20:12:05 »
Hmm, das steht auf den Aushängen.

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General Linguistics / Tutorenstellen
« on: 2007-09-06 10:55:47 »
Herr Sternefeld schreibt mir gerade, dass sich auf die Ausschreibung der zusätzlichen Tutorenstellen NIEMAND beworben hat. Die sind alle noch zu haben, und da geht das Geld aus den Studiengebühren hin.

Er schreibt auch:
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Tatsaechlich wird es in der Zukunft leider noch schlimmer werden, denn nachdem Truckenbrodt dann endgueltig gekunedigt hat (er ist nur beurlaubt) wird die Stelle erst mal gesperrt. Wir werden Muehe haben, das durchzustehen und muessen dann in der Fakultaet eine Ueberbrueckung beantragen, die Chancen dafuer werden allerdings nicht gut gesehen.

Ich selber biete im naechsten Semester zusammen mit Tanja Kiziak noch ein weiteres, zusaetzliches Seminar an, ueber die Inhalte waere noch zu diskutieren. Ich nehme da Anregungen gerne auf.



P.S.: Ich hatte einigen von euch versprochen, anzubieten, dass ich einen Kurs machen könnte. Dafür ist aber absolut kein Geld da.

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General topics / Re: Geld
« on: 2007-07-19 23:33:51 »
Für diese Angelegenheiten habe ich einen neuen Faden gesponnen.

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General topics / Next semester
« on: 2007-07-19 23:33:02 »
Hi folks!

This is to mourn the old times, and to prepare you for what is going to come. As you might know, there are three Lehrtühle at the Seminar für Sprachwissenschaft, partly formerly held by Uwe Mönnich, Erhard Hinrichs and Arnim v. Stechow. Except for my semester, noone will have had courses with Uwe Mönnich, but he's still around! And his position is vacant for more than a year now. It is by now official, that the first candidate on the list (John Nerbonne) has rejected his choice. How that came about (the choice and the rejection) is a totally different story, with examples of strategy and bad style.

The second person on the list is being asked right now, and although many have heard rumors who of the seven original candidates that is, it is not official. For those of you who don't know the inofficial news: You won't know him either, so it doesn't matter. For the others: I haven't heard any other rumors, so just guess that you are right. Apparently people are not allowed to make these rumors official. Whether he accepts or not, it seems that the position will be vacant for at least one more semester.

For the M.A. 2nd semester students that means no additional Hauptseminare in the Wintersemester. I haven't counted the credit points that are available from all courses, but I feel embarassed for having complained last year - considering next year's situation. We still had a choice and a chance to get the necessary points. Next semester there will be few courses, but with surprisingly many CPs (for extra work, I guess). Altogether there will be two or three block seminars, of which only one is in the Vorlesungsverzeichnis yet, the one by Sandra Kübler on Machine Learning. Definitely a good opportunity to get credits in a nice seminar.

v. Stechow's chair is vacant as well, and there won't be a replacement too soon. This time the Fachschaft has sent Aleks and Charlotte into the committee; they will know about the proceedings, but probably won't be allowed to tell :)

Fritz Hamm's contract couldn't be prolonged (because of university regulations). The same holds for Heike Zinsmeister (if I understood that correctly). The SFB is being closed soon, so the people around Laura Kallmeyer, who helped fill the gaps in teaching, will also have to look for something else. Hubert's good-bye party is tomorrow (See you there! As there won't be a SfS party, unfortunately). With 80-90% Frank will leave after this semester. After Zoulfia (whom most of you won't remember) and Sandra this means, there won't be any student advisor any more. This is a point where the Fachschaft needs to kick in!

Some people are already getting into trouble wanting to register for a final thesis, because Frank won't be there and there is noone else to do that. Have I forgotten anyone leaving? Well, me, but that doesn't hurt.

So what will it be like next semester?

4th semester students have already taken almost every Proseminar that's offered next semester. Semantics II won't take place for obvious reasons (unless... but I do not want to put certain people under any pressure *gg*). Today's 2nd semester students of General Linguistics will suffer from a wide lack of courses. Wolfgang Sternefeld is left as the only lecturer in GL, and Elena Bilan will offer a course on Chinese (I haven't asked her, but I believe she would rather want to continue her research).

By the beginning of next semester I believe several things will have been improved compared to today. At least in the BA courses everyone will get their credit points. All others are advised to have a look at the Germanistics and other Brechtbau departments, the Information Science etc.

The Fachschaft was held up by students of the 4th BA and 4th MA semester. We mainly organized the TaCoS. All those people will leave soon. We are leaving you a lot of money for parties, given somebody will take over the account.

Who will continue the Fachschaft? Come on, do something for yourselves! Who will take care of the new first semester students? You! And that means the 2nd semester, MA and BA. Student numbers are going down, and my semester still holds the all-time record of 18 BAs (out of 21 starters)! Those were better times, with more lecturers, more funding from the university, no fees, more parties. Not all hope is lost, though, but filling the positions again will take longer than most of you will be studying.

I wish you all the best. Keep your head up, and if you complain, do it loudly and to the right people.

Armin

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Parties and Events / Re: End of Semester - SS07
« on: 2007-07-19 08:11:36 »
I guess there won't be any party. Except for the visitors of the forum noone knows about it, and among us, many do not have time. And again, those who know and have time also will be at Hubert's party tomorrow. Right?

Guy suggested saturday.

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Parties and Events / Re: End of Semester - SS07
« on: 2007-07-11 12:01:41 »
Okay. Who organizes the party? Won't be me.

If you really want medieval style, I'll bring the right music.

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Small talk / Re: Rattenscharfe Wörter
« on: 2007-07-10 00:33:07 »
Herrliches Betonungsbeispiel!

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Parties and Events / Re: End of Semester - SS07
« on: 2007-07-10 00:30:31 »
There was dancing on Hubert's last party. Well, Hubert tried to initiate some dancing (like all his movements, German "schlaksig" comes to my mind). I could bring a CD with Finnish Tango :)

Let it be thursday then for our party. Will we have a motto again? Suggestions?

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Parties and Events / Re: End of Semester - SS07
« on: 2007-07-09 06:27:51 »
I'll be at HT's party as well. This date is not the best for our party.

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Parties and Events / End of Semester - SS07
« on: 2007-07-05 09:07:35 »
DeMorgan's Last Law: Have an end of semester party!

When shall it be?

What shall it be? A BBQ, hoping summer will come back?

Who volunteers for the organisation?

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Small talk / Re: Kettenwort
« on: 2007-06-29 15:41:40 »
Echtheitszertifikat

Böser Googlebot.

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Small talk / Re: Kettenwort
« on: 2007-06-29 08:37:08 »
Auerochse

Mit der Suchmaschine sollte man warten, bis der Bot hier im Forum war *g*

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Small talk / Re: Kettenwort
« on: 2007-06-28 14:55:18 »
Eigentlich war das ja der Kettenwortfaden... fällt mir gerade auf.

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Small talk / Re: Kettenwort
« on: 2007-06-28 12:25:22 »
Habe dir das "enter" geentert, äh, geändert.

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Small talk / Re: Kettenwort
« on: 2007-06-27 19:39:49 »
Älterwerden

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Small talk / Re: Kettenwort
« on: 2007-06-21 13:45:16 »
Maßnahmenkatalog

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Small talk / Re: Kettenwort
« on: 2007-06-20 08:12:27 »
Schafteile

(ergibt keinen Sinn, ist aber ein Beinkleid im Sinne der GSV)

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Small talk / Re: Kettenwort
« on: 2007-06-20 00:11:20 »
"Er"-Ungereimtheit

Anna ist im StudiVZ in einer Gruppe, deren Motto hier weiterhilft: "Ich bin Linguist, ich darf das"

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