Sarah Zobel

Teaching

My goal in teaching is to not only convey theoretical results from the classical and current literature, but to also teach scientific methodology by involving students in hands-on research tasks. In addition to mainly theoretical courses, I regularly teach empirical courses on corpus linguistic methods.

-- Eberhard-Karls Universität Tübingen --

BA level (German Department):

  • Introduction to Linguistics (PSI)
       [Winter 18, Summer 17, Winter 15, Winter 14, Summer 14, Winter 13, Summer 13]
    • Handouts (in German):
      Handout 1 | Handout 2 | Handout 3 | Handout 4 | Handout 5
      [Brief introductions to Phonetics & Phonology, Morphology, Semantics, and Pragmatics based (mostly) on the textbook "Einführung in die Germanistische Linguistik" by Meibauer et al. (2007).]
  • German Grammar (PSII) [Winter 13]
  • Parts of Speech (+ research methods: academic writing) (HS) [Summer 18]

BA/MA level (German Department):

  • Dialectal variation (HS/OS) [Summer 19]
  • Corpus-linguistics methods: adjectives (with Edith Scheifele, HS/OS) [Winter 18]
  • Objective and subjective meaning (HS/OS) [Winter 18]
  • Discourse Particles (HS/OS) [Summer 18]
  • Discourse Models (HS/OS) [Winter 17]
  • Semantics and Pragmatics of Questions (HS/OS) [Summer 17]
  • Temporal Semantics (HS/OS) [Winter 15]
  • Corpus Linguistic Methods for Lexical Semantics (with Claudia Maienborn, HS) [Summer 15]
  • Compositional Semantics (HS/OS) [Summer 15]
  • Conditionals (HS/OS) [Winter 14]
  • Attitude Verbs (HS/OS) [Summer 14]

Advising (BA/MA): experimental, corpus linguistic, and theoretical theses on attitude verbs, adjectives, definiteness, discourse particles, and temporal semantics

-- Georg-August Universität Göttingen --

BA level (English Department):

  • Introduction to Semantic Theory (SE) [Summer 16, Winter 16]
  • LabClass (accompanies the Intro, SE) [Summer 16, Winter 16]

BA level (German Department):

  • Corpus-linguistic Methods [Winter 14]
  • Introduction to Programming for Linguists [Summer 13]

BA level (Linguistics Department):

  • Semantics and Pragmatics [Summer 10]
  • Introduction to LATEX [Summer 10]
  • Introduction to Semantics [Winter 10, Winter 12]

BA/MA level (English Department):

  • Presuppositions (SE) [Winter 16]
  • Adjectives and Adverb(ial)s (with Frank Sode, SE) [Summer 16]
  • Attitude verbs and attitude ascriptions (SE) [Summer 16]
  • Oberseminar English Linguistics (with Hedde Zeijlstra, OS) [Summer 16, Winter 16]
  • Oberseminar Theoretical Philosophy (with Dolf Rami, OS) [Summer 16]

Advising (BA/MA): theoretical theses on discourse particles, questions, and speech acts

-- Additional teaching --
  • August 2018: Course at EGG 2018 -- "The Semantics of Perspective Sensitivity" (Abstract)
    • Slides (in English): Session 1 | Session 2 | Session 3 | Session 4 | Session 5
      [An introductory exploration of the question of how to capture the semantic behavior of perspective-sensitive expressions -- i.e., expressions that are sensitive to the physical or mental perspective of certain individuals.]
  • August 2018: Course at EGG 2018 -- "Intro to pragmatics" (Abstract)
    • Slides (in English): Session 1 | Session 2 | Session 3 | Session 4 | Session 5
      [Brief introductions to the classical pragmatic phenomena -- presuppositions, (conversational and conventional) implicatures, and speech acts -- in connection with a basic Neo-Gricean model of discourse.]
  • August 2014: Course at ESSLLI 2014 -- "A (Non-)Uniform Approach to Pronominal Semantics" (with Patrick Grosz, Abstract)
Last modified: 2018-12-19 00:30:00+01:00
Latest article

Accounting for the "causal link" between free adjuncts and their host clauses.
Zobel, Sarah. 2019. M. Teresa Espinal et al. (eds.), Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 23, vol. 2, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Bellaterra (Cerdanyola del Vallès). 489-506.

Recent presentations
  • @ LAK (Cologne): On the semantic variability of the German impersonal pronoun man
  • @ SuB23 (Barcelona): Accounting for the causal link between free adjuncts and their host clauses
Recent teaching
  • Summer 19: HS/OS Dialektale Variation
  • Winter 18: HS/OS Adjektive -- digital analysiert
  • Winter 18: HS/OS Objektive & subjektive Bedeutung
  • Winter 18: PSI Einführung in die Sprachwissenschaft