Publications

Forthcoming/Manuscripts

  • Gust, Helmar & Carla Umbach (to appear) Making use of similarity in referential semantics. In H. Christiansen, I. Stojanovic, G. Papadopoulos (eds.) 9th Conference on Modeling and Using Context, Context 2015, LNCS Springer (draft)
  • König, Ekkehard & Carla Umbach (to appear) Demonstratives of Manner, of Quality and of Degree: A Neglected Subclass. In E. Boef, M. Coniglio, E. Schlachter & T. Veenstra (eds.). Demonstratives: syntax, semantics and typology. Berlin, de Gruyter Mouton. (final draft Nov 2015)
  • Umbach, Carla (in press) Evaluative propositions and subjective judgments. In J. van Wijnbergen‐Huitink & C. Meier (eds.) Subjective meaning. Berlin, de Guyter. (final draft)
  • Umbach, Carla (submitted) Evaluative Predicates beyond fun and tasty. In L. Matthewson, C. Meier, H. Rullmann, T. E. Zimmermann (eds.) Wiley's Companion to Semantics.
  • Umbach (2011) Intensifiers and measure phrases combined with verbs . Proceedings of the workshop "Scalarity in Verb-Based Constructions", Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf April 2011. (extended abstract)

 

Articles

  • Hinterwimmer, Stefan & Carla Umbach (2015) Grading and Hedging by gewiss. In L. Alonso‐Ovalle & P. Menéndez‐Benito (eds.) Epistemic Indefinites. Oxford University Press. (final draft)
  • Umbach, Carla. 2014. Expressing similarity: On some differences between adjectives and demonstratives. Proceedings of IATL 2013, MIT Working Papers in Linguistics. (draft version)
  • Umbach, Carla & Helmar Gust. 2014. Similarity Demonstratives. Lingua 149. 74-93 . (draft version)
  • Umbach, Carla. 2012. Strategies of additivity: German additive 'noch' compared to 'auch'. Lingua 122 (15). 1843-1863. (draft version )
  • Umbach, C., Ebert, C. (2009) German demonstrative 'so' – intensifying and hedging effects. Sprache und Datenverabeitung (International Journal for Language Data Processing) 1-2/2009 (draft version)
  • Umbach, C. (2009) Another additive particle under stress: German additive 'noch'. Proceedings of the Tenth Symposium on Logic and Language - LoLa10, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 149 -156.
     
  • Umbach, C. (2009) Comparatives combined with additive particles: The case of German 'noch'. Proceedings of Sinn & Bedeutung 13, Stuttgart (download)
     
  • Bosch, P.,  Umbach, C. (2008) Reference Determination for Demonstrative Pronouns. In D. Bittner (ed.): Proceedings of Conference on Intersentential Pronominal Reference in Child and Adult Language, Zentrum für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft Berlin (download)
     
  • Bosch, P.,  Katz, G., Umbach, C. (2007) The Non-subject Bias of German Demonstrative Pronouns. In M. Schwarz-Friesel, M. Consten, M. Knees (eds.), Anaphors in Text: Cognitive, formal and applied approaches to anaphoric reference. Benjamins, 145–164 (draft version)
     
  • Umbach, C. (2006) Non-restrictive Modification and Backgrounding. Proceedings of the Ninth Symposium on Logic and Language, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 152 -159 (download)
     
  • Umbach, C. (2005c) Why Do Modified Numerals Resist a Referential Interpretation? SALT XV Proceedings, Cornell University, 258 - 275 (download)
     
  • Umbach, C. (2005b) Kontextbezug und Typisierung. In: Bab, S. , Noll, T. (eds.) Models and Human Reasoning - Eine Festschrift für Bernd Mahr, Wissenschaft & Technik Verlag, Berlin, 257 – 282 (download)
     
  • Umbach, C. (2005) Contrast and Information Structure: A focus-based analysis of 'but'. Linguistics.  Vol 43-1, 207 – 232 (draft version)
     
  • Umbach, C., Mleinek, I.,  Lehmann, Ch., Weskott, T.,  Alter, K.,  Steube, A. (2004) Intonational patterns in Contrast and Concession. In: A. Steube (ed.) Information Structure: Theoretical and empirical aspects. DeGruyter, 277 – 306 (draft version)
     
  • Umbach, C. (2004) On the Notion of Contrast in Information Structure and Discourse Structure. Journal of Semantics, Volume 21, Issue 2, 1 – 21 (draft version)
     
  • Umbach, C. (2004b) Cataphoric Indefinites. Proceedings of "Sinn und Bedeutung" VIII, Konstanz Linguistics Working Papers 117, 301 – 316 (download)
     
  • Umbach, C. (2003) Anaphoric Restriction of Alternative Sets: On the Role of Bridging Antecedents. Proceedings of "Sinn und Bedeutung" VII, Konstanz, Linguistics Working Papers 114, 310 -323 (download)
     
  • Umbach, C. (2002) (De)accenting Definite Descriptions. Theoretical Linguistics 27.2/3, 251-80 (draft version)
     
  • Umbach, C. (2001) Contrast and Contrastive Topic. Proceedings of the ESSLLI 2001 Workshop on Information Structure, Discourse Structure and Discourse Semantics, Helsinki.
     
  • Alter, K., Mleinek, I., Rohe, T., Steube, A., Umbach, C. (2001) Kontrastprosodie in Sprachproduktion und ‑perzeption. In Steube, Umbach (eds.) (download)
     
  • Stede, M., Umbach, C. (1998) DimLex: A lexicon of discourse markers for text generation and understanding. Proceedings of the COLING-ACL 98, Montreal.
     
  • Umbach, C. (1997) Drei komplementäre Faktoren von Kontextabhängigkeit. In Mahr, Eyferth, Posner, Wysotzki (eds.): Prinzipien der Kontextualisierung. KIT-Report 141, TU Berlin.
     
  • Umbach, C. (1996) Interpretationssteuerung - Apposition und Typisierung. In Umbach, Grabski, Hörnig (eds).
     
  • Umbach, C. (1996) Termpräzisierung - Kontextuelle Steuerung der Interpretation durch Apposition und Typisierung. Dissertation. KIT-Report Nr. 140, TU Berlin.
     
  • Preuss, S., Schmitz, B., Hauenschild, Ch., Umbach, C. (1994) Anaphora Resolution in Machine Translation. In W.Ramm (eds.): Text and Context in Machine Translation.  Studies in Machine Translation and Natural Language Processing, Vol.6, Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg, 29-52.                
     
  • Dunker, G., Umbach, C. (1993) Verfahren zur Anaphernresolution in KIT‑FAST. KIT‑Interner Arbeitsbericht Nr. 28, TU Berlin.
     
  • Mahr, B.,  Umbach, C. (1989) Functor‑Argument Structures for the Meaning of Natural Language Sentences and Their Formal Interpretations. In K.H.Bläsius, U.Hedtstück, C.Rollinger (eds): Sorts and Types in Artificial Intelligence. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, Springer Berlin, 286-304.
     
  • Hauenschild, Ch. & Umbach, C. (1988) Funktor‑Argument‑Struktur. Die satzsemantische Repräsentations‑ und Transferebene im Projekt KIT‑FAST. In: Joerg Schütz (eds.): Workshop Semantik und Transfer. EUROTRA‑D Working Papers Nr.6; Saarbrücken, 16‑35.
     

Edited volumes

  • Umbach, C., von Heusinger, K. (2005) (eds.) Proceedings of the ESSLLI workshop Discourse Domains and Information Structure. Edinburgh, Herriot Watt University.
     
  • Steube, A., Umbach, C. (2001) (eds.) Kontrast: lexikalisch, semantisch, phonologisch. Linguistische Arbeitsberichte Nr.77, Institut f. Linguistik, Universität Leipzig.
     
  • Umbach, C., Grabski, M., Hörnig, R. (1996) (eds.) Perspektive in Sprache und Raum - Aspekte von Repräsentation und Perspektivität. Deutscher Universitätsverlag, Wiesbaden.
     
  • Busemann, S., Hauenschild, Ch., Umbach, C. (1989) (eds.) Views of the Syntax/Semantics Interface. Proceedings des Workshops GPSG and Semantics. KIT‑Report Nr. 74, TU Berlin.