ABOUT

Christian Horn

Department of German Education

Hankuk University of Foreign Studies

107 Imun-ro, Domgdaemun-gu

Seoul 02450, Republic of Korea


Office Hours: by appointment



Fields of research

Lexical semantics, esp. noun semantics, decomposition, argument structure

Pragmatics, esp. reference, associative anaphora

Definiteness, possession

Linguistic methodology, esp. corpus-linguistics, development of annotation schemata


Further fields of work

Phonetics & phonology

Second language acquisition

Sociolinguistics, esp. language planning, endangered languages, creole languages

Writing systems, phoneme-grapheme correspondence

Applied linguistics, esp. corporate communication, language and conflict

Linguistics and speech therapy

RESEARCH PROJECTS

Research fellow in the Collaborative Research Center 991 (DFG-Sonderforschungsbereich 991) "The Structure of Representations in Language, Cognition, and Science", project C02: Conceptual shifts: statistical evidence (2011-2015).

Research fellow in the Research Unit FOR 600 (DFG-Forschergruppe 600) "Functional concepts and frames", project A5: Automatic classification of concept types (2005-2011).

PUBLICATIONS

Articles

Horn, Christian (2015): Linguistic congruency of nominal concept types in German texts. In: Uhrig, Peter & Thomas Herbst (eds.): Yearbook of the German Cognitive Linguistics Association. Volume 3. 195–218. Berlin/Boston: Walter DeGruyter.

Czardybon, Adrian & Christian Horn (2015): Annotation of related properties in unrelated languages – adaptation and modification of a German noun type annotation procedure to Polish. Prace Filologiczne XLVII. 57-77.

Gerland, Doris & Christian Horn (2015): Referential properties of nouns across languages. In: Thomas Gamerschlag, Doris Gerland, Rainer Osswald, & Wiebke Petersen (eds.): Meaning, Frames, and Conceptual Representation. 133-150. Düsseldorf: DUP. Reprint of the 2010 paper.

Horn, Christian & Nicolas Kimm (2014): Nominal concept types in German fictional texts. In: Thomas Gamerschlag, Doris Gerland, Rainer Osswald, & Wiebke Petersen (eds.): Frames and Concept Types. Applications in Language and Philosophy. Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy. 343-362. Dordrecht: Springer.

Brenner, Dorothea; Indefrey, Peter; Horn, Christian & Nicolas Kimm (2014): Evidence for four basic noun types from a corpus-linguistic and a psycholinguistic perspective. In: Gerland, Doris; Horn, Christian; Latrouite, Anja & Albert Ortmann (eds.): Meaning and grammar of nouns and verbs. 21-48. Düsseldorf: dup.

Doris Gerland; Horn, Christian; Anja Latrouite & Albert Ortmann (2014): Introduction. In: Doris Gerland, Christian Horn, Anja Latrouite and Albert Ortmann (eds.) Meaning and Grammar of Nouns and Verbs, 11-17. Düsseldorf: DUP.

Horn, Christian; Löbner, Sebastian & Markus Werning (2012): Guest editors' preface. In: Journal of Semantics 29(4). Special Issue: Semantic Contributions to a Theory of Concepts. 439-443.

Kimm, Nicolas & Christian Horn (2011): Nominal Associative Anaphors – A Text-Based Analysis at the Semantics-Pragmatics Interface. In: Iris Hendrickx, Sobha Lalitha Devi, António Branco, and Ruslan Mitkov (eds.): Anaphora Processing and Applications. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 7099. 108–118. Berlin: Springer.

Schulzek, Daniel; Horn, Christian & Tanja Osswald (2010): A Formal Representation of Concept Composition. In: International Journal Information Technologies & Knowledge, volume 4, number 1. 155-168.

Gerland, Doris & Christian Horn (2010): Referential properties of nouns across languages. In: Choi, D.-H.; J.-S. Hong, H.-K. Kang, Y.-S. Kang, K.-H. Kim, K.-A. Kim, J.-Y. Yoon, S.-H. Rhee, J.-S. Wu (eds.) (2010): Universal Grammar and Individual Languages. Proceedings of SICoL 2010. Seoul: Korea University Press.



Edited volumes

Gerland, Doris; Horn, Christian; Latrouite, Anja & Albert Ortmann (2014): Meaning and grammar of nouns and verbs. Düsseldorf: Düsseldorf University Press.
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Horn, Christian; Löbner, Sebastian & Markus Werning (2012): Special Issue: Semantic Contributions to a Theory of Concepts. Journal of Semantics 29(4).
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TALKS AND POSTERS (SELECTION)

Horn, Christian (2016): An investigation of the mass-count distinction in a contemporary German corpus. Talk given at the 10th International Conference of the Spanish Cognitive Linguistics Association (AELCO 2016: Discourse, culture and contexts). University of Alcalá, Spain.

Horn, Christian (2016): Eine Untersuchung zur Distribution von zählbaren Nomen und Massenomen in einem zeitgenössischen deutschen Korpus. Talk given at the "Asiatische Germanistentagung 2016" of the Koreanische Gesellschaft für Germanistik (KGG). Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea.

Horn, Christian (2015): How to get a grip on relationality in corpora: method, results, implications. Talk given at the 29th International Conference "Applied Linguistic Research and Methodology" of the Croatian Applied Linguistics Society (HDPL). University of Zadar, Croatia.

Horn, Christian (2015): An investigation of noun valence in German. Talk given at the 22nd International Symposium on Theoretical and Applied Linguistics. Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece.

Horn, Christian (2015): Evidence for four types of nouns in German. Talk given at the International Conference "23. Linguistik- und Literaturtage in Sankt Petersburg/Russland: Die Sprachen Mitteleuropas und darüber hinaus", University of St. Petersburg, Russia.

Horn, Christian (2015): How possessive is relational? An investigation of nouns in a corpus of contemporary German. Talk given at the 16th Norddeutsches Linguistisches Kolloquium (NLK). University of Hannover, Germany.

Horn, Christian (2014): A corpus-linguistic analysis of noun types and determination in German. Talk given at the 6th International Conference of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Kognitive Linguistik (DGKL). University of Erlangen, Germany.

Horn, Christian (2014): How to get a grip on polysemy with corpus-linguistic methods. Talk given at the international conference "Grammar and Corpora", University of Warsaw, Poland.

Horn, Christian (2014): Why many prefer some lamb over some dog – Results from a corpus-linguistic analysis of the mass-count distinction. Talk given at the "Workshop on Cognition, Grammar, and Corpora at the 41st Finnish Conference of Linguistics", University of Turku, Finland.

Horn, Christian (2014): A method for investigating the mass-count distinction on a larger scale. Talk given at the conference "Mapping Methods: Approaches to Language Studies", University of Tartu, Estonia.

Horn, Christian; Nicolas Kimm; Brenner, Dorothea & Peter Indefrey (2013): Evidence for four basic noun types from a grammatical, pragmatic and psycholinguistic perspective. Talk given at the 14th Conference of the Texas Linguistic Society (TLS 14), University of Austin, Texas, USA.

Horn, Christian & Nicolas Kimm (2012): Finding your way in difficult terrain: Annotating semantic properties and pragmatic use. Talk given at the research colloquium of the CRC 732 “Incremental Specification in Context”, University of Stuttgart, Germany.

Horn, Christian (2012): The sun, my father, a miracle? Noun types in texts: identification and grammatical uses. Talk given at the 8th International Conference of the Spanish Cognitive Linguistics Association (AELCO 2012: Construals in language, thought and brain: What shapes what?). University of Almería, Spain.

Horn, Christian (2012): Annotation guidelines for the corpus linguistic analysis of concept types in German texts (Poster-Presentation). Talk given at the 5th International conference of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Kognitive Linguistik (DGKL). University of Freiburg, Germany.

Horn, Christian & Nicolas Kimm (2012): Evidence for Concept Types from a Semantic-Pragmatic Corpus Study. Talk given at the 3rd Conference on Concept Types and Frames in Cognition and Science (CTF12). University of Duesseldorf, Germany.

Horn, Christian (2012): Guidelines for the annotation of nominal concept types in German texts. Talk given at the Workshop on Semantic and Pragmatic Annotation of Corpora (Anno 2012). University of Duesseldorf, Germany.

Horn, Christian & Nicolas Kimm (2012): Corpus-Linguistic Evidence for Concept Types from a Semantic-Pragmatic Perspective. Talk given at the Workshop on semantic and typological perspectives on definites, University of Duesseldorf, Germany.

Kimm, Nicolas & Christian Horn (2011): Nominal Associative Anaphors – A Text-Based Analysis at the Semantics-Pragmatics Interface. Talk given at the 8th Discourse Anaphora and Anaphor Resolution Colloquium, University of Faro, Portugal.

Horn, Christian (2011): Suspension shifts on relational, functional, and individual concept nouns. Talk given at the third Conference of the Scandinavian Association of Language and Cognition (SALC III), University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Horn, Christian & Nicolas Kimm (2011): An empirical analysis of concept types in German texts. Talk given at the third Conference of the Scandinavian Association of Language and Cognition (SALC III), University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Gerland, Doris & Christian Horn (2010): Conceptual noun types from a typological, statistical, and historical perspective. Talk given at the 4th International conference of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Kognitive Linguistik (DGKL). University of Bremen, Germany.

Horn, Christian; Osswald, Tanja & Daniel Schulzek (2010): A Formal Representation of Concept Composition. Talk given at the XIIth International Conference "Cognitive Modeling in Linguistics", Dubrovnik, Croatia.

Horn, Christian (2010): Types of nouns and levels of types. Talk given at the 24th Scandinavian Conference of Linguistics. University of Joensuu, Finland.

Gerland, Doris & Christian Horn (2010): Referential properties of nouns across languages. Talk given at the Seoul International Conference on Linguistics SiCoL 2010. Korea University, Seoul, Korea.

Gerland, Doris & Christian Horn (2009): Concept Type Transition and Determination. Talk given at the Scandinavian Association of Cognition and Linguistics SALC 2009. University of Stockholm, Sweden.

Gerland, Doris & Christian Horn (2009): Definitely functional? Concept Types in Context. Talk given at the Second Conference on Concept Types and Frames CTF09. University of Duesseldorf, Germany.

Horn, Christian & Christof Rumpf (2009): Semi-supervised Learning of Conceptual Noun Types. Talk given at the Second Conference on Concept Types and Frames CTF09. University of Duesseldorf, Germany.

Horn, Christian & Christof Rumpf (2007): Conceptual noun types: semantics, grammar and automatic classification. Talk given at the First Conference on Concept Types and Frames CTF07. University of Düsseldorf, Germany.

Horn, Christian (2007): Grammatische Kontextmerkmale von Begriffstypen. Talk given at the Tag des wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchses, University of Düsseldorf, Germany.

Gerland, Doris & Christian Horn (2007): Ikonizität und Arbitrarität in der Deutschen Gebärdensprache (Poster-Presentation). Talk given at the Tag des wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchses, University of Düsseldorf, Germany.

Adone, Dany; Gébert, Alain & Christian Horn (2006): Plain verbs and agreement verbs in Mauritian Sign Language (Poster-Presentation). Talk given at the "7. Gebärdensprach-Workshop der RWTH Aachen", RWTH Aachen, Germany.

Horn, Christian & Tim Riebe (2004): Theories on the genesis of creole languages. Talk given at the Ministry of Education, Aruba, Netherlands Antilles.

TEACHING

Sprachplanung und Sprachpolitik (Winter 2016/17)

Projektmanagement (Winter 2016/17)

Relationalität und Possession (Sommer 2016)

Korpuserstellung und Annotation (Sommer 2016)

Projektmanagement (Sommer 2016)

Qualitative und quantitative Soziolinguistik (Winter 2015/16)

Projektmanagement für Linguisten (Winter 2015/16)

Sprache und Konflikt (Sommer 2015, zusammen mit Sarah Kimmig)

Einführung in die Soziolinguistik (Sommer 2014)

Bedrohte Sprachen (Winter 2013/14, zusammen mit Tim Riebe)

Einführung in die Phonetik (Winter 2012/13)

Semantische und pragmatische Analyse mit korpuslinguistischen Methoden (Sommer 2012, zusammen mit Nicolas Kimm)

Linguistik, Logopädie und Sprachverarbeitung (Winter 2011/12, zusammen mit Maika Frommelt)

Berufsfeldpraxis Linguistik (Sommer 2011)

Determination, Eindeutigkeit, Referenz (Winter 2010/11)

Sprachplanung und Sprachpolitik (Sommer 2010)

Forensische Linguistik (Winter 2009/10, zusammen mit Doris Gerland; in Kooperation mit dem Bundeskriminalamt, Wiesbaden)

Bedrohte Sprachen (Winter 2009/10)

Antike Schriftsysteme (Sommer 2009, in Kooperation mit dem Pergamon-Museum, Berlin, und dem Institut für Altorientalistik, FU Berlin)

Methoden linguistischer Feldforschung (Winter 2008/09)

Einführung in die Soziolinguistik (Sommer 2008)

Berufsfeldpraxis Linguistik (Sommer 2008)

Schriftsysteme und Schriftgenese (Winter 2007/08)

Einführung in die Phonologie (Sommer 2007)

Methodenkurs Phonetik und Phonologie (Sommer 2007, zusammen mit Sebastian Löbner)

Einführung in die Phonetik (Winter 2006/07)

Bedrohte Sprachen (Winter 2006/07)

Einführung in die Soziolinguistik (Sommer 2007)

Schriftsysteme (Sommer 2006, zusammen mit Doris Gerland)

Einführung in die Phonetik (Winter 2005/06)

Entstehung neuer Sprachen: Kreol- und Gebärdensprachen (Winter 2005/06, zusammen mit Melani Wratil)

Berufsfeldpraxis Linguistik (Winter 2005/06)

Sprachplanung und Sprachpolitik (Sommer 2005)

Grammatisches Grundwissen (Sommer 2004, zusammen mit Tim Riebe)

ACTIVITIES

Organized conferences and workshops

  • Workshop "Prüfungen in Deutsch als Fremdsprache", Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul, Korea, 2016.
  • Countability workshop, 2013 (with Hana Filip).
  • Workshop Semantic and pragmatic annotation of corpora, 2012 (with Nicolas Kimm).
  • Workshop Semantic and typological perspectives on definites, 2012 (with Adrian Czardybon, Doris Gerland, Lei Li, Sebastian Löbner, Albert Ortmann & Syuzan Sachliyan).
  • Conference Concept Types and Frames, 2007 (with Thomas Gamerschlag, Albert Ortmann, Markus Werning & Stefanie Zaun).

  • Career workshops and other events for students

  • Roundtable discussion with representatives from the Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung (Seoul) on the current political situation on the Korean peninsula, 2016.
  • Workshop Job-Café Linguistik, 2016 (with Jessica Nieder, Natascha Nieder & Kim Strütjen).
  • Workshop Job-Café Linguistik, 2015 (with Doris Gerland, Fabian Koglin, Elisabeth Morgner & Jessica Nieder).
  • Workshop Job-Café Linguistik, 2014 (with Jana Jaruschewski, Fabian Koglin & Jessica Nieder).
  • Lecture series "Irgendwas mit Medien - aber wie komme ich dahin?", 2012 (with Doris Gerland & Daniel Schulzek).
  • "Tag der Lehre der Universität Düsseldorf", 2010 (member of the organizing committee).
  • Official supervisor of the 36th StuTS (Studentische Tagung Sprachwissenschaft), 2009.

  • Exhibitions and lecture series

  • Lecture series "Wie funktionieren Geisteswissenschaften?", 2014 (Vortragsreihe des Akademischen Mittelbaus der Philosophischen Fakultät, HHU), organized with Susanne Brandt (Dept. of Historical Studies).
  • Exhibition "Du bist, was Du sprichst!", 2014, Haus der Universität, HHU (with Tim Riebe).

  • Friends & alumni association

  • President of FörderLinK Düsseldorf e.V. (since 2007).

  • Academic self-administration (selection)

  • Member of the Fakultätsrat (faculty council) of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, HHU (2007-2015).
  • Member of the steering committee of the Department of Linguistics and Information Science, HHU (2011-2015).
  • Member of the Qualitätsverbesserungskommission (commission for quality improvement), Faculty of Arts and Humanities, HHU (2011-2015).
  • Member of the steering committee of the collaborative research center CRC 991 (Sonderforschungsbereich 991) The structure of Representations in Language, Cognition and Science at HHU (2012-2013).
  • Speaker of the doctoral researchers in the CRC 991 (2011-2013).
  • Member of the steering committee of the integrated graduate school of the CRC 991 (2011-2013).
  • Member of the committee for the improvement of the BA linguistics and MA linguistics programs and re-accreditation preparation, Department of Linguistics and Information Science, HHU (2011).
  • Member of the selection commission for the MA Informationswissenschaft und Sprachtechnologie program (2009-2011).
  • Member of the selection commission for the MA Linguistik program (2006-2011).
  • Member of several search committees.
  • Acknowledgements: Thanks to Miriam Kaeshammer and Lukas Exel for providing me an earlier version of the template for this website.