Dr. Andy Lücking

Andy Lücking

Dr. Andy Lücking

Staff member

Université Paris Diderot (Paris 7)
Laboratory of Excellence “Empirical Foundations of Linguistics” (LabEx EFL)
5 Rue Thomas Mann, 75013 Paris, Frankreich

Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main
Robert-Mayer-Straße 10
Faculty of Computer Science and Mathematics
Text Technology Lab
Room 401e
D-60325 Frankfurt am Main
D-60054 Frankfurt am Main (use for package delivery)
Postfach / P.O. Box: 154
Phone: +49 69-798-28926





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My research interests are centered around linguistic and philosophical theories of meaning and interaction. One focus is on the interplay of speech and gesture in communication. More recently, I also worked on an alternative account to generalised quantifiers. My favourite framework is Type Theory with Records (TTR). In my work, I usually combine theoretical modeling and experimental methods. I am concerned with topics such as semantic and pragmatic notions of reference, deferred reference, quantified noun phrases, type theory, alignment in dialogue, iconicity, demonstration and exemplification.

Since April 2019 I am a (part-time) PostDoc research fellow at the Laboratory of Excellence “Empirical Foundations of Linguistics” (LabEx EFL) at Université Paris Diderot (Paris 7).

Since February 2019 I am a (part-time) research assistant in the PLATO Project.

In January 2011, I started to work as a research assistant at the Text Technology Lab at the Goethe University Frankfurt.

I studied linguistics, philosophy and German philology at Bielefeld University. During my studies, I worked as scientific assistant in several projects:

  1. B1 “Speech-Gesture Alignment” in the Collaborative Research Center 673 “Alignment in Communication” (June 2006 to January 2011). In this project, I contributed in building the Speech-and-Gesture Alignment Corpus (SaGA). I also developed an account for the meaning of co-verbal iconic gestures and how they interact with speech (see dissertation.).
  2. Linguistic Networks (September 2009 to December 2010).
  3. Research Unit 437 “Text Technological Modelling of Information”, project A2 Secondary structuring of information and comparative analysis of discourse (Sekimo) (April 2006 to September 2006). In this short-term engagement, I supported the annotation of discourse structure and centering relations, and the assessment of reliability.
  4. Project B3 “Deixis in Construction Dialogues” of the Collaborative Research Center 360 “Situated Artificial Communicators” (2005). In this project, I participated in investigating the role of pointing in demonstrative reference in task-oriented dialogue.

In 2011, I received my PhD in linguistics at Bielefeld University for my prolegomena for a linguistic theory of co-verbal iconic gesture. The work has been published in 2013 as “Ikonische Gesten. Grundzüge einer linguistischen Theorie”.

I am a member of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft (DGfS).

Besides my research activities, I am interested in typesetting with LaTeX. I am a member of the German TeX User Society (Deutsche Anwendervereinigung TeX, DANTE).