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At-issueness, scope, and coherence (ASC)

In this workshop from July 9 to 10, 2018, organized by the project C06 "Prominence in subordinating rhetorical relations" of the Collaborative Research Center 1252 "Prominence in Language", we want to analyse the interaction between coherence relations, scope and at-issue/not-at-issue content distinction and their relation to a more general category of prominence in discourse. For example it has been shown that discourse relations play a role in the interpretation of embedded propositions as at-issue or not-at-issue (Schlenker 2013), as well as that the position of an appositive relative clause in its matrix clause has influence on the accessibility for rejection in subsequent context (Syrett and Koev 2015). These and other related phenomena will be in the focus of this workshop.

Informal Registration

Everybody is very welcome to attend. If you plan so, please send an informal registration to Frank Zickenheiner (frank.zickenheiner[at]uni-koeln.de), so that we can we can plan accordingly for refreshments and inform you about future updates. Please note that this workshop is a satellite event to the Second International Conference on Prominence in Language from July 11 to 13, 2018, also in Cologne.

Meeting Days and Timetable:

MONDAY 9 July 2018
ROOM 2.006 / PHILOSOPHIKUM (Universitätsstraße 41)

16.00 to 16.15 | Introduction (Katja Jasinskaja)
16.15 to 17.00 | D. Beaver: Why what not at-issue matters
17.00 to 17.15 | BREAK
17.15 to 18.00 | A. Göbel: Exploring a Mapping between QUDs and Discourse Relation

TUESDAY 10 July 2018

09.15 to 10.00 | J. Biskupek: The (non-)at-issueness status of non restrictive relative clauses in German
10.00 to 10.45 | K. Jasinskaja and C. Poschmann: Attachment in Syntax and Discourse: Towards an explanation for the variable scope of non-restrictive relative clauses
10.45 to 11.15 | COFFEE
11.15 to 12.00 | F. Zickenheiner: QUDs and common ground
12.00 to 12.15 | COFFEE
12.15 to 13.00 | T. Koev: Strong Beliefs; Weak Commitments

13.00 to 14.30 | LUNCH

14.30 to 15.15 | A. Kehler: Conversational Eliciture
15.15 to 15.25 | COFFEE
15.25 to 16.10 | S. Hinterwimmer: A comparison of 'fei' and 'aber'
16.10 to 16.45 | COFFEE
16.45 to 17.30 | H. Zeevat: Restoring Harmony to the Head: projection, dependent reference and a nearly uniform conjunction
17.30 to 17.45 | COFFEE
17.45 to 18.30 | D. Gutzmann: At-issueness as propositional prominence