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C04 - Conceptual and referential activation in discourse

As a basis for the current project, we propose that prominence relations are among the core features contributing to referent management - at the level of comprehension and at the level of discourse planning. We suggest that, in referent management, prominence-lending features affect two related processes: activation of a concept and activation of a referent. The overall goal of the project is to develop a discourse model that can account for some key features in discourse processing, in particular for those features that are associated with concept activation and referent activation.

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Team

Name

Prof. Dr. Klaus von Heusinger

Speaker of the SFB, Principal Investigator B04, C04, Ö and Z

Office: Philosophikum, room 2.116 and SFB, Luxemburger Str. 299, room 1.09
E-mail: klaus.vonheusinger(at) uni-koeln.de
Phone: (+49) 221 470-4884 (Philosophikum) and -89900 (SFB)
Web: Prof. Dr. Klaus von Heusinger

Name

Dr. Andreas Brocher

Postdoc C04

Office: SFB, Luxemburger Str. 299, room 1.05
E-mail: abrocher(at)uni-koeln.de
Phone: (+49) 221 470-89902
Web: Dr. Andreas Brocher

Name

Frederike Weeber

Doctoral student C04

Office: SFB, Luxemburger Str. 299, room 1.05
E-mail: fweeber1(at)uni-koeln.de
Phone: (+49) 221 470-89902
Web: Frederike Weeber

Name

Hae-Eun Cho

Student assistant C04

Office: SFB, Luxemburger Str. 299, room 2.12
E-mail: hcho2(at)uni-koeln.de
Phone:

Name

Alexander Walter

Student assistant C04

Office: SFB, Luxemburger Str. 299, room 2.12
E-mail: awalte10(at)smail.uni-koeln.de
Phone:

List of publications

Accepted

  • von Heusinger, Klaus. Accepted. Indefiniteness and specificity. In Barbara Abbott & Janet Gundel (eds.), Oxford Handbook of Reference, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • von Heusinger, Klaus, Malte Zimmermann & Edgar Onea (eds.). In print. Questions in discourse. Vol 1: Semantics (Current Research in the Semantics/Pragmatics Interface 35). Leiden: Brill.
  • Maienborn, Claudia, Klaus von Heusinger & Paul Portner (eds.). In print. Semantics. 7 vols. Berlin/Boston: de Gruyter Mouton. Re-edition of Maienborn, von Heusinger, Portner (eds.). 2011. Handbook of Semantics. 3 vols. Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter Mouton.
  • Zimmermann, Malte, Klaus von Heusinger & Edgar Onea (eds.). In print. Questions in discourse. Vol. 2: Pragmatics (Current Research in the Semantics/Pragmatics Interface 36). Leiden: Brill.

2018

2017

  • Weiland-Breckle, Hanna, Sam Featherstone & Klaus von Heusinger. 2017. Conditions on systematic polysemy: An empirical investigation on the pragmatics of predicate transfer. Linguistische Berichte 252. 459–491.