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C07 - Forward and backward functions of discourse anaphora

Project C07 investigates the backward and forward-directed functions of referential expressions through behavioural measures and assesses the temporal dynamics of the underlying processes by means of event-related potentials. We also compare the interpretive preferences and forward potential of personal and demonstrative pronouns in German and study how these discrete processes are influenced by potential prominence-lending cues, including thematic role (or its subfeatures), animacy, grammatical function and topicality.

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Team

Name

Prof. Dr. Petra Schumacher

Principal Investigator A01 and C07

Office: Philosophikum, room 2.124
E-mail: petra.schumacher(at)uni-koeln.de
Phone: (+49) 221 470-2696
Web: Prof. Dr. Petra Schumacher

Name

Dr. Sonja Eisenbeiß

Researcher associated with C07

Office: Allg. Sprachwissenschaft, Meister-Ekkehart-Straße 7
E-mail: seisenb1(at)uni-koeln.de
Phone: (+49) 221 470-3357
Web: Dr. Sonja Eisenbeiß

Name

Dr. Clare Patterson

Postdoc C07

Office: SFB, Luxemburger Str. 299, room 3.05
E-mail: cpatters(at)uni-koeln.de
Phone: (+49) 221 470-89918
Web: Dr. Clare Patterson

Name

Melanie Fuchs

Doctoral student C07

Office: SFB, Luxemburger Str. 299, room 3.05
E-mail: mfuchs10(at)uni-koeln.de
Phone: (+49) 221 470-89918
Web: Melanie Fuchs

Name

Lara Muhtz

Student assistant C07

Office: Philosophikum, room 2.125
E-mail:
Phone: (+49) 221 470-5391

Name

Hilde Penner

Student assistant C07

Office: Philosophikum, room 2.125
E-mail:
Phone: (+49) 221 470-5391

Name

Julia Veth

Student assistant C07

Office: Philosophikum, room 2.125
E-mail: jveth(at)smail.uni-koeln.de
Phone: (+49) 221 470-5391

List of publications

2017

  • Zappoli, Alessandra, Francesco Vespignani, Stefan Baumann, Martine Grice & Petra Schumacher. 2018. The processing of German Pitch Accents by Italian learners of German. Oral presentation at workshop The relation between prosodic and referential structure, DGfS Conference, 8 March 2018, Stuttgart.
  • Schumacher, Petra. B. 2017. Semantic-Pragmatic Processing. In Eva M. Fernández & Helen Smith Cairns. (eds.) The Handbook of Psycholinguistics. Malden/Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 392-410.
  • Schumacher, Petra B., Leah Roberts & Juhani Järvikivi. 2017. Agentivity Drives Real-Time Pronoun Resolution: Evidence From German "er" and "der". Lingua, 185, 25-41.

Presentations

2018

  • Zappoli, Alessandra, Francesco Vespignani, Stefan Baumann, Martine Grice & Petra Schumacher. 2018. The processing of German Pitch Accents by Italian learners of German. Oral presentation at workshop The relation between prosodic and referential structure, DGfS Conference, 8 March 2018, Stuttgart.