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Second International Conference “Prominence in Language” University of Cologne, 11-13 July 2018

Final program

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Wednesday 11

09.00-09.45 | Registration
09.45-10.00 | Welcome
10.00-11.00 | Eva Schultze-Berndt (The University of Manchester): Universal vs. language-specific influences on agent prominence and differential agent marking: a view from Down Under
11.00-11.30 | Coffee break

Session 1

11.30-12.00 | Fang Yang, Martin Pickering & Holly Branigan (The University of Edinburgh): Pin down prominence relations in action events – evidence from Mandarin sentence production
12.00-12.30 | Diana Dimitrova & Petra Schumacher (University of Cologne): Non-canonical structure as an attention cueing mechanism
12.30-13.00 | Anja Latrouite (HHU Düsseldorf): Discourse prominence, event prominence and grammatical variation
13.00-14.30 | Lunch

Session 2

14.30-15.00 | Ulrike Domahs, Christina Kauschke & Frank Domahs (University of Marburg): The role of prosodic prominence in processing German past participles
15.00-15.30 | Aviad Albert (University of Cologne): A tonal conspiracy: A perceptually-motivated acoustic model of prosodic prominence
15.30-16.00 | Natalia Kuznetsova (University of Turin/ Institute for Linguistic Studies RAS): Is there a word stress in Estonian?
16.00-17.30 | Poster Session 1 + Coffee break
19.00+ | Conference Dinner

Thursday 12

09.00-10.00 | Jason Bishop (CUNY): Structure, Realization, and the Listener in Prominence Perception

Session 3

10.00-10.30 | Xaver Koch, Anna-Lisa Ndao & Katharina Spalek (Humboldt-University Berlin): Contrastive intonation effects on word recall for information-structural alternatives
10.30-11.00 | Simon Ritter & Doris Mücke (University of Cologne): Continuity and categoriality in prosodic prominence – the case of focus marking
11.00-11.30 | Coffee break

Session 4

11.30-12.00 | Duygu Özge, Ebru Evcen, Alper Kesici & Engin Köse (Middle East Technical University): Pronoun resolution in Turkish Transfer-of-Possession Verbs
12.00-12.30 | Cecilia Pilar Puebla Antunes & Claudia Felser (PRIM – University of Potsdam): Discourse prominence and antecedent mis-retrieval during native and non-native pronoun resolution
12.30-13.00 | Christiane Bongartz, Jacopo Torregrossa, Maria Andreou & Claudia Rizzo (University of Cologne): Variation in the encoding of prominence: A view from referential strategies in bilingual children
13.00-14.00 | Lunch
14.00-15.30 | Poster Session 2
15.30-17.00 | Guided tour: Cologne and its architecture
17.30+ | Get-together in a Biergarten


Friday 13

Session 5

09.30-10.00 | Margit Scheibel (HHU Düsseldorf): Prominence of Agents as a function of action verb specificity
10.00-10.30 | Pascal Coenen & Michael Frotscher (University of Cologne): Agentivity and prominence: the case of differential subject marking in Old Indo-Iranian
10.30-11.00 | Coffee break
11.00-11.30 | Javier Caro Reina & Sophie Mürmann (University of Cologne): The prominence of proper names in the extended animacy hierarchy
11.30-12.00 | Alexander Göbel (UMass Amherst): Pronouns at the right frontier: discourse structure affects accessibility of final appositives
12.00-12.30 | Yvonne Portele & Markus Bader (Goethe University Frankfurt): The interaction of semantic bias and topic status in the interpretation of personal and demonstrative pronouns in German
12.30-14.00 | Lunch
14.00-15.00 | Andrew Kehler (University of California at San Diego): Prominence in a Referential Theory of VP-Ellipsis


Poster Session 1

Stefan Blohm, Franziska Kretzschmar & Matthias Schlesewsky (Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics/University of Cologne/University of South Australia): Dynamic Prominence in the Processing of Complex Sentences: Evidence From EEG and Eye Movements

Doriana Cimmino (University of Basel): On the interaction between syntactic prominence and discourse functions. A corpus study of Italian and English left marked structures in online newspapers

Eric Engel (University of Cologne): Syntactic prominence in discourse: A corpus-based analysis of topic-marking constructions in French

Yulia Esaulova, Sarah Dolscheid & Martina Penke (University of Cologne): Preferences for the positioning of actants in visual scenes

Melanie Fuchs & Petra Schumacher (University of Cologne): Demonstrative Pronouns as Attention Orienting Devices

Franziska Kretzschmar, Markus Philipp, Tim Graf & Beatrice Primus (University of Cologne): The prominence of sentience

Sabine Reuters, Sarah Dolscheid, Yulia Esaulova & Martina Penke (University of Cologne): The impact of patient animacy and patient position on German syntax: Evidence from a psycholinguistic experiment on sentence production

Swantje Tönnis (Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz): German es-clefts raising prominence - An empirical study comparing written and spoken data

Carla Umbach & Umut Özge (Zentrum für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft/Middle East Technical University Ankara): Scalar and non-scalar equatives in Turkish and in German

Frederike Weeber, Andreas Brocher & Klaus von Heusinger (University of Cologne): Referent availability in the comprehension and production of weak definites

Poster Session 2

Angeliki Athanasopoulou & Irene Vogel (University of Calgary/University of Delaware): The manifestation of focus as a function of word prosodic properties

Carola de Beer, Clara Huttenlauch, Isabell Wartenburger & Sandra Hanne (University of Potsdam): Prosodic cue production in case-ambiguous sentences

Anna Bruggeman, Sam Hellmuth, Nabila Louriz & Martine Grice (University of Cologne/ University of York/Université Hassan II): Stress deafness in Tashlhiyt Berber and Moroccan Arabic

Miguel Jimenez-Bravo & Victoria Marrero (UNED): Multimodal perception of acoustic prominence in Spanish: a methodological approach

Stephen Jones, Chi-Lun Pang & Louise Mycock (University of Oxford/University of Liverpool): Prosodic vs. Morphological Prominence in Japanese Echo-Questions

Boram Kim & Jason Bishop (City University of New York): On the Perceived Prominence of Non-Prominent Words

Christine Röhr, Henrik Niemann, Stefan Baumann & Martine Grice (University of Cologne): Prosodic Cues in Expectation-Driven Prominence Marking

Tabea Thies, Doris Mücke, Bastian Auris, Julia Steffen & Michael Barbe (University of Cologne): The Expression of Prosodic Prominence in Parkinsonian Speech

Caterina Ventura, Martine Grice, Michelina Savino & Petra Schumacher (University of Cologne/University of Bari): Task determines differential prosodic marking of focus in Italian