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A06 - (De-)linking prosodic and discourse prominence: The case of non-assertive speech acts

The project investigates the mapping between prosodic and discourse prominence (referential givenness, focus) in speech acts with speech-act-specific prosodic prominence relations that arguably are not linked to discourse prominence. We conduct experiments to explore the role of this (de-)linking for listeners' expectations regarding prosodic prominence in upcoming utterances, for the interpretation of prosodic prominence in such speech acts, and for the mental prominence of referents in the discourse representation of listeners.

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Team

Prof. Dr. Sophie Repp

Prof. Dr. Sophie Repp

Deputy Spokesperson of the CRC, Principal Investigator A06

Office: Philosophikum, room2.119
E-Mail: sophie.repp(at)uni-koeln.de
Phone: (+49) 221 470-5235
Dr. Heiko Seeliger

Dr. Heiko Seeliger

Postdoc A06

Office: SFB, Luxemburger Str. 299, room 2.04
E-Mail: heiko.seeliger(at)uni-koeln.de
Phone: (+49) 221 470-89911
Jascha Garkazi

Jascha Garkazi

Student assistant A06

Office: Philosophikum, room 2.121
E-Mail: jgarkaz1(at)uni-koeln.de
Phone: (+49) 221 470-5226
Klara Voerkel

Klara Voerkel

Student assistant A06

Office: Philosophikum, room 2.121
E-Mail: kvoerke1(at)uni-koeln.de
Phone: (+49) 221 470-5226

Publications

To appear

  • Seeliger, Heiko. To appear. The prosody of Swedish non-canonical questions. In Regine Eckardt, George Walkden & Nicole Dehé (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Non-Canonical Questions.
  • Seeliger, Heiko & Sophie Repp. To appear. Givenness perception in declaratives vs. exclamatives. In Proceedings of Speech Prosody 2024, Leiden.

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