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B09 - Prominence in action: referent representation in German Sign Language (DGS)

This project investigates evidence for morphosyntactic prominence of arguments in German Sign Language (DGS), and the relationship between morphosyntactic prominence with prominence-lending semantic features like animacy and agentivity. By investigating the visual modality of a signed language, the project contributes to our understanding of the universality and variability of prominence relations across languages.

Team

Prof. Dr. Pamela Perniss

Prof. Dr. Pamela Perniss

Principal Investigator B09

Office: Klosterstraße 79b, room 11
E-Mail: pperniss(at)uni-koeln.de
Phone: (+49) 221 470-76342
Stella von Randow-Jopen

Stella von Randow-Jopen

Associated doctoral student B09

Office: Klosterstraße 79b, room 10
E-Mail: svonrand(at)smail.uni-koeln.de
Phone: (+49) 221 470-76364
Thiago Santos

Thiago Santos

Doctoral student B09

Office: Klosterstraße 79b, room 10
E-Mail: tsouzasa(at)uni-koeln.de
Phone: (+49) 221 470-76364
Antonia Dietrich

Antonia Dietrich

Student assistant B09

Office: Klosterstraße 79b, room 10
E-Mail: adietri7(at)uni-koeln.de
Phone: (+49) 221 470-76364
Julian Heeb

Julian Heeb

Student assistant B09

Office: Klosterstraße 79b, room 10
E-Mail: jheeb(at)uni-koeln.de
Phone: (+49) 221 470-76364

Publications

To appear

  • Mertz, Justine, Lena Pagel, Pamela Perniss, Giuseppina Turco & Doris Mücke. To appear. Coarticulation in sign language: A kinematic study on French Sign Language (LSF) using Electromagnetic Articulography (EMA). In Proceedings of the 13th International Seminar on Speech Production (ISSP), 13-17 May, 2024. Autrans, France.