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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.



Prof. Dr. Pamela Perniss

Principal Investigator B09

Office: Klosterstraße 79b, Raum 11
E-Mail: pperniss(at)
Phone: (+49) 221 470-76342
Homepage: Prof. Dr. Pamela Perniss


Stella von Randow

Doctoral student B09

Offcie: Klosterstraße 79b, room 10
E-mail: srandow1(at)
Phone: (+49) 221 470 76364
Web: Stella von Randow


Antonia Dietrich

Student assistant B09

Office: SFB, Luxemburger Str. 299, Raum 1.05
E-Mail: adietri7(at)
Phone: (+49) 221 470-89902