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C04 - Conceptual and referential activation in discourse

In this project, we study the prominence and accessibility of discourse entities in a discourse. Comparing referential chains (a blue car – it) and conceptual chains (a blue car – a red one), we test how the prominence of discourse entities is affected by subsequent linguistic material, with a specific focus on how syntactically subordinated vs coordinated clauses and discourse-structurally subordinated vs coordinated clauses affect the accessibility of referents and concepts. 

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Team

Name

Prof. Dr. Klaus von Heusinger

Principal Investigator B04 and C04

Office: Philosophikum, room 2.116
E-mail: klaus.vonheusinger(at)uni-koeln.de
Phone: (+49) 221 470-4884
Web: Prof. Dr. Klaus von Heusinger

Name

Timo Buchholz

Postdoc C04

Office: SFB, Luxemburger Str. 299, room 1.05
E-mail:timo.buchholz(at)uni-koeln.de
Phone: (+49) 221 470-89902

Name

Dr. Derya Cokal

Postdoc C04

Office: SFB, Luxemburger Str. 299, room 1.05
E-Mail: dcokal(at)uni-koeln.de
Phone: (+49) 221 470-89902
Web: Dr. Derya Cokal

Name

Frederike Weeber

Doctoral student C04

Office: SFB, Luxemburger Str. 299, room 1.05
E-mail: fweeber1(at)uni-koeln.de
Phone: (+49) 221 470-89902
Web: Frederike Weeber

Name

Gökben Nagihan Konuk

Associate C04

Office: Luxemburger Str. 299, room 3.03
E-Mail: goekben.konuk(at)uni-koeln.de
Phone: (+49) 221 470-89920

Publications

To appear

  • Hoek, Jet, Merel C. J. Scholman & Ted J. M. Sanders. To appear. Is there less agreement when the discourse is underspecified? Annotation of coherence relations in TED talks. Proceedings of the DiscAnn Workshop.
  • Primus, Beatrice, Franziska Kretzschmar, Nikolaus P. Himmelmann & Klaus von Heusinger. To appear. Relating agent prominence to discourse prominece: Do-clefts in German. Linguistics.
  • Riester, Arndt, Amalia Canes Nápoles & Jet Hoek. To appear. Combined discourse representations: Coherence relations and questions under discussion. Proceedings of the DiscAnn Workshop.

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