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C07 - Forward and backward functions of discourse anaphora

This project investigates the fine-grained nature of prominence relations between referential expressions. It examines the interpretive preferences and the forward potential of different anaphoric expressions – with a particular focus on demonstratives – in contexts with more than two antecedents, using behavioural methods. It also assesses the temporal dynamics of the underlying processes by means of event-related potentials. It asks how backward and forward referential functions are influenced by potential prominence-lending cues from different linguistic levels (sentence, discourse and prosody).

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Team

Name

Prof. Dr. Petra Schumacher

Principal Investigator A01, C07 and C09

Office: Philosophikum, room 2.124
E-mail: petra.schumacher(at)uni-koeln.de
Phone: (+49) 221 470-2696
Web: Prof. Dr. Petra Schumacher

Name

Dr. Clare Patterson

Postdoc representative, Postdoc C07

Office: SFB, Luxemburger Str. 299, room 3.05
E-mail: cpatters(at)uni-koeln.de
Phone: (+49) 221 470-89918
Web: Dr. Clare Patterson

Name

Magdalena Repp

Doctoral student C07

Office: SFB, Luxemburger Str. 299, room 3.05
E-mail: mrepp1(at)uni-koeln.de
Phone: (+49) 221 470-5391

Name

Julia Wenzel

Student assistant C07

Office: Philosophikum, room 2.125
E-mail: julia.wenzel(at)uni-koeln.de
Phone: (+49) 221 470-5391

Name

Anne Lützeler

Student assistant C07

Office: Philosophikum, room 2.125
E-mail: anne.luetzeler(at)uni-koeln.de
Phone: (+49) 221 470-5391

Publications

2021

  • Patterson, Clare & Claudia Felser. 2021. Cleft focus and antecedent accessibility: The emergence of the anti-focus effect. In Anke Holler, Katja Suckow & Israel de la Fuente (eds.), Information structuring in discourse, 56–85. Leiden: Brill.

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