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C09 - Prominence and predictive modelling

This project develops and explores a Bayesian computational account of prominence that is based on the forward-modelling account of language cognition. The account will relate the cognitive prominence of discourse items with the prominence of their form of expression, and explore the question of whether such prominence phenomena are functionally motivated as mechanisms of communicative efficiency. Precise quantifications of the account will be tested in collaboration with other projects within the CRC.


Prof. Dr. Martine Grice

Prof. Dr. Martine Grice

Teilprojektleiterin A01, A02 und C09

Büro: Phonetik, Herbert-Lewin-Straße 6
E-Mail: martine.grice(at)
Telefon: (+49) 221 470-5610
Prof. Dr. Nikolaus P. Himmelmann

Prof. Dr. Nikolaus P. Himmelmann

Teilprojektleiter A03 "Prosodische Typologie", B05 "Symmetrische Diathesen", C09 "Prominenz und prädiktive Modellierung“, INF "Informationsinfrastruktur"

Büro: Allg. Sprachwissenschaft, Meister-Ekkehart-Straße 7
E-Mail: sprachwissenschaft(at)
Telefon: (+49) 221 470-2323
Prof. Dr. Petra Schumacher

Prof. Dr. Petra Schumacher

Sprecherin des SFB, Teilprojektleiterin A01, C07, C09 und Z

Büro: Philosophikum, Raum 2.124 und SFB, Luxemburger Str. 299, Raum 1.09
E-Mail: petra.schumacher(at)
Telefon: (+49) 221 470-2696 (Philosophikum) und -89900 (SFB)
T. Mark Ellison

T. Mark Ellison

Postdoktorand C09

Büro: SFB, Luxemburger Str. 299, Raum 2.03
E-Mail: t.m.ellison(at)
Telefon: (+49) 221 470-89912



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