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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.

Team

Name

Prof. Dr. Martine Grice

Principal Investigator A01, A02, C09

Office: Phonetik, Herbert-Lewin-Straße 6
E-Mail: martine.grice(at)uni-koeln.de
Phone: (+49) 221 470-5610
Homepage: Prof. Dr. Martine Grice

Name

Prof. Dr. Petra Schumacher

Principal Investigator A01, C07, C09

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

Name

Prof. Dr. Nikolaus P. Himmelmann

Principal Investigator A03, B05, C09 and INF

Office: Allg. Sprachwissenschaft, Meister-Ekkehart-Straße 7
E-Mail: sprachwissenschaft(at)uni-koeln.de
Phone: (+49) 221 470-2323
Homepage: Prof. Dr. Nikolaus P. Himmelmann

Name

T. Mark Ellison

Postdoc C09

Office: SFB, Luxemburger Str. 299, room 3.03
E-mail: tellison(at)uni-koeln.de
Phone: (+49) 221 470-89920
Web: T. Mark Ellison