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SFB-Networking (Cologne - Potsdam - Saarbrücken)

This series of network meetings brings together researchers from the CRCs in Cologne, Potsdam and Saarbrücken. The aim is to discuss shared themes and methodological approaches of the CRC 1252 „Prominence in Language“, CRC 1102 „Information Density and Linguistic Encoding“ and CRC 1287 „Limits of Variability in Language“.

Thematic workshops are organized on topics that are shared by different projects across the CRCs. PIs are welcome to initiate and organize meetings on specific topics.

3. SFB-Networking Workshop: Relation of Prominence, Surprisal and Information Structure

The 3rd networking meeting will focus on the relation of Prominence, Surprisal and Information Structure.

Dates: June 29/30, 2020 

Place: Saarbrücken

  • Due to the coronavirus pandemic the organising committee has taken the decision to postpone the Workshop to a later date.

2. SFB-Networking Workshop: Discourse

The 2nd networking meeting will focus on discourse.

Dates: November 14/15, 2019

Place: Cologne

  • You can download the programme here.

Discourse is the topic of the 2nd networking meeting of the three CRCs Cologne, Potsdam and Saarbrücken taking place in Cologne on November 14-15, 2019. We will discuss the relevance of discourse for the research questions of our CRCs, including the issues:

  • discourse structure (rhetorical relations, QUDs, and the like)
  • discourse connectives, discourse particles
  • clause combining (subordination, coordination, etc.)
  • influence of discourse context on the interpretation of linguistic expressions (e.g. pronouns, definites, ellipsis, etc.)

Meeting Days and Timetable

Thursday 14 November 2019

14.00 - 14:30   Introduction - Defnitions, outlines, key concepts
14:30 - 15:00   Coffee
15:00 - 15:45   Klaus von Heusinger, Frederike Weeber & Jet Hoek (Köln C04) - Psych Verbs and Discourse Prominence
15:45 - 16.30   Clare Patterson & Petra Schumacher (Köln C07) - Multiple antecedents in context: influence on personal and demonstrative pronouns in German
16:30 - 17.30   Coffee/Postersession
                          Mareike Philipp (Potsdam C02) - The Impact of Context on the Interpretation of Quantifier Scope Ambiguities
                          Michael Roth (Stuttgart associated) - First steps towards modelling sources of misunderstanding in instructional texts
                          Sara Meuser (Köln C05) - Empirical evidence for the impact of discourse prominence on perspective taking 

17:30 - 18:15   Berfin Aktas (Potsdam A03) - Variation in referential strategies across production modalities
18:15 - 19:00   Yulia Clausen (Potsdam A03) - Differentiating variations of German tag questions
19:30                Networking-Dinner (Restaurant: Ristorante L'Angelo D'oro - Berrenrather Str. 197)

Friday 15 November 2019

09:00 - 09:45   Wei Shi (Saarbrücken B02) - Automatic discourse relation classification and domain adaption
09:45 - 10:30   Vera Demberg (Saarbrücken B02) - Investigating individual differences in discourse comprehension through crowd-sourcing annotation
10:30 - 11:00   Coffee
11:00 - 11:45   Frances Yung (Saarbrücken B02) - RSA account of coherence relation production and comprehension
11:45 - 12:30   Katja Jasinskaja (Köln C06) - Speech acts that support other speech acts
12:30 - 14:00   Lunch
14:00 - 14:45   Stefan Hinterwimmer (Köln C05) - Discourse topicality and perspective-taking
14:45 - 15:00   Coffee
15:00 - 15:45   Round Table 

1. SFB-Networking Workshop: Language Processing

The kick-off networking meeting will focus on language processing.

Dates: February 14/15, 2019

Place: Potsdam, WIS im Bildungsforum, Am Kanal 47, 14467 Potsdam (city center, near main station)

  • You can download the programme here.