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Second International Conference “Prominence in Language” University of Cologne, 11th-13th July 2018

Final program

Please note that we are going to start at 9.30 a.m. instead of 9 a.m. on Friday 13th!

(Download the program as PDF file)

Wednesday 11th

09.00-09.45 | Registration
09.45-10.00 | Welcoming speeches by the Vice-Rector for Research, Prof. Dr. Bettina Rockenbach, and by the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Prof. Dr. Monika Schausten
10.00-11.00 | Eva Schultze-Berndt (The University of Manchester): Universal vs. language-specific influences on agent prominence and differential agent marking: a view from Down Under
11.00-11.30 | Coffee break

Session 1

11.30-12.00 | Fang Yang, Martin Pickering & Holly Branigan (The University of Edinburgh): Pin down prominence relations in action events – evidence from Mandarin sentence production | Abstract
12.00-12.30 | Diana Dimitrova & Petra Schumacher (University of Cologne): Non-canonical structure as an attention cueing mechanism | Abstract
12.30-13.00 | Anja Latrouite (HHU Düsseldorf): Discourse prominence, event prominence and grammatical variation | Abstract
13.00-14.30 | Lunch

Session 2

14.30-15.00 | talk cancelled due to illness
15.00-15.30 | Aviad Albert (University of Cologne): A tonal conspiracy: A perceptually-motivated acoustic model of prosodic prominence | Abstract
15.30-16.00 | Natalia Kuznetsova (University of Turin/ Institute for Linguistic Studies RAS): Is there a word stress in Estonian? | Abstract
16.00-17.30 | Poster Session 1 + Coffee break
19.00+ | Conference Dinner

Thursday 12th

09.00-10.00 | Jason Bishop (CUNY): Structure, Realization, and the Listener in Prominence Perception

Session 3

10.00-10.30 | Xaver Koch, Anna-Lisa Ndao & Katharina Spalek (Humboldt-University Berlin): Contrastive intonation effects on word recall for information-structural alternatives | Abstract
10.30-11.00 | Simon Ritter & Doris Mücke (University of Cologne): Continuity and categoriality in prosodic prominence – the case of focus marking | Abstract
11.00-11.30 | Coffee break


Session 4

11.30-12.00 | Duygu Özge, Ebru Evcen, Alper Kesici & Engin Köse (Middle East Technical University): Pronoun resolution in Turkish Transfer-of-Possession Verbs | Abstract
12.00-12.30 | Cecilia Pilar Puebla Antunes & Claudia Felser (PRIM – University of Potsdam): Discourse prominence and antecedent mis-retrieval during native and non-native pronoun resolution | Abstract
12.30-13.00 | Christiane Bongartz, Jacopo Torregrossa, Maria Andreou & Claudia Rizzo (University of Cologne): Variation in the encoding of prominence: A view from referential strategies in bilingual children | Abstract
13.00-14.00 | Lunch
14.00-15.30 | Poster Session 2
15.30-17.00 | Guided tour: Cologne and its architecture
17.30+ | Get-together in a Biergarten


Friday 13th

Session 5

09.30-10.00 | Marta Donazzan (Université de Nantes): Voice alternations and prominence relations in complex causative structures  | Abstract
10.00-10.30 | Pascal Coenen & Michael Frotscher (University of Cologne): Agentivity and prominence: the case of differential subject marking in Old Indo-Iranian | Abstract
10.30-11.00 | Coffee break
11.00-11.30 | Javier Caro Reina & Sophie Mürmann (University of Cologne): The prominence of proper names in the extended animacy hierarchy | Abstract
11.30-12.00 | Alexander Göbel (UMass Amherst): Pronouns at the right frontier: discourse structure affects accessibility of final appositives | Abstract
12.00-12.30 | Yvonne Portele & Markus Bader (Goethe University Frankfurt): The interaction of semantic bias and topic status in the interpretation of personal and demonstrative pronouns in German | Abstract
12.30-14.00 | Lunch
14.00-15.00 | Andrew Kehler (University of California at San Diego): Prominence in a Referential Theory of VP-Ellipsis


Poster Session 1

Stefan Blohm, Franziska Kretzschmar & Matthias Schlesewsky (Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics/University of Cologne/University of South Australia): Dynamic Prominence in the Processing of Complex Sentences: Evidence From EEG and Eye Movements | Abstract

Doriana Cimmino (University of Basel): On the interaction between syntactic prominence and discourse functions. A corpus study of Italian and English left marked structures in online newspapers | Abstract

Eric Engel (University of Cologne): Syntactic prominence in discourse: A corpus-based analysis of topic-marking constructions in French | Abstract

Yulia Esaulova, Sarah Dolscheid & Martina Penke (University of Cologne): Preferences for the positioning of actants in visual scenes | Abstract

Melanie Fuchs & Petra Schumacher (University of Cologne): Demonstrative Pronouns as Attention Orienting Devices | Abstract

Franziska Kretzschmar, Markus Philipp, Tim Graf & Beatrice Primus (University of Cologne): The prominence of sentience | Abstract

Sabine Reuters, Sarah Dolscheid, Yulia Esaulova & Martina Penke (University of Cologne):The impact of conceptual and visual factors on German syntax: Evidence from sentence production | Abstract

Swantje Tönnis (Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz): German es-clefts raising prominence - An empirical study comparing written and spoken data | Abstract

Carla Umbach & Umut Özge (Zentrum für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft/Middle East Technical University Ankara): Scalar and non-scalar equatives in Turkish and in German| Abstract

Frederike Weeber, Andreas Brocher & Klaus von Heusinger (University of Cologne): Referent availability in the comprehension and production of weak definites | Abstract

Poster Session 2

Angeliki Athanasopoulou & Irene Vogel (University of Calgary/University of Delaware): The manifestation of focus as a function of word prosodic properties | Abstract

Carola de Beer, Clara Huttenlauch, Isabell Wartenburger & Sandra Hanne (University of Potsdam): Prosodic cue production in case-ambiguous sentences | Abstract

Anna Bruggeman, Sam Hellmuth, Nabila Louriz & Martine Grice (University of Cologne/ University of York/Université Hassan II): Stress deafness in Tashlhiyt Berber and Moroccan Arabic | Abstract

Stephen Jones, Chi-Lun Pang & Louise Mycock (University of Oxford/University of Liverpool): Prosodic vs. Morphological Prominence in Japanese Echo-Questions| Abstract

Boram Kim & Jason Bishop (City University of New York): On the Perceived Prominence of Non-Prominent Words | Abstract

Christine Röhr, Henrik Niemann, Stefan Baumann & Martine Grice (University of Cologne): Prosodic Cues in Expectation-Driven Prominence Marking | Abstract

Tabea Thies, Doris Mücke, Bastian Auris, Julia Steffen & Michael Barbe (University of Cologne): The Expression of Prosodic Prominence in Parkinsonian Speech | Abstract

Caterina Ventura, Martine Grice, Michelina Savino & Petra Schumacher (University of Cologne/University of Bari): Task determines differential prosodic marking of focus in Italian | Abstract