Workshop on Agentivity and Causation in Romance

University of Cologne, Nov 24 2015

Organizers: Marta Donazzan, Marco Garcia Garcia

The aim of this workshop is to make a step forward in probing the link between causation and agentivity by investigating structures related to causative alternations across Romance languages. The focus will be both theoretical (probing the notion of causal responsibility itself via semantic and cognitive notions such as volition and control) and empirical (relating different types of causation to their surface realisations across Romance languages).

Venue: Klosterstr. 79b, 50931 Cologne

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Workshop on Prominence in Pragmatics

University of Leiden, Sept 2 2015

Organizers: Klaus von Heusinger (Cologne), Petra Schumacher (Cologne), Ken Turner (Brighton)

This one-day workshop is organized as part of the 48th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea at Leiden University Centre for Linguistics (LUCL) from Sept 2 - 5 2015. The assumption that prominence is a structural notion of discourse organization reflecting relations between individuals, events, etc. will be a central theme discussed in the workshop. The most well-studied domain in this respect is reference to individuals but there will be also contributions that look at other notions of prominence in pragmatics.

Venue: Leiden University Centre for Linguistics (LUCL)

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Workshop on Vietnamese Prosody

University of Cologne, August 16 - 18 2015

Organizers: Kieu-Phuong Ha, Martine Grice, Simon Wehrle, Martina Krüger

The University of Cologne Phonetics department is organizing a two-day-workshop on "Vietnamese Prosody" as part of the research projects Tone and Intonation in Vietnamese funded by the German Research Foundation and Prosodic Typology: Insights from Vietnamese and Eastern Cham funded by the SSHRC, Canada.

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Workshop on Demonstratives and Reference Tracking

University of Cologne, July 7 2015

Organizer: Petra Schumacher

This one-day workshop is organized as part of the Research Class (Forschungsklasse) "Demonstratives Empirical" on experimental approaches on demonstratives. It brings together international researchers and a group of advanced students who are planning their master's theses on topics relating to reference resolution.

Venue: Klosterstr. 79b (Building 222a), Gremiumraum (1st Floor)

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