Prominence related conferences and workshops
- Workshop on Agentivity and Causation in Romance, University of Cologne, 24 Nov 2015
- Workshop on Prominence in Pragmatics. SLE 2015. University of Leiden. 2 Sept 2015.
- Workshop on Vietnamese Prosody. University of Cologne. 16-18 August 2015.
- Workshop on Demonstratives and Reference Tracking. University of Cologne. 7 July 2015.
- International Conference on Prominence in Language. University of Cologne. 15-17 June 2015.
- Workshop on Dynamic Modeling. University of Cologne. 11-12 June 2015.
- Workshop on Perspective- and context-shift in language. University of Cologne. 11-12 June 2015.
- Workshop on Perspective Taking. DGfS 2015. University of Leipzig. 4-6 March 2015.
- Workshop on Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives on the Interrelation of Syntax, Semantics and Prosody. 1-2 December 2014.
Nov 24 2015: Workshop on Agentivity and Causation in Romance, University of Cologne
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
For more information please visit: http://romanistik.phil-fak.uni-koeln.de/index.php?id=24082
Sept 2 2015: Workshop on Prominence in Pragmatics, University of Leiden
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)
For more information please visit: http://sle2015.eu/list-of-workshops
August 16 - 18 2015: Workshop on Vietnamese Prosody, University of Cologne
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.
Detailed information (program etc.): https://vietnamese.uni-koeln.de/
July 7 2015: Workshop on Demonstratives and Reference Tracking, University of Cologne
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)
For more information please visit: http://idsl1.phil-fak.uni-koeln.de/23047.html?&L=0
June 15 - 17 2015: International Conference "Prominence in Language", University of Cologne
Organizing Host: Christiane M. Bongartz
The Emerging Group and the CCLS organize an international conference on "Prominence in Language" to be held at the University of Cologne from 15 - 17 June 2015 featuring Sónia Frota (University of Lisbon), Manfred Krifka (ZAS/Humboldt University of Berlin) and Hannah Rohde (University of Edinburgh) as invited speakers.
For registration please visit: http://prominence-conference.phil-fak.uni-koeln.de/22675.html
June 11 - 12 2015: Workshop on Perspective- and context-shift in language, University of Cologne
Organizers: Stefan Hinterwimmer, Hanna Rütten
There are many linguistic expressions – such as logophoric or anti-logophoric pronouns, predicates of personal taste and modal verbs – whose interpretation is dependent on the perspective of an individual which can, but need not be the speaker. At the same time, in Free Indirect Discourse some (but not all) context-sensitive expressions are interpreted not with respect to the author’s context, but with respect to the (fictional) context of some salient protagonist. The aim of this workshop is to gain a better understanding of the structural mechanisms which determine perspective- and context-shifts and to clarify the relations between the two types of phenomena: In particular, is (partial) context-shift just an extreme form of perspective-shift or are two entirely different mechanisms at play?
Venue: Thursday: Neuer Senatssaal (Main Building, Albertus Magnus Platz) and Friday: Conference Room at Pohlighaus (Pohligstr. 1).
Detailed information (program etc.): http://dslc.phil-fak.uni-koeln.de/22691.html
June 11 - 12 2015: Workshop on Dynamic Modeling, University of Cologne
Organizers: Doris Mücke, Anne Hermes, Louis Goldstein
The aim of this workshop is primarily to bring together people doing research on different dynamical systems, as well as related areas, to pool resources and exchange ideas in an interdisciplinary context. We will address questions such as the following: What do we learn from the movement patterns of invertebrates about human tongue movements in spoken language? What do birds songs tell us about human intonation patterns? What do we learn from atypical speech when linguistic constituents seem to be blurred? Is there a line between prosody and segments? How can we model articulatory behaviour with respect to perception?
If you would like to attend the workshop, please register via email to email@example.com. Number of places available is limited. For more information: http://dymo.uni-koeln.de/
June 1 2015: Inauguration of the Sociolinguistic Lab, University of Cologne
Aria Adli invites to the Inauguration of the Sociolinguistic Lab on June 1st 2015, 6 p.m. in Aula 2, main building, University of Cologne
The new sociolinguistic lab of the University of Cologne is dedicated to interdisciplinary research in the intersection between linguistics and social sciences. The aim is to investigate spontaneous speech by using modern statistical and computational methods. Areas of research are, among others, linguistic diversity, ongoing language change, the identification of subtle but critical differences in language use and lifestyle, or language contact and migration in megacities.
May 27 2015: A new logo for the Emerging Group
We herewith would like to present the new logo of the Emerging Group. It has been created by the department of marketing from the University of Cologne. A special thanks to Ms Debora Schiffer who has created the logo for us.