End of semester

Dear colleagues, students and guests of the Institute of Linguistics, The courses of the summer semester are coming to an end and we would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for your activities and effort during the semester. Enjoy a few peaceful and sunny weeks and recharge your batteries for the new semester. Stay healthy - we look forward to seeing you again next semester. Best regards Your Institute of Linguistics...
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Phonology colloquium: Miriam Riedinger (U Mainz) 14.07.21

We are happy to announce the final talk in the phonology colloquium this semester by Miriam Riedinger (U Mainz). Title: "Either phonological or phonetic features? Evidence for cue weighting in vowel processing" Date: Wed 14.07.2021 Time: 16 - 18 Room: Zoom Please register beforehand (Kuegler@em.uni-frankfurt.de) to receive the access data to zoom! Abstract: Miriam Riedinger – University of Mainz In recent years much research has been conducted on vowel processing. Most studies assume that either phonological or phonetic features are necessary in vowel discrimination. Hence, mainly two models, the Featurally Underspecified Lexicon (Lahiri & Reetz, 2002, 2010) and the Natural Referent Vowel framework (Polka & Bohn, 2011), are discussed in this context. In my talk, I will present neuronal and behavioral evidence which suggests that vowel discrimination is not solely based on either phonological or phonetic features. I propose that both types of features are necessary in vowel processing and therefore it is more about prioritizing one or the other due to contextual factors....
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Phonology colloquium: Pilar Prieto (ICREA-UPF) Date: 7-7-21

We are very happy to announce the next talk in our phonology colloquium this term. Pilar Prieto (ICREA-UPF) will talk about "Prosodic and bodily signals act as joint bootstrapping mechanisms in pragmatic development" The talk will take place online, on Zoom. Please register beforehand (Kuegler@em.uni-frankfurt.de) to receive the access data to zoom! Pilar Prieto: Title: "Prosodic and bodily signals act as joint bootstrapping mechanisms in pragmatic development" Time: Wed 07.07.2021, 16-18ct...
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Phonology Colloquium: Fuchs: „Some considerations on hand-mouth coordination in speech

We are very happy to announce the next talk in our phonology colloquium this term. Susanne Fuchs (ZAS Berlin) will talk about "Some considerations on hand-mouth coordination in speech" The talk will take place online, on Zoom. Please register beforehand (Kuegler@em.uni-frankfurt.de) to receive the access data to zoom! Susanne Fuchs: Title: Some considerations on hand-mouth coordination in speech Time: 16. June 2021, 4 pm ct...
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Joint syntax and phonology colloquium (31.05.21 – 4-6pm)

Dear all, We are happy to announce a joint syntax and phonology colloquium with two WOCAL talks (http://2021.wocal.net/): Date: Monday,  31.05.2021 Time: 16-18 Location: Zoom:  Please register beforehand (k.hartmann@lingua.uni-frankfurt.de) to receive the access data to zoom. Daniel Aremu & Frank Kügler: On the suspension of downstep – the case of Yoruba polar question intonation Abstract: In this talk, we present an analysis of tonal downstep in Yoruba declaratives and polar questions. Polar questions are formed in two different ways, either with sentence-initial question particles, or string-identical to statements. We show that downstep is not suspended in question intonation, which holds for all polar question formation strategies. This finding is contrary to claims made on downstep in questions (Hyman 2001).  Johannes Mursell & Katharina Hartmann: Selecting Alternatives in Eton Abstract: In this talk,  we provide a novel analysis of the augment in the Bantu language Eton, based on original fieldwork. We argue that in contrast to previous analyses, the augmentin Eton not only marks local modification of the noun but does...
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