Talk by Beste Kamali (Bielefeld) – Wednesday, December 04th, 4-6 PM

We are happy to announce the next talk in the phonology colloquium  - Abstract below:   04.12.19 Beste Kamali (Bielefeld): "On the role of syntax in exceptional word stress in Turkish" Time: 16-18 Room: IG 4.301 Everybody is welcome! --- Abstract ---   On the role of syntax in exceptional word stress in Turkish   As a fixed final stress language, morphological processes that induce non-final stress in Turkish have attracted much attention. These processes are compounding, cliticization, and pre-stressing. Accounts range from purely phonological (Inkelas 1999, Inkelas and Orgun 1998, Kabak & Vogel 2000, Inkelas and Orgun 2003 a.o.) to recently mostly syntactic (Kahnemuyipour and Kornfilt 29006, Newell 2008). I will review the prominent findings and provide a rejoinder to mostly syntactic accounts with novel as well as interconnecting observations. ...
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Talk by Jason Bishop, Wednesday – November 13th, 4-6 PM

Dear all,   We are happy to announce the next talk in the phonology colloquium  - Abstract below:   13.11.19 Jason Bishop (CUNY): "Prosodic evidence for individual differences in speech production planning" Time: 16-18 PM Room: IG 4.301 Everybody is welcome! /frank Abstract: Evidence from a wide range of phonetic and phonological patterns suggests that speech production planning unfolds in relatively large chunks—chunks that are better defined in terms of phrase-level prosodic units (Keating & Shattuck-Hufnagel, 2002) than in terms of one-or-two-word sequences (Levelt, et al., 1999). More recently, research in phonetics and psycholinguistics has begun to explore the extent to which planning might be flexible (Wagner et al., 2010; Krivokapić, 2012), that is, that planning scope is sensitive to both speaker-external (e.g. speaking conditions) and speaker-internal (e.g. cognitive limitations) factors. In this talk, I present data from a large-scale production study that bear on the role of a speaker-internal factor, namely working memory capacity (WMC). In particular, I argue that patterns of prosodic variation in these data are systematically related...
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Talk by Marta Wierzba, Wednesday 6th 4-6 PM

The next talk in the phonology colloquium will be by Marta Wierzba (Potsdam University) - Abstract below:   06.11.19 Marta Wierzba: "Focus projection: extending the empirical data base" Room: IG 4.301 Everybody is welcome!   In this talk, I present two experiments on focus projection in German. In transitive sentences, prosodic prominence on the object is compatible with interpreting a larger unit (VP, IP) as focused. Such a broad-focus interpretation is usually assumed to be less available when the subject or the verb is the most prominent element. In experiment 1, I use a new experimental paradigm to test whether this prosodic asymmetry carries over to sentences with wh-movement. In experiment 2, I investigate whether projection is also possible for a different information-structural category, namely contrastive topics (CTs), and to what extent CT projection follows the same pattern as focus projection....
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Talk by Corinna Langer, Wednesday 23 October, 4-6 pm

The next talk in the phonology colloquium will be by Corinna Langer on "Focus sensitivity and prosodic structure in Hungarian - A case study on the additive particle is" (Room: IG 4.301). Everybody is welcome! — Abstract In this talk, I present a case study on the Hungarian additive particle is `also, too'. It is an investigation on the (syntax-)semantics-prosody interface, looking at five different usages of the additive particle, the readings and interpretations it can occur with, and their relation to the prosodic pattern of the clause. Following Balogh (to appear), the additive paticle is analyzed as being associated with the pragmatic focus (Lambrecht 1994) of the sentence. In this study, I show that not all of the five usages are focus sensitive and present the prosodic patterns of the different usages and the different possible focus domains of the focus sensitive readings....
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Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in in der Phonologie

Am Institut für Linguistik, Fachbereich Neuere Philologien, der Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main ist zum 01.10.2019 die Stelle einer/eines Wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiterin/Mitarbeiters (E13 TV-G-U, halbtags) befristet für die Dauer von bis zu 3 Jahren mit der Option auf Verlängerung zu besetzen. Die Eingruppierung richtet sich nach den Tätigkeitsmerkmalen des für die Goethe-Universität geltenden Tarifvertrags (TV-G-U). Einstellungsvoraussetzungen sind ein abgeschlossenes wissenschaftliches Hochschulstudium in einem linguistischen Fach mit Schwerpunkt in der Phonologie oder in einem auf Phonologie bezogenen Forschungsgebiet, sehr gute Deutsch- und Englischkenntnisse in Wort und Schrift sowie ein ausgeprägtes Organisationstalent und Teamfähigkeit. Die/der erfolgreiche Kandidat/in wird auf dem Gebiet der prosodischen Phonologie forschen und mit folgenden Aufgaben betraut: • Mitarbeit bei Vorbereitung und Durchführung der Lehre zur Phonologie (2 LVS) im Rahmen der am Institut für Linguistik verankerten BA/MA-Studiengänge • Beratung von Studierenden z.B. bei der Anfertigung von Bachelor-, Master- und Seminararbeiten • Mitarbeit bei der Vorbereitung und Durchführung von Forschungsprojekten der Professur Linguistik/Phonologie, insbes. beim Aufbau und der Betreuung des Sprachlabors • Mitarbeit und Unterstützung bei der Vorbereitung und Durchführung von...
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