We are happy to announce the Workshop on Formal and Experimental Approaches to ADJECTIVAL MODIFICATION on January 31-February 1, 2020.
Please mark your calendars, spread the word to the interested students & colleagues and don’t forget to register! For further information and registration please visit the Workshop Website: https://sites.google.com/view/feamfrankfurt/.
You are cordially invited!...
We are very happy to announce the next talk in the Recent Trends in Linguistic Research Colloquium, which will take place on Tuesday, January 29, 2 – 4 pm in IG 0.251.
Markus Bader, Yvonne Portele and Alice Schäfer will present "From word order to interpretation -- effects of referential form on language production and comprehension".
Our talk gives an overview of our recent research concerning the production and interpretation of different referential expressions.
The main focus lies on the distinction between personal pronouns on the one hand and demonstrative and d-pronouns (dieser/der) on the other hand. With regard to sentence production, we show that the likelihood and acceptability of sentences with non-canonical word order does depend not only on the discourse status of the various referents (e.g., given versus new) but also on the referential form that is used to refer to them. In particular, under identical discourse conditions, objects are more easily preposed when they are realized as d-pronouns. With regard...