Phonology Colloquium – 19.01.22 Pia Bergmann (Jena) “The prosody of discourse markers”

We are happy to announce the next talk in the Phonology Colloquium by Pia Bergmann (U Jena). Abstract below. The talk will take place online. However, we will have the hybrid kit working in the seminar room as well. If you are registered in Olat you'll find the Zoom link there. If you want to participate via zoom, please register via email to Alina Gregori: gregori@lingua.uni-frankfurt.de Title: The prosody of discourse markers – Prosodic prominence on the level of discourse Date: January 19, 2022 Time: 4 pm – 6 pm ct Place: Online Zoom / IG 4.301 (hybrid setting) Everybody is coridially invited! Abstract: The prosody of discourse markers – Prosodic prominence on the level of discourse Pia Bergmann (pia.bergmann@uni.jena.de) The talk deals with the prosody of so-called discourse markers in contemporary German, which are often placed in the context of grammaticalization or pragmaticalization processes (cf. Auer & Günthner 2005). While on the one hand it is assumed that grammaticalization processes are or at least can be accompanied by phonetic...
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Aktuelle Ausgabe “Forschung Frankfurt” – Beitrag zu ViCom und Gestenforschung

In der aktuellen Ausgabe des Wissenschaftsmagazins der Goethe-Universität: Forschung Frankfurt gibt es einen interessanten Beitrag zur visuellen Kommunikation und Gestenforschung mit Bezug zum DFG-Schwerpunktprogramm "Visuelle Kommunikation" unter Leitung von Prof. Dr. Cornelia Ebert (Goethe-Universität) und Prof. Dr. Markus Steinbach (Universität Göttingen)(ab S.44): https://www.forschung-frankfurt.uni-frankfurt.de/111309754.pdf Link zur Homepage des DFG-Schwerpunktprogramms "Visuelle Kommunikation": https://vicom.info...
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Talk by Dolf Rami (University of Bochum)

We are happy to announce a talk by Dolf Rami (University of Bochum) in the Semantics Colloquium. The talk will take place online. If you want to participate via zoom, please register via email to s.walter@em.uni-frankfurt.de. Title: A unified semantics for bare names and demonstratives Date: January 13 Time: 4 pm – 6 pm ct Abstract: In this paper, I will argue that we not only have to distinguish bare from complex demonstratives, but also bare from complex proper names. In both cases, the semantics of the bare and the complex versions are significantly different, but nevertheless related. In this paper, I will mainly focus on a semantics for bare names and demonstrative. I will show that there are good reasons to consider them as close semantic relatives and I will propose a new use-sensitive formal semantics to account for their semantic relation, following and updating my investigations in this direction in Rami (2022)....
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