Roundtable discussion on the Prosody of Pronouns 19.05.2021

Dear All, We are happy to announce the Roundtable discussion on the Prosody of Pronouns as part of the phonology colloquium, featuring talks by Marlene Böttcher, Fabian Schubö & Sabine Zerbian (U Stuttgart), Seunghun Lee (Christian U Tokyo), Tina Bögel (U Konstanz/ U Amherst), Anja Arnhold, Regina Hert & Juhani Järvikivi (U Alberta), Markus Bader (GU), and Frank Kügler (GU). All information including abstracts can be found at: https://www.linguistik-in-frankfurt.de/en/institute/phonology-kugler/roundtable-prosody-of-pronouns/ Date: 19.05.2021 Time: 15.00 – 18.30 CET Location: Zoom Please register beforehand (Kuegler@em.uni-frankfurt.de) to receive the access data to zoom! All are welcome! /frank...
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Talk by Kathryn Barnes (GU Frankfurt)

We are happy to announce a talk by Kathryn Barnes (GU Frankfurt) at the Semantics Colloquium. Please register beforehand (s.walter@em.uni-frankfurt.de) to receive the access data to zoom on Thursday shortly before the talk starts. Title: The At-Issue Status of Ideophones Date: May 6 Time: 4 pm – 6 pm ct Abstract: It has long been acknowledged that words, phrases and sentences can all contribute information in di erent dimensions (cf. Grice 1975, Potts 2005). Constructions such as appositives, as well as expressives such as damn, have previously been shown to contribute not-at-issue information (cf. Potts 2005, Syrett & Koev 2014). Recent research into iconic enrichments has also focused on the at-issue status of these phenomena, with experiments on iconic co-speech gestures indicating that such gestures are default not at-issue (cf. Ebert, Ebert & Hörnig 2020, Tieu et al. 2017, Tieu et al. 2018). Similarly, it has been argued that ideophones, such as English splish-splash or German plitsch-platsch do not denote, but rather depict; instead of using arbitrary linguistic signs to refer to concepts, they iconically...
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Talk by Jan Köpping (GU Frankfurt)

We are happy to announce a talk by Jan Köpping (GU Frankfurt) at the Semantics Colloquium. Please register beforehand (s.walter@em.uni-frankfurt.de) to receive the access data to zoom on Thursday shortly before the talk starts. Title: Transparent Negation in Dynamic Semantics Date: April 29 Time: 4 pm – 6 pm ct Abstract: Dynamic semantic systems are designed to capture the truth-conditions of complete sentences as well as certain facts about anaphoricity. The second aspect is described in terms of discourse referents and accessibility: possible antecedents introduce discourse referents which may or may not be accessed by 3rd person pronouns, resulting in an interpretation that lets pronouns covary with their antecedent's contribution and hence, allowing for bound readings even with indefinite antecedents behind the clause boundary. Within these systems, negation usually plays the role of a plug: it blocks the projection of discourse referents within its scope and thus reders them inaccessible to subsequent anaphoric elements. But, as is well known, this leads to some predictions that are not bourne out:...
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Talk by Julien Foglietti (GU Frankfurt)

We are happy to announce a talk by Julien Foglietti (GU Frankfurt) at the Semantics Colloquium. Please register beforehand (s.walter@em.uni-frankfurt.de) to receive the access data to zoom on Thursday shortly before the talk starts. Title: Some consequences of proper names as predicates Date: April 22 Time: 4 pm – 6 pm ct Abstract: The literature on proper names is divided between two main analyses: referentialism and predicativism. The first analysis considers that proper names should be treated differently from other referring expressions as they have the property to refer rigidly (Kripke 1980) (i.e. they pick out the same individual across possible worlds). The second analysis takes proper names to be no different from other NPs. It assumes that proper names enter the syntax as property denoting expressions (Geurts 1997, Fara 2015, Matushansky 2008) (e.g. ⟦NPJohn⟧ = λxe. x is called John) and that they get their referential interpretation by combining with covert elements. In my research, I side with the predicative analysis as I believe that it can...
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Phonetik & Phonologie 17 (GU) Call for abstracts

Phonetik & Phonologie 17 – Goethe Universität Frankfurt Die Frankfurter Phonetik und Phonologie freut sich auf die Ausrichtung der diesjährigen P&P-17! Wir laden herzlich ein zur Einreichung von Abstracts zu allen Bereichen der Phonetik und Phonologie. Insbesondere ermutigen wir Nachwuchswissenschaftler*innen zur Teilnahme. Wie bisher auch planen wir einen Mix aus Vorträgen und Postern und bitten dies bei der Einreichung und bei der Angabe zum Präsentationsformat zu bedenken.  Einreichungen: Abstracts (max. 300 Wörter ohne Literaturverzeichnis; anonymisiert) bis spätestens 30. Mai 2021 unter Easychair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=pp2021. Tagungsort: Goethe Universität Frankfurt, aus gegebenem Anlass virtuell über ein geeignetes Tool (weitere Informationen dazu folgen) Konferenzsprache: Konferenzsprache ist grundsätzlich Deutsch; Beiträge auf Englisch werden akzeptiert Wichtige Daten: Easychair Portal öffnet                    30.04.2021 Einreichungen bitte bis                   30.05.2021 Mitteilung über Annahme              30.06.2021 Anmeldung bis                                  15.08.2021 Tagung                                      ...
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