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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Merry Christmas and a happy New Year

Dear colleagues, students and guests of the Institute of Linguistics. The year is coming to an end and we would like to take this opportunity to wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year. Enjoy a few peaceful days and recharge your batteries for the new year. Stay healthy - we look forward to seeing you again next year, even if virtually. Best regards Your Institute of Linguistics...
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Talk by Carla Umbach (University of Cologne) and Britta Stolterfoht (University of Tübingen)

We are happy to announce a talk by Carla Umbach (University of Cologne) and Britta Stolterfoht (University of Tübingen) 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: Demonstratives of Manner, Quality and Degree – constraints on features of comparison  Date: December 16 Time: 4 pm – 6 pm ct Abstract: Demonstratives of manner, quality and degree occur across languages, e.g. Turkish böyle, Polish tak and German so (König & Umbach 2018). In (1) German so is used to express a quality modifying a car:  (1) (speaker points at a car):  Anna hat auch so ein Auto.  'Anna has a car like this, too.'  From the point of view of semantics, demonstratives of manner, quality and degree pose the problem of how to reconcile their demonstrative characteristics with their modifying capacity. Umbach & Gust (2014) suggest that these demonstratives are directly referential but express similarity (instead of identity) to the target of the demonstration gesture. Similarity is spelled out...
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