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Germanistische Linguistik zwischen Köln und Tokio (German Linguistics between Köln and Tokio)

Grammar in the field of tension between syntax and semantics

3rd international workshop of the University of Cologne and the University of Tokyo.

The 3rd International Workshop of the series German Linguistics between Cologne and Tokyo (GAKT) will take place at the University of Cologne from January 25 - 26, 2018.

The main goal of the workshop series is to examine selected linguistic phenomena of German and Japanese from a contrastive perspective, to compare them with each other and to embed them in a theoretical discussion. Especially investigations on typologically unrelated languages often lead to a striking linguistic diversity.

The annual workshop is based on the idea of systematically parameterizing this grammatical diversity. Profound insights into contrasts between German and Japanese grammar contribute to a better and deeper understanding not only of grammar rules of individual natural languages, but also of cognitive language processes in general.

Date: 25.-26. January 2018
Place: House of Prominence, Luxemburger Straße 299, 5. Stock (Spitzboden)
Organisation: Chair of Prof. Dr. Klaus von Heusinger

Programm [pdf]

Thursday, 25th January 2018

12:00-13:00 Lunch together (location follows)
13:15-13:30 Welcome


Katsumasa Ito

Multidimensionale Semantik für die japanische Modalpartikel ne im Vergleich mit der deutschen ja

Comment: Daniel Gutzmann


Semra Kizilkaya

Belebtheit, Affiziertheit und bairische Pronomina

Comment: Franziska Kretzschmar

15:30-15:45 Coffee break

Yuto Yamazaki & Yoshiki Mori

Kontextmenge und Unerwartetheit in deutschen Spaltsätzen

Comment: Stefan Hinterwimmer


Jana Mewe

Alles ist relativ? Evidenz aus Offline-Akzeptabilitätsurteilen und Online-Lesedaten zur Verarbeitung freier Relativsätze im Deutschen

Comment: Sonja Eisenbeiß

17:45-18:00 Coffee break

Shinya Okano

Threatening to become progressive? On the semantic status of drohen in German

Comment: Łukasz Jędrzejowski

From 19:30 Joint dinner at Haus Unkelbach (Luxemburger Str. 260)


Friday, 26th January 2018


09:00-09:30 Coffee

Noritsugu Hayashi & Yoshiki Mori

An initial attempt of describing -te shimau as apprehensiveness marker

Comment: Klaus von Heusinger


Regina Stöpper

Contrastive discourse connectives and their relations: Annotating topic-comment structure

Comment: Carla Umbach

11:30-11:45 Coffee break

Constantin Freitag

Invisible verb-final parsing in German V2-clauses: Uncovered by NPIs

Comment: Volker Struckmeier

From 12:45 Joint meal at Spitzboden
15:00-16:00 Guided tour through the collection of the Roman-Germanic Museum (Roncalliplatz 4).
The number of participants is limited to 15 persons.