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Discourse Structure in Contrast

Workshop on Discourse Structure in Contrast to be held on July 17, 2019 in Ahrweiler (NRW).

The aim of this workshop is to exchange new ideas and discuss current work in progress from the different aspects of discourse structure. The different languages and phenomena researched in our team will provide interesting discussions and a deeper understanding of the many facets of discourse structure.

Organizers: Klaus von Heusinger and Regina Zieleke

Guests: Katja Jasinskaja and Carla Umbach

Program and Abstracts



11:00 – 11:10Begrüßung
11:10 – 12:00Łukasz Jędrzejowski
On relative um-zu-clauses in German
12:00 – 12:50Clémentine Raffy
ENABLE at the interface
12:50 – 14:15Mittagspause
14:15 – 15:05Jet Hoek
Prominence while you wait? Referents as cues for contrastive coherence relations
15:05 – 15:55Regina Zieleke
On contrast with German dennoch and trotzdem
15:55 – 16:45Frederike Weeber
The semantics of the indefinite pronouns einer and jemand in German
16:45 – 17:15Kaffeepause
17:15 – 18:05Elyesa Seidel
Event types and anaphoric uptake of bare nouns
18:05 – 18:55Semra Kizilkaya
Event structure and accusative case marking in Turkish
ab 19:30gemeinsames Abendessen