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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 – 11:10


11:10 – 12:00

Łukasz Jędrzejowski

On relative um-zu-clauses in German

12:00 – 12:50

Clémentine Raffy

ENABLE at the interface

12:50 – 14:15


14:15 – 15:05

Jet Hoek

Prominence while you wait? Referents as cues for contrastive coherence relations

15:05 – 15:55

Regina Zieleke

On contrast with German dennoch and trotzdem

15:55 – 16:45

Frederike Weeber

The semantics of the indefinite pronouns einer and jemand in German

16:45 – 17:15


17:15 – 18:05

Elyesa Seidel

Event types and anaphoric uptake of bare nouns

18:05 – 18:55

Semra Kizilkaya

Event structure and accusative case marking in Turkish

ab 19:30

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