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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 Begrüßung
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 Mittagspause
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 Kaffeepause
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 gemeinsames Abendessen