International Workshop "Prominent Inferences"
The International Workshop "Prominent Inferences" takes place online via Zoom, September 17-18 2020, in the framework of the series "Workshops on Referential Expressions in Discourse (RED)". It is organized by Jet Hoek (Radboud University) and Klaus von Heusinger (University of Cologne).
Prominence at the discourse level can be characterized as an organizational principle centered in discourse representation. Units of a same type are ranked in prominence hierarchy, which can change as the discourse unfolds. In this workshop, we focus on the relation between prominence and inferences. We investigate the prominence of inferences themselves, but also ask how inferences affect the prominence of other elements in the discourse, for example discourse referents.
The workshop aims to bring together researchers from different fields in linguistics: psycholinguistics, syntax and semantics, typology, and diachrony.
The workshop is organized by Jet Hoek (Radboud University) and Klaus von Heusinger (University of Cologne).
- Mira Ariel, Tel Aviv University
- Chiara Gianollo, Università di Bologna
- Hans Kamp, Universität Stuttgart
- Sofiana Lindemann, Universitatea Transilvania din Brașov
- Caterina Mauri, Università di Bologna
- Edgar Onea, Universität Graz
- Torgrim Solstad, Universität Bielefeld
- Alina Tigău, Universitatea din Bucureşti
- Jorrig Vogels, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Participation and registration
To participate in the workshop, please register by emailing jholzheiuni-koeln.de.
You will receive the access data for the workshop after your registration.
The participation is free of charge.
Time Zone: CEST – Central European Summer Time
|9:00-9:30||Jet Hoek & Klaus von Heusinger: Welcome and Introduction|
|9:30-10:30||Mira Ariel - Exceptives and the prominence competition|
|10:45-11:45||Chiara Gianollo & Caterina Mauri - The ambiguity of Italian altro|
|13:15-14:15||Hans Kamp – Interpretation Strategies for definite descriptions; and what remains of the Referential-Attributive Distinction|
|14:15-15:15||Sofiana Lindemann & Klaus von Heusinger – Information structure and postnominals Demonstrative in Romanian|
|15:45-16:45||Jorrig Vogels - Effects of referent predictability on the choice of referring expression in Dutch|
|16:45-17:45||Jet Hoek: Syntactic coordination and the prominence of discourse referents|
|20:00||optional get-together online|
|9:00-10:00||Alina Tigău & Klaus von Heusinger – Clitic Doubling, DOM and Discourse Prominence in Romanian|
|10:00-11:00||Torgrim Solstad - Implicit Causality and Explicit Consequentiality|
|11:30-12:30||Edgar Onea - A new perspective on the semantics of topics|
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