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LINGUIST List 22.2318

Wed Jun 01 2011

Confs: Semantics, Syntax/Austria

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        1.     Dina El Zarka , Graz Workshop on Information Structure

Message 1: Graz Workshop on Information Structure
Date: 01-Jun-2011
From: Dina El Zarka <dina.elzarkauni-graz.at>
Subject: Graz Workshop on Information Structure
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Graz Workshop on Information Structure
Short Title: GWIS


Date: 17-Jun-2011 - 18-Jun-2011
Location: Graz, Styria, Austria
Contact: Dina El Zarka
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www.uni-graz.at/~heidings/gwis.pdf

Linguistic Field(s): Semantics; Syntax

Meeting Description:

A two-day workshop on information structure covering different issues such as focus types, information status and prosodic marking.

Venue:

Dept. of Romance Languages, Graz University
Merangasse 80, A-8010 Graz

Organizers:

Steffen Heidinger (Dept. of Romance Languages, Graz)
Dina El Zarka (Dept. of Linguistics, Graz)

No registration required.


Programme:

(Friday, June 17 2011)

13:45-14:00:
Opening

14:00-15:00:
Manfred Krifka (Berlin) -1st Keynote
Semantics and Information Structure of Definitional Sentences

15:00-15:45:
Karen Lahousse (Leuven)
Is Focus a Root Phenomenon?

15:45-16:00:
Coffee break

16:00-16:45:
Stefan Baumann (Köln)
Annotating Referential and Lexical Givenness and its Relation to Prosody - an Empirical Evaluation of Spontaneous and Read Speech in German

16:45-17:30:
Arndt Riester (Stuttgart)
Referential Information Status, Prosody and Syntax in German Radio News

17:30-17:45:
Coffee break

17:45-18:30:
Daniel Büring (Wien)
TBA

(Saturday, June 18 2011)

9:15-10:00:
Steffen Heidinger (Graz)
Secondary Predicates and Post-verbal Word Order in Spanish

10:00-10:45:
Andreas Dufter (Erlangen)
Recoding Information Structure: Syntactic Rearrangements in Translations from Latin into Romance

10:45-11:00:
Coffee break

11:00-11:45:
Dina El Zarka (Graz)
From Downstep to Deaccentuation? A Possible Origin of Subject Accentuation in Thetic SV Sentences.

11:45-12:45
Eva Schultze-Berndt (Manchester) – 2nd Keynote
Discontinuous Noun Phrases as a Strategy of Marking Theticity



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