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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.


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


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

No registration required.


(Friday, June 17 2011)


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

Karen Lahousse (Leuven)
Is Focus a Root Phenomenon?

Coffee break

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

Arndt Riester (Stuttgart)
Referential Information Status, Prosody and Syntax in German Radio News

Coffee break

Daniel Büring (Wien)

(Saturday, June 18 2011)

Steffen Heidinger (Graz)
Secondary Predicates and Post-verbal Word Order in Spanish

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

Coffee break

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

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

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