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LINGUIST List 24.5367

Sat Dec 21 2013

Confs: General Linguistics/Germany

Editor for this issue: Sarah Fox <sarahlinguistlist.org>

Date: 21-Dec-2013
From: Ramona Rescigno <rrescignuni-koeln.de>
Subject: Focus Realization and Interpretation in Romance and Beyond
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Focus Realization and Interpretation in Romance and Beyond

Date: 30-Jan-2014 - 31-Jan-2014
Location: Köln, Germany
Contact: Marco García García
Contact Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Dutch; French; German; Italian; Romanian; Spanish

Meeting Description:

Program Details:

Thursday, January 30, 2014

- Stavros Skopeteas (Bielefeld)
Syntactic or prosodic realization of focus: A cross-linguistic study on speech
production

- Daniel Jacob (Freiburg)
'Only' in French: Focalization into ordered and scalar sets of alternatives and
its expression in German, French, and Spanish

- Christine Dimroth (Münster)
The addition of assertions with maintained or changed polarity: Production
data from speakers of Dutch, French, German and Italian

- Manuel Leonetti (Alcalá de Henares)
Word order and the *ser / estar* distinction in Spanish: The interaction of
aspect and focus structure

- Marco García García (Cologne)
Focus and exclamative NPs in Spanish

- Pilar Prieto& Maria del Mar Vanrell& Antonio Stella & Barbara Gili-Fivela
(Barcelona)
Prosodic manifestations of the effort code in Catalan, Italian, and Spanish
contrastive focus

- Martine Grice & Simon Ritter (Cologne)
The importance of onglides for the interpretation of information structure in
German

- Melanie Uth (Cologne)
Prosodic realization of contrastive focus in Yucatecan Spanish


Friday, January 31, 2014

Christoph Gabriel & Jonas Grünke (Hamburg)
- Focus, prosody, and word order in L3 Spanish: Analyzing data from
German learners with Italian and Portuguese as heritage language

- Aria Adli (Berlin)
Focus and theticity

- Andreas Dufter (München)
Pseudo-clefts in French: formal and functional motivations

- Anna-Maria De Cesare (Basel)
Discourse hot spots: Clefts with focus adverbs in Italian, French and English

- Klaus von Heusinger & Sofiana Chiriacescu (Cologne)
Information structure and discourse prominence. Evidence from differential
object marking in Romanian

- Uli Reich & Jan Fließbach (Berlin)
The sound of truth. Focus and epistemic operators in the common ground as
complementary meanings of intonation in Romance languages

- Volker Struckmeier (Cologne)
Prosody and semantics (and not discourse) drive German scrambling
movements




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