XPrag.de at the 40th Annual Meeting of the DGfS in Stuttgart

There will be serveral contributions by XPrag.de members at the 40th Annual Meeting of the German Linguistic Society (DGfS) to be held at the University of Stuttgart from March 7th-9th, 2018.

XPrag.de coordinator Petra Schumacher is one of the organizers of the workshop AG2 on “The relation between prosodic and referential structure”. At this workshop, there will be a talk on March 7th, at 15:15 by XPrag.de principal investigator Stavros Skopeteas from project “FoTeRo” (now in Göttingen) together with Markus Greif on “Discourse status, lexical mention, and prosodic plasticity”. On March 8th, at 10:00, XPrag.de member Nicole Gotzner from project “SIGames” will talk together with Katharina Spalek (Berlin) on “Speakers’ expectations about upcoming discourse referents: Effects of pitch accents and focus particles”, followed by a talk of Petra Schumacher and colleagues on “The processing of German Pitch Accents by Italian learners of German” at 11:15.

On March 8th at 9:30, XPrag.de associate Stefan Hinterwimmer (Cologne) will give a talk together with Sandra Meuser on “Free indirect discourse and protagonist’s prominence” at the workshop AG10 “Rede- und Gedankenwiedergabe in narrativen Strukturen”. After this talk, the XPrag.de principal investigators Anke Holler and Thomas Weskott from project “ProProCon” in Göttingen will talk on “Perspektivierungstrigger: Vom Wort zum Diskurs (und zurück)”.

Furthermore, XPrag.de principal investigator Anton Benz from project “SIGames” is an invited speaker at the workshop AG16 “Applications of probability theory in linguistics”. On March 9th at 13:15, Anton will talk on “Inferring implicature from production: interactive experiments and a model”.