AG 13

AG 13 (Building B 4.1, room 0.04)
Register in linguistic theory: Modeling functional variation

Aria Adli, Universität zu Köln,
Anke Lüdeling, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin,

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Short abstract

This workshop deals with the variationist modelling of register variation. The term register is used here to describe a variety of a language that is associated with particular functional or situational features, thus describing intra-speaker variation. Variation exists on each linguistic level (phonology, morphology, syntax, lexicon, etc.). We welcome variationist research on qualitative and quantitative aspects of synchronic and diachronic register variation.

Wedsneday, March 8th, 2017

Time Event
13:45 – 14:15 Anke Lüdeling & Aria Adli
Register and variation: An introduction
14:15 – 15:15 Elisabeth Verhoeven & Nico Lehmann
Recursive embedding and register variation
15:15 – 15.45 Jason Grafmiller
Register specificity in the English genitive alternation. Do variable cues reflect different grammars?
15:45 – 16:30 Coffee break
16:30 – 17:00 Stella Neumann & Stefan Evert & Gert De Sutter
Register-specific interference in translation
17:00 – 17:30 Kerstin Kunz, Erich Steiner, Ekaterina Lapshinova-Koltunski, José Martinez & Katrin Menzel
Patterns of cohesion as dependent variables in a contrastive study of registers in English and German

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

Time Event
09:00 – 10:00 Felix Bildhauer & Roland Schäfer
Automatic register annotation for linguistic research?
10:00 – 10:30 Thomas Haider & Alexis Palmer
A functional stylistics for genre and register
10:30 – 11:15 Coffee break
11:15 – 11:45 Jürgen Trouvain & Friederike Kern
Prosodic aspects of style and register of live sports commentaries in radio and television
11:45 – 12:15 Johanna Stahnke
Prosodic variation in French: self-repairs in conceptual distance and proximity
12:15 – 12:45 Markus Egg
Register dependency of deliberate metaphor
12:45 – 13:45 Lunch break
13:45 – 14:15 Richard Waltereit
Assessing the role of intra-speaker variation for language change
14:15 – 14:45 Gohar Schnelle & Karin Donhauser
Register variation in OHG: evidence for register-based variation in the recordings of OHG

Friday, March 10th, 2017

Time Event
11:30 – 12:30 Benedikt Szmrecsanyi
The register-specificity of variation grammars
12:30 – 13:00 Ines Rehbein
Register Variation in the use of DRDs in argumentative texts
13:00 – 13:30 Tatjana Scheffler
Register variation across social media
13:30 – 14:00 Roland Meyer & Luka Szucsich
Functional style categories vs. bottom-up corpus analysis: Empirical adequacy and usefulness of register ascriptions in contemporary Russian