AG 2

AG 2 (Building B 3.1, room 0.14)
Information structuring in discourse

Anke Holler, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen,
Katja Suckow, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen,
Barbara Hemforth, Université Paris Diderot & CNRS,
Israel de la Fuente, University of Lille,

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Short abstract

Although the need to model the relation between linguistic features of utterances and discourse structure is commonly acknowledged, there is still much debate about what ought to be the appropriate level of analysis of discourse segmentation and what the criteria to identify units of discourse structure are. This working session investigates the interplay of linguistic cues and discourse segmentation empirically and theoretically; taking historic, cross-linguistic, experimental and computational perspectives into account.


Wedsneday, March 8th, 2017

Time Event
13:45 – 14:15 Arndt Riester, Lisa Brunetti & Kordula De Kuthy
Principles of information-structure and discourse analysis
14:15 – 14:45 Jet Hoek, Jacqueline Evers-Vermeul & Ted J.M. Sanders
Complete and independent? Reconsidering discourse segmentation basics
14:45 – 15:45 Markus Bader & Yvonne Portele
From syntactic structure to discourse structure and back again: The role of referential form
15:45 – 16:30 Coffee break
16:30 – 17:00 Daniel Altshuler & Dag Haug
The semantics of provisional, temporal anaphors and cataphors
17:00 – 17:30 Sophia Döring
Modal particles and their influence on discourse structure
17:30 – 18:00 Manfred Stede
Segmentation and topic annotation of German newspaper editorials

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

Time Event
09:00 – 09:30 Ciro Greco & Liliane Haegeman
Discourse frame setters and the syntax of subject initial V2 in Dutch
09:30 – 10:00 Rosemarie Lühr
Zum Ausdruck von (non-)at-issueness in alten Sprachen
10:00 – 10:30 Cassandra Freiberg
Identifying basic discourse units in Ancient Greek
10:30 – 11:15 Coffee break
11:15 – 11:45 Marco Coniglio, Roland Hinterhölzl
Discourse structure of relative constructions
11:45 – 12:15 Claudia Poschmann
Embedded NRRCs and discourse structure
12:15 – 12:45 Clare Patterson & Claudia Felser
Cleft focus and accessibility: Online vs. offline differences
12:45 – 13:45 Lunch break
13:45 – 14:45 Hannah Rohde
Small building blocks, multiple threads, and large repercussions

Friday, March 10th, 2017

Time Event
11:30 – 12:00 Sofiana Chiriacescu
Script knowledge effects on information structuring
12:00 – 12:30 Merel Scholman & Vera Demberg
The influence of context on the interpretation of the segments in a discourse relation
12:30 – 13:00 Umut Özge & Klaus von Heusinger
Inferrable and partitive indefinites in topic position
13:00 – 13:30 Tommaso Raso, Maryualê Malvessi Mittmann & Frederico Amorim Cavalcante
A Cross-Linguistic study on Topic within the framework of the Language into Act Theory
13:30 – 14:00 Matthijs Westera
How the symmetry problem solves the symmetry problem

Alternate speakers

Jennifer S. Cole & Stefan Baumann
Accounting for context and variability in a prominence-based model of discourse meaning