The Division of Labor: A View from Syntax, Semantics, Information Structure and Processing (DoL 2015)

Workshop

January 22 – January 23, 2015

Venue: Max-Planck-Haus, Spemannstraße 36, 72076 Tübingen

Organized by: Projects A1, A4, A5, A7, B1, B8, C6, Z2 of SFB 833, University of Tübingen

Contact: dol2015[at]sfb833.uni-tuebingen.de

Workshop Description

The focus of this workshop is the division of labor between grammatical modules such as phonology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics and between these and the interfaces to other cognitive domains, such as processing and cognition. We are particularly interested in the interaction between the classic context-independent modules of grammar and dynamic interface theories like information structure theory, which relates core grammatical components and processing I discourse. The ultimate goal of the workshop is to work towards the development of more broadly empirically-based models of grammar and processing models in discourse.

Invited Speakers

David Beaver (University of Texas, Austin)

Daniel Büring (University of Vienna)

Vera Demberg (Saarland University)

Caroline Féry (University of Frankfurt)

Lyn Frazier (UMass, Amherst)

Joachim Jacobs (University of Wuppertal)

Manfred Krifka (Humboldt University, Berlin)

Frederick Newmeyer (University of Washington)

Colin Phillips (University of Maryland)

 

Schedule

Thursday, January 22nd

8.45–9.00Welcome by Susanne Winkler (University of Tübingen)
9.00–10.00

Colin Philips (University of Maryland)

Grammar and language processing: conquering by not dividing

COFFEE BREAK

10.20–11.20

Manfred Krifka (Humboldt University Berlin)

Projecting the common ground with questions: biases, tags, and alternatives

11.20–12.20

Joachim Jacobs (University of Wuppertal)

On root phenomena in German

LUNCH BREAK

13.40–14.40

David Beaver (University of Texas, Austin)

At-issueness, information structure and presupposition

14.40–15.40

Lyn Frazier (UMass, Amherst)

An act apart: processing NAI content

COFFEE BREAK

16.00–17.00

Frauke Buscher, Melanie Störzer and Britta Stolterfoht (University of Tübingen)

Interpretation of modifiers: the interaction of syntax, semantics and information structure during language processing

17.00–18.00

Oliver Bott and Fabian Schlotterbeck (University of Tübingen)

The time course of scope inversion in processing German doubly quantified sentences

19.00Dinner in 'Bella Roma' (Hartmeyerstr. 11)

Friday, January 23rd

9.00–10.00

Caroline Féry (University of Frankfurt)

Information structure and prosody: methods of investigation

COFFEE BREAK

10.20–11.20

Daniel Büring (University of Vienna)

Focus won't go away, but F-features might

11.20–12.20

Jutta Hartmann (University of Tübingen)

Modeling information structure as interface phenomenon: the case of clefts

LUNCH BREAK

13.40–14.40

Frederick J. Newmeyer (University of Washington, University of British Columbia, and Simon Fraser University)

Where, if anywhere, are parameters?

14.40–15.40

Vera Demberg (Saarland University)

An information-theoretic perspective on the interaction of linguistic modules

COFFEE BREAK

16.00–17.00

Kordula De Kuthy, Ramon Ziai and Detmar Meurers (University of Tübingen)

Analyzing focus in authentic data from an explicit task context

17.00–18.00

Sam Featherston (University of Tübingen)

When Binding Fails but Coreference Is Possible: Syntax or Pragmatics?

19.00Dinner in 'Casino' (Wöhrdstr. 25)