International Conference "Prominence in Language"

MONDAY 15.06: Tagungsraum 004
9.00-9.45Registration
9.45-10.00Welcome. Gudrun Gersmann (Vice Rector, University of Cologne).
10.00-11.00

Invited Speaker: Hannah Rohde (University of Edinburgh). Towards a Bayesian account of referenceCHAIR: Christiane Bongartz.

11.00-11.30COFFEE BREAK 
SESSION ON DISCOURSE. CHAIR: Petra Schumacher. 
11.30-12.00Markus Bader and Yvonne Portele. Prominence and anti-prominence in pronoun resolution
12.00-12.30 Daniel Altshuler and Una Stojnic. The attention-coherence model of prominence. A look at "now"
12.30-13.00Peter Bosch, Stefan Hinterwimmer and Umesh Patil. Perspective as a parameter of prominence. The case of German demonstrative pronouns
13.00-14.30LUNCH
SESSION ON PROSODY I. CHAIR: Stefan Baumann.  
14.30-15.00

Anna Sara H. Romøren and Aoju Chen. Prosodic compression in a pitch accent language: Post-focal creaky voice in Stockholm Swedish

15.00-15.30 Lucie Vercruyssen, Anne Lacheret and Marion Fossard. Prosodic prominence: A cue to distinguish young and old speakers? 
15.30-17.00POSTER SESSION I (+COFFEE BREAK)
17.00-17.30Beste Kamali. On modeling the interaction between prominence and clitic placement in Turkish yes/no questions. 
17.30-18.00BREAK
18.00-19.00Interdisciplinary Lounge. Clarence Barlow (UC Santa Barbara). On music derived from language. CHAIR: Aria Adli. 
TUESDAY 16.06 (Room: S21)
9.30-10.30Invited speaker: Sónia Frota (University of Lisbon). Exploration on word prominence in a language with contrastive stress: adult and infant data. CHAIR: Martine Grice. 
SESSION ON PROSODY II. CHAIRS: Martine Grice and Doris Mücke. 
10.30-11.00Frank Kügler, Bernadett Smolibocki and Manfred Stede. Prominence relations between discourse referents as a factor for the analysis of the prosodic marking of information status – a corpus study of spoken German
11.00-11.30COFFEE BREAK
11.30-12.00Oliver Niebuhr, Bastian Schroeter and Stefan Baumann. Cues to perceptual prominence of prenuclear pitch accents – evidence from German spontaneous speech.
12.00-12.30Núria Esteve-Gibert, Joan Borràs-Comes, Eli Asor, Marc Swerts and Pilar Prieto. Multimodal prominence in head gestures (or how accent and phrasing influence the gesture timing)
12.30-13.00Valentina Schettino and Petra Wagner. Prosodic prominence and contextual patterns: Evidence from German.
13.00-14.30LUNCH
15.45-16.45Rhine cruise
17.00-18.00Guided tour 
19.00SOCIAL DINNER
WEDNESDAY 17.06 (Room: S11)
SESSION ON LANGUAGE ACQUISITION. CHAIR: Martina Penke. 
9.30-10.00Cinzia Avesani, Giuliano Bocci, Mario Vayra and Alessandra Zappoli. Prominence patterns in L2 acquisition. The differential learning of the prosody-information structure interface in L2-German and L2-Italian.
10.00-10.30Vincenzo Moscati. Acquisition and parsing of focus movement in Italian: The role of prominence and agreement.
10.30-11.00Katharina Zahner, Muna Pohl and Bettina Braun. Only high-pitched stressed syllables are good (prominent?) word onsets for German 9-month-olds: Intonation modulates the extraction of embedded words.
11.00-11.30COFFEE BREAK
SESSION ON SCALES. CHAIRS: Martin Becker, Marco García García. 
11.30-12.00Elisabeth Verhoeven. Prominence scales and subject choice: A crosslinguistic corpus study.
12.00-12.30Jimena Terraza and Adriana Machado Estevam. A discourse-based analysis of obviation in Moose Cree: Factors determining the ranking of entities
12.30-14.00LUNCH
14.00-14.30Katharina Haude. Animacy, discourse prominence, and construction choice in Movima.
14.30-15.00Markus Bader, Emilia Ellsiepen, Yvonne Portele and Vasiliki Koukoulioti. Prominence hierarchies and word order: From grammar to usage
15.00-16.30POSTER SESSION II (+COFFEE BREAK)
16.30-17.30

Invited speaker. Manfred Krifka (ZAS/Humboldt University of Berlin). Prominence in Polarity Questions and their Answers. CHAIR: Nikolaus Himmelmann 

POSTER SESSION I - MONDAY 15 (15:30-17:00) 

POSTER SESSION II - WEDNESDAY 17 (15:00-16:30)