P2 Publications

Papers in peer-reviewed journals and collections of papers

  • Biezma, María. 2018a. Non-informative assertions. Ms. University of Konstanz. Under review.
  • Biezma, María. 2018b. Givenness and the difference between wh-fronted and wh-in-situ questions in Spanish. In J. Berns, H. Jacobs, and D. Nouveau, eds., Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory 13, pages 21-39. Amsterdam: Benjamins.
  • Biezma, María, and Kyle Rawlins. 2017a. Or what? Semantics and Pragmatics 10(16). DOI: 10.3765/sp.10.16.
  • Kaiser, Georg A., Katharina Kaiser & Aikaterini-Lida Kalouli. (in preparation). Wh-interrogatives in Romance bible translations. What parallel texts can tell us about word order variation and change. In A. Hautli-Jansz, Aikterina Kalouli & T. Scheffler, eds., Questions at the Interface of Theoretical and Computational Linguistics. Berlin: de Gruyter.

Peer-reviewed conference articles

  • Biezma, María. (in preparation). Presupposing questions. Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 23, Autonomous University of Barcelona (conference held on September 5‚ 2018).
  • Biezma, María and Kyle Rawlins. 2017b. Rhetorical questions: Severing questioning from asking. In D. Burgdorf, J. Collard, S. Maspong, and B. Stefansdottir, eds., Proceedings of Semantics and Linguistic Theory (SALT) 37, pages 302-322. DOI: 10.3765/salt.v27i0.4155.
  • Biezma, María and Kyle Rawlins. 2016. Or what?: Challenging the speaker. In C. Hammerly and B. Prickett, eds., Proceedings of the Forty-Sixth Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistics Society (NELS 46), Vol. I, pages 93-106. Amherst, MA: GLSA.
  • Kalouli, Aikaterini-Lida, Katharina Kaiser, Annette Hautli-Janisz, Georg A. Kaiser, & Miriam Butt. 2018. A multilingual approach to question classification. In: N. Calzolari (Conference chair), K. Choukri, C. Cieri, T. Declerck, S. Goggi, K. Hasida, H. Isahara, B. Maegaard, J. Mariani, H. Mazo, A. Moreno, J. Odijk, S. Piperidis & T. Tokunaga (eds.), Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2018). Miyazaki-Japan: European Language Resources Association (ELRA), 7-12 May 2018.
  • Georg A. Kaiser, Miriam Butt, Aikaterini-Lida Kalouli, Rebecca Kehlbeck, Rita Sevastjanova, Katherina Kaiser. 2019. ParHistVis: Visualization of Parallel Multilingual Historical Data. In: N. Tahmasebi, L. Borin, A. Jatowt et alii (eds.), Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Computational Approaches to Historical Language Change, pages 109-114. Stroudsburg: Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL).

Peer-reviewed talks (conference talks whose papers are cited above are not repeated here)

  • Biezma, María, Miriam Butt and Farhat Jabeen. 2018. Polar Questions vs. Kya Questions in Hindi/Urdu. GLOW 41, Budapest, April 10-14, 2018. (Cooperation with P4)
  • Biezma, María, Miriam Butt and Farhat Jabeen. 2017. Interpretation of Urdu/Hindi polar kya. XPrag Workshop on ‚Not-at-issue meaning and information structure, University of Oslo, May 8-10 2017. (Cooperation with P4)
  • Dold, Simon, Ricardo Etxepare and Georg Kaiser. 2017. Non-Romance structures in Romance interrogatives. XXXV Deutscher Romanistentag. Universität Zürich, October 2017.
  • Kaiser, Georg A. 2017. A ordem de palavras em interrogativas QU no portugues. Um estudo comparativo na base de textos paralelos. Travessias em lingua portuguesa: pesquisa e ensino. Universitat Foscari Venezia. 13-14 February 2017.
  • Kaiser, Georg A. and Stefano Quaglia. 2017. Wortstellung und Wortstellungsvariation im Rätoromanischen. Eine Paralleltextstudie auf der Grundlage von Bibelübersetzungen. VII Colloquium Retoromanistich, San Martin de Tor, June 1-3, 2017.
  • Kaiser, Katharina. 2017. On the syntax of wh-in-situ in French ‚A corpus-based analysis. Workshop on Romance Interrogatives, Konstanz, May 18, 2017.
  • Kalouli, Aikaterini-Lida, Georg A. Kaiser and Katharina Kaiser. 2018. Word order change in Romance interrogatives. Implications from a parallel text analysis of Bible translations. Workshop Parallel text analysis in diachronic research. Marburg, Germany, February 22-23, 2018
  • Wallner, Ramona. 2018. Prosody and Givenness.Workshop on Prosody and Meaning: Information Structure and Beyond (ProMAix). Aix-en-Provence, France. November 8
  • Wallner, Ramona. 2018. How French in-situ questions are not linked to givenness. Recent Issues in the Syntax of Questions (RISQ). Konstanz, Germany. October 8-10
  • Wallner, Ramona. 2018. How prosody explains a superficial givenness constraint on French wh-in-situ questions. 48th Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages, (LSRL 48), Toronto, Canada. April 25-28
  • Wallner, Ramona. 2018. Givenness and French in-situ questions. XIV. LIMES-Colloquium, Konstanz, Germany. February 23-24
  • Wallner, Ramona. 2018. French wh-in-situ questions: why givenness doesn’t explain all. The Geneva WH-orkshop on Optional Insituness (GenWh 2018), Geneva, Switzerland. January 16-18
  • Zimmermann, Michael and Katharina Kaiser. 2018. Refining current insights into the wh-in-situ interrogative construction in French: the case of Contemporary Hexagonal French. Workshop Recent Issues in the Syntax of Questions. Konstanz, Germany. October 8-10.

Peer-reviewed poster presentations

  • Kaiser, Katharina. 2018. Word order alternations in Portuguese and French wh-in-situ interrogatives. The Geneva WH-orkshop on Optional Insituness (GenWh 2018), Geneva, Switzerland. January 16-18
  • Wallner, Ramona. 2017. French wh-in-situ questions have to be prosodically minimal, not given. Going Romance 31. Bucharest, Romania. December 07-09

Invited talks (selected)

  • Biezma, María. 2018. Inquisitive assertions. Linguistics Colloquium, University of Ottawa, March 29th, 2018.
  • Kaiser, Georg A. 2018. Syntactic variation in wh-interrogatives in Spanish. II Encuentro sobre Dialectos del Espanol / II Spanish Dialects Meeting, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha Ciudad Real, May 17-18, 2018.
  • Kaiser, Georg A. 2016. A la recherche du wh in-situ dans les langues romanes. Presentation d’une estude de corpus paralles. IKER, Campus de la Nive (UPPA). 7 juin 2016
  • Wallner, Ramona. 2018. Wh in situ: enjeux empiriques et methodologiques. Séminaire MEX (méthodologies experimentales). University of Nantes, France. April 9
  • Wallner, Ramona. 2018. French wh-in-situ questions – how prosody might explain a superficial givenness constraint. Séminaire SYNSEM (Syntaxe et Semantique). University of Nantes, France. April 6

Organized Workshops

Project related theses

  • Clima, Cristina. 2018. Analysis of wh-questions in Romanian. Master thesis, University of Konstanz.
  • Dold, Simon. 2018. Basque-Romance language contact? An empirical study on word order in interrogatives. Ph.D. thesis, University of Konstanz.
  • Schmid, Svenja. 2017. Kontaktbedingter Wandel des Spanischen in Deutschland. Eine generationsübergreifende Studie zur Subjektstellung in Interrogativsätzen von spanischen Herkunftssprechern und Immigranten. Exam thesis, University of Konstanz.