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Tue., 3rd October
19:00Warm-up dinner (Brauhaus)
Wed., 4th October
08:30 – 09:30Registration
09:30 – 09:45Opening
Session chair: Farhat Jabeen
09:45 – 10:45Plenary talk by Elsi Kaiser: Informativity, interaction and information structure: Psycholinguistic investigations of prosody
10:45 – 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 – 12:00Stefan Baumann, Jane Mertens, & Janina Kalbertodt: How ornamental are German prenuclear accents? >> slides
12:00 – 12:45Ion Tudor Giurgea: On a special prosodic pattern of polar questions in Romanian >> Hand-out
12:45 – 13:45Lunch Break
Session chair: Talina Weber
13:45 – 14:30Anna Bruggeman & Sam Hellmuth: Tune-text mapping in Moroccan Arabic question word interrogatives
14:30 – 16:00 Poster Session (Room E402)
16:00 – 16:30Coffee Break
16:30 – 17:30Plenary talk by Petra Schulz: The role of prosody in the acquisition of relative clause meaning
19:00Wine tasting (Weinmarkt an der Laube)
Thur., 5th October
Session chair: Katharina Zahner
09:30 – 10:30 Plenary talk by Sonia Frota: Early perception of the prosody of statements and questions >> slides
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 11:45Elisabeth Delais-Roussarie: Intonation of alternative constructions and information structure >> slides
11:45 – 12:30Cristel Portes, Arndt Riester, & Uwe Reyle: How does French mark focus and givenness? A corpus study in a QUD approach
12:30 – 13:30Lunch Break
Session chair: Jana Neitsch
13:30 – 14:15Janina Kalbertodt & Stefan Baumann: Two types of right dislocation – How differences in information structure affect their prosodic realisation >> slides
14:15 – 15:00Marta Wierzba: Wh-movement and sentence stress >> slides
15:00 – 15:30Coffee Break
15:30 – 16:30Plenary talk by Oliver Niebuhr: How to ask without a question and to reply without an answer - Prosodic meaning dimensions in German dialogues >> slides
19:00Conference dinner (Constanzer Wirtshaus)
Menu
Fri., 6th October
Session chair: Gisela Disselkamp
09:30 – 10:15Yuki Asano, Ann-Kathrin Grohe, Heather Kember, & Andrea Weber: Experience with Australian English affects perception of high rising terminal contours
10:15 – 11:00Francisco Torreira & Simeon Floyd: Intonational meaning in Spanish conversation: Low-rising vs. circumflex questions >> slides
11:00 – 11:30Coffee Break
11:30 – 12:30 Plenary talk by Daniel Büring: Unalternative semantics: A focus semantics based on relations
12:30 – 12:40Closing

Poster Session (RU ‘Questions at the Interfaces’ & other presentations):