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D04: The role of information structure in sentence formation and construal: a frame-based approach

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Funding period: 01.07.2015 – 30.06.2019

Project D04 extends frame theory to the information structure (IS) – morphosyntax interface and the common ground (CG), which is relevant to this interface. It adopts a typological approach and concentrates on four languages in which discourse-pragmatics is immediately reflected in the morphosyntax: three non-configurational languages, Lakhota, Tagalog and Kapampangan, and one discourse-configurational language, Hungarian. D04 aims at (i) characterizing the structure-building aspect of IS as well as its effects on argument realization and constituent order, and (ii) modeling the findings that relate to the syntax-semantics-pragmatics interface via frames.

Heads of the project

Prof. Dr. Robert D. Van Valin jr. 
Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
Institut für Sprache und Information
Universitätsstr. 1
40225 Düsseldorf
Telefon: +49 211 81-107 17
E-Mail: vanvalin@phil.uni-duesseldorf.de

Dr. Anja Latrouite
Heinrich-Heine-Universität
Institut für Sprache und Information
Universitätsstr. 1
40225 Düsseldorf
Telefon: +49 211 81-11939
Email: latrouite@phil.uni-duesseldorf.de

Staff

Dr. Kata Balogh
Phone: +49 211 81-13845
Email: Katalin.Balogh@uni-duesseldorf.de

Patrick Nuhn
Telefon: +49 211 81-15663
Email: nuhn@phil.uni-duesseldorf.de

Forthcoming

Van Valin, Robert. Aspects of Information Structure in Lakhota. Submitted. Under review.

Nuhn, Patrick. Reversed ang-inversion and narrow focus marking in Tagalog. Submitted. Under review.

Balogh, Kata. Frames in discourse representation. Manuscript. HHU Düsseldorf

Latrouite, Anja. Information-structural prominence and argument realization. Manuscript. HHU Düsseldorf

To appear

Balogh, Kata and Rainer Osswald. A frame-based analysis of verbal particles in Hungarian. To appear in T. Gamerschalg et al. (eds.) Proceedings of CoSt 2016.

Balogh, Kata. Focus sensitivity in Role and Reference Grammar. To appear in K. van Hoste & R. Van Valin, Jr. (eds). Expanding the boundaries of Role and Reference Grammar.

2018

Latrouite, Anja & Arndt Riester. The role of information structure for morphosyntactic choices in Tagalog. To appear in Riesberg, Sonja, Asako Shiohara & Atsuko Utsumi (eds). Perspectives on information structure in Austronesian languages. Berlin: Language Science Press. 1-47. LINK

2017

Balogh, Kata & Wiebke Petersen (eds). Selected papers from the BRIDGE conference. Düsseldorf University Press (DUP). LINK

Berio, Leda, A. Latrouite, R.D. Van Valin, G. Vosgerau. Immediate and General Common Ground. In Brézillon P., Turner R. and Penco C. (eds) Modeling and Using Context. CONTEXT 2017. LNCS 10257. Springer. LINK

Van Valin, Robert D. Jr. Functional linguistics: Communicative functions and language structure. In M. Aronoff & J. Rees-Miller (eds). The Handbook of Linguistics. 2nd ed. Chichester: Wiley. 141-157. LINK

2016

Fleischhauer, Jens, Anja Latrouite, and Rainer Osswald (eds). 2016. Explorations of the Syntax-Semantics Interface. Düsseldorf University Press (DUP). LINK

Balogh, Kata. 2016. Verbal fields in Hungarian simple sentences and infinitival clausal complements. In Chian & Koller (eds.). Proceedings of the 12th International Workshop on Tree Adjoining Grammars and Related Formalisms (TAG+). ACL Anthology. LINK

Latrouite, Anja. 2016. Shifting perspectives: Case marking restrictions and the syntax-semantics-pragmatics interface. In Fleischhauer, Latrouite & Osswald (eds). Explorations of the Syntax-Semantics Interface. Studies in Language and Cognition. Vol. 3. Düsseldorf University Press. LINK

2015

Balogh, Kata. 2015. Hungarian Grammar Writing with LTAG and XMG. In Král & Matoušek (eds.). Text, speech, and dialogue: 18th International Conference Proceedings. Lecture notes in artificial intelligence (LNCS – LNIAI 9302. Springer. PREPRINT

Balogh, Kata.2015. F-LTAG semantics for issues around focusing. In Aher, Hole Jerabek & Kupke (eds.). Logic, Language, and Computation. 10th International Tbilisi Symposium on Logic, Language, and Computation. Revised Selected Papers. Springer. PREPRINT

Upcoming

Balogh, Kata. Frames in discourse representation. Invited talk at the Göttingen Linguistics Meeting. 3 July, 2018, Göttingen, Germany.

Latrouite, Anja. Discourse prominence, event prominence and grammatical variation. Talk at Prominence in Language. 11-13 July, 2018. Cologne, Germany.

Balogh, Kata. Structural focus and focus sensitive particles in Hungarian. Talk at SLE 2018. 29 August – 1 September, 2018, Tallin, Estonia.

Balogh, Kata. Frames in discourse. Talk at Cognitive Structures 2018. 12-14 September, 2018. Düsseldorf, Germany.

Balogh, Kata & Robert Van Valin, Jr. Continuing topic and topic shift in Hungarian and Lakhota. Talk at Cognitive Structures 2018. 12-14 September, 2018. Düsseldorf, Germany.

2018

Nuhn, Patrick. Reversed ang-inversion and narrow focus in tagalog.

Talk at the 10th International Austronesian and Papuan Languages and Linguistics Conference (APLL10). 4–5 May, 2018. Guildford, UK.

Van Valin, Robert. An unusual cleft construction in Lakhota (Siouan, North America). Talk at the workshop on “Clefts and related focus constructions”. CNRS Villejuif, Paris, France, February 15-16, 2018.

Latrouite, Anja. Specificational Predication and Cleft-Constructions in Tagalog (and Japanese). Invited talk at the workshop on “Clefts and related focus constructions”. CNRS Villejuif, Paris, France, February 15-16, 2018.

Kata Balogh. Additive particles in Hungarian and focus sensitivity. Talk at the SfB Colloquium. 25 January, 2018. HHU Düsseldorf.

2017

Latrouite, Anja. Information-Structural prominence and argument realization. Talk at the First Workshop on the Interface of Information Structure and Argument Structure. Universidad de Sevilla, November 26-27, 2017.

Balogh, Kata & Rainer Osswald. On the syntax-semantics interface of verbal modifiers in Hungarian. Talk at the International Conference on Role and Reference Grammar (RRG-2017). University of Tokyo, Japan, August 1–3, 2017.

Berio, Leda, A. Latrouite, R.D. Van Valin & G. Vosgerau. The role of immediate and general common ground in grammar and meaning. Talk at CONTEXT 2017. Paris. 20-23 June, 2017.

Latrouite, Anja. Voice selection, inversions, discourse structure and at-issue-ness considerations in Tagalog. Talk given at Workshop LingDy Forum Questions under Discussion in Austronesian corpus data. Reasearch Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa. Tokyo University of Foreign Studies. 27 May, 2017.

Nuhn, Patrick. Towards a better understanding of peripheral voice in Tagalog.

Poster presentation at the Cambridge Workshop on Voice. 24–26 May, 2017. Cambridge, UK.

Balogh, Kata, Anja Latrouite & Robert Van Valin, Jr. Additive particles and information structure coding across languages. Talk at the Workshop on Not-at-Issue meaning and Information Structure. University of Oslo, 8–10 May, 2017.

Balogh, K. Projectivity and information structure in Hungarian that-clauses. Talk at the 18th Szklarska Poreba Workshop. Poland. 3-6 March, 2017.

2016

Balogh, Kata & Rainer Osswald. A frame-based analysis of verbal particles in Hungarian. Talk at the Cognitive Structures: Linguistic, Philosophical and Psychological Perspectives Conference (CoSt). 15-17 September 2016.

Latrouite, Anja & Kata Balogh. Marked morphosyntactic constructions: a cross-linguistic study on the constraints and triggers. Talk at the Cognitive Structures Conference: Linguistic, Philosophical and Psychological Perspectives Conference (CoSt). 15-17 September 2016.

Balogh, Kata & Rainer Osswald. A frame-based analysis of verbal particles in Hungarian. Poster at the Sinn und Bedeutung 21 Conference (SuB). 4-6 September 2016.

Balogh, Kata. Structural focus and discourse structure in Hungarian narratives. Poster at the 20th Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue. SemDial 2016 (JerSem). Rutgers University. 16-18 July 2016.

Balogh, Kata. Verbal fields in Hungarian simple sentences and infinitival clausal complements. Talk at the 12th International Workshop on Tree Adjoining Grammars and Related Formalisms (TAG+12). Heinrich-Hiene-Universität Düsseldorf. 29 June – 1 July 2016.

Balogh, Kata. Preverbal fields in Hungarian infinitival complements. Invited talk at the Linguistic Colloquium of the University of Bielefeld. 1 June 2016.

Balogh, Kata & Rainer Osswald. A frame-based account of the syntax-semantics interface of verbal particles in Hungarian. Talk at the 17th Workshop on the Roots of Pragmasemantics. Szklarska Poreba. Poland. 4-7 March 2016.

Latrouite, Anja & Robert D. Van Valin, Jr. Understanding construction choice in Tagalog. Talk at the 26th Meeting of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society (SEALS26). Manila. 26-28 May 2016.

Latrouite, Anja. Word order choices, information structure and the common ground in Tagalog. Invited Talk at The Third International Workshop on Information Structure of Austronesian languages. Tokyo. 18-20 February 2016.

2015

Balogh, Kata. Hungarian preverbal fields in complex sentences. Talk at the 11th Tbilisi Symposium on Language, Logic and Computation (TbiLLC). Tbilisi. Georgia. 21-26 September 2015.

Balogh, Kata. Hungarian Grammar Writing with LTAG and XMG. Poster at the 18th International Conference on Text, Speech and Dialogue (TSD). Plzen. Czech Republic. 14-17 September 2015.

Van Valin, Jr. R.D. & Anja Latrouite. A Role and Reference grammar account of the information structure-syntax interface in Tagalog. Talk at the International Conference on Role and Reference Grammar (RRG). Düsseldorf. 31 July – 2 August 2015.

Latrouite, Anja. Lexical Decomposition beyond thematic roles and aspectual classes. Talk at The Thirteenth International Conference on Austronesian Linguistics (ICAL). Taiwan. 18-23 July 2015.

2017

Serkan Yüksel. Informationstruktur im Türkischen. Master Thesis. HHU Düsseldorf. (supervisors: Dr. Anja Latrouite and Prof.-Dr. Robert Van Valin, J.)

Jahn, Elena. Phonological examination of four different types of focus in Hungarian with perception study. Master Thesis. HHU Düsseldorf. (supervisors: Dr. Kata Balogh and Prof. Ruben van de Vijver)

2016

Nuhn, Patrick. Towards a better understanding of peripheral voice in Tagalog: a case study. Bachelor Thesis HHU Düsseldorf. (supervisor: Dr. Anja Latrouite)

06.-10.08.2018 ESSLLI Workshop “Bridging Formal and Conceptual Semantics”. ESSLLI 2018. Sofia University “St. Kl. Ohridski”, Sofia, Bulgaria. WEBSITE
29.08.2018 29 August – 1st September 2018. Information structure at the interfaces. Workshop at the 51st Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE2018). University of Tallinn, Estonia.
7.-9.03.2018 Specificity, definiteness and article systems across languages. Workshop at the 40th Annual Conference of the German Linguistic Society (DGfS). WEBSITE
16.-17.11.2017 Workshop on Reference. Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf. (With D02)
29.06.-01.07.2016 Conference: TAG+12 (With A02 and B01)
17.06.-18.06.2016 The Interface of Prosody and Information Structure
Teaching (Summer Schools)

Kata Balogh & Simon Petitjean. Language modeling with Tree-Adjoining Grammars. Course at the 7th North American Summer School on Logic, Language, and Information (NASSLLI 2018). Carnegie Mellon University.

Kata Balogh & Anja Latrouite. The syntax-discourse interface: case studies and modeling. Course at the 29th European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI 2017). University of Toulouse. France. 17-28 July, 2017.

Anja Latrouite & Robert Van Valin. Typology and Information Structure. Course at the European Summer School in Linguistic Typology. Porquerolles, Hyères, France. 4-17 September, 2016.

Kata Balogh & Timm Lichte: Working with Tree-Adjoining Grammars. Course at the 27th European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI 2015). Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Barcelona. 3-14 August 2015.

Kata Balogh & Wiebke Petersen: Formal Languages in Theory and Practice. Course at the 27th European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI 2015). Univesitat Pompeu Fabra. Barcelona. 3-14 August 2015.

External cooperations

Participating in the Causality across languages Researcher Group. Workshop Nijmegen. 11-15 April 2016.