41st Annual Conference of the German Linguistic Society

University of Bremen, 6 – 8 March 2019

Conference Programme

Conference Programme

Workshop Programmes

Workshop 10: Prosody from a cross-domain perspective: how language speaks to music (and vice versa)

Workshop Coordination

Mathias Scharinger (Universität Marburg)
Natalie Boll-Avetisyan (Universität Potsdam)

Room GW2 B 1400

Workshop description

Programme of Workshop 10

06 March 2019
08:00 –09:00 Registration
09:00 –09:30 Welcome
09:30 –10:30 Plenary talk
10:30 –11:00 Presentation of the Wilhelm von Humboldt-Prize
11:00 –11:30 Coffee break
11:30 –12:30 Plenary talk
12:30 –13:45 Lunch break/
SIG Computational Linguistics: general assembly
13:45 –14:15 Mathias Scharinger (University of Marburg) & Natalie Boll-Avetisyan (University of Potsdam) Introduction
14:15 –14:45 Paul Kiparsky [invited speaker] (Stanford University) Text-setting and quantitative meter
15:15 –15:45 Steven Gilbers (University of Groningen), Nienke Hoeksema (University of Groningen), Kees de Bot (University of Groningen) & Wander Lowie (University of Groningen) The connection between regional variation in African American English and regional variation in hip-hop music
15:45 –16:30 Coffee break /
Poster Session Computational Linguistics (Part 1)
16:30 –17:00 Heini Arjava (University of Helsinki) Language, music, and textsetting: Mismatches in length and intonation
17:00 –17:30 James Kirby (University of Edinburgh) & Ruoqi Lin (University of Edinburgh) Comparative tonal text-setting in Mandarin and Cantonese popular song
17:30 –18:00 Elena Girardi (University of Düsseldorf) & Ingo Plag (University of Düsseldorf) Metrical mapping in textsetting: Empirical analysis and grammatical implementation
19:30 – Conference Dinner


07 March 2019
09:00 –10:00 Daniela Sammler [invited speaker] (Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences Leipzig) The Neuropragmatics of prosody – From contour to meaning
10:00 –10:30 Dicky Gilbers (University of Groningen) Cognitive strategies in structuring language and music
10:30 –11:15 Coffee break /
Poster Session Computational Linguistics (Part 2)
11:15 –11:45 Tineke Snijders (Max PLanck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Niymwegen & Radboud University) Getting the rhythm for infant language learning
11:45 –12:15 Laura E. Hahn (Radboud University & International Max Planck Research School for Language Sciences,Nijmegen), Tineke Snijders (Max PLanck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Niymwegen & Radboud University), Titia Benders (Macquarie University) & Paula Fikkert (Radboud University) Behavioral and electro-physiological evidence for early rhyme sensitivity
12:15 –12:45 Sara Andreetta (SISSA, Trieste), Yair Lakretz (Neurospin, Ecole de Neurosciences, Paris) & Alessandro Treves (SISSA, Trieste) Meter as a mnenomic device
12:45 –13:45 DFG InfoEvent (Helga Weyerts-Schweda)
Lunch break/
Poster session Computational Linguistics (Part 3)
13:45 –14:15
Reed Blaylock (University of Southern California) The interaction of isochronous music and speech rhythms in a chanting task
13:45 –14:15
Richard Wiese (University of Marburg) Perception of Rhythm in language and music
14:15 –14:45 Christina Domene Moreno (University of Würzburg) & Barış Kabak (University of Würzburg) Prosodic cues for rhythm in adult vs. child-directed songs
15:00 –18:30 General Assembly of the DGfS
19:30 – Reception in the foyer of the Übersee-Museum


08 March 2019
09:00 –10:00 Plenary talk
10:00 –11:00 Plenary talk
11:00 –11:30 Coffee break
11:30 –12:00 Jasmin Pfeifer (University of Amsterdam) & Silke Hamann (University of Düsseldorf) Perception of word stress by German congenital amusics
12:00 –12:30
Daria Popova (Higher School of Economics, Moscow) Stylistic rhythmic patterns and musicality
12:30 –13:00 Elif Canseza Kaplan (University of Groningen), Anita Wagner (University of Groningen) & Deniz Başkent (University of Groningen) Are musicians at an advantage when processing speech in two-talker masker?
13:00 –13:30 Tamara Rathcke (University of Kent), Simone Falk (University Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris) & Simone Dalla Bella (University of Montreal) Facilitators of the “speech-to-song illusion”
13:30 –14:00 Gertraud Fenk-Oczlon (University of Klagenfurt) The relationship of language and music from an evolutionary perspective and the role of vowels