41st Annual Conference of the German Linguistic Society

University of Bremen, 6 – 8 March 2019

Conference Programme

Conference Programme

Workshop Programmes

Workshop 11: Iconicity in Language

Workshop Coordination

Aleksandra Ćwiek (ZAS Berlin)
Cornelia Ebert (ZAS Berlin)
Susanne Fuchs (ZAS Berlin)

Room SFG 0140

Workshop description

Programme of Workshop 11

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 Aleksandra Ćwiek (Leibniz-Zentrum Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Berlin), Cornelia Ebert (Leibniz-Zentrum Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Berlin) & Susanne Fuchs (Leibniz-Zentrum Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Berlin) Introduction
14:15 –15:15 Pamela Perniss [invited speaker] (University of Cologne) The role of iconicity in word learning: Insights from multi-modal language
15:15 –15:45 Gerrit Kentner (Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics & Goethe University Frankfurt) Repetition avoidance and iconicity of repetition
15:45 –16:30 Coffee break /
Poster Session Computational Linguistics (Part 1)
16:30 –17:00 Vera Agranovsky (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) Onomatopoeia and reduplication in Modern Hebrew
17:00 –17:30 Paul Thomas Gahman (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg) The sound of meaning: The sound symbolism of unconventional onomatopoeia
17:30 –18:00 Maria Konoshenko (Russian State University for the Humanities & Institute of Linguistics RAS, Moscow) How iconic are ideophones in Mande?
19:30 – Conference Dinner


07 March 2019
09:00 –09:30 Konstantina Margiotoudi (Freie Universität Berlin; Humboldt University Berlin), Matthias Allritz (University of Leipzig), Manuel Bohn (University of St Andrews) & Friedemann Pulvermüller (Freie Universität Berlin; Humboldt University Berlin; Einstein Center for Neurosciences Berlin) Testing “maluma-takete” in humans and great apes
09:30 –10:00 Sonja Dahlgren (University of Helsinki) & Seppo Kittilä (University of Helsinki) A (morpho)phonological typology of demonstratives: A case study in sound symbolism
10:00 –10:30 Juan C. Moreno Cabrera (Autonomous University of Madrid) Onomasiological iconicity in spoken, written, and signed language
10:30 –11:15 Coffee break /
Poster Session Computational Linguistics (Part 2)
11:15 –11:45 Niklas Johansson (Lund University) Triangulating sound symbolism: Where to find it and how to create it
11:45 –12:15
Eva Schultze-Berndt (University of Manchester) Iconicity, ideophones and mimesis
11:45 –12:15
Elena Besedina (Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University) & Irina Kuzmich (Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University) Iconicity in J. K. Rowling's novels: idiostyle and genre aspects
12:15 –12:45 Tanja Ackermann (Freie Universität zu Berlin) & Christian Zimmer (Freie Universität zu Berlin) The relation of name phonology and gender across languages
12:45 –13:45 DFG InfoEvent (Helga Weyerts-Schweda)
Lunch break/
Poster session Computational Linguistics (Part 3)
13:45 –14:15 Aleksandra Ćwiek (Leibniz-Zentrum Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Berlin), Christoph Draxler (University of Munich), Susanne Fuchs (University of Munich), Bodo Winter (University of Munich) & Marcus Perlman (University of Birmingham) Comprehension of non-linguistic vocalizations across cultures
14:15 –14:45 Elena A. Shamina (St. Petersburg State University) Bad or good and why?
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 Amelia Becker (Georgetown University) Phonological thumb configuration and iconicity in American Sign Language
12:00 –12:30 Annika Herrmann (University of Hamburg), Nina-Kristin Pendzich (University of Göttingen) & Markus Steinbach (University of Göttingen) Iconic gestural demonstrations in sign language narration
12:30 –13:00 Vadim Kimmelman (Bergen University), Anna Klezovich (Higher School of Economics, Moscow) & George Moroz (Higher School of Economics, Moscow) Quantative analysis of lexical iconity in sign languages
13:00 –13:30 Oksana Tkachman (The University of British Columbia) & Carla Hudson Kam (University of British Columbia) Semantic salience as iconic motivation of signs in artificial and natural sign languages
13:30 –14:00 Ronnie B. Wilbur (Purdue University) Systematized iconicity: A mapping of components from space, body, hands, face to Wierzbicka’s semantic primitives