41st Annual Conference of the German Linguistic Society

University of Bremen, 6 – 8 March 2019

Conference Programme

Conference Programme

Workshop Programmes

Workshop 12: Sorting out the concepts behind definiteness

Workshop Coordination

Carla Bombi (Universität Potsdam)
Radek Šimik (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)

Room GW2 B 2890

Workshop description

Programme of Workshop 12

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 Carla Bombi (University of Potsdam) & Radek Simik (Humboldt University of Berlin) Introduction
14:15 –15:15 Peter Jenks [invited speaker] (University of California, Berkeley) Anaphoric definites as anchored definites
15:15 –15:45
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Ruoying Zhao (University College London) Temporal definiteness
15:45 –16:30 Coffee break /
Poster Session Computational Linguistics (Part 1)
16:30 –17:00 Alexandra Simonenko (Research Foundation Flanders & Ghent University) & Anne Carlier (Université Lille 3) Maximality and situation-sensitivity: The evolution of French possessives
17:00 –17:30 Dominika Skrzypek (Adam Mickiewicz University) & Alicja Piotrowska (Adam Mickiewicz University) Familiar vs. unique in a diachronic perspective: Case study of North Germanic
17:30 –18:00 Jan Dvorak (ENS de Lyon) The emerging definite article ten in spoken Czech: A further analysis in terms of ‘semantic’ and ‘pragmatic’ definiteness
19:30 – Conference Dinner


07 March 2019
09:00 –09:30 Olga Borik (UNED) & Daria Serés (UAB) Definiteness in the absence of uniqueness
09:30 –10:00 Halima Husić (Ruhr University Bochum) & Agata Renans (Ruhr University Bochum) The definite interpretation carried by accusative is an implicature — Evidence from Bosnian-Serbian-Croatian
10:00 –10:30 Ljudmila Geist (University of Düsseldorf/University of Stuttgart) Definiteness without determiners
10:30 –11:15 Coffee break /
Poster Session Computational Linguistics (Part 1)
11:15 –11:45 Fereshteh Modarresi (Leibniz-Zentrum Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Berlin) & Manfred Krifka (Leibniz-Zentrum Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Berlin) Bare noun vs. indefinite objects in Persian and their anaphoric uptake
11:45 –12:15 Klaus von Heusinger (University of Cologne) & Roya Sadeghpoor (University of Cologne) Strong definites in colloquial Persian and referentiality
12:15 –12:45
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Miriam Yifrach (Boston University) & Elizabeth Coppock (Boston University) Definiteness-marking in Turoyo
12:45 –13:45 DFG InfoEvent (Helga Weyerts-Schweda)
Lunch break/
Poster session Computational Linguistics (Part 3)
13:45 –14:45 Elizabeth Coppock [invited speaker] (Boston University) Relative readings of definite comparatives
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 Klaus von Heusinger (University of Groningen) & Andreas Brocher (University of Cologne) Indefinite demonstratives, definiteness and referentiality
12:00 –12:30 Frederike Weeber (University of Cologne) Conditions for weak readings in German
12:30 –13:00 Fereshteh Modarresi (Leibniz-Zentrum Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Berlin), Jette Fortmann (Leibniz-Zentrum Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Berlin) & Manfred Krifka (Leibniz-Zentrum Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Berlin) Weak definites vs. implicit entities vs. indefinites in German
13:00 –13:30 Stefan Hinterwimmer (University of Cologne) & Umesh Patil (University of Cologne) A comparison of anaphoric complex demonstratives and demonstrative pronouns
13:30 –14:00 Jette Fortmann (Leibniz-Zentrum Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Berlin) & Werner Frey (Leibniz-Zentrum Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Berlin) German weak definites and incorporation