41st Annual Conference of the German Linguistic Society

University of Bremen, 6 – 8 March 2019

Conference Programme

Conference Programme

Workshop Programmes

Workshop 5: Concessives vs. adversatives: opposing oppositions

Workshop Coordination

Elena Castroviejo (UPV/EHU, Vitorio-Gasteiz)
Berit Gehrke (Humboldt University of Berlin)
Laia Mayol (UPF Barcelona)

Room SFG 1040

Workshop description

Programme of Workshop 5

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 –14:45 Kaja Jasinskaja [invited speaker] (University of Cologne) On the disambiguation of but
14:45 –15:15 Regina Zieleke (University of Cologne) German contrastive connectives beyond aber. An analysis of contrast on dimensions
15:15 –15:45 Jonathon D. Coltz (University of Minnesota) Parallel puzzles: Concessives, adversatives, and presuppositions in infelicitous conditionals
15:45 –16:30 Coffee break /
Poster Session Computational Linguistics (Part 1)
16:30 –17:00 Werner Frey (Leibniz-Zentrum Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft) Linking some syntactic and semantic features of concessives and adversatives
17:00 –17:30 Madeleine Butschety (University of Graz) Epistemic vs. concessive at least: A matter of epistemic uncertainty
17:30 –18:00 Doris Penka (University of Konstanz) A closer look at concessive at least in English and German
19:30 – Conference Dinner


07 March 2019
09:00 –09:30 Ekkehard König (Freie Universität Berlin & University of Freiburg) Concessivity: Admissible and inadmissible background assumption
09:30 –10:30 Elena Karagjosova (Freie Universität Berlin) On the type of concession expressed by concessive complementizers and bipartite concessive constructions in German: A synchronic and diachronic account
10:30 –11:15 Coffee break /
Poster Session Computational Linguistics (Part 2)
11:15 –11:45 Lukas Rieser (Yamagata University) Frustrated expectation and conditional modality: The Japanese concessive no-ni
11:45 –12:15 Ksenia Ershova (University of Chicago) & Itamar Francez (University of Chicago) From quotation to concession: The case of East Circassian
12:15 –12:45 Hanzhi Zhu (MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology) The additivity of concessive still
12:45 –13:45 DFG InfoEvent (Helga Weyerts-Schweda)
Lunch break/
Poster session Computational Linguistics (Part 3)
13:45 –14:45 Mingya Liu [invited speaker] (University of Osnabrück) The siblings in the shadow of if: The semantics and pragmatics of conditional connectives
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 –12:30 Laura Baranzini (OLSI, University of Neuchâtel) & Alda Mari (Institut Jean Nicod) From existential modality to concessivity: Alternatives and reasoning per absurdum
12:30 –13:00 Maria Barouni (University of Crete) Concessive elements and the role of superlative morphology
13:00 –14:00 Martina Faller (University of Manchester) Concessive conditionals with non-scalar additives in Cuzco Quechua and German