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Workshop "Information Structure  and Ambiguity - The Process of Integrating Sentences into Discourse"

October 7-8 2019, University of Tübingen, Brechtbau (Wilhelmstr. 50), rm. 027

Organized by RTG 1808 and Project A7 of the SFB 833

The workshop targets (but is not limited to) the following research areas: (i) Referential ambiguities in discourse, (ii) Ambiguity reduction in discourse: Incrementality and predictability in discourse processing, and (iii) Syntax and discourse: (un)marked word order and focus constructions as (dis)ambiguation procedures.

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Invited speakers

Kristine Bentzen (Universitetet i Tromsø), Peter Culicover (The Ohio State University), Kordula De Kuthy (Universität Tübingen), Joachim Jacobs (Bergische Universität Wuppertal), Andrew Kehler (University of California, San Diego), Roger Levy (MIT), Valéria Molnár (Lunds Universitet), Sophie Repp (Universität zu Köln), Craige Roberts (The Ohio State University), Hannah Rohde (The University of Edinburgh), Judith Tonhauser (The Ohio State University, Universität Stuttgart)

 

Workshop “Metaphor and Ambiguity Analysis” (MAmbA)

April 24-25 2020, University of Tübingen, Brechtbau (Wilhelmstr. 50)

Organizers: Natascha Elxnath & Sarah Metzger (both GRK 1808)

This workshop is concerned with the different types of conflicts that lead to metaphorical readings. We hypothesize that a thorough investigation of the underlying conflicts sheds light upon larger questions metaphor research has been struggling with: how to model the ambiguity of metaphors from a formal semantic point of view, and how to properly distinguish between metaphorical and literal readings.

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Invited Speakers

Monika Fludernik (Universität Freiburg)
Louise McNally (Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona)
Michele Prandi (Università di Genova)
Irene Rapp (Universität Tübingen) and Stefan Engelberg (IDS Mannheim)
Sabine Schulte im Walde (Universität Stuttgart)


Recent publications

Forthcoming in Fall 2019: Schauplätze der Ambivalenz / Scenes of Ambivalence. Eds. Matthias Bauer, Frauke Berndt und Sebastian Meixner. Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann. (Ambivalenz in Sprache, Literatur und Kunst. Ambivalence in Language, Literature, and Art 3)

 

Further new publications:

Zirker, Angelika (2019). Stages of the Soul in Early Modern English Poetry: William Shakespeare and John Donne. Manchester UP, 2019. Further info at http://www.manchesteruniversitypress.co.uk/9781526133298/.

Remmele, Bettina (2019). The Prosody of Sluicing: Production Studies on Prosodic Disambiguation (Ph.D. Thesis). TOBIAS-lib, Universitätsbibliothek Tübingen (http://dx.doi.org/10.15496/publikation-31149)


Publications by members of the RTG 1808 on "Ambiguity" (selection)

  • Sigmund, Mirjam (2018). Allegorese als Ambiguierungsverfahren. Eine kognitiv-semantische und diskurstraditionelle Analyse mittelalterlicher romanischer Predigten. De Gruyter.
  • Kirchhoff, Leonie, Miriam Lahrsow, and Angelika Zirker (2018). "Students as Digital Annotators of Shakespeare’s Sonnets.” Digital English: A Handbook for the 21st Century. Ed. Naomi Milthorpe, Robert Clarke, Joanne Jones, and Robbie Moore. https://www.digitalenglish.com.au/2018/12/17/students-as-digital-annotators-of-shakespeares-sonnets/
  • Potysch, Nicolas (2018): Wiederholt doppeldeutig in Bild und Schrift: Ambiguität im durchbilderten Roman. Hannover: Wehrhahn.
  • Landmesser, Christof (2018). "Parusieverzögerung und die Gegenwart der Glaubenden. Zur Hermeneutik von Ambiguität und Ambivalenz der christlichen Existenz in der Theologie des Paulus." In: EC 9(2018), 107–130.
  • Kulick, Andreas (2016). "From Problem to Opportunity? An Analytical Framework for Vagueness and Ambiguity in International Law." In: German Yearbook of International Law 59, 257-288.
  • Hartmann, Jutta M., Corinna Sauter, Gesa Schole, Wiltrud Wagner, Peter Gietz, Susanne Winkler (2016). "TInCAP – ein interdisziplinäres Korpus zu Ambiguitätsphänomenen." Konferenzabstract. DHd 2016 in Leipzig. http://dhd2016.de/boa.pdf
  • Potysch, Nicolas; Matthias Bauer (Ed.) (2016). Deutungsspielräume. Mehrdeutigkeit als kulturelles Phänomen. Frankfurt a.M.: Peter Lang
  • Zirker, Angelika; Esme Winter-Froemel. (Ed.) (2015). Wordplay and Metalinguistic / Metadiscursive Reflection. Authors, Contexts, Techniques, and Meta-Reflection. Berlin: De Gruyter. (Dynamics of Wordplay 1)
  • Winkler, Susanne (Ed.) (2015). Ambiguity: Language and Communication. Berlin: de Gruyter.