Stadt: Salzburg, Österreich

Frist: 2017-05-26

Beginn: 2017-06-01

Ende: 2017-06-02


The workshop will revisit research questions envisaged by the first edition of this workshop held at the University of Trento, Italy, in September 2014. The interplay between prosody and informational units of speech shall be at the heart of the meeting, with a special focus set on interaction, corpora of spontaneous speech data, and perspectives of application. Once again the event aims to gather researchers from a variety of theoretical backgrounds and approaches. Fostering the exchange between scholars working in different frameworks is one key goal of the workshop. While the presentations are mainly focused on topics regarding prosody, information structure and interaction in Romance and German, the gathering is open to the discussion of issues going beyond the scope of those languages.

Thursday 1st June 2017

14:30 Registration

15:00 Matthias Heinz (Salzburg) & Manuela Caterina Moroni (Trento)
Opening and welcome

15:15 Andreas Dufter (LMU München)
On subject–object asymmetries in cleft structures

16:00 Daniel Jacob (Freiburg i. Br.)
Polarity focus and left detachment in French, Spanish, and Italian

16:45 Coffee break

17:15 Christoph Hülsmann (Salzburg)
A comparative look on the topic-fronting of subjects in spontaneous French, Spanish, and Italian

18:00 Manuela Caterina Moroni (Trento)
German doch in discourse: syntax, prosody, information structure and interactional role

20:00 Workshop dinner

Friday 2nd June 2017

9:00 Massimo Moneglia (Firenze)
Language into Act Theory: principles and criteria for the corpus-based analysis of information structure

9:45 Emanuela Cresti (Firenze)
The LABLITA Corpus and the online Data Base IPC: data and research on Italian information patterning

10:30 Coffee break

11.00 Matthias Heinz/Anne-Kathrin Gärtig (Salzburg)
Sociophonetic Project Salzburg Trieste: the role of prosodic features in the perception of L1 regional accents in L2 production

11:20 Pia Bergmann (Duisburg-Essen)
Prosody and Interaction

12:05 Gianluca Cosentino (Pisa)
Grundgrammatik der deutschen Prosodie: un modello didattico per l’insegnamento della prosodia del tedesco in Italia /
Teaching Prosody in German as a Foreign Language

12.50 Concluding remarks

Organizers: Matthias Heinz (Salzburg), Manuela Moroni (Trento),
with the support of
Rektorat der Universität Salzburg & Forschungsgruppe “Grammatik der romanischen Sprachen” (FB Romanistik)

Date: Thursday 1 June – Friday 2 June 2017

Venue: Universität Salzburg, Fachbereich Romanistik, Unipark Nonntal, Erzabt-Klotz-Str. 1, SR 3.409

Guests are welcome, registration is free of charge. If you wish to participate please send an e-mail to Eleonora Doria ( by 26 May 2017.

Beitrag von: Matthias Heinz

Redaktion: Marcel Schmitt