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paper on relative clause extraposition

We posted a new paper on relative clause extraposition in German on the semantics archive: Poschmann, Claudia & Michael Wagner (accepted). Relative Clause Extraposition and Prosody in German. Natural Language and Linguistic Theory. [draft: semantics archive] Abstract: Whether a relative clause (RC) can be extraposed has been argued to depend both on contextual focus and […]
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information structure and production planning

Just posted a forthcoming review paper on information structure and production planning on the semantics archive: Wagner, Michael (accepted). Information Structure and Production Planning. To appear in: Féry, Caroline & Shinishiro Ishihara: The Handbook of Information Structure. Oxford University Press. [draft: semantics archive] Abstract: Utterances are planned and realized incrementally. Which information is salient or […]
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lalala

Earlier this week some of us went to McGill’s gorgeous Gault nature reserve for a language labs lab meeting (lalala). Students from Meghan Clayards‘s Speech Learning Lab, Florian Jaeger‘s HLP lab, Chigusa Kurumada‘s Kinder Lab, Morgan Sonderegger‘s Montreal Language Modeling Lab, and Michael Wagner‘s prosody.lab presented on current projects. [photo: gui garcia] Research presentations: Esteban […]
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etap3–deadline this monday!

Experimental and Theoretical Advances in Prosody (ETAP) 3: Prosody and Variability Date: 28-May-2015 – 30-May-2015 Location: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA Call for Papers Deadline: January 11 2015
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Tools for Linguistic Fieldwork and Experimentation

Tomorrow at the LSA Meeting in Portland, there’ll be a tutorial on LingSync and ProsodyLab-Aligner: Tools for Linguistic Fieldwork and Experimentation. If you plan on attending and would like to try out the Prosodylab-Aligner while being there, you should try to install the aligner beforehand. You’ll find it here: Prosodylab-Aligner The aligner has just undergone […]
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recent work

McClay, Elise & Michael Wagner (in press). Accented Pronouns and Contrast. To appear in the Proceedings of the 50th Meeting of the Chicago Linguistics Society in 2014. [paper] Abstract: Both the lack of accentuation on a referring expression and the choice of a pronoun over a full noun phrase have been tied to a higher […]
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prosody and constituent structure

The conference eti3: Prosody and Constituency at McGill (co-organized by Emily Elfner, Jessica Coon, Lisa Travis, and myself) is now over. Thanks everyone for participating!
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accented pronouns

Handout for the talk we’ll be presenting at CLS today: Elise McClay & Michael Wagner: Accented unambiguous English pronouns: Complementary Preference, Parallel function, or Focus? Comments welcome!
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two papers on intonational tunes

… to be presented next week at semdial: Daniel Goodhue, James Pickett and Michael Wagner. English reverse prosody in re- sponses to yes-no questions. Proceedings of Semantics of Dialogue (Semdial). [paper] Wagner, Michael, Lauren Mak and Elise McClay. Incomplete Answers and the Rise- Fall-Rise Contour. Proceedings of Semantics of Dialogue (Semdial). [paper]
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Dorit Abusch and Mats Rooth Talks

Dorit Abusch and Mats Rooth will give talks as part of a special issue of the Semantics Reading Group this Thursday, October 10, Leacock 738. 2.30-3.45pm Mats Rooth (Cornell University): Focus over new, farmer sentences, and directionality in focus licensing. 3.45pm Refreshments 4.00-5.15pm Dorit Abusch (Cornell University): Anaphoric relations in sequential and conflated pictures Everybody […]
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