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dan goodhue to maryland

Daniel Goodhue, who defended his thesis this February, has recently accepted a postdoctoral position in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Maryland. He will be working with Dr. Valentine Hacquard and Dr. Jeffrey Lidz at the intersection of semantics and language acquisition. The position begins in August 2018.
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two new papers on focus prosody

Vander Klok, Jozina, Heather Goad, and Michael Wagner (2018). Prosodic Focus in English vs. French: A Scope Account.Glossa: a journal of general linguistics  3(1): 71. 1-47 [DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/gjgl.172] Hamlaoui,Fatima, Marzena Żygis, Jonas Engelmann, and Michael Wagner (2018). Acoustic correlates of focus marking in Czech and Polish. Language and Speech, 1(20):44pp [doi]
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new paper on reconstruction and focus operators

Smeets, Liz and Michael Wagner (2018). Reconstructing the syntax of focus operators. Semantics & Pragmatics, 11(6):1–27. [doi]
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Poster at PaPE

Poster at today’s PaPE: Wagner, M. and McAuliffe, M. (2017). Three dimensions of sentence prosody and their (non-)interactions. Poster presentation at Phonetics and Phonology in Europe 2017, Universität Köln. [poster]
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On the interpretation of reflexive pronouns

Alanah McKillen just finished her Dissertation On the interpretation of reflexive pronouns. You can read it on lingbuzz.
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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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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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Prosodylab Aligner Demo Pt 2

Next in our series of tutorial videos is how to use the options available through the Prosodylab Aligner, like using a different phonetic dictionary or training new models. Take a look if you’re interested & want to know more!
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Prosodylab Aligner Demo

For those of you who are interested in using the Prosodylab Aligner and are new to using Unix and/or Terminal on your computer, we’ve started making a series of video tutorials to show you how to use this software on your own. The videos will cover some basics and not-so-basics, from how to run the […]
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a givenness illusion

This paper (which went online at the journal site a year ago) has now officially appeared: Michael Wagner (2012). A givenness illusion. Language and Cognitive Processes 27 (10). 1433–1458 Constituents that encode information that is salient in the discourse or “given” are often prosodically reduced and remain unaccented. What is given and new is usually […]
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