Author Archives: chael
By chael | Published: October 15, 2016
Why you can’t say this in German (or at least it won’t sound great): Coon, Jessica, Stefan Keine, & Michael Wagner (2016): Hierarchy effects in copular constructions: The PCC corner of German. Poster presented at NELS 47, UMass Amherst.
By chael | Published: September 13, 2016
A while ago, I posted on two competing meanings of ‘frown’ here. Just recently, Lynne Murphy at separated by a common language followed up on this with this post, which generated some interesting responses. Most spectacularly, it prompted the following confirmation that British vs. American English distinction indeed has something to do with it (even though I […]
By chael | Published: July 16, 2016
Oriana Kilbourn-Ceron, Michael Wagner and Meghan Clayards: Locality and variability in cross-word alternations: a production planning account. Poster at Labphon 15 at Cornell. [abstract]
Alanah McKillen just finished her Dissertation On the interpretation of reflexive pronouns. You can read it on lingbuzz.
Tomorrow, at 10.30 at WCCFL in Utah: Liz Smeets, Michael Wagner (McGill): The syntax of focus association in German/Dutch: evidence from scope reconstruction
Last week we presented a paper on flapping and production planning at CLS: Oriana Kilbourn-Ceron, Michael Wagner & Meghan Clayards (McGill University) The effect of production planning locality on external sandhi: A study in /t/ The intervocalic flapping of English coronal stops /t, d/ is nearly categorical when the VTV sequence is within a word […]
By chael | Published: March 28, 2016
This summer, McGill’s prosodylab will be represented at the DGFS summer school in Tübingen on Mapping Meaning: Theory – Cognition – Variation, which is held August 15th – 26th, 2016 in Tübingen/Germany. Early bird registration is open until June 1st. The course is titled Prosody and Incremental Processing, an abstract is posted here.
By chael | Published: October 15, 2015
Check out tomorrow’s prosodylab poster at NELS 46 at Concordia: Daniel Goodhue, Lyana Harrison, Yuen Tung Clémentine Su, and Michael Wagner (2015). Toward a bestiary of English intonational tunes. Poster at the 46th Conference of the North Eastern Linguistic Society, at Concordia University, in Montréal. [abstract] [poster] [items.] If you want to know about the […]
By chael | Published: June 25, 2015
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 […]
By chael | Published: May 25, 2015
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 […]