Sonderforschungsbereich 732:

Publications/Publikationen A1

Incremental Specification of Focus and Givenness in a Discourse Context


Arndt Riester and Stefan Baumann (2013). Focus triggers and focus types from a corpus perspective. Dialogue & Discourse 4(2): 215-248 (Special Issue 'Beyond Semantics: The Challenges of Annotating Pragmatic and Discourse Phenomena', ed. by S. Dipper, H. Zinsmeister and B. Webber.) URL

Stefan Bauman and Arndt Riester (2013). Coreference, lexical givenness and prosody in German. Lingua 136:16-37 (Special Issue 'Information Structure Triggers', ed. by J. Hartmann, S. Winkler and J. Radó.) DOI

Michael Walsh, Katrin Schweitzer, Nadja Schauffler (2013). Exemplar-based pitch accent categorisation using the Generalized Context Model. In: Proceedings of Interspeech, Lyon


Katrin Schweitzer (2012). Frequency effects on pitch accents: towards an exemplar-theoretic approach to intonation. Dissertation, Universität Stuttgart. pdf catalogue

Aoife Cahill and Arndt Riester (2012). Automatically acquiring fine-grained information status distinctions in German. In: Proceedings of the 13th Annual SIGdial Meeting on Discourse and Dialog. Seoul. pp. 232-236. pdf

Stefan Baumann and Arndt Riester (2012). Referential and Lexical Givenness: semantic, prosodic and cognitive aspects. In: Gorka Elordieta and Pilar Prieto (eds.) Prosody and Meaning. Interface Explorations 25. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, pp. 119-161

Kerstin Eckart, Arndt Riester and Katrin Schweitzer (2012). A Discourse Information Radio News Database for Linguistic Analysis. In: Christian Chiarcos, Sebastian Nordhoff and Sebastian Hellmann (eds.) Linked Data in Linguistics. Representing and Connecting Language Data and Language Metadata, pp. 65-76. Heidelberg: Springer. pdf

Arndt Riester (2012). Review of 'Carsten Breul and Edward Göbbel (eds.), Comparative and Contrastive Studies of Information Structure. Amsterdam: Benjamins'. Languages in Contrast 12(1): 93-101 (Special Issue Contrastive Linguistics and other Approaches to Language Comprehension, ed. by M. Hüning and B. Schlücker)


 Katrin Schweitzer, Michael Walsh, Sasha Calhoun and Hinrich Schütze (2011). Prosodic variability in lexical sequences: intonation entrenches too. In: Proceedings of the 17th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS), Hong Kong, pp.1778-1781. pdf

Arndt Riester and Stefan Baumann (2011). Information structure annotation and secondary accents. In: Stefanie Dipper and Heike Zinsmeister (eds.) Beyond Semantics. Corpus-based Investigations of Pragmatic and Discourse Phenomena. Bochumer Linguistische Arbeitsberichte 3:111-127


Nina Seemann (2010). Identifi kation ähnlicher und identischer Sätze zur Übertragung von Informationsstatus. Diplomarbeit. IMS, Stuttgart.

Arndt Riester, David Lorenz and Nina Seemann (2010). A recursive annotation scheme for referential information Status. In: Proceedings of the Seventh Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC), pp. 717-722. Valletta, Malta. URL

Stefan Baumann and Arndt Riester (2010). Annotating information status in spontaneous speech. In: Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Speech Prosody. Chicago. pdf

Arndt Riester and Hans Kamp (2010). Squiggly issues: alternative sets, complex DPs, and intensionality. In: Maria Aloni, Harald Bastiaanse, Tikitu de Jager and Katrin Schulz (eds.) Logic, Language and Meaning. 17th Amsterdam Colloquium. Revised, Selected Papers, pp. 374-383. Berlin: Springer

Katrin Schweitzer, Sasha Calhoun, Hinrich Schütze, Antje Schweitzer and Michael Walsh. (2010) Relative frequency affects pitch accent realisation: evidence for exemplar storage of prosody. In: Proceedings of the 13th Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology (SST), pp. 62-65. Melbourne. pdf

Katrin Schweitzer, Michael Walsh, Bernd Möbius and Hinrich Schütze (2010). Frequency of occurrence effects on pitch accent realisation. In: Proceedings of the 11th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (Interspeech). Makuhari, Japan. pdf


Katrin Schweitzer, Arndt Riester, Michael Walsh and Grzegorz Dogil (2009). Pitch accents and information status in a German radio news corpus. In: Proceedings of the 10th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (Interspeech). Brighton. pdf

Aoife Cahill and Arndt Riester (2009). Incorporating information status into generation ranking. In: Proceedings of the 47th Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL-IJCNLP), pp. 817-825. Singapore. pdf

Arndt Riester (2009). Stress test for relative clauses. In: A. Riester & E. Onea (eds.) Focus at the Syntax-Semantics Interface. Working Papers of the SFB 732 (SinSpeC) 3, pp. 69-86. Stuttgart.  article     entire volume

Katrin Schweitzer, Michael Walsh, Bernd Möbius, Arndt Riester, Antje Schweitzer and Hinrich Schütze (2009). Frequency matters: pitch accents and information status. In: Proceedings of the 12th Conference of the European Chapter of the ACL (EACL), pp. 728-736. Athens. pdf

Arndt Riester (2009). Partial accommodation and activation in definites. In: Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of Linguists, pp. 134-152. Linguistic Society of Korea, Seoul. pdf


Michael Walsh, Katrin Schweitzer, Bernd Möbius and Hinrich Schütze (2008). Examining pitch-accent variability from an exemplar-theoretic perspective. In: Proceedings of the 9th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (Interspeech), Brisbane

Grzegorz Dogil (2008). Aspects of the neural representation of spoken language.  In: P. van Sterkenburg (ed.) Unity and Diversity of Languages. Amsterdam: Benjamins

Arndt Riester (2008). The Components of Focus and their Use in Annotating Information Structure. Doctoral Dissertation. Arbeitspapiere des Instituts für Maschinelle Sprachverarbeitung (AIMS). Vol. 14(2), Stuttgart

Arndt Riester (2008). A semantic explication of 'Information Status and the underspecification of the recipients' knowledge. In: Atle Grønn (ed.) Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 12, pp. 508-522. Oslo. pdf

Hans Kamp and Martin Stokhof (2008). Information in natural language. In: P. Adriaans & J. van Benthem (eds.) Handbook of Philosophy of Information, pp. 49–112. Amsterdam: Elsevier


Grzegorz Dogil (2007). Phonetic dimensions of segmental strength. In: Proceedings of the 16th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS), pp. 89-92. Saarbrücken