Together with Salvador Pons Bordería (University of Valencia, Spain), Kerstin Fischer is organizing a panel on models of discourse units and interactional construction grammar at The 15th International Pragmatics Conference (IPrA 2017) in Belfast (Northern Ireland).
In this panel, Salvador Pons Bordería and Kerstin Fischer present the talk Using discourse segmentation to define grammatical constructions for discourse markers: The Case of ‘well’.
In the same panel, Maria Alm and Kerstin Fischer present the talk Using a systematic discourse segmentation model for a construction grammatical description of discourse particle functions.
Additionally, Kerstin Fischer presents the talk Relationships between (Construction) Grammar, grammars and genre: Evidence from an analysis of Instagram strategies in the IPrA 2017 panel Multiplicity in Grammar: Modes, Genres and Speaker’s Knowledge.
Katharina Asmussen (University of Kiel, Germany) presents a talk on Danish interjections and construction grammar at Campus Sonderborg, University of Southern Denmark.
Continually 2016 – February 2017
Maria Alm is researching the possibilities for editing a special issue with some the participants in panel Anchoring Utterances in Co(n)text, Argumentation, Common Ground at the 14th International Pragmatics Conference (IPrA 2015) in Antwerp (Belgium).
Anna Filipi visits the VELUX project in order to develop a construction grammatical representation of questions in a grammar of spoken interaction.
With the help of our former student Janni Jensen, Maria Alm and Kerstin Fischer run first pilot experiments on The teaching of German modal particles in collaboration with the Business College Syd, Sonderborg.
November 2016-January 2017
Kerstin Fischer, Maria Alm and research assistant Janni Jensen begin testing the Applicability of a construction grammatical model of modal particles to second language teaching of German in co-operation with Business College Syd in Sonderborg and University College Zealand in Roskilde.
Kerstin Fischer and Elizabeth Traugott (Stanford University, US) present the talk Inferential processes in a clause-final use of 'already' at the conference Inferences in Interaction and Language Change at the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS).
Kerstin Fischer starts a collaboration with Elizabeth Traugott (Stanford University, US) on the possibility that English utterance-final adverbs are in the process of acquiring similar functions as those proposed for German modal particles by Gabriele Diewald and Kerstin Fischer.
Salvador Pons Bordería (University of Valencia, Spain) visits the project group at SDU Sønderborg to discuss the Interaction between discourse segmentation and a construction grammatical representation of spoken language, with a special focus on discourse particles and their role in segmenting different kinds of discourse units.
Kerstin Fischer presents the talk Definitions of Discourse Markers and their Functions as Text-Structuring Devices at the conference Discourse Relational Devices: 3rd International Conference on Linguistic & Psycholinguistic Approaches to Text Structuring (LPTS 2016) at the University of Valencia (Spain).
Together with Kiki Nikiforidou (University of Athens, Greece), Kerstin Fischer is editing a special issue for the journal Constructions & Frames. This special issue focuses on the interaction with and interdependence of grammatical phenomena with genre and register. Kerstin Fischer, Helena Larsen and Maria Alm contribute.
Maria Alm presents a talk on construction grammar and language teaching in Bergen, Norway.
Maria Alm presents a talk on The role of intonation in a construction grammatical language description in Lund, Sweden.
Kerstin Fischer presents the talk Häsitationsmarker an der Schnittstelle zwischen Kognition und Interaktion (Translation: Hesitation markers at the Interface between Cognition and Interaction) at a workshop on cognition and conversation organized by the Institute of German Studies at the Heinrich Heine University of Dusseldorf (Germany).
Kerstin Fischer and Maria Alm organize a panel on Anchoring Utterances in Co(n)text, Argumentation, Common Ground at the The 14th International Pragmatics Conference (IPrA 2015) i Antwerp (Belgium).
In this panel, Helena Larsen and Maria Alm present the talk Modal particles as indicators of common ground – or what?
Kerstin Fischer and Helena Larsen present the talk Final particles in English anchor utterances in argumentative common ground.
Additionally, Kerstin Fischer and Maria Aarestrup present the talk Interpersonal functions of prosodic greeting constructions: Evidence from experiments with robots in the panel Prosodic Constructions in Dialog.
Kerstin Fischer gives the plenary talk Discourse Particles across Languages: A Radical Construction Grammar Approach at the 4th International Conference on Discourse Markers in Romance Languages: A Contrastive Approach at Heidelberg University (Germany).
The VELUX team presents the project in a video clip at the open house of Sønderborg Campus, University of Southern Denmark.
Janina Schendel presents the talk Ist mal ein Modalpartikel? (Engl. “Is mal a modal particle?”) at the 16th Northern German Linguistic Colloquium in Hanover (Germany).
Maria Alm presents a talk on The interaction between sentence types and modal particles from a construction-grammatical perspective at a conference on grammar in Lund, Sweden. See the program here
Kerstin Fischer, Maria Alm and Helena Larsen present talks at the 6th Conference of the German Cognitive Linguistics Association in Erlangen (Germany). Kerstin Fischer talks about The German sentence position “middle field” as a construction. Maria Alm talks about The role of intonation in the definition of sentence-type constructions. Helena Larsen talks about Modal particles indexing aspects of situated cognition.
Kerstin Fischer and Helena Larsen present talks at the 8th International Conference on Construction Grammar in Osnabrück (Germany). Kerstin Fischer talks about The role of situational frames in grammar and Helena Larsen talks about Modal particles indexing the argumentative situation. Together with Professor Kiki Nikiforidou (University of Athens, Greece), Kerstin Fischer organizes a panel on the theme Modeling genre/register in grammar: Constructions, frames or both?
The project group organizes an international workshop on The functions of modal particles and their place in grammar. The workshop takes place at the University of Southern Denmark in Sønderborg.
Maria Alm presents the talk Die Prosodie und Funktion von rechtsperipheren Konnektiven at a workshop on The ‘Nachfeld’ in German between Syntax, Information Structure and Text constitution in Paris (France).
Heidi Fredsgaard presents the talk A Constructionist Approach to the Development of Teaching Materials for Danish Politeness Formulas at the conference Constructionist Approaches to Language Pedagogy (CALP 2013) the Saint-Louis University in Brussels (Belgium).
Maria Alm presents a talk on Sentence types and prosody at the workshop Sentence Types and Construction in German at the University of Mainz (Germany).
Together with Professor Mirjam Fried (Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic) and Professor Kiki Nikiforidou (University of Athens, Greece), Kerstin Fischer organizes a panel on the theme From Interaction to (Construction) Grammar at the annual meeting of Societa Linguistica Europea (SLE 2013) in Split (Croatia). Kerstin Fischer, Heidi Fredsgaard and Maria Alm present talks.
Maria Alm and Kerstin Fischer contribute a talk on Construction Grammar and the Notion of Register to a panel on Construction Grammar and Interaction at the 13th Conference of the International Pragmatics Association in New Delhi (India).
Kerstin Fischer is invited to give a plenary talk on Complex Processes in Human-Robot Interaction at the conference Interactions in Complex Systems (ICS) at the University of Orléans, France.
The team welcomes Janina Schendel, who supports the project for six months with work on a construction grammatical approach to modal particles.
Kerstin Fischer presents a talk on Construction Grammar and Conversation at the Interdisciplinary Linguistic Colloquium (ILKA) in Augsburg, Germany.
Maria Alm, Heidi Fredsgaard and Kerstin Fischer present talks at the conference Thinking, doing, learning: Usage based perspectives on second language learning, organized by The Second Language Research Center (SELC) at The University of Southern Denmark in Odense.
Kerstin Fischer is invited as guest professor to Charles University in Prague, where she gives three talks on different aspects of construction grammar.
Maria Alm presents a talk on The prosody and functions of final discourse particles in German and Swedish at the annual workshop of the German interactional researchers (Arbeitstagung für Gesprächsforschung) in Mannheim (Germany).
Heidi Fredsgaard presents the talk Construction Grammar as a Pedagogical Instrument in Foreign Language Teaching at Open Alsion, Sonderborg.
Kerstin Fischer and Professor Johannes Wagner (University of Southern Denmark, Kolding) organize a colloquium in Sonderborg about search possibilities in spoken language corpora.
Maria Alm and Heidi Fredsgaard present talks at the 5. Conference of the North-West-German Linguistic Colloquium in Oldenburg (Germany). Maria Alm talks about The role of intonation in grammar and Heidi Fredsgaard talks about Using constructions in teaching.
Kerstin Fischer presents the talk Rules in Conversation Analysis and Generalization in Construction Grammar: A Match Made in Heaven at Bremen University (Germany).
Kerstin Fischer organises a workshop on the prosody analysis program PRAAT at The University of Southern Denmark in Sonderborg. Dr. Åsa Abelin from Gothenburg University is teaching it.
Kerstin Fischer presents the talk Construction Grammar, Usage and (so-called) Simplified Registers at the workshop Konstruktionen im Spannungsfeld von sequenziellen Mustern, Gattungen und Textsorten at the University of Münster (Germany).
Kerstin Fischer and Helena Larsen present talks at the conference of the German Cognitive Linguistics Association in Freiburg (Germany). Kerstin Fischer talks about The relationship between language, situatedness and embodiment. Helena Larsen talks about How to integrate lexical items indexing the argumentative situation into a construction-grammatical description.
Kerstin Fischer arranges a PhD-course on Construction Grammar in Sonderborg.
The whole project group presents the talk Modal Particle Constructions: Accounting for Sentence Type Restrictions at the conference Language, Culture & Mind V in Lisbon (Portugal).