Stress-free Focus Workshop 2019

October 18-19, 2019 - University of Vienna


The workshop is not only stress-free, but also registration fee free! Please register following this link. 


Venue: Department of Linguistics, Seminarraum 3, 1.OG (1st floor)

Address: Sensengasse, 3A, 1090, Vienna, Austria

Thursday, 17.10.2019 : 


We are meeting directly at 7pm at Ungar Grill.

If you are unsure on how to get to the restaurant, we'll be in front of the Linguistics Department at 6:30pm and we'll go together.  

Friday, 18.10.2019

10:00 - 10:30Welcome & Registration
10:30 - 11:30 

Invited talk: Focusing and destressing: two sides of the same coin? 

Kriszta Szendroi (UCL)
11:30 - 11:45 Coffee break
11:45 - 12:25Anti-pied-pipingKenyon Branan & Michael Yoshitaka Erlewine (both authors: National University of Singapore) 
12:30 - 13:10Ex-situ morphological focus marker in complex sentencesAlexandra Vydrina (Higher School of Economics, Moscow)
13:10 - 14:30Lunch
14:30 – 15:10Ex-situ verb focusing and its interpretation in IgboEzeamuzie Onyinyechukwu Rhoda (University of Hong Kong)
15:15 - 15:30Coffee break
15:30 - 16:10Why is focus not enough? Karolina Grzech (Stockholm University)
16:15 - 16:55Alternative-sensitive enclitics and focus in Cuzco QuechuaMartina Faller (University of Manchester)
18:30 onwardsSocial event/dinnerLokal Mittendrin



Saturday, 19.10.2019 

11:00 - 12:00 

Invited talk: Focus Interpretation in Stressless Languages

Katharina Hartmann (Goethe University)
12:00 - 12:40 'Stress focus' is paralinguistic in Egyptian Arabic Dina El Zarka (University of Graz)
12:40 - 14:00Lunch
14:00 - 14:40Towards a Theory of Morphosyntactic Focus MarkingUAS Team (University of Vienna)
14:40 - 16:30Plenary + coffee break 


You can find a pdf version of the workshop's program here