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Current courses within the 'a.r.t.e.s. module'

Summer semester 2020


Material workshop: Master Colloquium in the a.r.t.e.s. Research Master Programme

Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Thiemo Breyer / Dr. Erik Dzwiza
Date: 03.07.2020, 09:00-18:00
Zoom Meeting

The materials workshop gives the participants of the Research Master Programme the opportunity to present and discuss the topics of their theses in an interdisciplinary context. Note: We recommend that all participants attend the materials workshop at least once during the Master's phase. The workshop is usually offered every semester. Only after consultation and in exceptional cases, active participation in the event can be offered as a colloquium for the a.r.t.e.s. module can be credited.


Seminar: Prominence

Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Birgit Hellwig
Appointment: Thursday, 12:00-13:30
Zoom Meeting

This seminar deals with the concept of prominence, which has a long tradition in linguistics: When we speak, we do not treat everything the same - we emphasize some syllables, others not; we make some participants into subjects, others into objects; or we refer to some speakers with a minimal expression, and to others with a long elaborated expression. That is, we select one element (a syllable, a player, a speaker) from a set of similar elements - an element that is or becomes prominent, that becomes the focus of our attention. Starting point of this seminar is first of all the concept of prominence in linguistics, and current research of the Cologne Collaborative Research Center "Prominence in Language" will be presented and discussed. Building on this we use related concepts in the different subjects of the students (e.g. salience, attention, etc.).