Katharina Hartmann

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The analysis has benefited immensely from discussions with, and (often extensive) comments from, the following colleagues: and Wuppertaler Linguistisches Kolloquium. I owe a particular debt to Alan Prince and Paul Smolensky, for their extremely generous contributions to this work, and to Vieri Samek-Lodovici for his invaluable scrutiny of the manuscript.(More)
This paper presents a case study in the interaction of word order, prosody and focus. The construction under consideration is the double object construction in German. The analysis proposed is in line with the following more general hypotheses: First, focus and word order do not interact directly. There are no grammatical rules that relate focus to specific(More)
Raman spectroscopy in combination with chemometrics is gaining more and more importance for answering biological questions. This results from the fact that Raman spectroscopy is non-invasive, marker-free and water is not corrupting Raman spectra significantly. However, Raman spectra contain despite Raman fingerprint information other contributions like(More)
For a speaker of an accent language it is completely natural to mark grammatical focus consistently on all syntactic categories. In light of this regularity, the linguist’s conclusion that focus must be marked universally is not far-fetched. If the linguist is typologically interested, he will assume that focus is marked at different grammatical levels in(More)
In this paper, we describe tools and resources for the study of African languages developed at the Collaborative Research Centre “Information Structure”. These include deeply annotated data collections of 25 subsaharan languages that are described together with their annotation scheme, and further, the corpus tool ANNIS that provides a unified access to a(More)
This article discusses the syntactic and semantic behaviour of alternative-sensitive particles in Bura (Central-Chadic, Afro-Asiatic), a tone language spoken by about 250.000 speakers in Northeastern Nigeria. The observed findings help to evaluate a number of claims on the syntactic and semantic nature of alternative-sensitive particles, which have been(More)
We propose a comprehensive account of both the distribution and interpretation of German focus particles such as nur, auch and sogar (’only’, ’also’, ’even’). We argue that they always adjoin to non-arguments (in recent terms this means that they can adjoin to VPs, IPs, APs and root CPs, but never to argument DPs or argument CPs), and that they do not(More)