Workshop PerspectivizationResearch group (C-1) Deixis and Frames of Reference. Perspectivation in Language, Text, and Image of the Excellence Cluster Topoi (Berlin) organizes a workshop that will bring together the doctoral students and PostDoc researchers of the group and associated researchers with distinguished scholars from different fields, who have a special expertise in topics of crucial relevance for our projects. Core topic is the phenomenon of perspectivation in language. The workshop will be organized in two sections, each of which will consist of both guest lectures and presentations by Topoi members and associate researchers.

The first section will focus on alternative means by which a speaker adopts a certain perspective in a given situation. More precisely, emphasis will be given to deictic motion, to the distinction between deictic and non-deictic concepts and to the variety of patterns languages employ with respect to spatial frames of reference.

The second section will focus in particular on the asymmetry between Goal and Source in motion events. The topic will be addressed from various angles, viz. typological, diachronic, psycholinguistic, etc.


16:15 - 16:30
Frank Kammerzell
16:30 - 17:00
Introduction to the topic of SOURCE-GOAL assymetry
Thanasis Georgakopoulos
17:00 - 18:00
Cross-linguistic approaches to the Source-Goal asymmetry
Anetta Kopecka
18:15 - 19:15
The source-goal asymmetry in dressing and undressing events cross-linguistically
Frank Seifart
10:00 - 11:00
Sources and goals in static descriptions: The synchrony and diachrony of the competition
Tatiana Nikitina
11:00 - 11:30
Put and take events in Koĩts (Sunwar)
Dörte Borchers
11:30 - 12:00
Profiling of the Goal in Ancient Greek: Explicit expression as a means of salience
Thanasis Georgakopoulos
14:00 - 15:00
Deictic motion, deictic tense and constructions of perspective
Kiki Nikiforidou
15:00 - 16:00
The Hittite demonstratives: subjective construal of speech participants’ spaces
Petra Goedegebuure
16:15 - 16:45
Deixis as matter of actionality
Marianna Spano
16:45 - 17:45
A model of reference frames for spatial and temporal language
Thora Tenbrink
17:45 - 18:45
Figure-Ground Reversals in Language and Visual Perception
A Cognitive Semiotic Approach
Martin Thiering