Presentations and Publications

current:

Rating pitch accents in context: L*H induces an evaluative scale, with or without `at least’ (w/ Michael Wagner). Talk at XPrag2022, September 22-23 2022. [slides]

recent:

A pitch accent beyond contrastive Focus marking: experimental evidence from auditory rating (w/ Michael Wagner). Poster at SuB27, September 14-16 2022.


Papers & Publications

Thesis

Göbel, A. (2020). Representing Context: Presupposition Triggers and Focus-sensitivity. PhD Thesis, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. [UMass scholarworks]

Journal publications

Göbel, A. (accepted). On the Role of Focus-sensitivity for a Typology of Presupposition Triggers. Journal of Semantics.

Göbel, A., L. Frazier & C. Clifton Jr. (2021). Tense and Discourse Structure: The Timeline Hypothesis. Discourse Processes. [link]

Proceedings

Göbel, A. & B. Schwarz (to appear). Discourse particles in semantic composition: the case of German ‘denn’. Proceedings of North East Linguistic Society (NELS) 52.

Göbel, A. (2019c). Don’t give me that attitude! Anti-De Se and Feature Matching of German D-Pronouns. Proceedings of North East Linguistic Society (NELS) 49. [preprint]

Göbel, A. (2019b). Additives pitching in: L*+H signals ordered Focus alternative. Proceedings of Semantics and Linguistic Theory (SALT) 29. [pdf]

Göbel, A. (2019a). Final Appositives at the Right Frontier: An Experimental Investigation of Anaphoric Potential. Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung (SuB) 23. [pdf]

Göbel, A. (2018). Evidentiality and Undirected Questions: A New Account of the German Discourse Particle wohl. University of Pennsylvania Working Papers in Linguistics 24.1, 77-86. [pdf]

Manuscripts

Göbel, A. & M. Wagner (in prep). On the Syntax (and Prosody) of `at least’: Experiment & Theory. McGill University.

Göbel, A. & T. Bui (in prep). Comparing Global and Local Accommodation: Experimental Evidence from English and Vietnamese. McGill University & Nguyen Tat Thanh University.

Göbel, A. (under revisions at Linguistics & Philosophy). On German D-Pronouns and the de re/de se-Distinction:
Expressive Content & Feature Matching. UMass, Amherst.

Göbel, A. (2017). On a Typology of Presupposition Triggers: A Theoretical and Experimental Review. Unpublished Manuscript, UMass, Amherst. (write me for a copy)

Edited Volumes

Johnson, Kimberly & A. Göbel, eds. (2019). SULA 10: Proceedings of the 10th Meeting of the Semantics of Under-Represented Languages in the Americas. Amherst: GLSA.

Presentations

Göbel, A. & M. Wagner (2022). On a concessive reading of the rise-fall-rise contour: contextual and semantic factors. Talk at ELM 2, May 18-20 2022. [slides]

Göbel, A. & F. Schwarz (2022). Comparing Global and Local Accommodation: Rating and Response Time Data. Poster at ELM 2, May 18-20 2022. [slides]

Göbel, A. & M. Wagner (2022). How to (dis-)agree with intonation: asymmetric valence of the rise-fall-rise contour. Poster at the 35th Annual Conference on Human Sentence Processing (HSP2022) @UC Santa Cruz (virtually), March 2022. [slides]

Göbel, A. & F. Schwarz (2022). An experimental comparison of global and local presupposition accommodation. Poster at the 35th Annual Conference on Human Sentence Processing (HSP2022) @UC Santa Cruz (virtually), March 2022. [slides]

Pham, L., T. Bui & A. Göbel (2022). Processing and interpreting anaphoricity and logophoricity: a long-distance reflexive in Vietnamese. Poster at the 35th Annual Conference on Human Sentence Processing (HSP2022) @UC Santa Cruz (virtually), March 2022.

Göbel, A. & T. Bui (2022). Accommodating presuppositions cross-linguistically: an experimental investigation on English and Vietnamese. Talk at the 96th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA2022) @Washington DC (hybrid), January 2022. [slides]

Göbel, A. & B. Schwarz (2021). Discourse particles in semantic composition: the case of German ‘denn’. Poster at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistics Society (NELS52) @Rutgers, October 2021. [OSF repository].

Göbel, A. & M. Wagner (2021). Syntactic and prosodic factors in the interpretation of ambiguous ‘at least’. Talk at Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing 2021 (AMLaP2021) @Université de Paris, September 2021. [slides]

Göbel, A. (2020). The Common Ground is not enough: Why Focus-sensitivity matters for Presupposition triggers. Poster at Experiments in Linguistic Meaning (ELM) @UPenn, September 2020. [lightning talk slides, poster slides]

Göbel, A. (2020). Representing Context: Presuppositions and Focus-sensitivity. Talk at CompLang @MIT, April 2020. [slides]

Göbel, A. (2020). Accommodating presuppositions: it’s focus-sensitivity that makes it hard. Poster presented at the 33rd Annual CUNY Human Sentence Processing Conference (CUNY33) @UMass, Amherst, March 2020. [OSF Repository]

Göbel, A. (2020). Representing Context: Focus Alternatives, Common Ground and the QUD. Poster presented at the 94th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA2020) @New Orleans, January 2020. [poster]

Göbel, A. (2019). Additives pitching in: L*+H signals ordered Focus alternative. Poster at Semantics and Linguistic Theory 29 (SALT29) @UCLA, May 2019. 

Göbel, A. (2019). Representing discourse: Focus, presuppositions and the QUD. Talk at Psycholinguistics/Neurolinguistics Seminar @UCLA, May 2019. [slides]

Göbel, A. & C. Hammerly (2019). A new perspective on obviation from attitude contexts. Talk at Person & Perspective Workshop @USC, May 2019.

Göbel, A. & P. Schumacher (2019). Self-awareness matters: co-reference in German attitude clauses. Poster at the 32nd Annual CUNY Human Sentence Processing Conference (CUNY32) @University of Colorado, Boulder, March 2019. [poster]

Hammerly, C & A. Göbel (2019). A new perspective on obviation in Ojibwe from attitude contexts. Poster at the 93rd Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA2019) @New York City, January 2019.

Hammerly, C & A. Göbel (2018). A “perspective” on obviation from attitude contexts. Talk at 50th Algonquian Conference @University of Alberta, October 2018.

Göbel, A. (2018). Don’t give me that attitude! Anti-De Se and Feature Matching of German D-Pronouns. Poster at 49th Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistics Society (NELS49) @Cornell, October 2018. [poster]

Göbel, A. (2018). Final Appositives at the Right Frontier: An Experimental Investigation of Anaphoric Potential. Talk at Sinn und Bedeutung (SuB23) @Barcelona, September 2018. [slides]

Göbel, A. (2018). Pronouns at the right frontier: discourse structure affects accessibility of final appositives. Talk at 2nd International Conference on Prominence in Language (ICPL2) @Cologne, July 2018. [slides]

Göbel, A. (2018). Exploring a Connection between QUDs and Discourse Structure. Talk at Workshop on “At-Issue, Scope and Coherence” @Cologne, July 2018. [handout]

Göbel, A. (2018). Contrasting additives: on obligatoriness, coherence and the QUD. Invited talk at the Departmental Colloquium (“Linguistischer Arbeitskreis”), University of Cologne, June 2018. [handout]

Yacovone, A. & A. Göbel (2018). Question others, not yourself! Do QUDs affect naturalness within and across speakers? Poster at “Lynschrift18” @UMass, Amherst, May 2018. [poster]

Nguyen, E. & A. Göbel (2018). Still true? How do children deal with presupposition failures across triggers. Talk at Language Acquisition Workshop in New England (LAWNE) @UConn, May 2018.

Göbel, A. (2018). On German D-pronouns as Anti-Logophoric: Limiting a Competition-Based Account. Poster at Workshop on “Pronouns in Competition” @UC Santa Cruz, April 2018. [poster]

Göbel, A. (2018). Additives in ‘but’-clauses: ‘also’ as the Negation of EXH. Poster at 36th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics (WCCFL36) @UCLA, April 2018. [poster]

Göbel, A. (2018). Pronouns at the right frontier: discourse structure affects accessibility of final appositives. Poster at the 31st Annual CUNY Human Sentence Processing Conference (CUNY31) @UC Davis, March 2018. [poster]

Göbel, A., B. Dillon & L. Frazier (2018). Investigating the Parallelism Requirement of ‘too’. Poster at the 92nd Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA2018) @Salt Lake City, January 2018. [poster]

Göbel, A. & Hammerly, C. (2017). A new perspective on obviation in Ojibwe from the German pronominal system. Talk at Southern New England Workshop in Semantics (SNEWS2017) @MIT, December 2017.

Göbel, A. (2017). Evidentiality and Undirected Questions: A New Account of the German Discourse Particle wohl. Talk at the 41st Penn Linguistics Conference (PLC41), March 2017. [handout]

Göbel, A. (2017). On Processing Anaphoric Presuppositions. Talk at UPenn Experimental Lab Meeting, March 2017. [slides]

Göbel, A. (2016). Dividing Additives: On too, also and German auch. Talk at Southern New England Workshop in Semantics (SNEWS2016) @Brown University, November 2016. [handout]

Göbel, A. (2016). On Evidentiality and Undirected Questions: Some Puzzles of the German Discourse Particle wohl. Talk at the UConn Meaning Group, November 2016. [handout]

Göbel, A. (2016).  Ambige Adverbialsätze an der Syntax-Semantik Schnittstelle: Eine psycholinguistische Fallstudie zu ‘Als ob’. [slides (only in German)] (‘Ambiguous adverbial-clauses at the syntax-semantics-interface: A psycholinguistic case study on als ob (‘as if’)’) Talk at the Workshop “Position and Interpretation: Syntax, Semantics and Information-Structure of Adverbial Modifiers” @Tübingen, June 2016.