Petra B. Schumacher

List of John Benjamins publications for which Petra B. Schumacher plays a role.


What is a Context?: Linguistic approaches and challenges

Edited by Rita Finkbeiner, Jörg Meibauer and Petra B. Schumacher

[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 196] 2012. vii, 253 pp.
Subjects Pragmatics | Semantics | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics
Subjects Discourse studies | Generative linguistics | Pragmatics | Semantics | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics


Fadlon, Julie, Galit W. Sassoon and Petra B. Schumacher. 2018. Discrete dimension accessibility in multidimensional concepts: The noun-adjective distinction. The Mental Lexicon 13:1, pp. 105–142
Previous studies have identified that conceptual categories corresponding to nouns exhibit semantic domain effects: (1) classification into biological ones reflects a non-additive consideration of their defining dimensions whereas classification into artefactual and, presumably, social nouns is… read more | Article
Weiland-Breckle, Hanna and Petra B. Schumacher. 2017. Artist-for-work metonymy: Type clash or underspecification?. The Mental Lexicon 12:2, pp. 219–233
There is an on-going debate about how the language system handles expressions that may refer to different word senses. Some theories propose derivational operations triggered by a type-mismatch; others assume underspecified lexical representations that engage in sense selection. Previous studies… read more | Article
Schumacher, Petra B. and Hanna Weiland-Breckle. 2014. Referential properties of definites and salience spreading. Weak Referentiality, Aguilar-Guevara, Ana, Bert Le Bruyn and Joost Zwarts (eds.), pp. 365–388
We provide a survey of different aspects of definiteness by means of comprehension data collected via event-related brain potential recordings. We present a processing account including differences between definites and indefinites, as well as the contribution of lexical feature specifications,… read more | Article
Finkbeiner, Rita, Jörg Meibauer and Petra B. Schumacher. 2012. Introduction. What is a Context?: Linguistic approaches and challenges, Finkbeiner, Rita, Jörg Meibauer and Petra B. Schumacher (eds.), pp. 1–6
Schumacher, Petra B. 2012. Context in neurolinguistics: Time-course data from electrophysiology. What is a Context?: Linguistic approaches and challenges, Finkbeiner, Rita, Jörg Meibauer and Petra B. Schumacher (eds.), pp. 33–54
Context represents a broad range of aspects, comprising for example the conversational setting (including speaker and hearer), mutual knowledge, inter- and intratextual information. Crucially, research targeting the temporal dynamics of language processing in discourse suggests that these different… read more | Article
Schumacher, Petra B. 2011. The hepatitis called …: Electrophysiological evidence for enriched composition. Experimental Pragmatics/Semantics, Meibauer, Jörg and Markus Steinbach (eds.), pp. 199–219
This paper reports electrophysiological correlates of enriched composition, i.e. when certain aspects of the interpretation of an utterance must be constructed on the basis of information outside the syntactic and lexical representations associated with the utterance itself. It investigates the… read more | Article
Schumacher, Petra B. 2008. 7. Dependency precedes independence: Online evidence from discourse processing. Constraints in Discourse, Benz, Anton and Peter Kühnlein (eds.), pp. 141–158
This paper investigates the integration of definite determiner phrases (DPs) as a function of their contextual salience, which is reflected in the degree of dependency on prior information. DPs depend on previously established discourse referents or introduce a new, independent discourse referent.… read more | Article
Schumacher, Petra B. 2007. Reference assignment in the absence of sufficient semantic content. Anaphors in Text: Cognitive, formal and applied approaches to anaphoric reference, Schwarz-Friesel, Monika, Manfred Consten and Mareile Knees (eds.), pp. 241–258
This paper investigates the establishment of referential dependencies during the interpretation of pronominal entities and presents evidence from event-related brain potentials (ERPs) for discrete underlying processes. Regardless of their internal structure, reflexives and pronouns are semantically… read more | Article
Piñango, Maria Mercedes and Petra B. Schumacher. 2005. Pronominal Interpretation and the Syntax-Discourse Interface: Real-time Comprehension and Neurological Properties. Anaphora Processing: Linguistic, cognitive and computational modelling, Branco, António, Tony McEnery and Ruslan Mitkov (eds.), pp. 221 ff.