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Wutreden – Konstruktion einer Gattung in den digitalen Medien

Meier, Simon (2016)

This paper proposes a reception-oriented and discursive concept of genre by using the example of „Wutreden“, i. e. public and medially distributed rants and their coverage in (online) media and Web 2.0. On the basis of a corpus of video recordings and transcriptions of Wutreden as well as comments made by journalists and users, it is shown that neither their linguistic features nor their situat...

Angemessenheit. Pragmatische Perspektiven auf ein linguistisches Bewertungskriterium

Meier, Simon (2015)

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Post-modernism, post-structuralism, post-semiotics? Sign theory at the fin de siècle

Posner, Roland (2011)

The contribution describes the differences between modernism and postmodernism as historical periods of the twentieth century and establishes comparable differences between structuralism and post-structuralism as semiotic approaches. Like modernism, structuralism rejects traditional modes of thought, attempts to reconstruct academic disciplines on the basis of a few fundamental principles and s...

Curs, crabs, and cranky cows: Ethological and linguistic aspects of animal-based insults

Schmauks, Dagmar (2014)

Our attitude towards animals is highly inconsistent. Linguistic evidence of this is the many animal names that we use for characterizing other humans. Although terms like “beastly” draw a clear dividing line between mankind and the animal kingdom, we also see numerous similarities across species and coin expressions such as “eagle eyes” or “ostrich policy.” A treasure trove for such comparisons...

Hearing a shakkei: The semiotics of the audible in a Japanese stroll garden

Fowler, Michael (2013)

Though there has been some interest in the semiotics of Japanese gardens (Casalis 1983; van Tonder and Lyons 2005) as pure visual articulations of landscape elements, attention to what Schafer (1977) and Truax (2001) identify as a garden's soundscape has been lacking. This paper investigates the gardening technique of shakkei (borrowed scenery) in the Tokyo garden Kyu Furukawa Teien. Utilizing ...

Tagungsbericht zum Transdisziplinären Kolloquium 2016: „Information und Wissen“

Kraft, Andreas (2016)

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Zur Rolle von Asymmetrien in interkultureller Projektkommunikation

Alnajjar, Justyna ; Pelikan, Kristina ; Wassermann, Marvin (2016)

Sowohl in der Wirtschaft als auch in der Wissenschaft spielen Projekte und Projektmanagement eine zunehmende Rolle. Projekte beeinflussen immer häufiger die Arbeitsstrukturen in Organisationen und wissenschaftlichen Instituten. Sie ermöglichen dynamisches, flexibles und vernetztes arbeiten, was in der heutigen Welt gefragt ist. Projektbasierte Arbeit bringt jedoch auch unterschiedliche Herausfo...

The expression of non-actual motion in Swedish, French and Thai

Blomberg, Johan (2015)

Dynamic descriptions of static spatial situations, such as the road goes through the forest have attracted a lot of attention across different semantic theories. Analyses in terms of fictive motion and subjective motion have proposed that such expressions are strongly motivated by universal cognitive and conceptual factors. I present theoretical arguments for the conflation of several different...

Alvin Lucier's Music for Solo Performer: Experimental music beyond sonification

Straebel, Volker ; Thoben, Wilm (2014)

Alvin Lucier's Music for Solo Performer (1965), often referred to as the ‘brain wave piece’, has become a key work of experimental music. Its setup, in which the brain waves of a solo performer are made to excite percussion instruments, has given the work a central place in the discourse on artistic sonification. However, only a small number of the authors making reference to the work seem to h...

Sound, materiality and embodiment challenges for the concept of 'musical expertise' in the age of digital mediatization

Lepa, Steffen ; Hoklas, Anne-Kathrin ; Egermann, Hauke ; Weinzierl, Stefan (2015)

Within academic music research, 'musical expertise' is often employed as a 'moderator variable' when conducting empirical studies on music listening. Prevalent conceptualizations typically conceive of it as a bundle of cognitive skills acquired through formal musical education. By implicitly drawing on the paradigm of the Western classical live concert, this ignores that for most people nowaday...

The FABIAN head-related transfer function data base

Brinkmann, Fabian (2017-02-09)

This data base includes head-related transfer functions (HRTFs), headphone transfer functions (HpTFs), and 3D-meshes of the FABIAN head and torso simulator. More detailed information is provided in the documentation within the data base.

The Repeated Recording Illusion

Anglada-Tort, Manuel ; Müllensiefen, Daniel (2017-09)

The repeated recording illusion refers to the phenomenon in which listeners believe to hear different musical stimuli while they are in fact identical. The present paper aims to construct an experimental paradigm to enable the systematic measurement of this phenomenon, investigating potentially related extrinsic and individual difference factors. Participants were told to listen to ‘‘different’...

WhisPER. A MATLAB toolbox for performing quantitative and qualitative listening tests.

Ciba, Simon ; Brinkmann, Fabian ; Lindau, Alexander (2014-03-26)

WhisPER is a MATLAB based software package for performing experiments in the field of both perceptual audio evaluation and psychoacoustic measurement. It was developed by the audio communication group of the TU Berlin. WhisPER provides convenient means for both controlling the playback environment and for interacting with test subjects, e.g., featuring a GUI system easily accessible to experime...

Die mediale Funktion von statistischen Indizes

Badicke, Martin H. (2017)

The increasing number of indexes (composite indicators) in general and in media in particular seems to be a striking phenomenon concerning the communication of complex and multi-dimensional issues. Against the background of this communication activity the index generated by statistical methods is evidently a challenging object of research for media science and will be explored in this thesis. T...

Das Phänomen des Phonetischen Perspektivwechsels in Form Paraverbaler Ausspracheassimilation als Messbares Element Interkultureller Kommunikationskompetenz: ein Versuch

Milow, Gabriel (2016-07-04)

Forschungsgegenstand der vorliegenden Arbeit ist das Phänomen des phonetischen Perspektivwechsels (PPW) in Form paraverbaler Ausspracheassimilation und dessen Etablierung als nachweisbares Element interkultureller Kommunikationskompetenz. Die Forschungsarbeit konzentriert sich auf die Frage, ob sich der phonetische Perspektivwechsel (PPW) in Form paraverbaler Ausspracheassimilation, als messbar...

Predicting musical meaning in audio branding scenarios

Herzog, Martin ; Lepa, Steffen ; Steffens, Jochen ; Schoenrock, Andreas ; Egermann, Hauke (2017)

This paper describes the concept of applying automatic music recommendation to the audio branding domain. We describe our approach of developing a prediction model for the perceived expressive content of music which is based on a large-scale listening experiment. We present an orthogonal 4-factor model for measuring musical expression as outcome variable, whereas audio- and music features as we...

Towards automatic music recommendation for audio branding scenarios

Herzog, Martin ; Lepa, Steffen ; Egermann, Hauke (2016)

Within the MIR community, most prediction models of musical impact on listeners focus on mood or emotional effects (perceived or induced). The ABC_DJ project investigates the associative impact of music on listeners from the specific perspective of music branding that surrounds us in our everyday lives. We pre-sent a general concept for applying automatic music rec-ommendation within this domai...

Entwicklung eines Systems zur automatischen Musikempfehlung im Kontext des Audio Brandings

Steffens, Jochen ; Lepa, Steffen ; Egermann, Hauke ; Schönrock, Andreas ; Herzog, Martin (2017)

In den vergangenen Jahren hat der systematische Einsatz von Audio Branding, d.h. Maßnahmen akustischer Markenführung, zunehmend an Bedeutsamkeit gewonnen. Neben Konzeption, Design und Entwicklung von Audio Logos geht es dabei unter anderem auch um Music-Branding-Strategien - die systematische Verwendung von Musikstücken zur Kommunikation einer Markenidentität an die avisierten Zielgruppen, beis...

Das Phänomen des Phonetischen Perspektivwechsels in Form Paraverbaler Ausspracheassimilation als Messbares Element Interkultureller Kommunikationskompetenz: ein Versuch

Milow, Gabriel (2016)

Forschungsgegenstand der vorliegenden Arbeit ist das Phänomen des phonetischen Perspektivwechsels (PPW) in Form paraverbaler Ausspracheassimilation und dessen Etablierung als nachweisbares Element interkultureller Kommunikationskompetenz. Die Forschungsarbeit konzentriert sich auf die Frage, ob sich der phonetische Perspektivwechsel (PPW) in Form paraverbaler Ausspracheassimilation, als messbar...

A Database of Anechoic Microphone Array Measurements of Musical Instruments

Weinzierl, Stefan ; Vorländer, Michael ; Behler, Gottfried ; Brinkmann, Fabian ; von Coler, Henrik ; Detzner, Erik ; Krämer, Johannes ; Lindau, Alexander ; Pollow, Martin ; Schulz, Frank ; Shabtai, Noam R. (2017-04-10)

A collection of 3305 single notes of 41 musical instruments of different historical periods was recorded and analyzed. The database includes the instrument recordings, radiation patterns (directivities), and audio features such as the sound power or spectral centroid along with information about the identity and the making of the instrument and its player. The database can be used in virtual r...