Marian Marchal

PhD Student


Saarland University
Computer Science and Computational Linguistics

Campus C7 4, Room 3.01
66123 Saarbruecken / Germany


As a doctoral researcher in Prof. Vera Demberg’s group since January 2021, I am affiliated with the DFG-funded SFB 1102 Project "Information Density and Linguistic Encoding". I am working on project B2 "Cognitive modelling of information density for discourse relations".

In my research, I focus on the role of background knowledge in discourse inferences. In addition, I am interested in

  • coherence marking
  • predictive processing and other topics in psycholinguistics