Programme

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Wednesday, September 4

8:30 – 9:30

Registration

9:30 – 10:30

Invited speaker: Napoleon Katsos
Ingredients for a good pragmatician

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 – 11:30

Jakub Szymanik, Livio Robaldo and Ben Meijering
An experimental study of the pragmatic influence on the interpretation of multi-quantifier sentences

11:30 – 12:00

Vincenzo Moscati, Jacopo Romoli and Stephen Crain
When Pragmatics is not enough: modals, quantifiers, and a bias for logical strength

12:00 – 12:30

Bob Van Tiel, Emiel van Miltenburg, Natalia Zevakhina and Bart Geurts
Scalar diversity

12:30 – 14:00

Lunch

14:00 – 14:30

Nicole Gotzner, Katharina Spalek and Isabell Wartenburger
The impact of focus particles on the mental representation of information-structural alternatives

14:30 – 15:00

Balazs Suranyi, Matyas Gerocs, Anna Babarczy and Istvan Fekete
Exhaustivity in Focus: Experimental evidence from Hungarian

15:00 – 16:00

Poster session 1

16:00 – 16:30

Coffee break

16:30 – 17:30

Invited speaker: Stephen Crain
Parsing, Pragmatics and Parameters

17:30 – 19:00

Drinks

 

Thursday, September 5

9:30 – 10:30

Invited speaker: Emiel Krahmer
Why do speakers frequently overspecify their references, and how can we learn computers to do the same?

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 – 11:30

Pim Mak and Elena Tribushinina
The role of additive connectives in predicting referential development of discourse: An eye-tracking study of Dutch and Russian

11:30 – 12:00

Judith Degen and Michael Franke
Rational Models of Production and Comprehension of Referential Expressions

12:00 – 12:30

Hannah De Mulder, Iris Mulders, Marijn Struiksma and Jos van Berkum
Referential communication: Does it matter how much you like the speaker?

12:30 – 14:00

Lunch

14:00 – 14:30

Alexandre Cremers and Emmanuel Chemla
The semantics of embedded questions

14:30 – 15:00

Ming Xiang, Julian Grove and Anastasia Giannakidou
Semantic and pragmatic licensing of NPIs

15:00 – 16:00

Poster session 2

16:00 – 16:30

Coffee break

16:30 – 17:00

Filippo Domaneschi and Carlo Penco
Presupposition triggers, failure and cognitive load

17:00 – 17:30

Ye Tian, Richard Breheny and Heather Ferguson
A new look at negative sentence verification

 19:00                             Conference dinner

 

Friday, September 6

9:30 – 10:30

Invited speaker: Nick Enfield
Pragmatic typology and non-WEIRD populations

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 – 11:30

John Michael Tomlinson and Lewis Bott
How intonation constrains pragmatic inference

11:30 – 12:00

Marisa Casillas and Michael Frank
Children spontaneously predict turn-ends during conversation

12:00 – 12:30

Judith Holler, Spencer Kelly, Peter Hagoort, Louise Schubotz and Asli Ozyuerek
Speakers’ social eye gaze modulates addressed and unaddressed recipients’ comprehension of gesture and speech in multi-party communication

12:30 – 14:00

Lunch

14:00 – 14:30

Hanna Weiland
Different kinds of compositional processing in adjectival predication

14:30 – 15:00

Natalia Egorova, Yury Shtyrov and Friedemann Pulvermuller
Neurobiology of processing of the speech acts of Naming and Requesting: insights from EEG, MEG and fMRI

15:00 – 15:30

Coffee break

15:30 – 16:30

Invited speaker: Petra Schumacher
Meaning selection and accommodation during combinatorial processing

16:30 – 16:45

Closing