XPrag.de Methods Workshop 2017

Time and venue:
20-22 September, 2017; University of Cologne, Building 106, room Tagungsraum (#004), Universitätsstr. 37, 50931 Köln

The aim of this workshop is to update researchers interested in Experimental Pragmatics on new developments in experimental methods and their links to pragmatic theory.
There will three courses, with three sessions each. XPrag.de member Judith Degen (Stanford University) will teach us on “Probabilistic pragmatics: an introduction to the Rational Speech Act framework”. XPrag.de Mercator Fellow Lyn Frazier (U Mass Amherst) will give a serie of lectures on language processing, in particular the processing of non-at-issue content and the pragmatics of ellipsis among others. The course of XPrag.de Mercator Fellow Napoleon Katsos (University of Cambridge) addresses the acquisition of pragmatic competence.
In addition, there will be an interactive workshop on gender and diversity in academia to be better prepared for related challenges in your role as principal investigator or professor. Since number of seats is restricted, there will be a second slot with identic content on Thursday. When registering you need to indicate which time slot you prefer.

Registration fee: 30€ to be paid on site in cash

Please register by September 1st, 2017 at the latest.

Participants are invited to join us for dinner on Tuesday, September 19th at 7 p.m. at Hellers Brauhaus, Roonstrasse 33. Please note that the dinner is not included in the fee. Everyone needs to pay for themselves.