Events

Program published. Workshop on “Asymmetries in Language: Presuppositions and beyond” to be held at ZAS Berlin, July 1st -3rd, 2019.

The program of the workshop “Asymmetries in Language: Presuppositions and beyond” to be held at ZAS Berlin, July 1st-3rd 2019, is online now. The workshop is organized by Matthew Mandelkern (University of Oxford), Jacopo Romoli (Ulster University), Uli Sauerland (ZAS) and Florian Schwarz (UPenn). Registration is required by June 23rd. Details can be found here.

Program Published: XPRAG Conference 2019 in Edinburgh. Register today!

We are pleased to announce the schedule for XPRAG 2019, the 8th Biennial Experimental Pragmatics conference, taking place from 19-21 June at the University of Edinburgh: http://www.xprag2019.ppls.ed.ac.uk/Schedule.html

Registration is now open via: http://www.xprag2019.ppls.ed.ac.uk/Registration.html

Early registration (and dinner registration) ends on 17 May.

XPRAG brings together researchers from linguistics, psychology, philosophy, neuroscience and related fields who work on pragmatic phenomena using experimental methods. The conference will be preceded by a workshop on Interaction and the Evolution of Linguistic Complexity (18 June 2019): http://www.lel.ed.ac.uk/cle/index.php/ielc2019/

Invited Speakers:

  • Judith Degen (Stanford University)
  • Vera Demberg (Universität des Saarlandes)
  • Gerhard Jäger (Universität Tübingen)
  • Gina Kuperberg (Tufts University)

Program published. Workshop on “Exhaustivity in Questions and Answers – Experimental and theoretical approaches” to be held in Tübingen, June 13-14, 2019

The program of the workshop “Exhaustivity in Questions and Answers – Experimental and theoretical approaches” to be held at the University of Tübingen, June 13th-14th 2019, is online now. The workshop is organized by Nadine Bade (ObTrEx, Tübingen), Carla Bombi (ExQ, Potsdam), Lea Fricke (ExQ, Graz), Edgar Onea (ExQ, Graz) and Malte Zimmermann (ExQ, Potsdam). Registration is required by May 15th. Details can be found here.

Program published. Workshop on “The semantics and pragmatics of gradable adjectives” to be held in Cologne, May 23-34, 2019.

The program of the workshop “The semantics and pragmatics of gradable adjectives: Integrating perspectives from linguistic theory, psycholinguistics and modeling (XPrag-ADJ19)” to be held at the University of Cologne, May 23rd-24th 2019, is online now. The workshop is organized by Anton Benz (Leibniz-ZAS Berlin), Nicole Gotzner (Leibniz-ZAS Berlin), Petra Schumacher (Cologne), Stephanie Solt (Leibniz-ZAS Berlin) and Barbara Tomaszewicz-Özakın (Cologne). Details can be found here.

XPrag.de at the 41st Annual Meeting of the DGfS in Bremen

There will be serveral contributions by XPrag.de members at the 41st Annual Meeting of the German Linguistic Society (DGfS) to be held at the University of Bremen from March 6th-8th, 2019.

Sophie Repp (principal investigator of project YesNo, Cologne) organizes together with Johannes Mursell (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main) the workshop “AG 4: Encoding varieties of topic and focus: the role of contrast and information status”. Aleksandra Ćwiek, Cornelia Ebert and Susanne Fuchs (all project PSIMS, ZAS Berlin) are the organizers of the workshop “AG 11: Iconicity in Language”. And, Carla Bombi (project ExQ, Universität Potsdam) organizes together with Radek Šimik (HU Berlin) the workshop “AG 12: Sorting out the concepts behind definiteness”.

Mingya Liu (project SPOCC, Osnabrück) is invited speaker of the workshop AG 5: Concessives vs. adversatives: opposing oppositions. She will give a talk on Thursday, March 7th, at 13:45–14:45 on “The siblings in the shadow of if: The semantics and pragmatics of conditional connectives”. At the same time, Stavros Skopeteas (project FoTeRo, Göttingen) will give a talk on “Information-structural domains and the emergence of head-initial VPs in Caucasian Urum” at the workshop AG 7: Language change at the interfaces. On the interaction between syntax, prosody and information structure. Another talk in this timeslot will be given by Aleksandra Ćwiek and Susanne Fuchs (PSIMS, ZAS Berlin) together with Christoph Draxler and Bodo Winter (both University of Munich) and Marcus Perlman (University of Birmingham) on “Comprehension of non-linguistic vocalizations across cultures” at the workshop AG 11: Iconicity in Language.

2nd call for papers: “Asymmetries in Language: Presuppositions and beyond” at ZAS Berlin, July 1st-3rd, 2019

On July 1st-3rd, 2019 the workshop “Asymmetries in Language: Presuppositions and beyond” will take place at ZAS Berlin. The workshop is organized by Matthew Mandelkern (University of Oxford), Jacopo Romoli (Ulster University), Uli Sauerland (ZAS) and Florian Schwarz (UPenn).

Call for submissions:
The goal of our workshop is to bring together researchers working on order effects arising from incremental interpretation, in particular in connection with presupposition projection and related phenomena, such as redundancy effects, epistemic modals, and anaphora, through theoretical, experimental, and/or cross-linguistic perspectives (full workshop description can be found here). We welcome abstracts for 30 minutes talks (20 + 10 discussion) which address issues relevant to the workshop’s theme. Abstracts should be no longer than 2 A4 pages, with a 12 pt font and 2.5 cm/1 inch margins. The abstracts must be anonymous and not identify the authors. Authors may submit at most two abstracts, at most one of which may be single-authored. Please submit via EasyChair by 15 March 2019 at the latest.

Invited Speakers:
– Márta Abrusán (ENS, Paris)
– Sigrid Beck (Eberhard-Karls Universität, Tübingen)
– Gennaro Chierchia (Harvard University, Cambridge)
– Jakub Dotlačil (ILLC Universiteit van Amsterdam)
– Clemens Mayr (Georg-August Universität Göttingen)
– Daniel Rothschild (UCL, London)
– Philippe Schlenker (ENS, Paris),
– Sonja Tiemann (Eberhard-Karls Universität, Tübingen)

Deadline extended to March 15th! Submit to the workshop “Exhaustivity in questions and answers – Experimental and theoretical approaches”, June 13-14, 2019 at Tübingen University

On June 13-14th, 2019 the workshop “Exhaustivity in questions and answers – Experimental and theoretical approaches” will take place at Tübingen University. The workshop is organized by Nadine Bade (ObTrEx, Tübingen), Carla Bombi (ExQ, Potsdam), Lea Fricke (ExQ, Graz), Edgar Onea (ExQ, Graz) and Malte Zimmermann (ExQ, Potsdam). Deadline for submissions is March 15th 2019. More details and the call for papers can be found here!

XPrag.de at ConSOLE in Berlin, 21-23.02.2019

There will be two contributions by XPrag.de members at the next and 27th edition of Conference of the Student Organisation of Linguistics in Europe (ConSOLE), a conference for young researchers, hosted by the Leibniz-Preis Research Unit for (Experimental) Syntax and Heritage Languages (RUESHeL) at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin on February 21st to 23rd 2019.

Claudia Felser, principal investigator of former project L2PronRes, is invited speaker. On 21.02.2019 at 4pm, she will give a talk on “The timing of structure-sensitive constraints during native and non-native sentence comprehension”. A further contribution will be a poster by Emese Bodnár (project FoTeRo, Göttingen) on “Thematic role disambiguation in Hungarian”, which will be presented at the poster session on 22.02.2019.

Submit to the workshop “Reasoning, Argumentation and Logic in Natural Language” in Bochum, April 3–5, 2019

On April 3-5, 2019 a workshop on “Reasoning, Argumentation and Logic in Natural Language: Experiments and Models” will take place at Bochum University. The workshop is organized by Markus Werning (BayesPrag@EEG, U Bochum), Matthias Unterhuber (BayesPrag@EEG, U Bochum), Maria Spychalska (ImpliPer, U Cologne), and Eugen Fischer (U East Anglia). Submission deadline is February, 20th 2019. More details and the call for paper can be found here!