XPrag.de at Sinn und Bedeutung 24 in Osnabrück

Not only does the organizering team include Michael Franke and Mingya Liu, but there are also many contributions by other XPrag.de members at Sinn und Bedeutung 24 (SuB 24) to be held at the University of Osnabrück on September 4-7, 2019.

On September 4, at 11:00 p.m. XPrag.de associate Stephanie Solt (ZAS Berlin) will give a talk together with Andrea Beltrama and Heather Burnett (both Paris 7) on “The Effect of Precision and Context on Social Perception”. At 2:30 p.m. Malte Zimmermann, principal investigator of project EXQ in Potsdam will give a talk together with Mareike Philipp (Potsdam) on “Empirical Investigations on Quantifier Scope Ambiguities in German”. At 3:45 p.m. Alexander Wimmer from project ObTrEx in Tübingen will talk on “Counterfactual wishing as multiple agreement”. At 4:30 p.m. Cornelia Ebert, one of the principal investigators of project PSIMS will give a talk together with Christian Ebert and Robin Hörnig on “Demonstratives as Dimension Shifters”.

On September 5, at 11:45 p.m. there will be a talk by A. Marlijn Meijer and Sophie Repp form project YesNo2 in Cologne together with Cornelia Loos and former XPrag.de member Markus Steinbach (Göttingen) on “Affirming and rejecting negative assertions in German Sign Language (DGS)”. At 4:30 p.m. XPrag.de associates Chao Sun (HU Berlin) and Richard Breheny (UCL) will give a talk together with Daniel Rothschild on “Exploring the existential/universal ambiguity in singular donkey sentences”.

On September 6, at 3:45 p.m. There will be another talk by XPrag.de associate Stephanie Solt together with Carla Umbach (ZAS Berlin) on “Scalar comparison via eher“. At 5:20 p.m. Judith Degen , principal investigators of project Pro3 will give a key note talk on “Overinformativeness? Rationally redundant reference”.

On September 7, at 3:30 p.m. Markus Werning, principal investigator of project BayesPrag@EEG in Bochum will give a keynote talk on “The Interaction of Bayesian Pragmatics and Lexical Semantics in Online Sentence Meaning Composition”.

In addition, there will be two poster presentations with XPrag.de members involved. Malte Zimmermann will present a poster together with Dario Paape on “Conditionals on crutches: Expanding the modal horizon” and Nicole Gotzner form project SiGames (ZAS Berlin) will present a poster together with Kim A. Jördens and Katharina Spalek (HU Berlin) with the title “The composition of focus alternative sets: Can carpets be an alternative to figs?”.