Annual meeting 2017 in Cologne

This year’s annual meeting is the final meeting of the 1st phase as well as the kick-off meeting of the 2nd phase of!

Time and venue:
18-19 September, 2017; University of Cologne, Building 106, room Tagungsraum (#004), Universitätsstr. 37, 50931 Köln

Registration fee: 20€ to be paid in cash on site


Monday, September 18, 2017

Time Event
10:30-11:00 Registration
11:00-11:15 Welcome
11:15-12:15 Where does recursion come from? Evidence from an emerging sign language
Invited talk by Jesse Snedeker (Harvard University)
12:15-12:45 Priming Three Categories of Implicature
Marie-Christine Meyer (SSI/LISI) & Roman Feiman (UCSD)
12:45-14:00 Lunch Break
14:00-15:00 All hands business meeting
15:00-15:30 Coffee Break
15:30-16:00 On the (non-) exhaustivity of focus partitioning: A cross-linguistic investigation of exhaustivity in Hungarian focus and clefts
Malte Zimmermann, Joseph DeVeaugh-Geiss, Edgar Onéa & Swantje Tönnies (ExCl)
16:00-16:30 Deriving the wenn/falls contrast in German as a scalar implicature: with experimental evidence
Minya Liu (SPOCC)
16:30-17:00 Inference-based incremental processing of semantic roles and event structure:minimality vs. contextual enrichment
Markus Philipp, Tim Graf & Beatrice Primus (AATIC)
17:00-19:00 Poster Session
  1. On Ladd’s (1981) interpretations of High Negation Polar Questions (Arnhold/Braun/Penka/Romero, BiasQ)
  2. Brain Signatures of Communication – Neural correlates of speech act processing in gestural context (Tomasello/Pulvermüller, BraiSiCo)
  3. How common ground information affects reference resolution in children and adults: evidence from behavioral data, eye-tracking and ERPs (Richter/Lee/Paul/Wartenburger/Höhle, CoGCI)
  4. Exhaustiveness in embedded questions across languages (ExQ)
  5. The influence of prosody, case marking and visual cues on thematic role assignment (FoTeRo)
  6. Contextual effects on the processing of adjective order (Weiland-Breckle, InfoPer1)
  7. Focus parallelism precedes lexical parallelism during processing of contrastive ellipsis (Tomaszewicz/Schumacher, InfoPer2)
  8. Measuring Implicature Computation and Cancellation in Japanese (Sauerland, SSI/LISI)
  9. No bone but a button – Negation and the search for referents in a visual world (Dudschig/Kaup/Leuthold/Rück, MoLCINS)
  10. Probabilistic modeling of pragmatic processing and utterance production(Degen/Franke/Silva, Pro^3)
  11. Why Punishment Requires Permission: Differential Verb Valence Effects on the Projective Behavior of Agent-Evocator Verbs in Sentence Completion Tasks (Gerle/Klages/Weskott/Holler, ProProCon)
  12. Juggling multiple perspectives when interpreting epithets: Who’s the crazy genius? (Klages/Weskott/Gerle/Holler, ProProCon) & Elsi Kaiser (USC))
  13. The Pragmatic Status of Iconic Meaning in Spoken Communication: Gestures, Ideophones, Prosodic Modulations (Ebert/Fuchs/Krifka, PSIMS)
  14. Germanic Responses to negative assertions (English, Dutch, Swedish and German): more different than you think (Repp/Meijer/Scherf/Claus, YesNo)
  15. Embedded polar responses in Dutch (Meijer, YesNo)

Tuesday, September 19, 2017


Time Event
9:30-10:00 Scalar implicatures in the context of full and partial information. Evidence from ERPs
Maria Spychalska (ImpliPer) & Ludmila Reimer (Bochum), Petra Schumacher (InfoPer), Markus Werning (Bochum)
10:00-10:30 Speaking of quantifiers
Bob van Tiel, Michael Franke, Manfred Krifka & Uli Sauerland (MUQTASP)
10:30-11:00 The Interaction of Bayesian Pragmatics and Lexical Semantics in Sentence Meaning Composition
Markus Werning (BayesPrag@EEG) Relevant paper at CogSci2017, Relevant paper in FrontiersPsy2017
11:00-11:30 Coffee Break
11:30-12:00 Exhaustivity in Questions – The German particles so and alles
Nadine Bade (ObTrEx)
12:00-12:30 The role of discourse, semantic and surface-level factors in real-time pronoun resolution
Claudia Felser, Clare Patterson, Janna Drummer & Cecilia Puebla (L2PronRes)
12:30-14:00 Lunch Break
14:00-15:00 Neural Mechanisms of Intersubjectivity
Invited talk by Kai Vogeley (Uniklinik Köln)
15:00-15:30 Incremental & predictive pragmatic interpretation: A rational analysis
Michael Franke & Judith Degen (ProComPrag/Pro^3), Petra Augurzky & Timo Roettger
15:30-16:00 Scalar diversity and negative strengthening
Anton Benz, Carla Bombi Ferrer & Nicole Gotzner (SiGames1)
16:00-16:30 Coffee Break
16:30-17:30 German Research Foundation (DFG) Funding Opportunities
Dr. Helga Weyerts-Schweda (DFG)
17:30-18:30 Individual meetings to discuss possible collaborations and joined workshops
19:00 Dinner at Hellers Brauhaus, Roonstrasse 33 (not included in the fee)