Annual Meeting 2019 at ZAS Berlin

Time and Venue:
November, 20th – 21st 2019, Trajekte-Room, 3rd floor; How to get to ZAS!

Each XPrag.de and each short-term collaboration project is supposed to present their results. Default is a poster presentation, however, like in the previous years, there will be some talks by projects. We will start the poster session with lightning talks, 3 minutes each. Posters can either be in A0 size in portrait or A1 size both portrait or landscape.

Important dates:

  • Registration by November 11th at the latest
  • Submit a title and a brief abstract of your poster by November 13th.
  • For your Lightning talk, send your slides in PDF format by November 18th via email.

Warming-up on Tuesday, November 19th at 7 p.m. at Spitteleck, Seydelstr. 37, 10117 Berlin

Preliminary Program

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Time Event
09:00-09:30 Registration & Poster and lightning talk set-up
09:30-09:45 Welcome
09:45-11:00 Topic situations and domain restriction (Abstract)
Talk by Mercator Fellow Lyn Frazier (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
11:00-11:30 Coffee Break
11:30-12:10 Exhaustiveness in embedded questions. An experimental comparison of four predicates of embedding. (Abstract)
Lea Fricke & Dominique Blok (project ExQ, Graz/Potsdam)
12:10-12:50 Lightning talks for the poster presentations
12:50-14:20 Poster session with Fingerfood in room 403, 4th floor!
  1. Do German discourse particles eigentlich and tatsächlich modulate online expectations about intended meaning? (Pro^3, Osnabrück)
  2. Non-at-issue meanings of Mandarin conditional connectives (SPOCC, HU Berlin)
14:20-15:35 Bilingualism in Children with Developmental Disorders: From Human Rights to Language and Cognition (Abstract)
Invited talk by Mercator Fellow Napoleon Katsos (University of Cambridge, UK)
15:35-16:15 Comprehension of Non-Linguistic Vocalizations across Cultures (Abstract)
Aleksandra Cwiek et al (project PSIMS, ZAS Berlin)
16:15-16:45 Coffee Break
16:45-17:25 Embedded Implicatures in Comprehension and Production. (Abstract)
Anton Benz & Nicole Gotzner (project SiGames, ZAS Berlin)
17:25-18:05 All hands business meeting
19:00 Joint Dinner, t.b.a

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Time Event
09:00-09:30 Coffee
09:30-10:45 Brain-language modelling, prediction and the neural basis of communication (Abstract)
Invited talk by Friedemann Pulvermüller (project BraiSiCo, FU Berlin)
10:45-11:25 Neurophysiological evidence for rapid processing of verbal and
gestural information in understanding communicative actions (Abstract)
Rosario Tomasello & Friedemann Pulvermüller (project BraiSiCo, FU Berlin)
11:25-11:55 Coffee Break
11:55-12:35 Brain Signatures of Communication Prior to Speech Onset: Predictive Brain Activity Indexing Illocutionary Type. (Abstract)
Isabella Boux et al (project BraiSiCo, FU Berlin)
12:35-13:15 Order and relevance: Revising temporal structures (Abstract)
Maria Spychalska (project ImpliPer, Cologne)
13:15-14:45 Lunch Break / Steering Board meeting
14:45-15:25 Processing quantifiers in partial information contexts (Abstract)
Maria Spychalska & Markus Werning (short-term project, ImpliPer,Cologne / BayesPrag@EEG,Bochum)
15:25-16:05 Compression within a Generative View of Thought and Language
Uli Sauerland (project LISI, ZAS Berlin)
16:05-16:15 Closing