Experimental Pragmatics 2019 | Edinburgh, June 19-21 2019


Wednesday 19 June

9:20-9:30: Introduction and welcome

9:30-10:30: plenary 1, Gina Kuperberg

10:30-11:00: break

11:00-12:30: talks

11:00 Judith Tonhauser and Judith Degen Higher-probability content is more projective than lower-probability content

11:30 Maxime Tulling, Ailís Cournane and Liina Pylkkänen Discourse belief-updating in the right hemisphere

12:00 Margaret Kroll and Amanda Rysling Appositive relation to truth: Pragmatic judgments of multi-clausal sentences

12:30-14:00: lunch

14:00-15:00: talks

14:00 Paula Rubio-Fernandez and Julian Jara-Ettinger Language affects pragmatic reasoning: The case of adjective interpretation

14:30 Elli Tourtouri, Francesca Delogu and Matthew Crocker Rational ERPs: The comprehension of over-specification in visually-situated contexts

15:00-15:30: break

15:30-17:00: talks

15:30 Nadine Bade and Florian Schwarz (In-)definites, (anti-)uniqueness, and uniqueness expectations

16:00 Rebecca Tollan and Daphna Heller Two novel effects in pronoun interpretation: case parallelism and verb transitivity

16:30 Sadie Camilliere, Amanda Izes, Olivia Leventhal and Daniel Grodner Pragmatic and grammatical factors that license singular they

17:00-19:00: Posters/Reception

Poster session 1

Thursday 20 June

9:30-10:30: plenary 2, Gerhard Jäger

10:30-11:00: break

11:00-12:30: talks

11:00 Maria Spychalska and Markus Werning Processing quantifiers in partial information contexts

11:30 Ying Liu and Rick Nouwen Strong implicatures detected in connectives embedded under scalar quantifiers

12:00 Milica Denić and Yasutada Sudo Donkey anaphora in non-monotonic environments: an experimental investigation

12:30-14:30: lunch + posters

Poster session 2

14:30-16:00: talks

14:30 Steven Frisson, Jenny Knowles, Andrea Krott and Petra Schumacher The espresso left: Using eyes with brains - Co-registration of eye movements and ERPs during the processing of ad-hoc metonymies

15:00 Paolo Canal, Luca Bischetti, Chiara Bertini, Irene Ricci, Serena Lecce and Valentina Bambini N400 differences between mental and physical metaphors: the role of Theories of Mind

15:30 Michael Henry Tessler, Karen Gu and Roger Levy Incremental understanding of conjunctive generic sentences

16:00-16:30: break

16:30-17:30: plenary 3, Vera Demberg

Dinner 18:30: Marlin's Wynd

Friday 21 June

10:00-11:00: plenary 4, Judith Degen

11:00-11:30: break

11:30-1:00: talks

11:30 Lewis Bott, Chiara Gambi and Susanne Münz What the speaker didn't say or what they didn't think? Pragmatic enrichment relies on conceptual, not formulated, alternatives.

12:00 Lyn Tieu, Cory Bill and Jacopo Romoli Homogeneity vs. implicature theories of free choice: An experimental study

12:30 Alice Rees, Lewis Bott and Petra Schumacher Event-related potentials in pragmatic priming

1:00-2:30: lunch

2:30-4:00: talks

2:30 Ekaterina Kravtchenko and Michael Franke Robustness of implicatures to wordy and informationally-redundant speakers

3:00 Sebastian Schuster and Judith Degen Speaker-specific adaptation to variable use of uncertainty expressions

3:30 Christina Kim and Gloria Chamorro Perceived social proximity influences convergence in dialogue

Poster Session 1

Mingya Liu and Yuting Wang Non-at-issue meanings of Mandarin conditional connectives

Anita Tobar, Zoe Hopkins and Holly Branigan Social affect and individual differences in lexical entrainment

Anne Mucha, Agata Renans and Jacopo Romoli Testing the implicature approach to Sequence of Tense

Anton Benz and Nicole Gotzner Embedded implicatures in comprehension and production

Barbara Tomaszewicz and Petra Schumacher World knowledge and the absolute-relative distinction in adjectives in offline and online processing

Bianca Cepollaro, Isidora Stojanovic and Filippo Domaneschi "Bastard" and the strong contextual felicity constraint

Bob van Tiel, Elizabeth Pankratz and Chao Sun Scales and scalarity: Processing scalar inferences

Bob van Tiel, Uli Sauerland and Michael Franke Speaking of quantifiers

Camilo Rodriguez Ronderos, Jack Tomlinson and Ira Noveck The processing of ironic utterances in expectation-biasing contexts

Chao Sun, Anton Benz, Nicole Gotzner and Richard Breheny Approaching scalar diversity through RSA with Lexical Uncertainty

Claudia Lehmann Excellent is not the most excellent inference generator: Gradable adjective in irony inducing contexts

Despina Oikonomou and Felix Golcher Clitic left dislocated numerals: Split scope and lower bound interpretation

Doris Penka, Maribel Romero and Bettina Braun Licensing of NPIs in high negation polar questions: Evidence from 'either'

Ebru Evcen, Umut Oezge and Duygu Oezge Turkish "unless" is not biconditional unless the pragmatic context allows it

Elisabetta Tonini, Paola Del Sette, Federica Bianco, Paolo Canal, Serena Lecce and Valentina Bambini Promoting metaphor comprehension in typical development: The MetaCom training

Emilie Destruel, David Beaver and Liz Coppock The surprising nature of cleft alternatives in French and English

Fabienne Martin, Margaret Grant and Florian Schäfer Incomplete bounded paths. Experimental data from German

Francesca M.M. Citron, Claire Steele, Callum M. Simmons and Kate Cain A database of 256 natural stories to investigate processing of figurative and literal emotional language

Franziska Rück, Carolin Dudschig, Ian G. Mackenzie, Hartmut Leuthold and Barbara Kaup Using negation to refer to exceptions: Do comprehenders take into account pragmatic aspects of negation when identifying targets in a visual world paradigm?

Gabriel Thiberge and Barbara Hemforth Variation in French partial interrogatives: Social meaning as a key factor

Gregory Mills and Gisela Redeker Making invisible "trouble" visible: Self-repair increases abstraction in dialogue

Gregory Scontras, Asya Achimova, Christian Stegemann and Martin Butz The added informativity of ambiguous utterances

Greta Mazzaggio, Simona Di Paola and Filippo Domaneschi Indirect speech acts in high functioning autism

Helena Aparicio, Roger Levy and Elizabeth Coppock How to find the rabbit in the big(ger) box: Reasoning about contextual parameters for gradable adjectives under embedding

Jet Hoek and Hannah Rohde Is pronominalization influenced by predictability?

Zoe Schlueter, Chris Cummins and Antonella Sorace How information is framed matters not only in L1 reasoning but also in L2 reasoning

Poster Session 2

Adina Camelia Bleotu On the acquisition of scalar epistemic adverbs in child Romanian from a colouring perspective

Pierre Larrivée and Ira Noveck Embedded some and scalar implicatures in real usage

Isabelle Lorge and Napoleon Katsos Multilingual experience and learning words through reasoning about communicative intentions

Jeffrey Geiger and Ming Xiang Deaccenting under nonidentity: More than simple accommodation

Jia Loy and Kenny Smith Syntactic adaptation may depend on perceived linguistic knowledge: Experimental evidence from interaction with native and nonnative speakers

Judith Tonhauser Projection variability in Paraguayan Guaraní

Laia Mayol and Enric Vallduví Theme-containing utterances as strategies to address a broad QUD

Les Sikos, Noortje Venhuizen, Heiner Drenhaus and Matthew W. Crocker Reevaluating pragmatic reasoning in web-based language games

Luca Bischetti, Chiara Bonomi, Giorgio Arcara, Serena Lecce, Mauro Ceroni and Valentina Bambini Metaphors and jokes in patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: The relationship between pragmatics and Theory of Mind

Madeleine Long, Hannah Rohde, Michelle Oraa Ali and Paula Rubio-Fernandez The role of communicative strategies and cognitive control on referential efficiency across the adult lifespan

Maria Spychalska Order and relevance: Revising temporal structures

Markus Bader and Yvonne Portele Coherence outranks topicality in the interpretation of personal and D-pronouns

Markus Werning and Matthias Unterhuber Relevance vs similarity: Bayesian Pragmatics provides the best quantitative model for EEG and Cloze data on contextual modulation in a predictive completion task

Megan Parker and Daphna Heller Prototypicality predicts the mention of state information in referring expressions

Natalia Zevakhina and Lena Pasalskaya Overspecification of number

Nicole Gotzner and Diana Mazzarella Politeness and negative strengthening

Paolo Santorio, Jacopo Romoli and Eva Wittenberg Fixing De Morgan's laws in counterfactual antecedents

Paula Rubio-Fernandez, Vishakha Shukla, Shlomit Ben-Ami and Pawan Sinha Perspective taking in newly-sighted children: Do they orient towards an interlocutor's face?

Ruth Corps, Chiara Gambi and Martin Pickering How do listeners time response articulation when answering questions? The role of speech rate

Stavroula Alexandropoulou, Lisa Bylinina and Rick Nouwen Weak NPIs in non-downward entailing contexts: reasoning about context?

Till Poppels and Andrew Kehler Ellipsis and the QuD: evidence from sluicing with nominal antecedents

Xiaobei Zheng, Daphna Heller, Richard Breheny and Suzanne Stevenson How interaction affects (un)certainty about the partners' perspectives

Yurie Hara, Naho Orita, Ying Deng, Takeshi Koshizuka and Hiromu Sakai Neurolinguistic Differences between Evidentiality and Modality

Chao Sun, Xaver Koch and Katharina Spalek The processing of focus: perception, comprehension and production