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June 20  19:00    informal get-together with pre-registration

June 21  12:30     registration

                 13:00     opening & keynote

                 14:15     coffee break

                 14:45     talks

                 16:15     coffee break

                 16:45     talks

                 18:15     poster session (with finger food and drinks)

June 22    9:30     keynote

                 10:30     coffee break

                 11:00     talks

                 12:30     lunch break

                 14:00     talks

                 15:30     coffee break

                 16:00     poster session

                 19:00     conference dinner

June 23     9:30    keynote

                 10:30     coffee break

                 11:00     talks

                 12:30     lunch break

                 14:00     keynote

                 15:00     coffee break

                 15:30     talks

                 17:00     farewell

                 18:00     Cultural event: guided tour through Cologne



List of accepted submissions (March 21, 2017)

(detailed schedule will follow)



1.      Stavroula Alexandropoulou, Jakub Dotlačil and Rick Nouwen, 'Pragmatic effects attested in online interpretation of "more than" and "at least"'

2.      Kyriakos Antoniou, Alma Veenstra, Mikhail Kissine and Napoleon Katsos, 'How does childhood bilingualism and bilectalism affect the interpretation and processing of implicature?'

3.      Andrea Beltrama, 'Subjective assertions are weak: an experimental study on perspective-dependent meaning'

4.      Oliver Bott, 'Immediate use of discourse context in aspectual coercion - An eyetracking during reading study'

5.      Paolo Canal, Luca Bischetti, Simona Di Paola and Valentina Bambini, 'Social abilities help us detecting jokes: An EEG study on the temporal dynamics of humor comprehension'

6.      Catherine Davies, Kremena Koleva and Ekaterini Klepousniotou, 'Do speaker-specific cues influence ambiguous word interpretation?'

7.      Diana Dimitrova, Brian McElree and Petra Schumacher, 'Speed and accuracy tradeoff of meaning composition'

8.      Felix Frühauf, Berry Claus, Sophie Repp, Manfred Krifka and Anna Marlijn Meijer, 'Two response systems for German 'ja' and 'nein'? Evidence from usage preference data and interpretation data'

9.      Christina Kim and Louisa Salhi, 'Visual contrast, discourse contrast and conceptual convention'

10.    Teodora Mihoc and Kathryn Davidson, 'Testing a PPI analysis of superlative modified numerals'

11.    Nausicaa Pouscoulous and Giulio Dulcinati, 'Quantity implicatures in a competitive game'

12.    Alice Rees and Lewis Bott, 'Investigating shared representations in implying and inferring'

13.    Galit W. Sassoon, Natalia Meir, Julie Fadlon, David Anaki and Petra Schumacher, 'The acceptability, processing and neural signature of nominal gradability'

14.    Irene Symeonidou and Wing Yee Chow, 'Through the eyes of a teenager: complexity of real-time Theory of Mind inferences in language comprehension'

15.    Bob van Tiel and Mikhail Kissine, 'Pragmatic impairment is selective in autism: evidence from quantity implicatures'

16.    Martien Wampers and Walter Schaeken, 'Scalar Implicatures And The Literal-First Hypothesis: Theory Of Mind And Working Memory Effects In Pragmatic Inferences By Patients With Psychosis'

17.    Elspeth Wilson and Napoleon Katsos, 'Speaker epistemic state and ad hoc quantity implicatures in children'

18.    Ming Xiang, Chris Kennedy and Allison Kramer, 'Threshold adaptation and its time course'


Talk Alternates:

1.      Stefan Hinterwimmer, Umesh Patil and Andreas Brocher, 'Do German demonstrative pronouns avoid prominent perspectival centers?'

2.      Judith Holler, Kobin Kendrick and Stephen Levinson, 'Turn-timing and the body: Gestures play a core role in coordinating conversation'

3.      Diana Mazzarella, Emmanuel Trouche, Hugo Mercier and Ira Noveck, 'Believing what you're told: Politeness and scalar inferences'

4.      Paula Rubio-Fernandez and Julian Jara-Ettinger, 'A new Director task: Modelling common ground through referential specificity'


Poster Presentations:

1.      Nadine Bade, 'Processing Antipresuppositions'

2.      Cécile Barbet and Guillaume Thierry, 'When 'some' triggers a scalar inference out of the blue. An electrophysiological study of a Stroop-like conflict elicited by single words'

3.      Corien Bary, Daniel Altshuler, Kristen Syrett and Peter de Swart, 'Factors licensing embedded present tense in speech reports'

4.      Anton Benz, Nicole Gotzner and Lisa Raithel, 'Embedded implicature: What can be left unsaid?'

5.      Richard Breheny, Chao Sun and Ye Tian, 'Rates of scalar inferences beyond ‘some’ – A corpus study'

6.      Saskia Brockmann and Nadine Bade, 'Evidence for global pronoun resolution'

7.      Heather Burnett and Barbara Hemforth, 'A Bayesian Game-Theoretic Approach to Cross-Linguistic Variation'

8.      Simona Di Paola, Nausicaa Pouscoulous and Filippo Domaneschi, 'Metaphorical Developing Minds: The role of multiple Factors in the Development of Metaphor Comprehension'

9.      Sarah Dolscheid, Franziska Schleussinger and Martina Penke, 'Different pragmatic interpretations of German ‘eine’ (a/one) in children and adults'

10.    Filippo Domaneschi and Simona Di Paola, 'The Processing Costs of Presupposition Accommodation'

11.    Stanley Donahoo and Vicky Tzuyin Lai, 'What the hell? What swearing can tell us about conventional implicatures'

12.    Giulio Dulcinati and Nausicaa Pouscoulous, 'Scalar implicatures in non-cooperative contexts'

13.    Sophie Egger, Bettina Braun and Nicole Dehé, 'The realization of bouletic bias: Evidence from German questions'

14.    Francesca Foppolo, Francesca Panzeri, Greta Mazzaggio and Luca Surian, 'Find a friend or a scale mate: comparing ad hoc and scalar implicatures'

15.    Jeffrey Geiger and Ming Xiang, 'Ellipsis in context: The interaction of identity and discourse salience'

16.    Rachel Giora, Ofer Fein, Adi Cholev, Orna Peleg and Inbal Jaffe, 'Strongly attenuating highly positive concepts affects sarcasm interpretation by default'

17.    Tamás Káldi, Anna-Christina Boell and Anna Babarczy, 'Contextual effects on the processing of Hungarian pre-verbal focus sentences: an eye-tracking study'

18.    Verena Keite, Ralf Klabunde and Eva Belke, 'Alternatives in processing ad-hoc implicatures'

19.    Alix Kowalski and Yi Ting Huang, 'Listeners encode multiple meanings when generating scalar inferences'

20.    Elisa Kreiss, Judith Degen, Robert Hawkins and Noah Goodman, 'Mentioning atypical properties of objects is communicatively efficient'

21.    Margaret Kroll and Matthew Wagers, 'Interaction of parentheticals, (not-)at-issue content, and working memory'

22.    Jarang Kwak, Haejin Kim, Soyoung Kwon and Donghoon Lee, 'Influence of Interpersonal Variables during Utterance Comprehension: A Neurophysiological Investigation with the Korean Honorific System'

23.    Eva Link, Holger Schneider, Kristina Schopf, Marcel Schwille, Franziska Rück and Barbara Kaup, 'Does it matter who is producing an utterance? – Effect of speaker identity in utterances without self-reference'

24.    Laia Mayol, 'Asymmetries between interpretation and production in Catalan pronouns'

25.    Erlinde Meertens, Andrea Beltrama and Maribel Romero, 'Polar Questions, "or not" Alternative Questions and Complement Alternative Questions: an experimental study'

26.    Cecília Molnár, Beáta Gyuris and Katalin Mády, 'Evidential bias and polar questions – the division of labour in Hungarian'

27.    Binh Ngo and Elsi Kaiser, 'Referential form production in Vietnamese: Effects of Modality and Topicality'

28.    Charlotte Out, Martijn Goudbeek and Emiel Krahmer, 'Alignment in Naturalistic Dialogue: Language Production in Interactive Reference Production'

29.    Daniele Panizza and John M. Jr. Tomlinson, 'Pragmatic inferences towards prototypical meanings. A visual world study.'

30.    Myrto Pantazi, Mikhail Kissine and Olivier Klein, 'Automatic Content Accommodation: Direct Perception and Meta-Cognitive Vigilance'

31.    Amanda Pogue and Michael Tanenhaus, 'Exploring how speakers mark, and listeners assess, certainty'

32.    Claudia Poschmann, 'At-issue: Non-restrictive relative clauses'

33.    Debora Rossi, Simona Di Paola and Filippo Domaneschi, 'The Aging Factor in Presuppositions Processing'

34.    Viola Schmitt and Daniele Panizza, 'What and means: a study on the intersective vs. non-intersective construal of VP-and'

35.    Stephanie Solt, Jon Stevens and Brandon Waldon, '"Some" approximations: an experimental investigation'

36.    Maria Spychalska, Ludmila Reimer, Petra Schumacher and Markus Werning, 'Scalar implicatures in the context of full and partial information. Evidence from ERPs.'

37.    Andrew Stewart and Matthew Haigh, 'Using eye-tracking to experimentally investigate pragmatic processing associated with the comprehension of indirect meaning during reading.'

38.    Chao Sun and Richard Breheny, 'On the compositional interpretation of scalar quantifiers: The role of the residue set'

39.    Ye Tian and Chris Cummins, 'Top-down and bottom-up cues to speech acts'

40.    Elli Tourtouri, Francesca Delogu and Matthew Crocker, 'Over-specification and uniform reduction of visual entropy facilitate referential processing'

41.    Andreas Trotzke, 'Approaching the pragmatics of exclamations experimentally'

42.    Alma Veenstra and Napoleon Katsos, 'When children accept under-informative utterances: Lack of competence or pragmatic tolerance?'

43.    Yipu Wei, Pim Mak, Jacqueline Evers-Vermeul and Ted Sanders, 'Connectives as indicators of source information: evidence from the visual world paradigm'

44.    Jérémy Zehr and Florian Schwarz, 'Returning to Non-entailed Presuppositions Again'