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We have created a repository on Open Science Framework where participants can upload their posters and slides. We encourage everyone to take advantage of this opportunity to make their work available to one another as well as to those who are unable to attend the conference.

A pdf with the updated program (as of June 14, 2017) and all abstracts in alphabetical  order can be found here .


Tuesday, 20.06.2017


Informal get-together

at Maybach (with registration desk)

Wednesday, 21.06.2017










Jennifer Rodd

How do listeners understand the meanings of ambiguous words?



Coffee break




Catherine Davies, Vincent Porretta, Kremena Koleva and Ekaterini Klepousniotou

Do speaker-specific cues influence ambiguous word interpretation?



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



Andrea Beltrama

Subjective assertions are weak: an experimental study on perspective-dependent meaning



Coffee break




Elspeth Wilson and Napoleon Katsos

Speaker epistemic state and ad hoc quantity implicatures in children



Kyriakos Antoniou, Alma Veenstra, Mikhail Kissine and Napoleon Katsos

How does childhood bilingualism and bi-dialectalism affect the interpretation and processing of implicature?



Irene Symeonidou and Wing Yee Chow

Through the eyes of a teenager: complexity of real-time Theory of Mind inferences in language comprehension



Poster session I (see below)

(with drinks and snacks)




Bruno Galantucci

Experimental Semiotics: What is it? What is it good for?



Coffee break




Nausicaa Pouscoulous and Giulio Dulcinati

Quantity implicatures in a competitive game



Diana Dimitrova, Brian McElree and Petra Schumacher

Speed and accuracy trade-off and their link to neural processes of meaning composition



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 



Lunch break

check out restaurant map



Ming Xiang, Chris Kennedy and Allison Kramer

Threshold adaptation and its time course



Christina Kim and Louisa Salhi

Visual contrast, discourse contrast and conceptual convention



Judith Holler, Kobin Kendrick and Stephen Levinson

Turn-timing and the body: Gestures play a core role in coordinating conversation    



Coffee break & photo 




Poster session II (see below)




Conference dinner

at UndSohn




Kathryn Davidson

Combining continuous and discrete representations in speech, sign, and gesture



Coffee break




Stavroula Alexandropoulou, Jakub Dotlaèil and Rick Nouwen.

Pragmatic effects attested in online interpretation of "more than" and "at least"



Teodora Mihoc and Kathryn Davidson

Testing a PPI analysis of superlative modified numerals




Alice Rees and Lewis Bott 

Investigating shared representations in implying and inferring



Lunch break

 check out restaurant map



Mikhail Kissine

What Autism Spectrum Disorder can teach us about pragmatics



Coffee break




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



Bob van Tiel and Mikhail Kissine

Pragmatic impairment is selective in autism: evidence from quantity implicatures



Oliver Bott

Immediate use of discourse context in aspectual coercion - An eyetracking during reading study







Cultural event

Street art tour or historic city walk

  1.  Judith Holler, Kobin Kendrick and Stephen Levinson. Turn-timing and the body: Gestures play a core role in coordinating conversation
  2. Stefan Hinterwimmer, Umesh Patil and Andreas Brocher. Do German demonstrative pronouns avoid prominent perspectival centers?
  3. Paula Rubio-Fernandez and Julian Jara-Ettinger. A new Director task: Modelling common ground through referential specificity
  4. Diana Mazzarella, Emmanuel Trouche, Hugo Mercier and Ira Noveck. Believing what you're told: Politeness and scalar inferences

Poster session I:

  1. Alix Kowalski and Yi Ting Huang. Listeners encode multiple meanings when generating scalar inferences --> canceled, see poster on OSF
  2. Jeffrey Geiger and Ming Xiang. Ellipsis in context: The interaction of identity and discourse salience
  3.  Claudia Poschmann. At-issue: Non-restrictive relative clauses
  4. Sophie Egger, Bettina Braun and Nicole Dehé. The realization of bouletic bias: Evidence from German questions
  5. Guilio Dulcinati and Nausicaa Pouscoulousinati. Scalar implicatures in non-cooperative contexts
  6. Richard Breheny, Chao Sun and Ye Tian. Rates of scalar inferences beyond ‘some’ – A corpus study
  7. Cecília Molnár, Beáta Gyuris and Katalin Mády. Evidential bias and polar questions – the division of labour in Hungarian
  8. Daniele Panizza and John M. Jr. Tomlinson. Pragmatic inferences towards prototypical meanings. A visual world study.
  9. Laia Mayol. Asymmetries between interpretation and production in Catalan pronouns
  10. Tamás Káldi, Anna-Christina Boell and Anna Babarczy. Contextual effects on the processing of Hungarian pre-verbal focus sentences: an eye-tracking study
  11. Simona Di Paola, Nausicaa Pouscoulous and Filippo Domaneschi. Metaphorical Developing Minds: The role of multiple Factors in the Development of Metaphor Comprehension
  12. Erlinde Meertens, Andrea Beltrama and Maribel Romero. Polar Questions, "or not" Alternative Questions and Complement Alternative Questions: an experimental study
  13. Nadine Bade. Processing Antipresuppositions
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. Elisa Kreiss, Judith Degen, Robert Hawkins and Noah Goodman. Mentioning atypical properties of objects is communicatively efficient
  17. Francesca Foppolo, Francesca Panzeri, Greta Mazzaggio and Luca Surian. Find a friend or a scale mate: comparing ad hoc and scalar implicatures
  18. Charlotte Out, Martijn Goudbeek and Emiel Krahmer. Alignment in Naturalistic Dialogue: Language Production in Interactive Reference Production
  19. Jarang Kwak, Haejin Kim, Soyoung Kwon and Donghoon Lee. Influence of Interpersonal Variables during Utterance Comprehension: A Neurophysiological Investigation with the Korean Honorific System
  20. Anton Benz, Nicole Gotzner and Lisa Raithel. Embedded implicature: What can be left unsaid?
  21. Alma Veenstra and Napoleon Katsos. When children accept under-informative utterances: Lack of competence or pragmatic tolerance?
  22. Bing Ngo and Elsi Kaiser. Referential form production in Vietnamese: Effects of modality and topicality --> canceled, see poster on OSF


Poster session II:

  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 --> (alternate) talk on Thursday 15:00
  3. Paula Rubio-Fernandez and Julian Jara-Ettinger. A new Director task: Modelling common ground through referential specificity --> canceled, see poster on OSF
  4.  Diana Mazzarella, Emmanuel Trouche, Hugo Mercier and Ira Noveck. Believing what you're told: Politeness and scalar inferences
  5. Debora Rossi, Simona Di Paola and Filippo Domaneschi. The Aging Factor in Presuppositions Processing
  6. Filippo Domaneschi and Simona Di Paola. The Processing Costs of Presupposition Accommodation
  7. Verena Keite, Ralf Klabunde and Eva Belke. Alternatives in processing ad-hoc implicatures
  8. Corien Bary, Daniel Altshuler, Kristen Syrett and Peter de Swart. Factors licensing embedded present tense in speech reports
  9. Saskia Brockmann and Nadine Bade. Evidence for global pronoun resolution
  10. Myrto Pantazi, Mikhail Kissine and Olivier Klein. Automatic Content Accommodation: Direct Perception and Meta-Cognitive Vigilance
  11. Margaret Kroll and Matthew Wagers. Interaction of parentheticals, (not-)at-issue content, and working memory
  12. Heather Burnett and Barbara Hemforth. A Bayesian Game-Theoretic Approach to Cross-Linguistic Variation
  13. Elli Tourtouri, Francesca Delogu and Matthew Crocker. Over-specification and uniform reduction of visual entropy facilitate referential processing
  14. Maria Spychalska, Ludmila Reimer, Petra Schumacher and Markus Werning. Scalar implicatures in the context of full and partial information. Evidence from ERPs.
  15. Stephanie Solt, Jon Stevens and Brandon Waldon. "Some" approximations: an experimental investigation
  16. Jérémy Zehr and Florian Schwarz. Returning to Non-entailed Presuppositions Again
  17.  Ye Tian and Chris Cummins. Top-down and bottom-up cues to speech acts
  18. Chao Sun and Richard Breheny. On the compositional interpretation of scalar quantifiers: The role of the residue set
  19. Amanda Pogue and Michael Tanenhaus. Exploring how speakers mark, and listeners assess, certainty
  20. Stanley Donahoo and Vicky Tzuyin Lai. What the hell? What swearing can tell us about conventional implicatures
  21. Sarah Dolscheid, Franziska Schleussinger and Martina Penke. Different pragmatic interpretations of German ‘eine’ (a/one) in children and adults
  22. Andreas Trotzke. Approaching the pragmatics of exclamations experimentally --> canceled
  23. Viola Schmitt and Daniele Panizza. What and means: a study on the intersective vs. non-intersective construal of VP-and


Canceled talk: Galit W. Sassoon, Natalia Meir, Julie Fadlon, David Anaki and Petra B. Schumacher. The acceptability, processing and neural signature of nominal gradability. --> see slides on OSF