Program

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Detailed Schedule (can be subject to changes)

Monday, 19th June

9:20-9:30

Introduction by the organizers

9:30-10:20

Keynote: Ira Noveck. What neuroimaging can add to experimental pragmatics?

10:20-11:00

Maria Spychalska. Speaker's competence, hearer's prediction, and the processing of scalar implicatures.

11:00-11:30

coffee

11:30-12:30

David Peeters. Introducing Virtual Reality as the Method of Choice for Experimental Pragmatics.

& Johanne Tromp, David Peeters, Antje S. Meyer and Peter Hagoort. Combining Virtual Reality and EEG to study semantic and pragmatic processing in a naturalistic environment.      

12:30-12:50

Suzanne Jongman, Antje Meyer and Vitoria Piai. Brain signature of planning for production: An EEG study.

12:50-14:00

lunch

14:00-14:50

Keynote: Steve Politzer-Ahles. Challenges in linking electrophysiological data to the theory of scalar implicature.

14:50-15:30

Daniele Panizza, Edgar Onea and Nivedita Mani. Early ERP evidence for children’s and adult’s sensitivity to scalar implicatures.

15:30-16:00

coffee

16:00-16:50

Keynote: Petra Schumacher. A neurocognitive perspective on compositionality.

16:50-17:10

Karolina Rataj, Anna Przekoracka-Krawczyk and Rob van der Lubbe. Meaning construction and novel metaphor comprehension: insights from electrophysiological data.

17:10-17:30

Katarzyna Jankowiak, Karolina Rataj and Ryszard Naskręcki. Bilingual novel and conventional metaphor comprehension: the N400 and LPC.

17:30-17:50

Maria Richter, Choonkyu Lee, Barbara Höhle and Isabell Wartenburger. Novel methodological approaches to perspective taking during referential communication.    

19:30- open end

Conference dinner


Tuesday, 20th June

9:30-10:20

Keynote: Harm Brouwer. Neurocomputational Semantics and Pragmatics.

10:20-11:00

 

Robert Reinecke and Jacques Jayez. Presupposition Processing: When backgrounded information is as expected as foregrounded information – The case of factive verbs.

11:00-11:30

coffee

11:30-12:20

 

Keynote: Markus Werning.The Interaction of Bayesian Pragmatics and Lexical Semantics in Linguistic Interpretation: Hearers’ Probabilistic Predictions in Discourses.

12:20-13:00

Michael Franke and Petra Augurzky. Incremental & predictive pragmatic interpretation: A rational analysis.

13:00-14:00

lunch

14:00-14:50

 

Keynote: Valentina Bambini. The brain response to inferential meanings: a detour through different figures of speech.

14:50-15:30

 

Ingmar Brilmayer, Ina Bornkessel-Schlesewsky and Matthias Schlesewsky. The effect of context growth and lexical antecedent frequency on the EEG response to anaphoric pronouns during the comprehension of auditory stories.  

15:30-16:00

coffee

16:00-16:40

Viviana Haase, An alternative approach to the comprehension of negated sentences: evidence from event-related potentials.

16:40-17:20

Mingya Liu, Peter König and Jutta L. Mueller. Electrophysiological signatures of negative and positive polarity processing in German sentence comprehension.

17:20-18:00

Closing remarks, open discussion