|Organizer(s)||Benz, Anton & Torgrim Solstad|
|Start of event||27.09.2019, 09.00 o'clock|
|End of event||28.09.2019, 18.00 o'clock|
|Venue||ZAS, Schützenstr. 18, 3rd floor, room 308|
The conference series "Discourse Expectations: Theoretical, Experimental, and Computational Perspectives" (DETEC) provides a forum for the presentation of talks and posters in the area of discourse expectations, how they may arise, how they can be quantified, and how they may be modelled. Following the success of the previous three installments of DETEC, the Leibniz Centre for General Linguistics (ZAS) is pleased to invite abstracts for submission to "Discourse Expectations: Theoretical, Experimental, and Computational Perspectives (DETEC 2019)" to be held in Berlin, Germany, on September 27-28, 2019.
Studies on discourse processing indicate that natural language interpretation is expectation-driven. Even though it is uncontroversial that both linguistic (e.g. lexical items, morpho-syntactic constructions, prosody) and extralinguistic factors (e.g. world knowledge) are used to anticipate how discourse is likely to continue, the nature of their interplay is a topic of ongoing research. The DETEC conference provides a forum for the presentation of research in the area of discourse expectations, how they may arise, how they can be quantified, and how they may be modelled. DETEC approaches this topic in an interdisciplinary fashion by comparing theoretical, experimental, and computational perspectives. Researchers from a wide spectrum of backgrounds are, therefore, welcome to present. This includes research on cognitive, semantic, probabilistic, and algorithmic modelling, as well as empirical studies applying experimental and corpus linguistic methods.
Abstracts are invited for 20-minute talks and posters. Topics may be related (but not limited) to:
Abstract submission deadline: June 1, 2019
Notification of acceptance: Early July, 2019
Pre-Conference Warm-up and Registration Evening: September 26, 2019
Conference date: September 27-28, 2019
Anton Benz (benz(at)leibniz-zas.de)
Torgrim Solstad (solstad(at)leibniz-zas.de)
DETEC is held at Leibniz-Centre General Linguistics (ZAS), Schützenstr. 18, 10117 Berlin. The talks will be held in room 308 on the 3rd floor, whereas the poster session will take place on the 4th floor, room 403.
We would like to call your attention to a related Xprag.de-funded workshop on September 25-26, 2019, directly preceding the DETEC conference, also to be held at ZAS (Berlin):
"Contrasting Underspecification and Overspecification of Discourse relations" with Hannah Rohde (confirmed) and others as invited speakers.
For further information, visit:
Talks should be 20 minutes long with 10 minutes for discussion for a total of 30 minutes for each presentation.
Posters should be printed in portrait orientation and should not exceed A0 size (841 mm x 1189 mm, or 33.1 x 46.8 in). If you wish to have the poster printed in Berlin and pick it up here, we're happy to provide you with the names of print services in the vicinity of the institute.
On Tursday, September 26, from 7 p.m. we meet at Kohlenquelle Koppe, Kopenhagener Straße 16, 10437 Berlin. Food can be ordered until 9.30 p.m. The closest public transport station/stop is Schönhauser Allee. Information on how to get there can be found at the BVG web site.
|9:00- 9:30||Coffee and registration|
|9:30- 9:40||Welcoming remarks|
On causal relations in discourse: Expected and unexpected situations
|11:00-11:30||Robin Lemke, Lisa Schäfer, Heiner Drenhaus and Ingo Reich|
Script-based discourse expectations trigger omissions in fragments – Evidence from production data
|11:30-12:00||Merel Scholman, Vera Demberg, Pim Mak and Ted Sanders|
Are readers listless? Exploring the sensitivity to contextual list signals
|12:00-12:30||Mingya Liu and Juliane Schwab|
Multiple cue integration in discourse expectations: experimenting with German 'zwar… aber' vs. English 'sure… but'
Discourse-based lexical anticipation: Insights from ERPs
|15:20-15:50||Bilge Palaz, Ryan Rhodes and Arild Hestvik|
On the non-incremental processing of negation: Evidence from ERPs
|15:50-16:20||Leigh Fernandez, Paul Engelhardt, Angela Patarroyo and Shanley Allen|
The impact of auditory presentation speed on anticipatory eye movements in L2 speakers of English and older and younger L1 speakers of English
|16:30-18:00||Poster session 1 (with snacks and drinks)|
|19:00||Conference dinner (venue to be announced)|
|Johanna Klages, Anke Holler, Elsi Kaiser and Thomas Weskott|
Discourse Expectations Induced by Perspectivization: The Case of Counteridenticals
|Alexandra Lorson, Hannah Rohde and Chris Cummins|
Expectations about discourse relevance can license direct objections to presupposed content
|Kenneth Baclawski Jr. and Zihan Cindy Yang|
Experimental evidence for the status of the Right-Frontier Constraint
|Poster session 2 (with lunch)|
|Jina Song and Elsi Kaiser|
Effects of coherence relations on the interpretation of Korean null pronouns
|Yvonne Portele and Markus Bader|
Semantic Bias versus Topicality in the Interpretation of Personal and D-Pronouns
Discourse expectations affect pronoun use in Dutch
|Oliver Bott and Torgrim Solstad|
Remention Biases Affect the Choice of Anaphoric Form
On Thursday, September 26, from 7 p.m. there will be a pre-conference gathering at Kohlenquelle Koppe, Kopenhagener Straße 16, 10437 Berlin. Food can be ordered until 9.30 p.m. The closest public transport station/stop is Schönhauser Allee, which can be reached by tram (Straßenbahn, line M1), tube (U-Bahn, line U2) and suburban train (S-Bahn, several lines). Please refer to the public transportation BVG page for information on how to get there. Please also note that at the moment, only cash payment is available at Kohlenquelle, but there are several ATMs close to Schönhauser Allee and also in the vicinity of the café (e.g. at the corner of Gleimstraße and Sonnenburger Straße).
The conference dinner will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, September 27, in Restaurant Cana, which serves Arabic and Middle Eastern food. Dinner will be served as a shared meal including a vegan dish and costs 25 Euro per person, excluding drinks. Sign up for the dinner by using the registration form. We kindly ask you to consider signing up to be binding, as we will have to inform the restaurant about the number of participants a week up front.
Please go to the registration form to register for the conference. The conference fee is 30 Euro and will have to be paid on-site. Please register by September 19!