AG Diskursstruktur und Implikaturen

Organizer(s)Anton Benz, Katja Jasinskaja & Fabienne Salfner
Workshop Annual Conference of the German Linguistic Society (DGfS)
Start of event 23.02.2011, 09.00 o'clock
End of event 25.02.2011, 15.00 o'clock
Venue Göttingen

Human communication is characterized by the ability to convey more information than uttered just by words. There are two major theoretical frameworks that approach this matter from different perspectives: one is the theory of rhetorical relations that characterizes the macro-structure of discourse. This approach derives the additional content from the kind of connection between discourse segments. The other approach is the theory of conversational implicatures, which usually considers a single speech act and derives the additional content from the assumption that the communication participants observe the conversational maxims. The workshop will provide a platform to discuss the interplay of these two aspects of pragmatic inference: discourse structure and implicatures. 

Keynote speakers:
Bart Geurts
Nicholas Asher

Programme committee:
Nicholas Asher
Maria Averintseva-Klisch
Anton Benz
Christian Chiarcos
Michael Franke
Bart Geurts
Gerhard Jäger
Katja Jasinskaja
Elena Karagjosova
Edgar Onea
Janina Rado
Robert van Rooij
Uli Sauerland 
Fabienne Salfner
Barbara Schmiedtova
Katrin Schulz
Maria Spychalska
Carla Umbach
Kazuko Yatsushiro
Henk Zeevat

Program

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

14:00-14:30

Introduction

14:30-15:00

Chris Cummins & Uli Sauerland & Stephanie Solt (Research Centre for English and Applied Linguistics, Cambridge, UK & ZAS Berlin, Germany)
More than 100 Implicatures 

15:00-15:30

Marie Christine Farr (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main)
Experiments on the Effect of Focus on Conditional Perfection and the Influence of the Paradigm   

15:30-16:00

Elke Kasimir (Berlin)
Exhaustive interpretation: neither only nor scalar implicature

16:00-16:30

Coffee Break

16:30-17:00

Noor van Leusen (Radboud University, Nijmegen)
Deriving Scalar Implicatures in CDRT+ - a Context-Driven Approach

17:00-18:00

Bart Geurts (Radboud University, Nijmegen)
Embedded implicatures (cont.)

18:00-18:30

Bob van Tiel (Radboud University, Nijmegen)
Prototypes and Implicatures

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

9:00-10:00

Nicholas Asher (IRIT - Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse)
Implicatures in discourse

10:00-10:30

Ralf Klabunde & Sebastian Reuße (Ruhr Universität Bochum)
Establishing document structures as game-playing

10:30-11:00

Mathias Irmer (Universität Leipzig)
Inferring Discourse Relations From Implicit Information Provided by FrameNet

11:00-11:30

Coffee Break

11:30-12:00

Jacques Jayez & Grégoire Winterstein (ENS de Lyon and L2C2 (CNRS) & Université Paris 7 and LLF (CNRS), France)
Revisiting ‘and’: the dynamics of additivity

12:00-12:30

Fabienne Martin (Universität Stuttgart)
Elaboration and additive markers

12:30-13:00

Katja Jasinskaja (Centre for Advanced Study at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Oslo)
Correction as Restatement

Friday, February 25th, 2011

11:30-12:00

Luming Wang & Petra B. Schumacher (Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz)
The Influence of sentence- and discourse-level salience on Japanese Referential Processing

12:00-12:30

Ezra Keshet (University of Michigan)
Local Implicatures and the Structure of Discourse

12:30-13:00

Tim Hirschberg (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main)
A case of semantic-binding illusion? Subject-oriented readings of appositives

13:00-13:30

Kairi Igarashi (Ryukoku University, Japan)
Objection, negation, and particles 
 

13:30-14:00

Discussion

Alternate

Simon Borchmann (University of Aarhus, Denmark)
Generalized Conversational Implicature and Relevance Structure