EXTENDED DEADLINE for abstract submissions:
March 22,2015 (11:59pm Mountain Standard Time)
— Note that this is a one-time extension and is FIRM —
Following the success of DETEC 2013 in Tübingen, we are pleased to announce that DETEC 2015 will take place at the University of Alberta, Edmonton (Canada)
Dates: June 17-19, 2015
Invited speakers: Lisa Matthewson, Gina Kuperberg, Florian Jaeger
Studies on discourse processing indicate that natural language interpretation is expectation-driven. Even though it is uncontroversial that both linguistic (e.g. lexical items, mopho-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. DETEC approaches this topic in an interdisciplinary fashion by comparing theoretical, experimental, and computational perspectives.
Topics: We welcome submissions of theoretical, experimental and computational studies on topics related to any aspect of discourse expectations, how they arise, how they may be quantified, and how they may be modelled. Topics may be related (but not limited) to the nature of pragmatic aspects of meaning in discourse (inferences, presupposition, information structure, discourse particles, etc.), evidence source, reference resolution, aspectual coercion, emotion and other expressive aspects of meaning; and top-down expectations derived from real world knowledge such as event structure, or speaker familiarity.
INVITED SPEAKERS & PRELIMINARY TALK TITLES
Lisa Matthewson (Department of Linguistics, University of British Columbia) – No two ways about it: Emphatic assertion in Gitksan
Gina Kuperberg (Department of Psychology, Tufts University) – A hierarchical generative framework of discourse comprehension
T. Florian Jaeger (Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, University of Rochester) – Expectation adaptation during language processing: What can it tell us about discourse processing?
Abstracts must be anonymous, and should be limited to a maximum of one page of text (a second page may be used for listing data, figures, and references, if needed). Pages should be US Letter or A4, with one inch margins, and a minimum font size of 12pt (Times New Roman).
Send abstracts to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for submission:
March 15, 2015EXTENDED to
March 22, 2015 (11:59pm Mountain Standard Time)
In the body of the email, include the title of the abstract, and the author(s) name(s) and affiliation(s). Authors may submit a maximum of two abstracts, of which at least one must be co-authored.
Evangelia Daskalaki (University of Alberta)
Juhani Järvikivi (University of Alberta)
Karsten Koch (University of Alberta)
Ruiting Jia (University of Alberta)
Rebekka Puderbaugh (University of Alberta)
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