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DETEC 2017

Discourse Expectations: Theoretical, Experimental and Computational perspectives

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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 extra-linguistic factors (e.g. world knowledge, speaker/hearer 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.


Invited Speakers:

  • Torgrim Solstad (Leibniz-Institut Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft (ZAS), Berlin)
  • Joshua Hartshorne (Boston College, Department of Psychology)
  • Pia Knoeferle (Humboldt-Universität, Institut für Deutsche Sprache und Linguistik, Berlin) * CANCELLED *



Where and when:
Jun 26-27, 2017
MPI 163 (Colloquium room)
Geertje van Bergen (MPI for Psycholinguistics, Neurobiology of Language department)
Jennifer Spenader(University of Groningen, Institute for Artificial Intelligence)
Scientific committee:
Geertje van Bergen (MPI for Psycholinguistics)
Oliver Bott (University of Tuebingen)
Sarah Brown-Schmidt (Vanderbilt University)
Sara Bögels (MPI for Psycholinguistics)
Liesbeth Degand (Université Catholique de Louvain)
Roger Van Gompel (University of Dundee)
Joshua Hartshorne (Boston College Department of Psychology)
Juhani Järvikivi (University of Alberta)
Elsi Kaiser (University of Southern California)
Pia Knoeferle (Humboldt Universität Berlin)
Arnout Koornneef (Leiden University)
Chigusa Kurumada (University of Rochester)
Emar Maier (University of Groningen)
Mante Nieuwland (MPI for Psycholinguistics)
Hannah Rohde (University of Edinburgh)
Floris Roelofsen (University of Amsterdam)
Ted Sanders (Utrecht University)
Torgrim Solstad (Leibniz-Institut Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft (ZAS))
Jennifer Spenader (University of Groningen)
Thomas Weskott (University of Gottingen)
Henk Zeevat (University of Amsterdam)
Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)
Geertje van Bergen,

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