LINGUIST List 30.661

Fri Feb 08 2019

Calls: Cog Sci, Comp Ling, Gen Ling, Psycholing/Germany

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <everettlinguistlist.org>



Date: 07-Feb-2019
From: Torgrim Solstad <solstadleibniz-zas.de>
Subject: Discourse Expectations: Theoretical, Experimental, and Computational Perspectives
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Full Title: Discourse Expectations: Theoretical, Experimental, and Computational Perspectives
Short Title: DETEC2019

Date: 27-Sep-2019 - 28-Sep-2019
Location: Berlin, Germany
Contact Person: Torgrim Solstad
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.leibniz-zas.de/workshop_detec2019.html

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Psycholinguistics

Call Deadline: 01-Jun-2019

Meeting Description:

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 modeled. Following the success of the previous three installments of DETEC, the Leibniz-Centre 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.

Invited Speakers (CONFIRMED)

- Elsi Kaiser (Department of Linguistics, University of Southern California, Los Angeles)
- Alex Lascarides (School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh)
- Mante Nieuwland (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen)

Important Dates:

Abstract submission deadline: June 1, 2019
Notification of acceptance: Early July, 2019
Conference date: September 27-28, 2019

Local Organizers:

Anton Benz
Torgrim Solstad

Call for Papers:

Studies on discourse processing indicate that natural language interpretation is expectation-driven. Even though it is uncontroversial that both linguistic (e.g. lexical items, morphosyntactic constructions, prosody) and extra-linguistic 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 modeled. 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 modeling, 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:

- What is the nature of expectations in discourse?
- How do discourse expectations emerge and how specific are they?
- What is the relation between top-down triggers for expectations and bottom-up predictees?
- How do (online) processing profiles within different experimental paradigms relate to particular expectations?
- How can discourse expectations be (computationally) modeled within and across linguistic and extra-linguistic domains?
- How can theoretical linguistics contribute to models of and experimental research on predictive processing?
- To what extent can properties of predictive processing inform linguistic theories?

Abstract Submission:

Abstracts must be anonymous, and should be limited to a maximum of two pages of text, including tables, figures, and references. Pages should be US Letter or A4, with one inch margins, and a minimum font size of 11pt (Times New Roman). Abstracts can be submitted via EasyChair at

https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=detec2019

Important Dates:

Abstract submission deadline: June 1, 2019
Notification of acceptance: Early July, 2019
Pre-Conference Warm-up and Registration Evening: September 26, 2019
Conference dates: September 27-28, 2019

Contact Information:

Email: detec2019leibniz-zas.de
Website: http://www.leibniz-zas.de/workshop_detec2019.html

Pre-Conference Workshop:

We would like to call your attention to a related, Xprag.de 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) a.o. as invited speakers.

For further information, visit:

https://www.xprag.de/?page_id=6215




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