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Full Title: Discourse Expectations: Theoretical, Experimental, and Computational Perspectives

Short Title: DETEC2013
Location: Tübingen, Germany
Start Date: 20-Jun-2013 - 21-Jun-2013
Contact: Oliver Bott
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Meeting Description: Discourse Expectations: Theoretical, Experimental, and Computational Perspectives
Workshop at the University of Tübingen (Germany), June 20-21, 2013

Studies on discourse processing suggest that natural language interpretation is expectation-driven. World knowledge and discourse context are used immediately to anticipate how discourse is likely to continue. Although there is ample evidence demonstrating such forward-looking processes both within single sentences and in larger discourse, we still lack a unified account of its foundation; i.e. the extent to which linguistic and extralinguistic factors influence expectations and whether these are driven by linguistic or language-external factors. The workshop contributes to the understanding of discourse expectations by bringing together linguists, psycholinguists, cognitive scientists and computational linguists working on discourse processing.

Invited Speakers and Preliminary Talk Titles:

Arnout W. Koornneef (Utrecht University): On predictive reading styles and the use of implicit causality information in pronoun resolution
Hannah Rohde (University of Edinburgh): What to do when a linguist says she’s expecting: Coherence and coreference expectations in sentence processing
Roger van Gompel (University of Dundee): Producing reference: Psycholinguistic and computational perspectives

Workshop Organizers:

Oliver Bott (SFB 833, University of Tübingen)
Juhani Järvikivi (University of Alberta/Norwegian University of Science and Technology)
Anna Pryslopska (SFB 833, University of Tübingen)
Pirita Pyykkönen-Klauck (Norwegian University of Science and Technology/Saarland University)
Torgrim Solstad (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)


This workshop is financially supported by the Collaborative Research Centre (SFB) 833 ‘The construction of meaning - the dynamics and adaptivity of linguistic structures’ at the University of Tübingen.
Linguistic Subfield: Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Pragmatics; Psycholinguistics
LL Issue: 23.5099

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