LINGUIST List 26.1882

Wed Apr 08 2015

Confs: Cog Science, Lang Acquisition, Pragmatics, Psycholing, Semantics/Spain

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Date: 07-Apr-2015
From: Galit Weidman Sassoon <galitadargmail.com>
Subject: Gradability, Scale Structure and Vagueness: Experimental Perspectives
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Gradability, Scale Structure and Vagueness: Experimental Perspectives
Short Title: expgrad2015


Date: 28-May-2015 - 29-May-2015
Location: Madrid, Spain
Contact: Galit Weidman Sassoon
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: https://sites.google.com/site/gradexp2015

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Language Acquisition; Pragmatics; Psycholinguistics; Semantics

Meeting Description:

The workshop “Gradability, Scale Structure, and Vagueness: Experimental Perspectives”, will take place in Madrid, at the Center for Social Sciences and Humanities of the Spanish National Research Council, on May 28-29, 2015.

As its title states, the workshop is concerned with the semantics of gradability, scale structure and vagueness from an experimental perspective.

Invited Speakers:

Rick Nouwen (Universiteit Utrecht)
Roumyana Pancheva (University of Southern California)
Petra Schumacher (University of Cologne)
Stephanie Solt (ZAS, Berlin)

Registration is free, but please let us know if you will be attending by filling in the form you will find in the workshop’s web page: https://sites.google.com/site/gradexp2015/registration

Organizers: Elena Castroviejo (ILLA-CSIC), Louise McNally (Universitat Pompeu Fabra), Galit W. Sassoon (Bar-Ilan University)

For additional details see the workshop website.

Program:


Thursday, May 28th

9:00
Registration

9:45
Welcome

10:00-11:00 Invited talk
Petra Schumacher (University of Cologne)
Processing Vagueness: The Online Comprehension of Adjective-Noun Combinations

11:00-11:30 Break

11:30-12:15
Helena Aparicio Terrasa, Chris Kennedy and Ming Xiang (University of Chicago)
Online Processing of Relative vs. Absolute Adjectives: A Visual World Study

12:15-13:00
Nat Hansen (University of Reading) and Emmanuel Chemla (ENS, EHESS, CNRS)
Color Adjectives, Standards and Thresholds: An Experimental Investigation

13:00-15:00 Lunch

15:00-15:45
Steven Verheyen, Sabrina Dewil and Gert Storms (University of Leuven)
Embodied Vagueness: An Application of Threshold Theory to Gradable Adjectives

15:45-16:30
Hanna de Vries (Utrecht University)
Gradable Nouns: Investigating the Relation between Linguistic and Conceptual Structure

16:30-17:00 Break

17:00-18:00 Invited talk
Stephanie Solt (ZAS)
Multidimensionality, Subjectivity and Scales: Experimental Evidence


Friday, May 29

10:00-11:00 Invited talk
Roumyana Pancheva (University of Southern California)
TBA

11:00-11:30 Break

11:30-12:15
Chris Cummins (University of Edinburgh)
Modified Fractions, Granularity and Scale Structure

12:15-13:00
Paul Egré (Institut Jean-Nicod, CNRS) and Jeremy Zehr (University of Pennsylvania)
Borderline Contradictions with Polar Antonyms: An Experimental Study

13:00-15:00 Lunch

15:00-15:45
Andrea Beltrama and Laura Staum Casasanto (University of Chicago)
Intensification, Gradability and Social Perception: Totally at the Socio-Semantics Interface

15:45-16:30
Valentina Aristodemo and Carlo Geraci (Institut Jean Nicod, CNRS)
Comparatives and Visible Degree Scales in Italian Sign Language (LIS)

16:30-17:00 Break

17:00-18:00 Discussion
Elena Castroviejo (ILLA_CSIC), Louise McNally (Universitat Pompeu Fabra), Galit W. Sasson (Bar-lian University)
TBA


The abstracts of the talks can be found in our website at:
https://sites.google.com/site/gradexp2015/program

To download the program as a pdf file, please visit our website at:
https://sites.google.com/site/gradexp2015/Program.pdf?attredirects=0

Information on accommodations can also be found at our website:
https://sites.google.com/site/gradexp2015/accommodations

Registration is free, but please let us know if you will be attending by filling in the following form:
https://sites.google.com/site/gradexp2015/registration

Organizing Committee:

Elena Castroviejo (ILLA-CSIC), Louise McNally (Universitat Pompeu Fabra), Galit W. Sassoon (Bar-Ilan University)

(Contact: expgrad2015gmail.com)



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