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Thu Sep 03 2015

Confs: Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics, Semantics/Germany

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Date: 01-Sep-2015
From: Uli Sauerland <>
Subject: Trends in Experimental Pragmatics
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Trends in Experimental Pragmatics

Date: 18-Jan-2016 - 20-Jan-2016
Location: Berlin, Germany
Contact: Uli Sauerland
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Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics; Psycholinguistics; Semantics

Meeting Description:

The field of Experimental Pragmatics was founded by the publication of Noveck & Sperber (2004) who confidently wrote: ''this volume lays down the bases for a new field, Experimental Pragmatics, that draws on pragmatics, psycholinguistics and also on the psychology of reasoning.'' The bold prediction has proven remarkable accurate: Experimental Pragmatics has since successfully established itself as an independent field of research, providing a new perspective on age-old pragmatic problems and inspiring new lines of inquiry. In addition to the fields Noveck & Sperber above mentioned, also semantics, neuroscience and philosophy have contributed to Experimental Pragmatics, but also been influenced by it.

Almost a dozen years later, this workshop aims to stake out new directions for Experimental Pragmatics. We seek contributions that strive to integrate existing accomplishments in experimental pragmatics, new methods of experimentation, and developments in related fields to raise or advance new big issues suitable for exploration from the perspective of Experimental Pragmatics.

Invited speakers: Richard Breheny, Bart Geurts, Ira Noveck, Jesse Snedeker

Organizers: Uli Sauerland (ZAS) & Petra Schumacher (Köln)

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