LINGUIST List 27.207

Tue Jan 12 2016

Confs: Psycholing/Germany

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Date: 12-Jan-2016
From: Tom Fritzsche <>
Subject: The Attentive Listener in the Visual World
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The Attentive Listener in the Visual World
Short Title: ATTLIS

Date: 10-Mar-2016 - 11-Mar-2016
Location: Potsdam, Germany
Contact: Tom Fritzsche
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Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics

Meeting Description:

The workshop's theme is multi-modal cognition with an emphasis on the interaction between language and vision. More specifically, there is a central focus on how attentional and visual processes interact with spoken and written language processing. Why are attention and vision crucial to language comprehension? Prominent approaches to language-vision interactions have focused so far on whether language processing is like sensory processing (the 'embodied cognition approach') or whether cross-linguistic differences lead to permanent restructuring of cognition and perception (the 'linguistic relativity approach'). We know, however surprisingly little about the nature, representations, and mechanisms of every-day language-vision interactions such as when language guides our attention around the visual world. Core themes of the workshop are the (non)-intentionality of language-vision interactions, the nature of competition, selective processing, learning and development which suggest that the investigation of language-vision interactions by means of methods such as eye-tracking offers a window into the mechanisms of how high level representations involved in language and memory interact with visual input. The workshop seeks to encourage discussions which advance the field in important ways and lead to close collaborations between the participating researchers.

Invited Speakers:

- Jesse Snedeker (Harvard University, USA)
- Christoph Scheepers (University of Glasgow, UK)
- Nicole Altvater-Mackensen (MPI for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany)

The program will be available on the conference website.


The full program can be found on the conference website:

Online registration is open:


Jesse Snedeker (Harvard University)

Christoph Scheepers (University of Glasgow)

Nicole Altvater-Mackensen (MPI for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig)
Audiovisual speech perception in infants

Reinhold Kliegl (University of Potsdam)
Parsimonious Mixed Models in Psycholinguistic Research


Thu 10 March 11am-1pm
Session 1: Sentence Processing:

Aine Ito, Martin Corley & Martin Pickering (University of Edinburgh)
Predicting phonological information in L1 and L2

Juliane Burmester, Katharina Spalek & Isabell Wartenburger (Universität Potsdam, HU Berlin)
How verbal vs. visual-perceptual cues affect sentence comprehension

Almut Ketzer-Nöltge, Judith Schweppe & Ralf Rummer (Universität Erfurt)
Do eye-movement patterns change under different task demands? Processing sentences for comprehension and for recall

Katja Münster & Pia Knoeferle (Citec, University of Bielefeld, HU-Berlin)
The age of the listener modulates the integration of non-linguistic cues into language processing

Thu 10 March 2pm-4pm
Session 2: Different Populations:

Katalin Tamasi, Cristina McKean, Adamantios Gafos & Barbara Höhle (Universität Potsdam, Newcastle University)
Sensitivity to degrees of mispronunciation: Enriching the preferential looking paradigm with pupillometry

Elodie Léger, Philippe Prévost, Laurie Tuller, Nadia Aguillon-Hernandez, Frédérique Bonnet-Brilhault & Joëlle Malvy (UMR Inserm 930 Team 'Autism', University of Tours)
Real-time interpretation of grammatical cues in ASD: On the track of the French object clitic

Silke Telkemeyer, Katja Liebal & Isabell Wartenburger (Universität Potsdam, Freie Universität Berlin)
The Impact of emotional facial expressions on auditory change perception across the lifespan

Caroline Junge, Karlijn Blommers & Sascha Couvee (Utrecht University, University of Amsterdam)
Speaker familiarity aids both novel word encoding and mapping: ERP evidence

Fri 11 March 11am-1pm
Session 3: Intention, Informativity, Pragmatics:

Catherine Davies & Helene Kreysa (University of Leeds, Friedrich-Schiller-University of Jena)
Do informative speakers always fixate a contrast object during speech planning?

Francesca Foppolo, Marco Marelli, Stefania Donatiello & Damiano Piattella (University of Milano-Bicocca, CIMeC-University of Trento)
Focus on Scalar Implicatures: An eye-tracking study

Ross Macdonald & Maria Staudte (Saarland University)
Language, gaze and shared intention

Anita Slonimska, Asli Ozyurek & Emanuela Campisi (Radboud University Nijmegen, Max Planck Institute for Psycolinguistics, Lund University)
The role of addressee's age in use of ostensive signals to gestures and their effectiveness in a multimodal demonstration task

Fri 11 March 2pm-4pm
Session 4: Word Processing:

Alamri Abdulrahman & Tania Zamuner (University of Ottawa, King Saud University)
Phonological, semantic and root activation in spoken word recognition in Arabic: An eye-tracking study

Anita Wagner, Paolo Toffanin & Deniz Başkent (UMCG Groningen)
Attentional engagement versus effort in lexical access

Ramesh Mishra & Seema Prasad (University of Hyderabad)
Language mediated eye movements under a working memory load

Markus Ostarek & Falk Huettig (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen)
Sensory representations are causally involved in cognition but only when the task requires it


Johannes Gerwien & Martha Rudka (Universität Heidelberg)
Using the visual world paradigm to study the online processing of the German scalar focus particles

Friederike Voß, Mila Vulchanova, Pia Knoeferle & Hendrik Eshuis (NTNU, Bielefeld University)
Influence of depicted actions and information structure on pronoun resolution in German children

Dietha Koster, Teresa Cadierno & Kenny Coventry (University of Southern Denmark, University of East Anglia)
Visual and linguistic information processing in L1 and L2 speakers

Sophie ter Schure, Caroline Junge & Paul Boersma (University of Amsterdam, Utrecht University)
Learning a non-native vowel contrast: Comparing effects of multimodal, auditory and visual streams of information on infants' scanning patterns and discrimination abilities

Maria Teixido & Laura Bosch (Universitat de Barcelona)
Exploring simultaneous word segmentation and word-referent mapping: Can pupil dilation explain differences between 6- and 9-month-old infants?

Yipu Wei & Pim Mak (Utrecht institute of Linguistics, Utrecht University)
The processing of subjectivity in coherence relations: evidence from the visual world paradigm

Jean-Loup Gilis, Sabine Burfin, Christophe Savariaux, Silvain Gerber & Sonia Kandel (Université Grenoble Alpes, CNRS UMR 5105, CNRS UMR 5216)
The impact of visual speech on phoneme identification: New data with a high speed camera

Brian Sullivan, Harm Brouwer, Alba Rodriguez, Ricardo Matos, Matthew Crocker & Pia Knoeferle (Tobii AB, Saarland University, Bielefeld University)
Eye movements during visual–verbal conflicts

Nikolina Koleva & Maria Staudte (Saarland University)
Spontaneous spoken instructions and listener's gaze availability in a dynamic real-world environment

Helen Engemann & Coralie Vincent (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt a.M., CNRS/Université 8 Paris)
Conceptualization in process: Eye-movements as window into motion event processing in English and French children and adults

Alma Luz Rodríguez-Lázaro, Natalia Arias-Trejo & Alina María Signoret-Dorcasberro (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México)
Lexical processing in EFL bilinguals in Mexico: Preliminary results provided by a visual word task

Sabine Reuters, Sarah Verlage & Martina Penke (Universität zu Köln)
Animacy effects in German sentence production

Weiyi Song (CNRS / Université Aix-Marseille)
Errors produced during dictation writing in French learners of Chinese

Jun Ikeda (University of Tsukuba)
Early Visual and Linguistic Processing of a Deep Orthography: An ERP Study of Hebrew

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