LINGUIST List 29.3929

Wed Oct 10 2018

Confs: Ling & Literature, Ling Theories, Psycholing, Semantics/Germany

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 05-Oct-2018
From: Saskia Brockmann <>
Subject: Linguistics Meets Literature V: Workshop - Reflections on Methodology
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Linguistics Meets Literature V: Workshop - Reflections on Methodology

Date: 12-Oct-2018 - 12-Oct-2018
Location: Tübingen, Germany
Contact: Saskia Brockmann
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Linguistic Field(s): Ling & Literature; Linguistic Theories; Psycholinguistics; Semantics

Subject Language(s): English

Meeting Description:

Empirical evidence about the processing of fictional discourse as opposed to non-fictional discourse has proved to pose significant challenges. Specifically, the crucial role of fiction and its consequences for acceptability (or lack thereof) of circumstances and facts is under question and difficult to empirically verify. Furthermore, the adaptive strategies at work relate to the more general question of how figurative language and grammar interact. In this workshop, we want to reflect on methods and possibilities of testing fictional texts through empirical experimentation by bringing together experts from different disciplines who are concerned with the intersection of linguistic analysis and literary studies. The question of how to model figurative language more generally will be the overarching objective of our endeavor.



University of Tübingen


10:10 am:
Welcome Address

10:15 am:
Invited Talk: Dr. Alexandra Spalek, University of Oslo
Figurative Word Meaning and Compositionality - Is this Possible at all?

11:00 am:
Commentary: Laura Bon, University Tübingen

11:15 am:

11:30 am: Coffee Break

11:50 am:
Invited Talk: Joseph DeVeaugh-Geiss and Mareike Philipp, University Potsdam
Using Fictional Contexts for Evaluation World Manipulations and Perspective Shifts: Two Case Studies

12:35 pm:
Commentary: Dr. Frauke Buscher, University Tübingen

12:50 pm:

1:05 pm: Lunch Break

2:30 pm:
Invited Talk: Stefan Blohm, MPI Empirical Aesthetics, Frankfurt a.M.
Theoretical and Methodological Considerations on the Cross-disciplinary Study of Literature

3:15 pm:
Commentary: Susanne Riecker, University Tübingen

3:30 pm:

3:45 pm: Coffee Break

4:05 pm:
Report on Ongoing Projects: Julia Braun, University Tübingen

4:25 pm:

4:40 pm:
Final Discussion

7 pm: Dinner

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