LINGUIST List 31.1878

Mon Jun 08 2020

Confs: Ling Theories, Psycholing, Text/Corpus Ling/Online

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Date: 08-Jun-2020
From: Gabriela BILBIIE <>
Subject: Experimental and Corpus-based Approaches to Ellipsis (3rd edition)
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Experimental and Corpus-based Approaches to Ellipsis (3rd edition)
Short Title: ECBAE3

Date: 15-Jul-2020 - 17-Jul-2020
Location: Online, Italy
Contact: Gabriela Bîlbîie
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories; Psycholinguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Meeting Description:

Ellipsis is a central phenomenon at the interface between syntax, semantics, phonology and discourse. It has been, and continues to be, the focus of numerous publications (van Craenenbroeck & Temmerman 2018). Despite a huge amount of theoretical work (from, e.g., Hankamer & Sag 1976 to current work by van Craenenbroek 2010, Ginzburg 2012) and a long tradition in psycholinguistic experimentation (from Murphy 1985 and Tannnenhaus & Carlson 1990 to current work by Kim & Runner 2017, Poppels & Kehler 2019), major questions remain open, most centrally the question of whether it is necessary to hypothesize the existence of unpronounced syntactic structure at the ellipsis site.

The purpose of this conference is to bring together researchers who have been working on elliptical phenomena with special emphasis on methodologies aiming to improve the empirical foundations of the discussion, specifically psycholinguistic experimentation (acceptability and eye-tracking experiments, in particular) and corpus investigations.

Contributions will be welcome concerning (i) the specific experimental methodologies being used in psycholinguistics, and how they can be improved to give more reliable and interpretable results; (ii) the way corpus data can be brought to bear on theoretical questions; and (iii) how corpus data can be used to improve the results of psycholinguistic experiments, specifically by increasing the naturalness of the materials by providing new hypotheses.

This two-day conference will lead to publication and continues the theme initiated by preceding ECBAE conferences during the 2017 and 2019 LSA Linguistic Institutes.

Program Information:

ONLINE Conference!!! Details about this virtual conference will be given on the website:

DAY 1 (Wednesday, July 15, 2020)

15.45 - 16.00 Welcome

16.00 - 16.40 Invited talk: Susanne Winkler (U Tübingen)
''Reduced Subordinate Clauses in German''
16.40 - 17.10 Lisa Schäfer (Saarland U), Robin Lemke (Saarland U), Ingo Reich (Saarland U) & Heiner Drenhaus (Saarland U)
''UID constrains the usage of topic drop in German: experimental and corpus linguistic findings''
17.10 - 17.40 David Potter (Morehead State U) & Katy Carlson (Morehead State U)
''Long-distance reflexive binding in English Stripping''
17.40 - 18.10 Katy Carlson (Morehead State U)
''Parallelism and ellipsis in comparatives''

18:10 - 19.00 Break

19:00 - 19:30 Max Bonke (U Cologne) & Sophie Repp (U Cologne)
''Complementizer Deletion in Embedded Gapping in Spanish''
19:30 - 20:00 Anne Abeillé (U Paris), Alain Kihm (CNRS & U Paris), Yair Haendler (U Paris) & Cheikh Ndiaye (Ziguinchor U)
''Non-uniform coordination and gapping : the case of Wolof''
20:00 - 20:30 Joanna Nykiel (Kyung Hee U) & Jong-Bok Kim (Kyung Hee U)
''Case-matching effects and fragments''
20:30 - 21.10 Invited talk: Jeff Runner (U Rochester)
''Discourse support for anaphora and ellipsis''

DAY 2 (Thursday, July 16, 2020)

15.45 - 16.00 Welcome

16.00 - 16.40 Invited talk: Philip Miller (U Paris)
''Discourse conditions on Verb Phrase Ellipsis''
16.40 - 17.10 Anne Dagnac (U Toulouse Jean Jaurès) & Juliette Thuilier (U Toulouse Jean Jaurès)
''On the interplay of factors licensing French Modal Ellipsis in extraction contexts''
17.10 - 17.40 Barbara Hemforth (U Paris), Antoine Hédier (U Paris), Theodor Cucu (MIT), Lisa Hemforth (U Paris),
Hugo Techer (Grenoble INP, PHELMA), Yair Handler (U Paris), Joanna Dos Reis (U Paris 13) & Doriane Gras (U Paris)
''Verbal mismatch in French Right-Node Raising: Speeded grammaticality judgments and EEGs''
17.40 - 18.10 Anne Abeillé (U Paris), Anastasiia Smirnova (U Paris) & Jong-Bok Kim (Kyung Hee U)
''French wh-words + ça: a corpus study''

18:10 - 19.00 Break

19:00 - 19:30 Robin Lemke (Saarland U), Lisa Schäfer (Saarland U) & Ingo Reich (Saarland U)
''Predicting (mis)matches in sluicing: Evidence from cloze, rating and reading time data''
19:30 - 20:00 Daniel Hardt (Copenhagen Business School), Pranav Anand (UC Santa Cruz) & James McCloskey (UC Santa Cruz)
''Sluicing: Antecedence and the Landscape of Mismatch''
20:00 - 20:30 Till Poppels (UC San Diego) & Andrew Kehler (UC San Diego)
''Anything can be elided if you know how: sluicing, voice mismatch, and tough movement''
20:30 - 21.00 Eszter Ronai (U Chicago) & Laura Stigliano (U Chicago)
''Interpretation cannot determine the source of multiple sluicing in Hungarian''

Alternate papers:

Nicolas Guilliot (U Bordeaux Montaigne): ''Do sharing constructions underlie ellipsis? Typological and experimen- tal issues''
Alvaro Cortes Rodriguez (U Tübingen): ''Multiple Sluicing in English: Theoretical and Experimental Approaches''
David Potter (Morehead State U) & Katy Carlson (Morehead State U): ''Ambiguity resolution in Stripping with focus sensitive operators''

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