LINGUIST List 31.3757

Mon Dec 07 2020

Confs: Cog Sci, Lang Acquisition, Pragmatics, Psycholing, Semantics/Online

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 07-Dec-2020
From: Nicole Gotzner <>
Subject: XPRAG Wine Gatherings
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XPRAG Wine Gatherings
Short Title: XPRAG-WINE

Date: 17-Dec-2020 - 17-Dec-2020
Location: Paris (Zoom), France
Contact: Nicole Gotzner
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL:

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

Meeting Description:

Do you miss your fellow experimental pragmaticists? Then we have a treat for you! The XPRAG Wine Gatherings will feature renowned scholars in the area of experimental pragmatics and provide a discussion forum for the community. The series will take place virtually via Zoom once a month and, each time, we invite you to drink a specific kind of wine with us. The first talk will be held by Nausicaa Pouscoulous (UCL) on the topic of 'False Implicatures: cooperation, commitment and plausible deniability'. We have mulled wine (aka Glühwein, Glögg, Vin Chaud) on the table to get into the mood for the holidays.

Program Information:

Time: 17 December, 8.15 - 9.15 p.m. (CET)
Speaker: Nausicaa Pouscoulous (UCL)
Hosts: Nicole Gotzner and Ira Noveck
Wine selection: Mulled wine (aka Glühwein, Glögg, Vin Chaud)
Please contact [email protected] or [email protected] for the Zoom link to this series.

Intended implicatures or pragmatic enrichments (e.g., “I’ve eaten some of the cookies”, meaning not all) can be false (when I’ve eaten all of them), but they probably do not quite have the same status as lies. Speakers can, of course, exploit this feature. This talk brings together findings from two projects – one with Giulio Dulcinati and the other in collaboration with Francesca Bonalumi, Johannes Mahr and Pauline Marie – investigating how hearers react to false implicatures. The first one looks at the perception of false implicatures in cooperative and uncooperative contexts. The second one explores how committed speakers are perceived to be to what they have expressed via an implicature or enrichment. It also probes whether a speaker can plausibly deny having intended them when they turn out to be false.

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