LINGUIST List 32.3842

Wed Dec 08 2021

Confs: Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics, Semantics, Sociolinguistics, Syntax/Germany

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Date: 06-Dec-2021
From: Nicole Gotzner <>
Subject: XPRAG Wine Gatherings
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XPRAG Wine Gatherings
Short Title: XPRAG-Wine

Date: 16-Dec-2021 - 16-Dec-2021
Location: University of Potsdam (Zoom), Germany
Contact: Nicole Gotzner
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics; Psycholinguistics; Semantics; Sociolinguistics; Syntax

Meeting Description:

The next XPRAG Wine Gathering will be full of surprises! On 16th December, Heather Burnett and Céline Pozniak will talk about ''Failures of Gricean reasoning and the role of stereotypes in the production of gender marking in French''. Once again it´s time for your favourite regional variant of mulled wine. We will meet in smaller groups after the talk to celebrate the holidays.

Date: 16th December, 8:15 p.m. (CET)
Speakers: Heather Burnett (CNRS) and Céline Pozniak (Université de Paris 8)
Talk: Failures of Gricean reasoning and the role of stereotypes in the production of gender marking in French
Hosts: Nicole Gotzner (University of Potsdam) and Ira Noveck (Université de Paris, CNRS)
Drink menu: Mulled wine, Glühwein, Glög
Zoom link:
Meeting ID: 876 5060 2862
Passcode: 202020


After 9:15, we will meet here to celebrate:

We partly replicate Malsburg et al. (2020)'s recent experiments investigating the relationship between speaker expectations, gender stereotypes and language use in English on a grammatical gender language: French. The results of our experiment show how the linguistic particularities of the English and French gender marking systems interact with speaker expectations and stereotypes to create different patterns of gender marking production. They also raise a puzzle for current theoretical and computational frameworks that formalize Gricean pragmatics, particularly those in which informativity (Gricean Quantity) is assumed to play a driving role in linguistic production.

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