LINGUIST List 32.433

Thu Feb 04 2021

Confs: Neuroling, Pragmatics, Psycholing/Online

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 04-Feb-2021
From: Nicole Gotzner <>
Subject: XPRAG Wine Gatherings
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XPRAG Wine Gatherings
Short Title: XPRAGWine

Date: 11-Feb-2021 - 11-Feb-2021
Location: Zoom, Germany
Contact: Nicole Gotzner
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Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): Neurolinguistics; Pragmatics; Psycholinguistics

Meeting Description:

Join us at the XPRAG Wine Gatherings with a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon and learn about the processing of metonymy. Petra Schumacher will give a talk entitled ''The Cabernet Sauvignon talks a lot: Real-time processing of metonymy''. We cordially invite everyone!

Research from language comprehension suggests that metonymy is not a uniform phenomenon: certain metonymically used expressions exert processing costs (e.g., The Cabernet Sauvignon talks a lot), while others do not (e.g., The student read Shakespeare). In this talk, I will present data from eye tracking and event-related brain potential studies and I will argue that the different processing patterns are linked to differences in the representation and inferential demands underlying different types of metonymic uses. Meaning evolution and routinization may be the key to explaining the processing differences, where the emergence of cognitive routines facilitates processing in some cases, while other metonymic cases rely more strongly on inferences and the construction of ad hoc meanings.

Program Information:

Time: 11 February 2021, 8.15 - 9.15 p.m. (CET)

Speaker: Petra Schuhmacher (University of Cologne) ''The Cabernet Sauvignon talks a lot: Real-time processing of metonymy''

Hosts: Nicole Gotzner and Ira Noveck

Drink menu: Cabernet Sauvignon

Zoom link:

Meeting ID: 876 5060 2862

Passcode: 202020


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