LINGUIST List 32.764

Tue Mar 02 2021

Confs: Gen Ling, Pragmatics, Psycholing, Semantics, Socioling/Online

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 02-Mar-2021
From: Nicole Gotzner <>
Subject: XPRAG Wine Gatherings
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XPRAG Wine Gatherings
Short Title: XPRAGWine

Date: 11-Mar-2021 - 11-Mar-2021
Location: Paris (Zoom), France
Contact: Nicole Gotzner
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Pragmatics; Psycholinguistics; Semantics; Sociolinguistics

Meeting Description:

In March, the XPRAG Wine series will be visiting Heather Burnett and Céline Pozniak in France. They will speak about ''Failures of Gricean reasoning and the role of stereotypes in the production of gender marking in French''. We cordially invite everyone!

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.

Program Information:

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

Speaker: Céline Pozniak (Université Paris 8) and Heather Burnett (CNRS, Université de Paris): ''Failures of Gricean reasoning and the role of stereotypes in the production of gender marking in French''

Hosts: Nicole Gotzner and Ira Noveck

Drink menu: French wines

Zoom link:

Meeting ID: 876 5060 2862

Passcode: 202020


von der Malsburg, T., Poppels, T., and Levy, R. P. (2020). Implicit gender bias in linguis-tic descriptions for expected events: The cases of the 2016 US and 2017 UK election. Psychological Science.

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