ELM 2 Parallel Session Schedules

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All in-person Parallel sessions are held in the Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics

Day 1: 13:30-14:30 EDT all virtual


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Chair: Rosario Tomasello

Tech host: Sarah Lee
12Ignorance and Exclusivity in Semi-Cooperative ContextsPaul Marty, Jacopo Romoli, Yasutada Sudo and Richard Breheny
20You must worry! The interpretation of "mustn't" varies with context and verb complement.Adina Camelia Bleotu, Anton Benz and Roxana-Mihaela Pǎtrunjel
68What is the processing cost of (im)precision?Camilo Rodriguez Ronderos, Ira Noveck and Ingrid Lossius Falkum
106A path to ignorance: The default computation of Scalar ImplicaturesAlan Bale, David Barner, Maho Takahashi, Hisako Naguchi and Marguerite Rolland
154Sensitivity to speaker knowledge in online tests of scalar implicatureMaho Takahashi, David Barner, Aaron Cousins and Alan Bale

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Chair: Olver Bott

Tech host: Ariel Mathis
30Investigating discourse referent salience patterns of negative quantifying expressionsEva Klingvall and Fredrik Heinat
64Inferring semantic representations underlying the meanings of numeralsMilica Denić and Jakub Szymanik
66A corpus-based study of (non-)exhaustivity in wh-questionsMorgan Moyer and Judith Degen
108Generalizating NPIs to positive uses in an Artificial LanguageJeremy Kuhn and Mora Maldonado
113Exhaustivity in preschoolers' clefted focus interpretation: Identification in contextBalazs Suranyi and Lilla Pinter

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Chair: Elsi Kaiser

Tech host: Ugurcan Vurgun
26Conceptual Foundations of Telicity: Viewers' Spontaneous Representation of Boundedness in Event PerceptionYue Ji and Anna Papafragou
29Far from independent: Matrix-driven temporal shift interpretations of English and German past-under-past relative clausesElena Marx and Eva Wittenberg
34When Transformer models are more compositional than humans: The case of the depth charge illusionDario Paape
96Transparency in the Processing of Temporal Ambiguity: The Case of Embedded TenseGiuliano Armenante, Vera Hohaus and Britta Stolterfoht
115Effects of referent lifetime knowledge on processing of verb morphologyDaniela Palleschi, Camilo Rodriguez Ronderos and Pia Knoeferle

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Chair: Andrea Beltrama

Tech host: Karen Li
14Amusing or aggressive? A cross-cultural study in sarcasm interpretation and useNing Zhu and Ruth Filik
37The role of context and working memory in the MIE - A window on metaphor processesShaokang Jin and Richard Breheny
38Pragmatic and knowledge lenience towards foreignersAnna Lorenzoni, Elena Pagliarini, Francesco Vespignani and Eduardo Navarrete Sanchez
79Can slurs be used without being mentioned? Evidence from an inference judgement taskMaria Esipova
95Irony Regulates Negative Emotion - in Speakers and ListenersValeria Pfeifer and Vicky Tzuyin Lai

Day 1: 14:45-15:45 EDT all virtual


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Chair: Lisa Levinson

Tech host: Ariel Mathis
35Five degrees of (non)sense: Investigating the connection between bullshit receptivity and susceptibility to semantic illusionsDario Paape
55Context matters: Changes in the affective representation of a word in younger and older adultsLi-Chuan Ku and Vicky T. Lai
101Accessing children's pragmatic competence through intonational productionLine Sjøtun Helganger and Ingrid Lossius Falkum
139Affect encoding in word embeddingsYuhan Zhang, Wenqi Chen, Ruihan Zhang and Xiajie Zhang
147Real-time processing of indexical and generic expressions: Insights from, and implications for, COVID-related public health messagesElsi Kaiser and Jesse Storbeck

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Chair: Andrea Beltrama

Tech host: Ugurcan Vurgun
564-year-olds' interpretation of additive too in question comprehensionHisao Kurokami, Daniel Goodhue, Valentine Hacquard and Jeffrey Lidz
81To honor or not to honor: Korean honorifics with mixed status conjoined subjectsChristopher Davis and Sunwoo Jeong
99Processing conditionals in context: Reading time and electrophysiological responsesMathias Barthel, Rosario Tomasello and Mingya Liu
121Social identity modulates inferences about speaker commitment to projective contentTaylor Mahler
151Can 'hard words' become easy? Mapping evidential meanings onto different formsDionysia Saratsli and Anna Papafragou

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Chair: Lyn Tieu

Tech host: Sarah Lee
40Getting to the truth is not easy as putting it in context - A dual task study of negation processingShenshen Wang, Chao Sun and Richard Breheny
41Multiple pressures to explain the 'not all' gapJeremy Kuhn and Lena Pasalskaya
62Addressing unexpected questions in discourseSwantje Tönnis and Judith Tonhauser
70Predicting the f***ing word: Studying the benefits of negative expressive adjectives during sentence comprehensionCamilo Rodriguez Ronderos and Filippo Domaneschi
125The enduring effects of default focus in let alone ellipsis: Evidence from pupillometryJesse Harris

Day 2: 13:30-14:30 EDT all in person

PCPE 100

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Chair: Yiran Chen

Tech host: Ugurcan Vurgun
50Social identity and charity: when less precise speakers are held to stricter standardsAndrea Beltrama and Florian Schwarz
72Tracking the activation of scalar alternatives with semantic primingEszter Ronai and Ming Xiang
84Group membership impact on pragmatic inferencesInbal Kuperwasser, Yoav Bar-Anan and Einat Shetreet
123On the interpretation of German 'einige': The effect of tense and cardinalityMaya Cortez Espinoza and Lea Fricke
PCPE 101

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Chair: Alex Goebel

Tech host: Alex Kalomoiros
65The role of grammatical cues in tracking object location in transfer-of-possession events: A visual-world eye-tracking studySarah Hye-Yeon Lee and Elsi Kaiser
102Acquisition of subordinate nouns as pragmatic inference: Semantic alternatives modulate subordinate meaningsJune Choe and Anna Papafragou
127Are they touching? Contact and pronoun choice in English prepositional phrasesShannon Bryant
150Trouble finding the words: Lexical differences affect how English and Chinese speakers communicate categoriesLilia Rissman, Qiawen Liu and Gary Lupyan
153The color/size asymmetry in redundant modification replicates cross-linguistically (virtual)Brandon Waldon, Judith Degen, Leyla Kursat, J. Adolfo Hermosillo, Anthony Velasquez and Rabia Ergin
PCPE 200

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Chair: Alexandre Cremers

Tech host: Lefteris Paparounas
22Modals in natural language optimize the simplicity/informativeness trade-offNathaniel Imel and Shane Steinert-Threlkeld
69Crosslinguistic differences on the Present Perfect Puzzle: an experimental approachMartín Fuchs and Martijn van der Klis
76Machine classification of modal meanings: An empirical study and some consequencesAynat Rubinstein, Valentina Pyatkin, Shoval Sadde, Reut Tsarfaty and Paul Portner
78Non-Doxastic Attitude Ascriptions and Semantic MeaningWojciech Rostworowski, Katarzyna Kuś and Bartosz Maćkiewicz
100Not that "fake" - Adults interpret the present counterfactual's "fake" past tense as realMaxime Tulling, Johanna Bunn and Ailis Cournane
PCPE 202

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Chair: Remus Gergel

Tech host: Karen Li
36Effects of entity relatedness and definiteness on bridging inferencesMandy Simons and Hannah Rohde
48Commitment vs. discourse orientation : experimental and computational perspectivesGrégoire Winterstein, Ghyslain Cantin-Savoie, Samuel Laperle, Josiane Van Dorpe and Nora Villeneuve
61Testing the Influence of QUDs on Conditional PerfectionBritta Grusdt, Michael Franke and Mingya Liu
90The information structure of word order alternationsGiuseppe Ricciardi and Edward Gibson
146Generating Discourse Connectives with Pre-trainedLanguage Models: Do Discourse Relations Help?Symon Stevens-Guille, Aleksandre Maskharashvili and Michael White

Day 3: 13:30-14:30 EDT all in person

PCPE 100

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Chair: Paul Portner

Tech host: Sarah Lee
88The rise and particularly fall of presuppositions: Evidence from duality in universalsRemus Gergel, Maike Puhl, Simon Dampfhofer and Edgar Onea
110Comparing Global and Local Accommodation: Rating and Response Time DataAlexander Göbel and Florian Schwarz
126Effects of instruction on semantic and pragmatic judgment tasksZiling Zhu and Dorothy Ahn
129To parse or not to parse: symmetric filtering in negated conjunctionsAlexandros Kalomoiros and Florian Schwarz
PCPE 101

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Chair: Lilia Rissman

Tech host: Yiran Chen
59Corpus evidence for the role of world knowledge in ambiguity reduction: Using high positive expectations to inform quantifier scopeNoa Attali, Lisa Pearl and Gregory Scontras
60Incremental theme verbs do not encode measures of change: experimental evidence from German-speaking adultsMerle Weicker, Lea Heßler-Reusch and Petra Schulz
82Speaker reliability: calibrating confidence with evidenceMélinda Pozzi and Diana Mazzarella
148Task effects on the processing of predicate ambiguity: Distributivity in the MazeJohn Duff, Adrian Brasoveanu and Amanda Rysling
PCPE 200

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Chair: Eszter Ronai

Tech host: Lefteris Paparounas
9Bayesian Modeling of Quantifier Cardinal Reference Variability: The Case of English Few, Several, and ManySkyler Reese, Masoud Jasbi and Emily Morgan
130Universal quantification without language? Ten-month-old infants represent the universality of visually presented properties.Nicolo Cesana-Arlotti, Tyler Knowlton, Jeffrey Lidz and Justin Halberda
142A psycho-semantic explanation of "each" and "every" quantifier useTyler Knowlton, John Trueswell and Anna Papafragou
149Reading times show effects of contextual complexity and uncertainty in comprehension of German universal quantifiersFabian Schlotterbeck and Petra Augurzky
PCPE 202

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Chair: Ailis Cournane

Tech host: Karen Li
23Visual boundaries in sign motion: processing with and without lip reading cuesJulia Krebs, Evie Malaia, Ronnie Wilbur and Dietmar Roehm
105Exploring the pragmatic import of non-truth-conditional discourse connectivesCecile Larralde, Nausicaa Pouscoulous and Ira Noveck
133Logical connectives: An extendable experimental paradigmMasoud Jasbi, Natalia Bermudez and Kathryn Davidson
138Nonboolean ConditionalsPaolo Santorio and Alexis Wellwood