ELM 3 Program

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Online Symposium On Language and Thought09:00-9:25001TBDSandra Waxman
09:25-9:50002TBDAlexis Wellwood
09:50-10:15003TBDPaul Pietroski
10:15-10:45004Panel Discussion - Language and ThoughtWaxman, Wellwood, Pietroski
Main-1.111:00-11:30056Prediction and integration of discourse-level meaning are functionally related: EEG and reading time evidenceMathias Barthel, Rosario Tomasello, Mingya Liu
11:30-12:00065The effect of standards on scalar implicature processing of gradable adjectives: A web-based eye-tracking studyStavroula Alexandropoulou, Nicole Gotzner
12:00-12:30007The `no-agent' scalar implicature triggered by anticausatives is stronger when the causative alternative is structurally-definedFabienne Martin, Florian Schäfer, Despina Oikonomou, Felix Gölcher, Artemis Alexiadou
12:30-13:30Lunch Break
Parallel-1.A13:30-14:30Parallel Short Talks
Parallel-1.B15:00-15:50Parallel Short Talks
Main-1.216:00-16:30043Context and connective effects on the processing of concessive discourse relations: a VWP experimentMichelle Denise Olvera Hernández, Asela Reig Alamillo
16:30-17:00124Pragmatics of spatial language comprehensionNatalia Talmina, Barbara Landau, Kyle Rawlins
17:00-17:30135Navigating ambiguity: The usefulness of context and prosody for naturalistic scope interpretationsNoa Attali, Lisa Pearl, Gregory Scontras
EveningInformal Social Gathering(s)

Parallel-1.Ia13:30-14:304An experimental investigation of perspective alignment in gesture and speechSebastian Walter, Stefan Hinterwimmer
13:30-14:3025‘Exhausting’ Theory of Mind resources impairs speaker-specific lexical alignmentNitzan Trainin, Einat Shetreet
13:30-14:309Social meaning and pragmatic reasoning: The case of (im)precisionStephanie Solt, Roland Mühlenbernd, Mariya Burbelko
13:30-14:3015Expecting the unexpected: Examining the interplay between world knowledge and context in relatively unconstraining scenariosChengjie Jiang, Ruth Filik
13:30-14:3052Insensitivity to truth-value in negated sentences: does linear distance matter?Sol Lago, Petra Schulz, Esther Rinke, Elise Oltrogge, Carolin Dudschig, Barbara Kaup
13:30-14:30111Local Accommodation Continues to be BackgroundedMuffy Siegel, Florian Schwarz
Parallel-1.Ib13:30-14:3030The Effect of Experimental Paradigms on Scalar Implicature EstimationZhuang Qiu, Casey D. Felton, Zachary Nicholas Houghton, Masoud Jasbi
13:30-14:3046The importance of speaker knowledge and cooperation in priming scalar implicaturesAnna Teresa Porrini, Luca Surian, Nausicaa Pouscoulous
13:30-14:308Only the (informationally) stronger survive: A probe recognition study with scale-mates and antonymsRadim Lacina, Nicole Gotzner
13:30-14:30104How does a speaker’s intent to deceive affect scalar inference and lie judgments?Benjamin Weissman
13:30-14:30132Quantifying Non-Implicature Sources of Disjunction ExclusivityCasey D. Felton, Masoud Jasbi
13:30-14:3075Priming acceptability judgments of NPI anyYasutada Sudo, Lisa Bylinina, Stavroula Alexandropoulou
Parallel-1.IIa15:00-15:5020Experimental findings for a cross-modal account of dynamic binding in gesture-speech interactionKurt Erbach, Cornelia Ebert, Magnus Poppe
15:00-15:5021A type of sarcasm that current theories fail to explain -- evidence from sarchasmHyewon Jang
15:00-15:5060The lying/misleading distinction from the viewpoint of truth evaluatorsShirly Orr
15:00-15:5064Abductive inferences in causal discourse: Evidence from eyetracking during readingOliver Bott, Torgrim Solstad
15:00-15:5023On a grammaticized lexical count-mass distinction in classifier languages: Experimental evidence from Tashkent UzbekZarina Levy-Forsythe, Aviya Hacohen
Parallel-1.IIb15:00-15:5066Indirect discourse as mixed quotation: Evidence from self pointing gesturesSebastian Walter
15:00-15:5085Development of Mechanistic Support Language in Spanish Speakers in ColombiaPaola Pinzón-Henao, Jennifer Barbosa, Angelina Pasquella, Paul Muentener, Laura Lakusta
15:00-15:5086Towards a psycholinguistic model of bracketing paradoxesAnna Pryslopska, Titus von der Malsburg
15:00-15:5091Evaluating context-independent meaning in two English discourse particlesEmily Sadlier-Brown, Carla Hudson Kam
15:00-15:50108Group membership impact on referential communicationInbal Kuperwasser, Einat Shetreet

Main-2.109:00-10:00005TBDJosh Knobe
10:00-10:30098Modeling the prompt in inference judgment tasksJulian Grove, Aaron Steven White
Main-2.211:00-11:30039Language Production for Source-Goal Motion Events: Factors Affecting Goal MentionMonica L. Do, James R. Kesan
11:30-12:00101Mandarin demonstratives as strong definites: An experimental investigationAnkana Saha, Yağmur Sağ, Jian Cui, Kathryn Davidson
12:00:12:30024Aspectual Coercion: A New Method to Probe Aspectual CommitmentsUgurcan Vurgun, Yue Ji, Anna Papafragou
12:30-13:30Lunch Break
Posters 113:30-14:30Posters 1
Main-2.315:00-15:30070Devoir, or pouvoir, that is the questionAnouk Dieuleveut, Ira Noveck
15:30-16:00044Syntactic structure supports the acquisition of emotion and mental state adjectivesKristen Syrett, Misha Becker
Main-2.416:30-17:00081Both Principle B and Competition Are Necessary to Explain Disjoint Reference EffectsBreanna Pratley, Jed Sam Guevara, Adina Camelia Bleotu, Kyle Johnson, Brian Dillon
17:00-17:30062“Liz can buy a croissant or a donut… Both together, right?” Distinguishing target Free Choice from non-target Modal AND in Child FrenchAntoine Cochard, Angeliek van Hout, Hamida Demirdache
19:00-21:00Dinner (opt-in; pay your own)

10Perfect ever after: An empirical investigation of tense-based event construals in English and SpanishNatalia Jardon, Elena Marx, Eva Wittenberg
11Counting uncountables and measuring countables – unpreferred, not ungrammaticalSven Smeman, Maaike Smit, James A Hampton, Yoad Winter
19'Negation-blind’ N400 disappears when priming is controlledDaiki Asami, Chao Han, Jacob Burger, Deanna Dunlop, Yue Lu, Effah Yahya M Morad, Chenyue Zhao, Arild Hestvik
26Coloring disjunction in child RomanianAdina Camelia Bleotu, Mara Panaitescu, Anton Benz, Andreea Nicolae, Gabriela Bilbiie, Lyn Tieu
32On the Interpretational Flexibility of Mandarin Chinese DabufenYuli Feng
38Using bounds set by modals to investigate the status of partial objects and count nounsPremvanti Patel, Kristen Syrett, Athulya Aravind
42Graded CausativesAngela Cao, Aaron White, Dan Lassiter
45Talking about Distributivity: How Cognitive Factors Influence Children’s LanguageChiara Saponaro, Desiré Carioti, Maria Teresa Guasti
47From words to memory: Evidence of language guiding motion event reconstructionCassandra Kim, Ariel Starr
48It's not just Imprecision: Stereotypes guide Vagueness Resolution in Implicit ComparisonsAndrea Beltrama, Joyce He, Florian Schwarz
50Already Perfect: Conditional StatementsEbru Evcen, David Barner
54Context rather than semantic priming drives the early availability of focus alternativesChristian Muxica, Jesse Harris
57Spanish Neg-raising: Always in the mood for Neg-raising, sometimes in the mood for NPIsLeah Doroski, Raquel Montero, Maribel Romero
59Exploring the Agent-Relativity of TruthGiuseppe Ricciardi, Kevin Reuters
61Getting to the Truth is More Cognitively Demanding – Another Look at the Role of Working Memory in Negation ProcessingShenshen Wang, Chao Sun, Richard Breheny
72Do all Telic-Perfective Sentences (Always) Culminate? An Exploratory Study on Event Culmination in Italian Monolingual Adults.Silvia Curti, Desiré Carioti, Maria Teresa Guasti
73The Role of Working Memory in Scalar Implicature Computation in ADHD and Non-ADHD IndividualsEleanor Muir, Simge Topaloglu, Jesse Snedeker
76Learning the logic in language: Acquiring the meanings of all, every and eachMieke Slim, David Barner, Roman Feiman
77Semantic and Social Meaning Match: experiments on modal concord in US EnglishMingya Liu, Stephanie Rotter
82The role of definiteness in ad hoc implicaturesAndré Eliatamby, Lyn Tieu
83Ordering is not ranking: A study of ordinals vs. degree modifiers in nested definitesElizabeth Coppock, David Beaver, Emily Richardson
84Conceptual Signatures of Atomicity Across LanguagesSarah Hye-yeon Lee, Anna Papafragou
88Putting donkeys into contextChao Sun, jacopo romoli, Yasutada Sudo, Richard Breheny
90Less-comparatives must be less ambiguous than exactly-differentials, experimental data shows.Fabian Schlotterbeck, Polina Berezovskaya
97Parenthesized Modifiers in English and Korean: What They (May) MeanYoolim Kim, Carolyn Jane Anderson

Main-3.109:00-10:00006TBDElsi Kaiser
10:00-10:30141Presuppositions project asymmetrically, unless they don'tAlexandros Kalomoiros, jacopo romoli, Matthew Mandelkern, Florian Schwarz
Main-3.211:00-11:30013Relating Scalar Inference and Alternative Activation: A view from the Rise-Fall-Rise Tune in American EnglishThomas Sostarics, Eszter Ronai, Jennifer Cole
11:30-12:00031On the salience of linguistic alternatives in the inference task for scalar implicaturesPaul Marty, jacopo romoli, Yasutada Sudo, Richard Breheny
12:00-12:30142Focus slowdowns arise due to the computation of alternative sets, not unpredictabilityMorwenna Hoeks, Maziar Toosarvandani, Amanda Rysling
12:30-13:30Lunch Break
Posters 213:30-14:30Posters 2
Main-3.315:00-15:30074Fake reefs are sometimes reefs and sometimes not, but are always compositionalHayley Ross, Najoung Kim, Kathryn Davidson
15:30-16:00138Disagreements do not automatically raise the standard of precisionYifan Wu, Helena Aparicio
Main-3.416:30-17:30007Semantic/pragmatic universals and variation via crosslinguistic experimentationKate Davidson
EveningInformal Social Gathering(s)

27A nonce investigation of a possible conjunctive default for disjunctionAdina Camelia Bleotu, Andreea Nicolae, Mara Panaitescu, Gabriela Bilbiie, Anton Benz, Lyn Tieu
49Integrating social information into pragmatic reasoning in real timeAndrea Beltrama, Joyce He, Florian Schwarz
68Experimentally investigating the strengthening properties of disjunction in French: When exclusivity meets free choice and ad hoc implicaturesLyn Tieu, Yawovi Godo, Lydia Mei, Andreea Nicolae
71Priming relevant and non-relevant features in metaphorical and literal contextsShaokang Jin, Richard Breheny
78Priming between universal quantifiers in negated scopally ambiguous sentencesMieke Slim, Roman Feiman, Mora Maldonado
87Cross-domain event primitives are reflected in motion verb learning across languagesSarah Hye-yeon Lee, Anna Papafragou
92Experientiality markers in memory reports: A semantics-pragmatics puzzleEmil Eva Rosina, Kristina Liefke
95Assessing scalar meaning: a first exploratory study on some Italian focus particlesLetizia Raminelli, Desirée Carioti, Jakob Wünsch, Maria Teresa Guasti
100Contrafactives, learnability, and productionDavid Strohmaier, Simon Wimmer
105Pseudo-scoping out of tensed clauses: cumulation vs. buildupsJonathan Palucci
107Reduced sensitivity to underinformativeness? Using a ternary judgment task to assess scalar implicature generation in L2 and L1Irene Mognon, Amber L. Marree, Petra Hendriks
109A conceptual analysis of verbs of pushing and pullingAnton Benz, Torgrim Solstad, Oliver Bott, Martin Kahnberg, Andrea C. Schalley
110The effect of context on the online processing of adversatives: an eyetracking studyGhyslain Cantin-Savoie, Grégoire Winterstein, Denis Foucambert
112Pragmatics of human-AI communicationDaniel Asherov, Gabor Brody, Vincent Rouillard, Athulya Aravind
115Identifying QUDs in Naturalistic DiscourseKarl Mulligan, Kyle Rawlins
1174 year old children really do know the strong crossover constraintKatherine Howitt, Colin Phillips, Jeffrey Lidz
118Pronoun Interpretation Reveals the Robustness and Flexibility of Perspective ReasoningTiana V. Simovic, Craig Chambers
119The Structure of Ad-Hoc AlternativesLaila Johnston, Daniel A. Smits, Ellie Pavlick, Roman Feiman
123Conceptual and language-specific effects on multimodal recipient event descriptionsChristiana Moser, Bahar Tarakcı, Ercenur Ünal, Myrto Grigoroglou
128Does ‘a couple’ pattern with scalars or numbers - Insights from the inference and ‘so’ tasksEryingQin, Richard Breheny, Chao Sun
129Online Processing of, and Adaptation to, Nonbinary PronounsVic Tianlan Wen, Kirby Conrod, Dan Grodner
130Learning discourse patterns through exposure: Mixed input helps identify informative categoriesJennifer Arnold
133Investigating fragment usage with a gamified utterance selection taskRobin Lemke
134Do speakers of nominative vs. ergative languages think about Agency in different ways?Lilia Rissman, Sebastian Sauppe, Arrate Isasi-Isasmendi, Anna Merin Mathew, Kamal Kumar Choudhary, Susan Goldin-Meadow, Balthasar Bickel
140Why is “tree skin” better than “human bark”: Semantic centrality predicts asymmetries in metaphorical extensionsQiawen Liu, Gary Lupyan