SSLP 2018 program

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Tuesday, 4th September



8.30 -- 9.15

Welcome coffee & badge pickup

9.15 – 9.30

Opening remarks

9.30 – 10.30

Keynote: Jos van Berkum: Language comprehension, emotion and sociality

10.30 – 10.45

Short coffee break

10.45 – 11.15

The impact of stereotypes and noun endings on processing gender in English: comparing native and non-native performance (J. Müller, L. Konieczny, V. Haser)

11.15 – 11.45

Empathy determines how intonation is used to process semantically ambiguous word (N. Esteve-Gibert, A. Schafer, B. Hemforth, C. Portes, C. Pozniak, M. D'Imperio)

11.45 – 12.15

Emotion, reference, and perspective-taking in children's language processing (C. G. Chambers, J. Berman, M. Khu, J. Thacker, S. A. Graham)

12.15 – 13.45

Lunch break

13.45 – 14.45

Keynote: Stefanie Jannedy: Language External Effects on Speech

14.45 – 16.00

Poster* session with coffee

16.00 – 16.30

Do posh ducks say qu[ɑ:]ck?: Investigating the cognitive representation of dialect variation (M. Austen)

16.30 – 17.00

Automatic vs. RT-modulated phonetic convergence over timescales and context (S. J. Tobin, M. A. Hullebus, A. I. Gafos)

17.00 – 17.30

Processing of case variation in German prepositional phrases (A. Engel & A. Hanulíková)

19.00 – 23.00

Social event: boat trip with small picnic



  1. Reference resolution and the integration of referential visual cues (M. Sekicki & M. Staudte)
  2. The difference is not orthographic, it is grammatical: Situational variation of linguistic explanations (M. Kuehnast & B. Lütke)
  3. Production/Interpretation Asymmetries in French Grammatical Gender (Célia Richy & Heather Burnett)
  4. Toward an understanding of how nonbinary pronouns are learned and processed (L. Ackerman)
  5. Tailoring Referential Descriptions:  Talking to Children, Adults, and Computers (R. Saryazdi, J. Bannon & C. G. Chambers)
  6. Integration and anticipation processes of the speaker and meaning in adults with and without autism spectrum disorder: evidence from eye-tracking and ERPS (M. Barzy, J. Black, D. Williams, H. J. Ferguson)


 Wednesday, 5th September



8.30 – 9.00


9.00 – 10.00

Keynote: Laura Staum Casasanto: What kind of meaning is social meaning?

10.00 – 10.30

Coffee break

10.30 – 11.00

Integrating listener and speaker characteristics into the Coordinated Interplay Account (K. Münster & P. Knoeferle)

11.00 – 11.30

Integrating socially situated non-linguistic cues in pragmatic generalization (A. Pogue, S. Brown-Schmidt, C. Kurumada)

11.30 – 12.00

Effects of talker identity on speech comprehension across the lifespan (A. Hanulíková)

12.00 – 13.30

Lunch break

13.30 – 14.30

Keynote: Shiri Lev-Ari: The development of linguistic skills from a social network perspective

14.30 – 15.00

Coffee break

15.00 – 15.30

Novel lexical representations are shaped by speakers’ in-group status and learners’ in-group biases (S. Iacozza, A.S. Meyer, S. Lev-Ari)

15.30 – 16.00

Do these pants make me look fat?  Influences of response delay on conversational meaning (A. Baltaretu & C. G. Chambers)

16.00 – 16.30

Variation in French partial interrogatives: social meaning as a key factor to understand sociolinguistic norm violations (G. Thiberge & B. Hemforth)

16.30 – 17.00

Panel discussion & concluding remarks