Prof. Dr. Claudia Maienborn

Workshop "Understanding the meaning of words and sentences: The role of non-linguistic processes"

September 2012, 16th-19th
Department of Psychology, Schleichstraße 4, 72076 Tübingen
Hörsaal (Room 4.329)

Schedule

Sunday, 16th  
19:00

Welcome Dinner

(Forelle, Kronenstraße 8)

Monday, 17th

 
09:15 – 09:30 Welcome
09:30 – 10:15

Ruth Filik, University of Nottingham

How do we understand irony? A multi-method approach.

10:15 – 10:45 Coffee break
10:45 – 11:30

Rasha Abdel Rahman, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

The influence of emotional context and style of speech on language comprehension.

11:30 – 12:15

Lars Konieczny, Universität Freiburg

t.b.a.

12:15 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 14:45

Daniel Bub, University of Victoria

What John did with a cellphone and why: On the temporal dynamics of hand action representations evoked during sentence comprehension.

14:45 – 15:30

Benjamin K. Bergen, University of California, San Diego

A new perspective on grammatical person.

15:30 – 17:30 Poster session (with coffee and snacks)
18:00 – 19:00 Punting trip on the river Neckar

Tuesday, 18th

 
09:30 – 10:15

Gerry Altmann, York University

Objects compete with themselves: The role of non-linguistic competition during event comprehension.

10:15 – 10:45 Coffee break
10:45 – 11:30

Frank Durgin, Swarthmore College

Predictive efficiency as a source of error in perception and language processing.

11:30 – 12:15

Pienie Zwitserlood, Universität Münster

Identifying and naming actions: Fast uptake of visual information from action scenes.

12:15 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 14:45

Berry Claus, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Non-linguistic processes and sentence modality: Desiderative mode and approach/avoidance actions.

14:45 – 15:30

Rolf Ulrich, Universität Tübingen

Representational overlap of time and space.

15:30 – 16:15 Coffee break
16:15 – 17:00

Silvia Gennari, York University

Representing time and space in cognition.

17:00 – 17:45

Julio Santiago, Universidad de Granada

Reading direction effects on language comprehension: short-term versus long-term influences.

18:00

Dinner and drinks

(Gästehaus Lessingweg, Lessingweg 3)

Wednesday,19th

 
9:15 – 10:00

Barbara Kaup, Universität Tübingen

When up-words meet down-sentences: Evidence for word- or sentence-based compatibility effects?

10:00 – 10:45

Eiling Yee, Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language

Word meaning can be quite handy (and shapely!)

10:45 – 11:15 Coffee break
11:15 – 12:00

Rolf Zwaan, Erasmus University Rotterdam

t.b.a.

12:00 – 12:45 Final Discussion