Current Funding Phase

  • Armenante, G. (2019). "The processing of tense in attitude reports: Evidence from self-paced reading" (joint work with Hohaus, V., Stolterfoht, B. & Ulrich, R.). SFB 833 Workshop: Processing Tense, Tübingen Universität, November 2019.
  • Armenante, G. & Hohaus, V. (2019). "Processing Embedded Tense: Evidence from self-paced reading" (joint work with Stolterfoht, B. & Ulrich, R.). SFB Tag 2019, Kloster Heiligkreuztal, October 2019.
  • Armenante, G. (2019). "Consecutio temporum come armonia aspettuale" (Sequence of tense as aspectual harmony). XXXVI. Romanistentag, Sektion 12: Tempus, Aspekt und Diskursstruktur, Universität Kassel, September 2019.
  • Armenante, G. & Hohaus, V. (2019). "The Processing of Past Tense in Attitude Reports" (joint work with Stolterfoht, B. & Ulrich, R.). Forschungskolloquium, Universität des Saarlandes, June 2019.
  • Augurzky, P., Schlotterbeck, F., & Ulrich, R. (2019). "Predictive processing during on-line reasoning: the case of temporal quantification." Oral presentation at the workshop Reasoning, Argumentation and Logic in Natural Language, Bochum, April 2019.
  • Augurzky, P., "Semantic Processing in Visual Context: ERP Studies on Nominal and Verbal Quantification". Semantics Lab, The University of Manchester, February 2019.
  • Hohaus, V., “The Syntax of Embedding and the Temporal Interpretation of Attitude Complements". Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, December 2018.
  • Augurzky, P., Schlotterbeck, F. & Ulrich, R. (2018). Most (but not all) quantifiers are interpreted immediately in visual context. Oral presentation at ZAS Workshop The pragmatics of quantifiers: implicature and presupposition - experiment and theory, Berlin, June 2018.
  • Hohaus, V., "Syntactic Structure and Temporal Meaning under Attitudes: Towards a Cross-linguistic Typology". The University of Manchester, June 2018.
  • Augurzky, P., Schlotterbeck, F. & Ulrich, R., "Most (but not All) Quantifiers are Interpreted Immediately in Visual Context". XPrag.de Workshop: The Pragmatics of Quantifiers: Implicature and Presupposition, Experiment and Theory, Leibniz-Zentrum für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Berlin, June 2018.
  • Armenante, G. & Wimmer, A., "An Argument for Time-variables in the Syntax: Evidence from Temporal adjectives with Possessives". Chronos 13: International Conference on Tense, Aspect, Modality and Evidentiality, Université de Neuchâtel, June 2018.
  • Armenante, G. & Wimmer, A., "An Argument for Time-variables in the Nominal Domain: The Interpretation of Temporal Adjectives with Possessives". 28th Colloquium on Generative Grammar, Universitat Roviri i Virgili, Tarragona, May 2018.
  • Hohaus, V., "Complementation as Nominalization: The View from Turkish". Workshop on Embedding and Temporal Interpretation, Institut für deutsche Sprache, Mannheim, February 2018.
  • Franke, M., & Augurzky, P., "Incremental & Predictive Pragmatic Interpretation: A Rational Analysis". XPrag.de Workshop on Revising Formal Semantic and Pragmatic Theories from a Neurocognitive Perspective, Bochum, June 2017.
  • Hohaus, V., "The Temporal Interpretation of Subordinate Constructions: The View from Samoan". 24th Annual Meeting of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association, University of Washington, April 2017.
  • Bochnak, R., Hohaus, V. & Mucha, A., "Sequence of Tense in Complement Clauses: New Insights from Understudied Languages". XPrag.de Crosslinguistic Pragmatics Workshop, Zentrum für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Berlin, January 2017.

Second Funding Phase


  • Bott, O. & Radó, J. (2016). Processing quantifiers: Evidence against underspecified representations of quantifier scope. Invited talk presented at the Hungarian Academy of Science, Budapest, 3 March 2016.
  • Bott, O. & Schlotterbeck, F. (2016). Delayed interpretation of quantifier scope - Evidence from eyetracking during reading. Invited talk presented at the Conference on Psycholinguistic Investigations into Number and Quantification in Natural Language, held at the Center for Experimental Research on Language, Wroclaw, 30 August 2016.
  • Radó, J. & Bott, O. (2016). Processing quantifiers in German. Invited talk presented at the student session of Linguistic Evidence 2016, Tübingen 18–20 February 2016.


  • Augurzky, P., Bott, O., Sternefeld, W. & Ulrich, R (2015). Visual context effects on incremental question processing – ERP evidence from German quantifier restriction. AMLaP 2015, Malta, Sept 3–5, 2015.
  • Bott, O. (2015). Cross-linguistic variation in the time course of aspectual interpretation. Invited talk, University of Oslo.
  • Bott, O., Klein, U. & Schlotterbeck, F. (2015). Empty set effects in the verication of quantiers - Evidence from reading times and picture verication. Talk presented at LCQ workshop, Budapest, 3 March 2016.
  • Bott, O., Klein, U. & Schlotterbeck, F. (2015). Processing difficulty in the interpretation and verification of empty set quantifiers. Talk presented at ESSLLI 2015, workshop on experimental semantics, Barcelona, 3–14 August 2015.
  • Bott, O. & Schlotterbeck, F. (2015). Online processing at the syntax-semantics interface - Evidence from scope interaction in German. Talk presented at the Division of Labour (DoL) conference, Tübingen, 22–23 January 2015.
  • Solstad, T., Bott, O. & Pryslopska, A. (2015). Implicit causality influences the choice of anaphoric expression. Talk presented at DETEC 2015, Edmonton, 17–19 June 2015.
  • Schlotterbeck, F. (2015). The process of evaluating comparative quantifiers. Talk presented at ESSLLI 2015, workshop on experimental semantics, Barcelona, 3–14 August 2015.


  • Augurzky, P. (2014). Variabilität bei der Argumentverarbeitung im Deutschen. Invited talk presented at IV Diskussionsformum Linguistik in Bayern. München, 19–20 May 2014.
  • Augurzky, P., Bott, O., Sternefeld W. & Ulrich, R. (2014). The incrementality of semantic interpretation: Processing quantificational restriction. Talk presented at KogWis 2014, Tübingen, 29 September – 2 October 2014.
  • Bott, O. (2014). Composition in Context (CiC): Contextual effects on the processing of eventive coercion. Talk presented at the kickoff meeting of XPrag.de, ZAS, Berlin.
  • Radó, J. & Bott, O. (2014). What do German quantifiers tell us about semantic theories? Invited talk at the conference Quantifier Scope: Syntactic, Semantic, and Experimental Approaches, Biarritz.


  • Augurzky, P., Tomaschek, F. & Riester, A. (2013). The interplay of prosodic, segmental and syntactic cues in German argument/adjunct phrases. Workshop on Segment-Prosody Interactions, Ann Arbor, July 12
  • Bott, O. (2013). The mechanics of causal discourse expectations. Invited talk at the seminaire causalité, SNRCS Paris.

First Funding Phase


  • Bott, O. (2013). The processing of events - psycholinguistic investigations into aspectual coercion. Invited talk at the TRAIT workshop 2013, Wroclaw.
  • Bott, O. & Solstad, T. (2013). The mechanics of causal discourse expectations. Talk at DETEC 2013, Tübingen, 20–21 June 2013.
  • Bott, O., Klein, U. & Schlotterbeck, F. (2013). Witness Sets, Polarity Reversal and the Processing of Quantified Sentences. Invited talk, University of Konstanz.
  • Schlotterbeck, F. & Bott, O. (2013). An easy solution for a hard problem? The computational complexity of reciprocal sentences with quantified antecedents. Talk presented at the workshop on artificial grammar learning in Tübingen.


  • Andreeva, B., Bott, O., Koreman, J. & Solstad, T. (2012). Prosodic effects of implicit causality in German and Norwegian? Talk presented at the XI. Nordic Prosody Conference, Tartu.
  • Bott, O. & Gattnar, A. (2012). Verarbeitungsdomänen der Aspektverarbeitung im Sprachvergleich: Evidenz für kognitive Anpassung an das grammatische System. Talk presented at the Ereignisworkshop 2012, Kassel.
  • Bott, O. & Schlotterbeck, F. (2012). Bound variable interpretations under inverse scope. Talk presented at the workshop Variables at the interface between form and meaning, Tübingen.
  • Bott, O. & Solstad, T. (2012). Crosslinguistic variation in explanatory discourse? -- implicit causality of verbs in German and Norwegian. Talk presented at the 11th International Conference on Nordic and General Linguistics, Freiburg.
  • Bott, O. & Solstad, T. (2012). The interplay of verbal information and discourse structure: a crosslinguistic production study on implicit verb causality. Linguistic Evidence 2012, Tübingen.
  • Klein, U. and Sternefeld, W. (2012). Alphabetically innocent variables in predicate logic. Talk presented at the workshop Variables at the interface between form and meaning, Tübingen.


  • Bott, O., Schlotterbeck, F. & Szymanik, J. (2011). Interpreting tractable versus intractable reciprocal sentences. Ninth international workshop on computational semantics (IWCS 9), Oxford.
  • Bott, O. & Solstad, T. (2011). Abductive inferences in explanatory discourse: an eye tracking study. 3rd Workshop on Semantic Processing, Logic and Cognition, Tübingen.
  • Bott, O. & Solstad, T. (2011). Implicit causality bias across languages: verb semantics and causal explanation. Conference on Discourse Representation, Comprehension and Production in a Cross-linguistic Perspective, Oslo, Centre for Advanced Studies.
  • T. Solstad & O. Bott. (2011). Prozessierung komplexer Ursachen im Diskurs: eine Eye-Tracking-Studie. Zentrum für allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft (ZAS), Berlin.
  • Schlotterbeck, F. (2011). Why is 'fewer than n' more difficult to falsify than 'more than n'? 3rd Workshop on Semantic Processing, Logic and Cognition, Tübingen.
  • Bott, O. & Schlotterbeck, F. (2010). Incremental Truth Value Judgments. 4th conference on Linguistic Evidence, Tübingen.


  • Schlotterbeck, F. & Bott, O. (2010). Investigations into the Computational Complexity of Quantifying Expressions. CUNY 2010, New York.
  • Sternefeld, W., Bott, O. & Schlotterbeck, F. (2010) Experimentelle Untersuchungen zur Verarbeitung von Quantoren im Deutschen. Semantikzirkel. ZAS, Berlin. 29. März 2010


  • Bott, O. (2009). Wie lexikalisch ist lexikalischer Aspekt? Ereignisworkshop, Berlin.
  • Bott, O. & Hamm, F. (2009). Psycholinguistic Investigations into Event Semantics. 2nd Workshop on Semantic Processing, Tübingen.