Uni-Tübingen

Publications

Monograph

  • O. Bott (2010). The processing of events. John Benjamins (Linguistics Today 162), Amsterdam. [pdf]

Papers

  • U. Sauerland & O. Bott (2002). Prosody and Scope in German I-Linking Constructions. Proceedings of Speech Prosody 2002, Aix en Provence. [pdf]
  • O. Bott & J. Radó (2007). Quantifying quantifier scope - a cross-methodological comparison. In S. Featherston & W. Sternefeld (eds.): Roots - linguistics in search of its evidential base. Mouton de Gruyter, Berlin/New York. 53-74. [pdf]
  • O. Bott (2008). Doing it again and again may be difficult - but it depends on what you are doing. Proceedings of WCCFL 27, Cascadilla Press, Los Angeles. [pdf]
  • O. Bott & J. Radó (2009). How to provide exactly one interpretation for every sentence, or what eye movements reveal about quantifier scope. In S. Featherston & S. Winkler (eds.), The fruits of empirical linguistics, vol. 1: Process, Mouton de Gruyter, Berlin/New York. 25-46. [pdf]
  • O. Bott, S. Featherston, J. Radó & B. Stolterfoht (2011). Experimental Methods in Semantics. In C. Maienborn, K. von Heusinger & P. Portner (eds.): Semantics. An international handbook of natural language meaning. Mouton de Gruyter. 305-321. [pdf]
  • O. Bott, F. Schlotterbeck & J. Szymanik (2011). Interpreting tractable versus intractable reciprocal sentences. In J. Bos & S. Pullum (eds.): Proceedings of IWCS 9, 75-84. [pdf]
  • J. Radó & O. Bott (2012). Underspecified representations of quantifier scope? Proceedings of the 18th Amsterdam Colloquium. [pdf]
  • O. Bott & F. Schlotterbeck (2012). Incremental truth value judgments. In B. Stolterfoht & S. Featherston (eds.): Current work in linguistic evidence: the fourth Tübingen meeting. Mouton de Gruyter: Berlin/New York. [pdf]
  • F. Schlotterbeck & O. Bott (2012). Easy solutions to a hard problem? The computational complexity of reciprocals with quanti cational antecedents. Proceedings of the Workshop "Logic and Cognition", ESSLI 2012. [pdf]
  • B. Andreeva, O. Bott, J. Koreman & T. Solstad (2013). Prosodic effects of implicit causality in German and Norwegian? In proceedings of the XI. Nordic Prosody Conference, Tartu. [pdf]
  • O. Bott (2013). The processing domain of aspectual interpretation. In B. Arsenijevic, Berit Gehrke & Rafael Marín (eds.): Subatomic Semantics of Event Predicates. Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy. Springer: Dordrecht. [pdf]
  • F. Schlotterbeck & O. Bott (2013). Easy Solutions for a Hard Problem? The Computational Complexity of Reciprocals with Quantificational Antecedents. Journal of Logic, Language and Information 22 (4). 363-390. [prefinal version pdf]
  • T. Solstad & O. Bott (2013). Towards a formal theory of explanatory biases in discourse. Proceedings of the Amsterdam Colloquium 2013. [pdf]
  • O. Bott, U. Klein & F. Schlotterbeck (2013). Witness Sets, Polarity Reversal and the Processing of Quanti ed Sentences. Proceedings of the Amsterdam Colloquium 2013. [pdf]
  • F. Hamm & O. Bott (2014). Entry for the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (SEP) on "Tense and Aspect". [pdf]
  • O. Bott & F. Hamm (2014). Crosslinguistic Variation in the Processing of Aspect. In Barbara Hemforth, Barbara Mertins & Cathrine Fabricius-Hansen (eds.): Meaning and Understanding across Languages, Studies in theoretical psycholinguistics, Springer. [pdf]
  • O. Bott & T. Solstad (2014). From verbs to discourse - a novel account of implicit causality. In Barbara Hemforth, Barbara Mertins & Cathrine Fabricius-Hansen (eds.): Meaning and Understanding across Languages, Studies in theoretical psycholinguistics, Springer. [pdf]
  • O. Bott & F. Schlotterbeck (2015). The processing domain of scope interaction. Journal of Semantics 32 (1). 39-92. [prefinal version pdf]
  • O. Bott & A. Gattnar (2015). The cross-linguistic processing of aspect - An eyetracking study on the time-course of aspectual interpretation in German and Russian. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience 30 (7). 877-898. [pdf]
  • O. Bott (2016). Can semantic theories be tested experimentally? The case of aspectual coercion. To appear in Joanna Blasczcak, Dorota Klimek-Jankowska and Krzysztof Migdalski (eds.): New approaches to Tense, Aspect and Mood. University of Chicago Press. [pdf]
  • P. Augurzky, O. Bott, W. Sternefeld & R. Ulrich (2016). Are all the triangles blue? – ERP evidence for the incremental processing of German quantifier restriction. Published online in Language and Cognition. [pdf]
  • T. Solstad & O. Bott (2017). On some aspects of causality and causal reasoning in natural language. To appear in M. Waldmann (ed.): Oxford Handbook of Causal Reasoning.
  • O. Bott & W. Sternefeld (2017). An event semantics with continuations for incremental interpretation. Journal of Semantics 34 (2). 201-234. [pdf]
  • O. Bott, P. Augurzky, W. Sternefeld & R. Ulrich (2017). Incremental generation of answers during the comprehension of questions with quantifiers. Cognition 166. 328-343. [pdf]
  • O. Bott (2017). Context reduces coercion costs - Evidence from eyetracking during reading. Proceedings of CogSci 2017, London. [pdf]
  • J. Radó & O. Bott (to appear). What do German quantifiers tell us about semantic theories? Accepted for publication in Glossa, special issue on quantifier scope. [pdf]
  • O. Bott & F. Schlotterbeck (to appear). Turning adults into children: evidence for resource-based explanations of errors with universal quantification. To appear in K.E. Kiss & T. Zétényi (eds.): Linguistic and cognitive aspects of quantification. Studies in Theoretical Psycholinguistics, Springer. [pdf]
  • A. Pitz, O. Bott, T. Solstad, R. Hörnig, B. Behrens, C. Fabricius-Hansen (to appear). An empirical perspective on possessives: German/Norwegian. To appear in Oslo Studies in Language (OSLa) 10 (1). 43-78.
  • O. Bott & T. Solstad (submitted). Discourse expectations - Explaining the implicit causality biases of verbs. Submitted to Linguistics for a special issue on Discourse Expectations.
  • O. Bott, U. Klein & F. Schlotterbeck (submitted). Empty set effects in quanti er interpretation - a processing theory of quanti er interpretation and psycholinguistic evidence from online comprehension and veri cation. Resubmitted to Journal of Semantics.

In preparation

  • O. Bott (under revision). Aspectual enrichment without compositional conflict – Evidence from ERPs.
  • O. Bott & T. Solstad. Processing complex causes in discourse: Evidence from eyetracking during reading.
  • 0. Bott, A. Pryslopska & T. Solstad. Likelihood of mention influences anaphoric form.

Posters

  • O. Bott (2007). Temporal processing and shifts in Aktionsart - evidence from ERPs. Poster presented at the 13th AMLaP conference in Turku, Finland. [pdf]
  • O. Bott & F. Hamm (2008). Computation matters - modeling and processing of two kinds of aspectual coercion. Poster presented at CUNY 2008, Chapel Hill, North Carolina. [pdf]
  • O. Bott & F. Schlotterbeck (2009). The processing domain of scope interaction, Poster presented at CUNY 2009, Davis, California. [pdf]
  • O. Bott & F. Schlotterbeck (2009). The processing domain of aspectual coercion, Poster presented at CUNY 2009, Davis, California. [pdf]
  • O. Bott (2009). Crosslinguistic variation in aspectual processing, Poster presented at the 15th AMLaP conference in Barcelona. [pdf]
  • O. Bott (2009). The role of probabilistic information in aspectual processing, Poster presented at the 15th AMLaP conference in Barcelona. [pdf]
  • O. Bott & F. Schlotterbeck (2010). There is less scope ambiguity than is commonly assumed. Poster presented at CUNY 2010, New York. [pdf]
  • O. Bott (2011) Limits to the immediate specification of lexical aspect. Poster presented at CUNY 2011, Stanford, CA. [pdf]
  • O. Bott & Torgrim Solstad (2011). Abductive inferences in discourse: complex causes. Poster presented at XPrag 2011, Barcelona. [pdf]
  • O. Bott & Fabian Schlotterbeck (2011). The time course of quantifier-quantifier interaction. Poster presented at the 17th AMLaP conference in Paris. [pdf]
  • O. Bott & Fabian Schlotterbeck (2012). Limits to the interpretation of reciprocal sentences with quantificational antecedents. Poster presented at Linguistic Evidence 2012, Tübingen.[pdf]
  • O. Bott & Torgrim Solstad (2012). The mechanics of implicit verb causality. Poster presented at the 25th CUNY conference, CUNY graduate center, NY. [pdf]
  • J. Radó & O. Bott (2012). Is quantifier scope resolved automatically during reading? Poster presented at the 18th AMLaP conference in Riva. [pdf]
  • O. Bott & A. Gattnar (2013). Aspectual processing and increment size - a cross-linguistic eyetracking study. Poster presented at the 26th CUNY conference, Columbia. [pdf]
  • O. Bott, U. Klein & F. Schlotterbeck (2013). A processing model of quantificational complexity: Offline and online evidence. Poster presented at the 19th AMLaP conference in Marseilles. [pdf]
  • O. Bott, U. Klein & F. Schlotterbeck (2014). Witness sets, polarity reversal and the processing of multiply quantified sentences. Poster presented at Linguistic Evidence 2014, Tübingen. [pdf]
  • O. Bott (2014). Composition in Context (CiC): Contextual effects on the processing of eventive coercion. Poster presented at the Kickoff Meeting of the SPP program XPrag.de, ZAS, Berlin. [pdf]
  • P. Augurzky, O. Bott, W. Sternefeld & R. Ulrich (2014). Incremental processing of quantificational restriction: Evidence from cross-modal probe recognition. Poster presented at AMLaP 2014, Edinburgh. [pdf]
  • P. Augurzky, O. Bott, W. Sternefeld & R. Ulrich (2015). Are all the triangles blue? ERP evidence from German quantifier restriction. Poster presented at CUNY 2015, Los Angeles. [pdf]
  • O. Bott (2015). Putting aspectual coercion into context - Evidence from eyetracking during reading. Poster presented at the annual XPrag.de meeting, Göttingen. [pdf]
  • O. Bott, R. Hörnig, T. Solstad & T. Weskott (2015). On the interaction of implicit verb causality and topic continuation. Poster presented at the annual XPrag.de meeting, Göttingen. [pdf]
  • T. Solstad & O. Bott (2016). Domain knowledge influences the processing of connectives: Evidence from eyetracking during reading. Poster presented at Sinn und Bedeutung 2016, Edinburgh.
  • O. Bott (2017). Context reduces coercion costs. Poster presented at CogSci 2017, London.

Theses

  • O. Bott (2001). Empirische Untersuchungen zur I-Topikalisierung im Deutschen. MA thesis (German linguistics), University of Tübingen.
  • O. Bott (2004). Semantische Einflüsse auf das Parsen von Subjekt-Objekt-ambigen Sätzen - eine ERP Studie. Diploma thesis (Psychology), University of Tübingen. [pdf]
  • O. Bott (2009). The processing of events. Dissertation, University of Tübingen. For the revised version see the monograph with the same title that has been published by John Benjamins.
  • O. Bott (2016). Processing quantifiers: Psycholinguistic investigations into the interpretation of quantifiers. Cumulative habilitation thesis, University of Tübingen.

Talks

  • O. Bott (2005). Giving a talk for one hour: The processing of constructions involving aspectual coercion. First Workshop on semantic processing, Tübingen. [slides]
  • O. Bott & J. Radó (2006). Quantifying quantifier scope - a cross-methodological comparison. 2nd conference on Linguistic Evidence, Tübingen. [slides]
  • O. Bott (2007). Processing Consequences of Coercion: The Influence of World Knowledge and Linguistic Context. Workshop on Deduction, Stuttgart. [slides]
  • O. Bott & F. Hamm (2007). Aspektuelle Coercion und ihre Implikationen für die semantische Interpretation. Ereignisworkshop, Tübingen. [slides]
  • O. Bott & J. Radó (2008). How to provide exactly one interpretation for every sentence, or what eye movements reveal about quantifier scope. 3rd conference on Linguistic Evidence, Tübingen. [slides]
  • O. Bott (2008). Doing It Again and Again May Be Difficult - but It Depends on what You Are Doing. 27th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics, Los Angeles. [slides]
  • O. Bott (2008). Processing Temporality in Language - A Question of Domain Size? KogWis08, Dresden. [slides]
  • O. Bott (2008). Was für ein Ereignis ist das - der sofortige Einfluss von probabilistischer Information auf die Verarbeitung von lexikalischem Aspekt. Ereignisworkshop, Mannheim. [slides]
  • O. Bott & F. Hamm (2009). Psycholinguistic Investigations into Event Semantics. 2nd Workshop on Semantic Processing, Tübingen. [slides]
  • O. Bott (2009). Wie lexikalisch ist lexikalischer Aspekt? Ereignisworkshop, Berlin. [slides]
  • O. Bott & F. Schlotterbeck (2010). Incremental Truth Value Judgments. 4th conference on Linguistic Evidence, Tübingen. [slides]
  • O. Bott & F. Schlotterbeck (2010). Investigations into the Computational Complexity of Quantifying Expressions. CUNY 2010, New York. [slides]
  • O. Bott, F. Schlotterbeck & J. Szymanik (2011). Interpreting tractable versus intractable reciprocal sentences. Ninth international workshop on computational semantics (IWCS 9), Oxford. [slides]
  • T. Solstad & O. Bott (2011). Prozessierung komplexer Ursachen im Diskurs: eine Eye-Tracking-Studie. Zentrum für allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft (ZAS), Berlin. [slides]
  • O. Bott & T. Solstad (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.
  • O. Bott & T. Solstad (2011). Abductive inferences in explanatory discourse: an eye tracking study. Third workshop on semantic processing, Tübingen. [slides]
  • O. Bott & T. Solstad (2012). The interplay of verbal information and discourse structure: a crosslinguistic production study on implicit verb causality. Linguistic Evidence 2012, Tübingen. [slides]
  • O. Bott & T. Solstad (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. [slides]
  • O. Bott & F. Schlotterbeck (2012). Bound variable interpretations under inverse scope. Talk presented at the workshop Variables at the interface between form and meaning, Tübingen. [slides]
  • B. Andreeva, O. Bott, J. Koreman & T. Solstad (2012). Prosodic effects of implicit causality in German and Norwegian? Talk presented at the XI. Nordic Prosody Conference, Tartu. [abstract]
  • O. Bott & A. Gattnar (2012). Verarbeitungsdomänen der Aspektverarbeitung im Sprachvergleich: Evidenz für kognitive Anpassung an das grammatische System. Talk presented at the Ereignisworkshop 2012, Kassel. [slides]
  • O. Bott (2013). The processing of events - psycholinguistic investigations into aspectual coercion. Invited talk at the TRAIT workshop 2013, Wroclaw. [slides]
  • O. Bott (2013). The processing of events - psycholinguistic investigations into aspectual coercion. Invited talk at the University of Cologne. [slides]
  • O. Bott & T. Solstad (2013). The mechanics of causal discourse expectations. Talk at DETEC 2013. [slides]
  • F. Schlotterbeck & O. Bott (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. [slides]
  • O. Bott (2013). The mechanics of causal discourse exopectations. Invited talk at the seminaire causalité, SNRCS Paris. [slides]
  • O. Bott, U. Klein & F. Schlotterbeck (2013). Witness Sets, Polarity Reversal and the Processing of Quantified Sentences. Invited talk, University of Konstanz. [slides]
  • O. Bott (2014). Composition in Context (CiC): Contextual effects on the processing of eventive coercion. Talk presented at the kickoff meeting of XPrag.de, ZAS, Berlin. [slides]
  • J. Radó & O. Bott (2014). What do German quantifiers tell us about semantic theories? Invited talk at the conference Quantifier Scope: Syntactic, Semantic, and Experimental Approaches, Biarritz. [slides]
  • P. Augurzky, O. Bott, W. Sternefeld & R. Ulrich (2014). The incrementality of semantic interpretation: Processing quantificational restriction. Talk presented at KogWis 2014, Tübingen. [slides]
  • O. Bott & F. Schlotterbeck (2015). Online processing at the syntax-semantics interface - Evidence from scope interaction in German. Talk presented at the Division of Labour (DoL) conference, Tübingen. [slides]
  • O. Bott (2015). Cross-linguistic variation in the time course of aspectual interpretation. Invited talk, University of Oslo. [slides]
  • T. Solstad, O. Bott & A. Pryslopska (2015). Implicit causality influences the choice of anaphoric expression. Talk presented at DETEC 2015, Edmonton. [slides]
  • O. Bott, U. Klein & F. Schlotterbeck (2015). Processing difficulty in the interpretation and verification of empty set quantifiers. Talk presented at ESSLLI 2015, workshop on experimental semantics.
  • P. Augurzky, O. Bott, W. Sternefeld & R. Ulrich (2015). Visual context effects on incremental question processing – ERP evidence from German quantifier restriction. Talk presented at AMLAP 2015, Malta. [slides]
  • O. Bott, U. Klein & F. Schlotterbeck (2015). Empty set eff ects in the veri cation of quanti ers - Evidence from reading times and picture veri cation. Talk presented at LCQ workshop, Budapest. [slides]
  • J. Radó & Oliver Bott (2016). Processing quantifiers in German. Invited talk presented at the student session of Linguistic Evidence 2016.
  • O. Bott & J. Radó (2016). Processing quantifiers: Evidence against underspecified representations of quantifier scope. Invited talk presented at the Hungarian Academy of Science, Budapest. [slides]
  • O. Bott & T. Solstad (2016). Processing complex causes in discourse: Evidence from eyetracking. Talk presented at the 26th meeting of the Society for Text & Discourse, Kassel. [slides]
  • O. Bott (2016). The time course of quantier interpretation. Invited talk presented at the workshop on Psycholinguistic investigations into number and quantication, Wroclaw, Poland. [slides]
  • O. Bott (2017). The processing of non-culminating accomplishments. Invited talk presented at the University of Stuttgart at the workshop on Non-culminating accomplishments. [slides]
  • O. Bott (2017). Context reduces coercion costs - evidence from eyetracking during reading. Talk presented at the biannual conference on Experimental Pragmatics, Cologne. [slides]
  • O. Bott (2017). Empty-set effects in quantifier interpretation. Invited talk presented at the kick-off workshop Cognitive Semantics and Quantities, Amsterdam. [slides]