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Full Title: Discourse Expectations: Theoretical, Experimental and Computational Perspectives

Short Title: Detec2017
Location: Nijmegen, Netherlands
Start Date: 26-Jun-2017 - 27-Jun-2017
Contact: Geertje van Bergen
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Meeting Description: Following the success of DETEC 2013 in Tübingen and DETEC 2015 at the University of Alberta, Edmonton (Canada), we are pleased to announce DETEC 2017.

Where: The Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
When: Monday June 26-Tuesday June 27 (2017). (Note this is right after the X-Prag workshop held in Cologne, June 21-23)

Studies on discourse processing indicate that natural language interpretation is expectation-driven. Even though it is uncontroversial that both linguistic (e.g. lexical items, morpho-syntactic constructions, prosody) and extra-linguistic factors (e.g. world knowledge, speaker/hearer knowledge) are used to anticipate how discourse is likely to continue, the nature of their interplay is a topic of ongoing research. DETEC approaches this topic in an interdisciplinary fashion by comparing theoretical, experimental, and computational perspectives.

Invited Speakers:

- Torgrim Solstad (Zentrum fur Sprachwissenschaft, Berlin)
- Joshua Hartshorne (Boston College Department of Psychology)
- Pia Knoeferle (Institut für deutsche Sprache und Linguistik, Humboldt-Universität, Berlin)

Main Organizers:

Geertje van Bergen (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Email:
Jennifer Spenader (Institute for Artificial Intelligence, University of Groningen, Email:
Linguistic Subfield: Computational Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Pragmatics; Psycholinguistics; Semantics
LL Issue: 28.961

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