Events

Lab Meeting Schedule for Spring 2014
Thursdays at 12:00pm
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Apr. 17th, 2014 Julian Grove — “Rapid Expectation Adaptation during Syntactic Comprehension” (Fine, Jaeger, Farmer & Qian. 2013)
Apr. 24th, 2014  No lab meeting
May 1st, 2014  Julian Grove, Emily Hanink & Ming Xiang — “Elliptical Priming?: A Comprehension Study”
May 8th, 2014  Andrea Beltrama — “That straight talk: Sarah Palin and the sociolinguistics of demonstratives” (Eric K. Acton and Christopher Potts, 2013)
May 15th, 2014  Julian Grove — Givenness, AvoidF and Other Constraints on the Placement of Accent” (Roger Schwarzschild, 1999)
May 22nd, 2014  Helena Aparacio — contextual sensitivity of relative and absolute adjectives 
May 29th, 2014 John Drury — L1 influences on L2 processing
Jun. 5th, 2014  
 

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Lab Meeting Schedule for Winter 2014
Wednesdays at 1:00pm
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Jan. 8th, 2014 Business Meeting
Jan. 15th, 2014 Emily Hanink — “Uncertainty in processing relative clauses across East Asian Languages” (Yun, Chen, Hunter, Whitman & Hale)
Jan. 22nd, 2014  No lab meeting
Jan. 29th, 2014  Greg Kobele — Memory resource allocation in top-down minimalist parsing
Feb. 5th, 2014  Helena Aparicio — “Context, scale structure, and statistics in the interpretation of postive-form adjectives” (Lassiter & Goodman. 2013)
Feb. 12th, 2014  Emily Hanink — Weak and Strong Articles in German: the Role of Bridging
Feb. 19th, 2014  Andrea Beltrama — “Toward a Taxonomy of Projective Content” (Tonhauser, Beaver, Roberts & Simons. 2013)
Feb. 26th, 2014  Helena Aparicio — “Cross-linguistic variability in direct refutation” (Castroviejo, Mayol & Smith)
 

 

Lab Meeting Schedule for Autumn 2013
Tuesdays at 3:15pm
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Oct. 1st, 2013 Julian Grove — The lexical semantics of much: conversion from intervals to degrees  
Oct. 8th, 2013 Jason Merchant — “Verb phrase ellipsis: The view from information structure” (Kertz. 2013)
Oct. 15th, 2013 No lab meeting
Oct. 22nd, 2013 Ming Xiang — Number mismatch and syntactic identity
Oct. 29th, 2013 Helena Aparicio & Katie Franich — Number and Gender Agreement Mismatches under Ellipsis in Spanish
Nov. 5th, 2013  Tasos Chatzikonstantinou — The (non)exact readings of the Number words – Developmental Evidence from 4;5 years-old children
Nov. 12th, 2013  Ed King — Tutorial on text mining from corpora
Nov. 19th, 2013  No lab meeting
Nov. 26th, 2013  Emily Coppess — Historical syntax and syntactic change
Dec. 3rd, 2013 Andrea Beltrama — “What this construction needs is Generalized” (Kaschack, 2006) & “It don’t go both ways: Limited bidirectionality in sociolinguistic perception” (Squires, 2013)

 

 

Lab Meeting Schedule for Spring 2013
Thursdays at 1:00pm
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April 4th, 2013  Business Meeting                                                        
April 11th, 2013  Helena Aparicio, Emily Coppes & Emily Haninck — “Presuppositions, provisos, and probability” (Lassiter. 2012)
April 18th, 2013  No lab meeting
April 25th, 2013  Itamar Francez — “Strengthening Conditional Presuppositions” (van Rooij. 2006)
May 2nd, 2013 No lab meeting
May 9th, 2013  Emily Coppess & Orest Xherija — “That’s what she (could have) said: How alternative utterances affect language use” (Bergen, Goodman & Levy. 2012)
May 16th, 2013  Christina Kim — “Evidence for a rational probabilistic account of Gricean implicatures” (Grodner & Russell. 2013)
May 23rd, 2013  No lab meeting
May 30th, 2013  “Bayesian Fundamentalism or Enlightenment? On the explanatory status and theoretical contributions of Bayesian models of cognition” (Jones & Love. 2011)

 

Lab Meeting Schedule for Winter 2013
Thursdays at 2:00pm
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January 10th, 2013  Business Meeting                                                        
January 27th, 2013  Joanna Nykiel — “Modeling the relationship between the correlate and remnant in Norwegian sluicing: eye movement and acceptability judgment evidence”
January 24th, 2013  Andrea Beltrama — “Intrusive but not intruders. Resumptive pronouns and rescuing effects”
January 31st, 2013  Christina Kim — “Intermediate input and context-driven prediction”
February 7th, 2013  No lab meeting
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Julian Grove  — “Verb argument structure in parsing and Interpretation: Evidence from WH-questions” (Boland, Tananhaus, Garnsey & Carlson. 1995)
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Christina Kim  “Managing dialogue: How
information availability affects collaborative reference production (Knutsen & Le Bigot. 2012)
February 28th, 2013 Emily Hanink and Julian Grove — “Lucinda driving too fast again – The scalar properties of ambiguous than-clauses” (Beck. 2013)
March 7th, 2013  Christina Kim — “Processing scalar implicature: a Constraint-Based approach” (Degen & Tanenhaus)
March 14th, 2013 Andrea Beltrama — “Scalar Diversity” (van Tiel, van Miltenburg, Zevakhina & Geurts)

 

 

Lab Meeting Schedule for Autumn 2012
Mondays at 3:00pm
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October 1st, 2012 Business meeting
 October 8th, 2012  Andrea Beltrama — “Can Children Tell Us Something about the Semantics of Adjectives?” (Panzeri and Foppolo, 2011)
October 15th, 2012 Carlo Cecchetto — Processing Italian relative and complement clauses
October 22nd, 2012  No lab meeting
October 29th, 2012 Ming Xiang — Wh-questions in Mandarin
November 5th, 2012 Gallagher Finn — “The role of Non-Actuality Implicatures in processing elided constituents” (Grant, Clifton, and Frazier, 2012)
November 12th, 2012 Ming Xiang — Negative Polarity Items
November 19th, 2012 Diane Rak — “The role of perspective in identifying domains of reference” (Heller, Groderner, & Tanenhaus)
November 26th, 2012 No lab meeting
December 3rd, 2012 Abstract Reading and Discussion

 


Lab Meeting Schedule Winter 2012
Mondays at 10:30am
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January 9th, 2012 Business meeting
January 23rd, 2012 Lelia Glass — A different kind of scale
January 28th, 2012 Discussion on Chung (2011) — Jason Merchant
February 9th, 2012 Ming Xiang — Priming silent structures
February 20th, 2012 Masaya Yoshida
February 27th, 2012 Julian Grove — Principle C, reconstruction and evidence from parsing
 

 

 

Lab Meeting Schedule Autumn 2011
Mondays at 10:30am
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October 3rd, 2011 Steve SanPietro — “Syntax, semantics and discourse in ellipsis”
October 10th, 2011 Andrea Beltrama — “Strength distance and context effects in adjectival implicatures”
October 17th, 2011 Yaron McNabb –“The role of comparison class in degree modification”
October 24th, 2011 Matt Carlson — “Processing and grammar in word-building among native and non-native speakers of Spanish”
October 31st, 2011 Ming Xiang — “Strength of negation and NPI licensing: an ERP study”
November 7th, 2011 Neon Brooks –“Pragmatic inference, not semantic competence, guides 3-year-olds’ interpretation of unknown number words”
November 14th, 2011 Tasos Chatzikonstantinou — ”Polarity and quantification”
November 21st, 2011 Christina Kim — “Alternative-sensitive meanings, incrementality, and context dependence”
November 28th, 2011 Elizabeth Allyn Smith — “Measuring at-issueness”

 

 

 

Lab Meeting Schedule for Spring 2011
Mondays at 10:30am
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January 13th, 2011 On the incremental processing of sluicing
and the syntactic predictions (Masaya Yoshida)
January 21st, 2011 E-Prime tutorial (Julian Grove)
January 28th, 2011 NPI interference and individual differences (Ming Xiang)
February 4th, 2011 The semantics and pragmatics of number words (Chris Kennedy)
February 11th, 2011 Discussion on ellipsis
February 18th, 2011 Discussion on Martin & McElree, 2008
February 25th, 2011 Discussion on Snider & Runner, 2010 (Lelia Glass)
March 4th, 2011 Greek Workshop
March 11th, 2011 Bock & Griffin, 2000 (Julian Grove)
April 1st, 2011 Scrambling (Jon Keane)
April 22nd, 2011 Can a Decent Student Get Into Harvard?
A Study On Scalar Implicatures and Gradable Adjectives (Andrea Beltrama)