Wednesday, March 14, 9:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Registration desk open from 8:15 a.m., with light breakfast available

Session 1 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. chaired by Gita Martohardjono (CUNY Graduate Center)
9:00‒9:15 Welcoming remarks ▪ Janet Dean Fodor (CUNY Graduate Center)
9:15‒10:00 Two interpretive systems for natural language? ▪ Lyn Frazier (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
10:00‒10:30 Incremental and predictive discourse processing based on causal and concessive discourse markers: A visual world study ▪ Judith Köhne (University of Pennsylvania) & Vera Demberg (Saarland University)
10:30‒11:00 Presuppositions and projection in processing ▪ Florian Schwarz (University of Pennsylvania) & Sonja Tiemann (Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen)
11:00‒11:30 Coffee Break
Session 2 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. chaired by Victor Ferreira (University of California, San Diego)
11:30‒12:00 Convergence of speech rate: Interactive alignment beyond representation ▪ Ian R. Finlayson, Robin J. Lickley (Queen Margaret University), & Martin Corley (University of Edinburgh)
12:00‒12:30 Cost and implicature in word use: Testing predictions of a game-theoretic model of alignment ▪ Hannah Rohde (University of Edinburgh), Scott Seyfarth (University of California, San Diego), Brady Clark (Northwestern University), Gerhard Jaeger (University of Tübingen), & Stefan Kaufmann (Northwestern University)
12:30‒1:00 Factors that contribute to the use of perspective in referent identification ▪ Daniel Grodner, Maria Dalini, Sarah Pearlstein-Levy, & Andrew Ward (Swarthmore College)
1:00‒2:15 Lunch Break
1:00‒2:15 Workshop: Practical data analysis techniques for reading studies ▪ Marcus Johnson (SR-Research/EyeLink, Ottawa)
Session 3 2:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. chaired by Matthew Traxler (University of California, Davis)
2:15‒2:45 What and when can you fill a gap with something? ▪ Shevaun Lewis, Bradley Larson, & Dave Kush (University of Maryland, College Park)
2:45‒3:15 The processing of backward sluicing ▪ Masaya Yoshida, Lauren Ackerman, Rebekah Ward, & Morgan Purrier (Northwestern University)
3:15‒3:45 Adjunct islands and the finiteness effect ▪ Dan Michel & Grant Goodall (University of California, San Diego)
3:45‒4:15 Coffee Break
Session 4 4:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. chaired by Shari Speer (The Ohio State University)
4:15‒4:45 Generating contrastive alternatives: Activation and suppression mechanisms ▪ E. Matthew Husband & Fernanda Ferreira (University of South Carolina)
4:45‒5:15 Effects of visual and discourse contexts and prosody on referential resolution ▪ Kiwako Ito (The Ohio State University), Chie Nakamura (Keio University), & Reiko Mazuka (RIKEN BSI)
5:15‒5:45 When accenting does not introduce alternatives: Discourse coherence and pronoun resolution ▪ Mindaugas Mozuraitis & Daphna Heller (University of Toronto)
5:45‒6:30 Intonation structure and the theory of grammar ▪ Mark Steedman (University of Edinburgh)
6:30‒8:30 Poster Session 1 (50 presentations), and Reception

Thursday, March 15, 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Registration desk open from 8:15 a.m., with light breakfast available

Session 5 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. chaired by T. Florian Jaeger (University of Rochester)
9:00‒9:30 The adaptive nature of eye-movement control in linguistic tasks ▪ Michael Shvartsman, Richard Lewis, & Satinder Singh (University of Michigan)
9:30‒10:00 A computational model of cognitive influences on pronoun processing ▪ Jacolien van Rij, Hedderik van Rijn, & Petra Hendriks (University of Groningen)
10:00‒10:30 The role of hierarchical structure in syntactic dependency integration ▪ Peter Baumann (Northwestern University)
10:30‒11:00 Coffee Break
Session 6 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. chaired by Virginia Valian (Hunter College & Graduate Center, CUNY)
11:00‒11:30 Structural repetition in sentence production conditioned by verb semantic similarity ▪ Eunkyung Yi, Jean-Pierre Koenig, & Gail Mauner (University at Buffalo)
11:30‒12:00 Shared argument structure among bilinguals: Evidence from sentence reading and recall ▪ Ricardo de Souza (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais), Eva M. Fernández (Queens College & Graduate Center, City University of New York), & Mara Guimaraes (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais)
12:00‒12:30 Using structural priming to investigate linguistic representations underlying processing ▪ Martin J. Pickering & Holly P. Branigan (University of Edinburgh)
12:30‒2:30 Poster Session 2 (50 Presentations), and Light Lunch
Session 7 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. chaired by Peter Gordon (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) ▪
2:30‒3:00 Early participant role commitments have their greatest impact on the integration of unpredictable role fillers ▪ Hongoak Yun, Gail Mauner, Jean-Pierre Koenig, & Douglas Roland (University at Buffalo)
3:00‒3:30 WH agreement and the timing of the unbounded dependency formation: A Chamorro perspective on predictive licensing and interpretation ▪ Matthew Wagers, Sandra Chung (University of California, Santa Cruz), & Manuel F. Borja (Inetnon Åmot yan Kutturan Natibu)
3:30‒4:00 Turning the ‘Dumb N400’ into the ‘Smart N400’: What role-reversed sentences tell us about the time course of predictions ▪ Wing-Yee Chow, Colin Phillips (University of Maryland, College Park), & Suiping Wang (South China Normal University)
4:00‒4:30 Coffee Break
Session 8 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. chaired by Dianne Bradley (CUNY Graduate Center)
4:30‒4:45 Conference organizers, Various
4:45‒5:15 Grammatical knowledge vs. syntactic processing in the human brain ▪ Evelina Fedorenko & Nancy Kanwisher (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
5:15‒5:45 Quantifying parsing complexity as a function of grammar complexity ▪ Jonathan Brennan (Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia), Sarah VanWagenen (Haifa & University of California, Los Angeles), & Edward P. Stabler (University of California, Los Angeles)
5:45‒6:30 Flexible processing and the design of grammar ▪ Ivan Sag (Stanford University)
6:30 Evening Free

Friday, March 16, 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Registration desk open from 8:15 a.m., with light breakfast available

Session 9 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. chaired by John Hale (Cornell University)
9:00‒9:45 Computing Minimalism: Simple doesn’t mean easy ▪ Sandiway Fong (University of Arizona)
9:45‒10:30 On directionality of phrase structure building ▪ Cristiano Chesi (IUSS-Pavia & Università degli Studi di Siena)
10:30‒11:00 Coffee Break
Session 10 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. chaired by Eva Fernández (Queens College & Graduate Center, CUNY)
11:00‒11:30 Incremental development of incremental processing: Anticipatory interpretation of novel sentential combinations in adults and children. ▪ Arielle Borovsky (University of California, San Diego & Stanford University), Kim Sweeney (University of California, San Diego), Anne Fernald (Stanford University), & Jeff Elman (University of California, San Diego)
11:30‒12:00 Overgeneralization of distributional cues across syntactic contexts in non-native speech segmentation ▪ Annie Tremblay, Caitlin Coughlin, Jui Namjoshi (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), & Elsa Spinelli (Université Pierre-Mendès France, CNRS)
12:00‒12:30 An ERP investigation of filler-gap processing in native and second language speakers ▪ Andrea Dallas, Gayle DeDe, & Janet Nicol (University of Arizona)
12:30‒2:30 Poster Session 3 (50 Presentations), and Light Lunch
Session 11 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. chaired by Marcel den Dikken (CUNY Graduate Center)
2:30‒3:15 Some core contested concepts ▪ Noam Chomsky (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
3:15‒4:00 Fast Stuff and Slow Stuff: Is a unified theory desirable? ▪ Colin Phillips & Shevaun Lewis (University of Maryland, College Park)
4:00‒4:30 Coffee Break
Session 12 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. chaired by Fernanda Ferreira (University of South Carolina)
4:30‒5:00 Spatial information and representations of word meaning: Accessing semantic size information during reading ▪ Renske Hoedemaker & Peter C. Gordon (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
5:00‒5:30 Locality and anti-locality effects in German: Insights from relative clauses ▪ Jana Häussler (University of Potsdam) & Markus Bader (Goethe University Frankfurt)
5:30‒6:00 A novel argument for the universality of parsing principles ▪ Nino Grillo & João Costa (Universidade Nova de Lisboa)
6:00‒6:30 The persistence of the initial misanalysis without pragmatic inference: Evidence from Japanese relative clause structure ▪ Chie Nakamura (Keio University & Japan Society for the Promotion of Science) & Manabu Arai (The University of Tokyo & Japan Society for the Promotion of Science)
6:30 Conference closes