Rational Approaches in Language Science

Thursday October 24
10:00 – 11:00 Registration + Coffee
11:00 – 11:05 Opening
11:05 – 12:05 Gerhard Jäger (invited talk)
Bayesian typology
12:05 – 12:30 Robin Lemke, Lisa Schäfer, Heiner Drenhaus and Ingo Reich
Predictable words are more likely to be omitted in fragments – Evidence from production data
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 13:55 Thomas Hörberg
The processing of grammatical functions in Swedish is expectation-based
13:55 – 14:20 Klára Jágrová, Marius Mosbach, Michael A. Hedderich, Tania Avgustinova and Dietrich Klakow
On the correlation of context-aware language models with the intelligibility of Polish target Words to Czech readers
14:20 – 14:45 Shahar Shirtz and Annemarie Verkerk
The Negative Existential Cycle in Indo-European: Is a rational approach enlightening?
14:45 – 15:15 Coffee
15:15 – 15:40 Margarita Ryzhova and Vera Demberg
Are pragmatic inferences triggered by informationally redundant utterances effortless?
15:40 – 16:00 Poster Slam
16:00 – 17:00 Poster Session
17:00 – 18:00 Drinks
Friday October 25
09:00 – 10:00 Hannah Rohde (invited talk)
Why are you telling me this: Comprehension as a process of reverse engineering
10:00 – 10:25 Jet Hoek, Andrew Kehler and Hannah Rohde
Modeling coreference in contexts with three referents
10:25 – 11:00 Coffee
11:00 – 11:25 Daphna Heller and Suzanne Stevenson
Speakers are not maximally rational when choosing referring expressions
11:25 – 11:50 Olga Seminck and Pascal Amsili
A cost metric for pronoun resolution: uncertainty increases processing cost
11:50 – 12:15 Les Sikos, Noortje Venhuizen, Heiner Drenhaus and Matthew Crocker
Reevaluating pragmatic reasoning in web-based language games
12:15 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 13:55 Lisa Schäfer, Robin Lemke, Heiner Drenhaus and Ingo Reich
Speakers use verb phrase ellipsis to satisfy UID: Psycholinguistic evidence from length and context effects
13:55 – 14:20 Tal Ness and Aya Meltzer-Asscher
Rational adaptation in lexical prediction: The influence of prediction strength
14:20 – 14:45 Christine Muljadi, Christine Ankener, Les Sikos and Maria Staudte
Verb Surprisal in the Visual World
14:45 – 15:15 Coffee
15:15 – 15:40 Katja Häuser and Jutta Kray
„As you like it“: Individual differences in predictive processing relate to successful episodic memory retrieval
15:40 – 16:40 Gina Kuperberg (invited talk)
How rational is the brain? – A probabilistic generative framework of language comprehension
18:30 – late Dinner
Saturday October 26
09:00 – 09:25 Natalia Levshina
Information-theoretic approaches to communicative efficiency: some controversial issues and open questions
09:25 – 09:50 Stefania Degaetano-Ortlieb, Yuri Bizzoni, Peter Fankhauser and Elke Teich
A communicative perspective on conventionalization in diachronic language change
09:50 – 10:15 Carolyn Anderson and Brian Dillon
Taking other perspectives into account: an RSA model of perspectival reasoning
10:15 – 10:45 Coffee
10:45 – 11:10 Silvia Radulescu, Efi Giannoupoulou, Sergey Avrutin and Frank Wijnen
Item bound vs category-based generalization. An entropy model
11:10 – 11:35 Christoph Aurnhammer and Stefan Frank
Evaluating information-theoretic measures of word prediction in naturalistic sentence reading
11:35 – 12:00 Jakub Dotlačil and Puck de Haan
Data-driven parsing in an adaptive cognitive architecture
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 13:25 Malathi Thothathiri
The effect of cue validity during input on sentence choice during output
13:25 – 14:25 Rory Turnbull (invited talk)
Phonetic reduction, natural selection and bounded rationality
14:25 – 14:30 Closing

Poster Session
Sylvie Saget
Preliminaries to Acceptance-based pragmatics
Pratik Bhandari, Vera Demberg and Jutta Kray
Age differences in language comprehension: older adults ‘predict more’ in a challenging listening condition
Ralf Naumann and Wiebke Petersen
An attempt at bridging the gap between semantics and neurolinguistics – a probabilistic event semantics for the Retrieval-Integration model
Erika Brandt, Bernd Möbius and Bistra Andreeva
Dynamic formant trajectories in German read speech: impact of predictability and prosody
Yuri Bizzoni, Elke Teich, Tom Juzek, Katrin Menzel and Heike Przybyl
Found in interpreting: Detection and analysis of translationese using computational language models
Sophia Voigtmann
Information density and the extraposition of German relative clauses
Sina Zarrieß
Modeling reference games with objects of unknown categories: a Bayesian decoder for zero-shot language generation
Jos Tellings
On the utility of conditional answers
Xudong Hong and Frances Yung
Pragmatically informative frame identification
Fabian Schlotterbeck
Vagueness and competition in the understanding of spatial prepositions