Papers & Presentations

The following is a list of lab-related presentation and publication activities.

[currently not entirely up to date – for most up to date papers and presentations by Florian Schwarz, see his webpage and CV.

Recent and Upcoming Presentations

2014 [Lynda Kennedy, Jacopo Romoli, Florian Schwarz, Cory Bill, Stephen Crain, and Raf- faella Folli] Scalar Implicatures vs Presuppositions: the view from Broca’s aphasia. Talk to be presented at NELS 45, MIT.

2014 Domain Restriction for Definite Descriptions – An Experimental Perspective. Talk to be presented at panel on ‘Computational and experimental approaches to reference and anaphoric inference’, AMPRA 2, UCLA.

2014 [Florian Schwarz, Jacopo Romoli, and Cory Bill], Scalar Implicature Processing: Slowly Accepting the Truth (Literally). Talk to be presented at Sinn und Bedeutung 19, Georg- August-Universitaet Goettingen.

2014: Presuppositions are Fast, whether Hard or Soft – Evidence from the visual world. Proceedings of SALT 24, pp. 1-22. [Also seetalk slides and CUNY 27 poster.] (Abstract)

2014. Amy Goodwin Davies and Guðrún Björg Gylfadóttir. On the processing of ‘before’- and ‘after’- clauses: Investigating asymmetries in veridicality. Poster presented at PLC 38. (abstract)

2014. [Cory Bill, Jacopo Romoli, Florian Schwarz and Stephen Crain.] Presuppositions and Implicatures in Acquisition. Talk presented at PLC 38. (Abstract)

2014. [Florian Schwarz and Dan Grodner] Pragmatic narrowing in reference resolution: Domain restriction & perspective taking.Poster presented at CUNY 27, OSU, Columbus, OH.

2014. Soft and hard presupposition triggers are fast in online processing. Poster presented at CUNY 27, OSU, Columbus, OH.

2014. [Cory Bill, Jacopo Romoli, Florian Schwarz and Stephen Crain] Indirect scalar implicatures are neither scalar implicatures nor presuppositions (or both). Poster presented at CUNY 27, OSU, Columbus, OH.

February 2014 Experimental Investigations of Presuppositions – A progress report Invited talk at Linguistic Evidence 14(University of Tuebingen)

2013 Jacopo Romoli. Indirect scalar implicatures are neither scalar implicatures nor presuppositions (or both), invited talk at UCL, London, October the 23rd, 2013

2013. Jacopo Romoli. Not all inferences are the same: an experimental comparison of indirect scalar implicatures with direct scalar implicatures and presuppositions (with Cory Bill, Florian Schwarz, and Stephen Crain)

  • invited talk at University of Ulster, October 4th, 2013
  • invited talk at University of Milan Bicocca, September 6th, 2013

2013. Dimka Atanassov. Priming “some” with “might”:
eye movement evidence for interference effects across different scalar implicature triggers. Talk presented at CUSP 6, UC Berkeley

2013. [Florian Schwarz and Jacopo Romoli] An Experimental Comparison between Presuppositions and Indirect Scalar Implicatures. Talk to be presented at Sinn und Bedeutung 18, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain.

2013. [Christopher Ahern and Jon Stevens] How Uniqueness Guides Definite Description Processing
PLC 37, University of Pennsylvania [abstract]

2013. Weak Definites and Kinds of Events. Talk presented at the Workshop on the Syntax and Semantics of Pseduo-Incorporation at the 35th Annual Conference of the German Linguistic Society, Potsdam, Germany.

2012. Presupposition Projection in Online Processing – Negation and Conditionals [joint work with Sonja Tiemann]. Colloquium at the University of Maryland, 10/26; Colloquium at Georgetown University; 11/16.

2012. The Path of Presupposition Projection in Processing – The Case of Conditionals. Talk presented at Sinn und Bedeutung 17, ENS, Paris (Slides, Poster version)

2012. Maximality and Definite Plurals. Poster presented at Sinn und Bedeutung 17, ENS, Paris

2012. On the processing of “might” [Dimka Atanassov, Florian Schwarz and John Trueswell] Talk presented at PLC. [see paper ]

2012. Domain Restriction and Discourse Structure – Evidence from Processing. Poster presented at the 25th CUNY Sentence Processing Conference

2012. Presuppositions and Projection in Processing. [Florian Schwarz and Sonja Tiemann] Talk presented at CUNY 25. (see relatedAmsterdam Colloquium paper)

2012. The collective bias? Using eye movements to examine collective vs. distributive interpretations of plural sets [Christine Boylan, Dimka Atanassov, Florian Schwarz and John Trueswell]. Poster presented at CUNY 25.

2012. On the processing of epistemic modals [Dimka Atanassov, Florian Schwarz and John Trueswell]. Poster presented at CUNY 25.

2011. Presupposition Processing – The Case of German wieder. [Florian Schwarz and Sonja Tiemann]. Talk at the Amsterdam Colloquium 2011. (see paper)

2011. A matter of Ambiguity [Christine Boylan, Dimka Atanassaov, Florian Schwarz, and John Trueswell]. Talk presented at the 4th Biennial Conference of Experimental Pragmatics, Barcelona, Spain.

Recent Papers & Publications

2014. [Florian Schwarz and Sonja Tiemann] Presupposition Projection in Online Processing (revised version)

In Progress. Experimental Perspectives on Presuppositions. Edited volume, under contract for Springer’s Studies in Theoretical Psycholinguistics Series. Submissions include the following lab-related contributions:

2013. [Jon Stevens] Information Structure, Grammar & Strategy in Discourse. PhD thesis, University of Pennsylvania.

2013. False but slow: Evaluating statements with non-referring definites (revised version; submitted)

2013. The Path of Presupposition Projection in Processing – The Case of Conditionals. [Florian Schwarz and Sonja Tiemann]Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 17, E. Chemla, V. Homer, G. Winterstein (eds), pp. 527-544

2013. Maximality and Definite Plurals – Experimental Evidence. Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 17, E. Chemla, V. Homer, G. Winterstein (eds), pp. 509-526.

2013. How weak and how definite are Weak Definites? (pre-final draft; to appear in a volume on Weak Referentiality, edited by Ana Aguilar-Guevara, Bert Le Bruyn, and Joost Zwarts, to be published in the Linguistics Today series of John Benjamins)

2013. Different Types of Definites Crosslinguistically. Language and Linguistics Compass Volume 7, Issue 10, pages 534–559 (pre-final draft)

2012. [Dimka Atanassov, Florian Schwarz, and John Trueswell] On the processing of might. Proceedings of PLC 19, UPenn Working Papers in Linguistics 19.1. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania.

2012. Presupposition Processing – The Case of German wieder. [Florian Schwarz and Sonja Tiemann]. Post-Proceedings of the Amsterdam Colloquium 2011 (pre-print version)

2012. Situation pronouns in Determiner Phrases. (Online First) Natural Language Semantics (DOI: 10.1007/s11050-012-9086-1)