Linguistic Evidence 2016

Empirical, theoretical and computational perspectives

Hosted by the SFB 833 'The Construction of Meaning'
University of Tübingen, Germany


18th to 20th February 2016




Invited Speakers:

Harald R. Baayen (University of Tübingen)

Mante Nieuwland (University of Edinburgh)

Christiane von Stutterheim (University of Heidelberg)

Tessa Warren (University of Pittsburgh)




Special Session
Semantics and pragmatics interface phenomena – theory building and testing
The distinction between semantic and pragmatic components of meaning and the identification of their respective contributions towards sentence-level interpretation is a very active field of study in current linguistics. As our understanding has advanced, it has become apparent that the two processes of meaning determination are linked in more complex ways than had been imagined, so that more sophisticated data is required in order to make advances. There is accordingly e.g. a lot of experimental research in this domain.


The Linguistic Evidence conference series is a meeting place for linguists who wish to improve the empirical adequacy of linguistic theory and linguistic analysis. A central aim is to more closely integrate data-driven and theory-driven approaches to the study of language systems, language behaviour, and language functions. Interdisciplinary work in which linguistics cooperate with academics in adjacent fields is particularly welcome. The first Linguistic Evidence was held in 2004, the 2016 conference will be the eighth conference.

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Organisation: Sam Featherston