All times are Berlin / Amsterdam times. The workshop will take place in a Gather environment, talks will be embedded Zoom meetings. Follow the links for abstracts.

Day 1: 13th September 2021

9:00 - 9:10 Opening
9:10 - 10:10 Keynote 1: Markus Bader. Missing VPs in Comprehension and Production (abstract) 
10:10 - 10:30 Break
  Session 1: Speech-to-song, gender agreement
Chair: Anna Czypionka
10:30 - 11:00 Linguistic structure and listener traits modulate the "speech-to-song illusion". Tamara Rathcke, Simone Falk, Simone Dalla Bella (abstract)
11:00 - 11:30 The role of syncretism in agreement attraction. Natalia Slioussar (abstract)
11:30 - 12:00 Processing multiple dependencies: Predicates' and reflexive pronouns' agreement features. Maayan Keshev, Mandy Cartner, Aya Meltzer-Asscher (abstract)
12:00 - 13:00 Poster session 1 (details below)
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch break
  Session 2: Negative polarity items
Chair: Ian Cunnings
14:00 - 14:30 Processing two negative polarity items in Chinese. Fei Yuan, Shaohua Fang (abstract)
14:30 - 15:00 Lexical variation in the illusory licensing of negative polarity items in german. Juliane Schwabe, Mingya Liu (abstract)
15:00 - 15:30 Illicit scope interpretations are not the cause of NPI illusions. They might be a consequence. Hanna Muller, Iria de Dios Flores, Colin Phillips (abstract)
15:30 - 16:00 Break
16:00 - 17:00 Keynote 2: Colin Phillips. Garbage in, garbage out? Linguistic illusions in comprehension and production. (abstract)
18:00 - 20:00 Social time (Gathertown)

Poster session 1:

                          Testing linguistic illusions with obligatory relatives in German. Mingya Liu, Andreas Blümel, Juliane Schwab. (abstract

Implicit causality and structural biases in pronoun ambiguity resolution: an eye-tracking study. Sara Košutar, Gordana Hržica. (abstract


Evidence for early application of Binding Theory and late intrusion effects. Arild Hestvik, Myung Hye Yoo. (abstract


Influences of word order and meaning reversal on the depth charge illusion. Dario Paape. (abstract


When and where did it happen? Adjuncts are recalled worse than arguments immediately after reading a sentence. Jan Chromý, Sonja Vojvodic. (abstract

Day 2: 14th September 2021

  Session 3: Multilingual aspects, prediction
Chair: Theo Marinis
9:00 - 9:30 Predicting a noun based on adjective meaning: an eye-tracking study. Michela Redolfi (abstract)
9:30 - 10:00 Trans-paradigmatic syncretism of case affixed triggers grammaticality illusions. Natalia Slioussar, Daria Chernova, Svetlana Alexeeva, Natalia Cherepovskaia (abstract)
10:00 - 10:30 Illusions in bilingual gender predictions. Sol Lago, Kate Stone, Elise Oltrogge (abstract)
10:30 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 12:00 Keynote 3: Ian Cunnings. Semantic Illusions During Sentence Processing (abstract)
12:00 - 13:00 Poster session 2 (details below)
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch break
  Session 4: Number agreement, missing VP
Chair: Markus Bader
14:00 - 14:30 Subject-verb inversion in Spanish sheds light on the source of the missing VP illusion. Claudia Pañeda, Sol Lago (abstract)
14:30 - 15:00 Not all core attractors attract: The role of filler status in agreement attraction effects. Myung Hye Yoo, Rebecca Tollan (abstract)
15:00 - 15:30 Agreement attraction in grammatical sentences does arise, but only in the good-enough processing mode. Anna Laurinavichyute, Titus von der Malsburg (abstract)
15:30 - 16:00 Break
16:00 - 17:00 Keynote 4: Julie Franck. Are grammatical illusions illusions? (abstract)
17:00 - 18:00 General discussion
18:00 - 18:10 Concluding remarks, goodbye - followed by time for further informal discussion for those interested

Poster session 2


Reliance on good-enough processing across the lifespan. Anastasya Lopukhina, Anna Laurinavichyute, Svetlana Malyutina. (abstract)


Prediction illusion due to retrieval interference: a computational model. Umesh Patil, Sol Lago. (abstract


Mental simulation of the illusory and the factual in negation processing; Norbert Vanek, Ana Matić. (abstract


Discourse Illusions in L1 and L2. Clare Patterson. (abstract


Grammaticality illusions as a window onto L2 processing mechanisms. Natalia Slioussar, Natalia Cherepovskaia, Elizaveta Reutova. (abstract)