The first Experiments in Linguistic Meaning (ELM) conference, co-organized by ILST faculty Florian Schwarz and Anna Papafragou, was hosted virtually by the University of Pennsylvania, September 16-18, 2020. The schedule is available here. The conference is dedicated to the experimental study of linguistic meaning broadly construed, with a focus on theoretical issues in semantics and pragmatics, their interplay with other components of the grammar, their relation to language processing and acquisition, as well as their connections to human cognition and computation. The second ELM conference is scheduled to be held at Penn in June 2022. Thanks to MindCORE’s Integrated Language Sciences and Technology (ILST) Initiative for supporting the conference!

-Anna Papafragou