Dario Paape

lastname at uni-potsdam.de
+49-(0)331-977-2351

Universität Potsdam
Department Linguistik
Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 24-25
D-14476 Potsdam

Dario


About me

I am a postdoctoral researcher in Shravan Vasishth's lab at the University of Potsdam. I am the PI of the DFG-funded project BUTTON, which investigates the interplay between metacognitive awareness and selective regressions during reading.

My interests include, among many others, variations of "good enough" processing, effects of task demands in psycholinguistic experiments, and illusions of grammaticality/sense. It's also not the case that I haven't recently become less uninterested in the processing of multiple negation.

I am an active contributor to the projects "C02: Limits of Variability in Interpretation" (PIs: Alexander Koller and Malte Zimmermann) and "B03: Modelling the interaction between eye-movement control and parsing processes" (PIs: Ralf Engbert and Shravan Vasishth) within SFB 1287 - Limits of Variability in Language, funded by the DFG.

I taught a course about "good-enough" sentence processing at ESSLLI 2019 in Riga. The course page is here.

My Shiny app for computing illusory power for imaginary statistical interactions is here.

My full CV is available on request.


Unpublished manuscripts

Dario Paape, Serine Avetisyan, Sol Lago, and Shravan Vasishth. Modeling misretrieval and feature substitution in agreement attraction: A computational evaluation. Submitted, 2020. preprint
Paula Lissón, Dorothea Pregla, Bruno Nicenboim, Dario Paape, Mick L. van het Nederend, Frank Burchert, Nicole Stadie, David Caplan, and Shravan Vasishth. A computational evaluation of two models of retrieval processes in sentence processing in aphasia. Submitted, 2020. preprint


Publications and accepted manuscripts

Dario Paape, Shravan Vasishth, and Titus von der Malsburg. Quadruplex negatio invertit? The on-line processing of depth charge sentences. Accepted, Journal of Semantics. 2020. preprint
Dario Paape, Barbara Hemforth, and Shravan Vasishth. Processing of ellipsis with garden-path antecedents in French and German: Evidence from eye tracking. PLOS ONE, 13(6). 2018. link data & code
Dario Paape, Bruno Nicenboim, and Shravan Vasishth. Does antecedent complexity affect ellipsis processing? An empirical investigation. Glossa, 2(1). 2017. link data & code appendices
Dario Paape. Filling the silence: Reactivation, not reconstruction. Frontiers in Psychology, 27(7). 2016. draft link data & code
Dario Paape and Shravan Vasishth. Local coherence and preemptive digging-in effects in German. Language and Speech, 59(3):387–403. 2016.  draft data & code


Proceedings papers

Dario Paape and Malte Zimmermann. Conditionals on crutches: Expanding the modal horizon. Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 24. 2020. paper
Dario Paape. Reanalyzed antecedents in German sluicing. Proceedings of TL/MAPLL, August 12–13, 2014, Tokyo, Japan.


Conference talks

Paula Lissón, Dorothea Pregla, Dario Paape, Bruno Nicenboim, Nicole Stadie, Frank Burchert, and Shravan Vasishth. Computational models of retrieval processes in sentence comprehension in aphasia. Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing (AMLaP), September 3–5, 2020, Potsdam, Germany. abstract
Dario Paape. Reanalyzed antecedents in German sluicing. TL/MAPLL, August 12–13, 2014, Tokyo, Japan.
Dario Paape, Shravan Vasishth, and Titus von der Malsburg. Local coherence and digging-in effects in German. 26th Annual CUNY Sentence Processing Conference, March 21–23, 2013, Columbia, SC.


Poster presentations

Dario Paape. Too strong to eliminate or negate is surely no illusion. Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing (AMLaP), September 3–5, 2020, Potsdam, Germany. poster
Himanshu Yadav, Garrett Smith, Dario Paape, and Shravan Vasishth. Modeling individual differences in sentence comprehension. Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing (AMLaP), September 3–5, 2020, Potsdam, Germany. poster
Dario Paape and Malte Zimmermann. Conditionals on crutches: Expanding the modal horizon. Sinn und Bedeutung 24, September 4–6, 2019, Osnabrück, Germany. poster
Dario Paape and Shravan Vasishth. The problem of illusory power for imaginary interactions. Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing (AMLaP), September 6–8, 2019, Moscow, Russia. poster
Dario Paape, Serine Avetisyan, Sol Lago, and Shravan Vasishth. Modeling misretrieval and feature substitution in agreement attraction. Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing (AMLaP), September 6–8, 2019, Moscow, Russia. poster
Dario Paape, Shravan Vasishth, and Ralf Engbert. Can local coherence effects lead to illusions of grammaticality? Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing (AMLaP), September 6–8, 2019, Moscow, Russia. poster
Paula Lissón, Mick van het Nederend, Dorothea Pregla, Bruno Nicenboim, Shravan Vasishth, and Dario Paape. Competing models of retrieval in sentence processing: The case of aphasia. Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing (AMLaP), September 6–8, 2019, Moscow, Russia. poster
Paula Lissón, Bruno Nicenboim, Shravan Vasishth, and Dario Paape. Models of retrieval in sentence comprehension in aphasia. StanCon 2019, Cambridge, UK. poster
Dario Paape and Shravan Vasishth. Meaning reversal in multiply negated sentences − New evidence from two tasks. Workshop on Psycholinguistic and Computational Perspectives on Non-Compositional Meaning in Phrases, November 29–30, 2018, Tübingen, Germany. poster
Dario Paape and Shravan Vasishth. A verbal illusion without the verb: Derailed compositional interpretation in sentence completions. Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing (AMLaP), September 6–8, 2018, Berlin, Germany. poster
Dario Paape and Shravan Vasishth. On-line processing of "depth charge" sentences: No evidence for working memory overload. 30th Annual CUNY Sentence Processing Conference, March 29–31, 2017, Cambridge, MA. poster
Dario Paape, Barbara Hemforth, and Shravan Vasishth. Ellipsis with garden-path antecedents in French. 29th Annual CUNY Sentence Processing Conference, March 3–5, 2016, Gainesville, FL. poster
also presented at Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing (AMLaP), September 1–3, 2016, Bilbao, Spain.
Dario Paape, Bruno Nicenboim, and Shravan Vasishth. Antecedent ambiguity and ellipsis: Testing the reactivation account. Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing (AMLaP), September 3–5, 2015, Valletta, Malta. poster
Dario Paape. A reactivation advantage for sluicing antecedents in German. 28th Annual CUNY Sentence Processing Conference, March 19–21, 2015, Los Angeles, CA. poster


Education

Dr. phil. in Cognitive Science,
University of Potsdam 
Dissertation topic: "Antecedent complexity effects on ellipsis processing" link
Advisors: Shravan Vasishth and Reinhold Kliegl
Grade: "summa cum laude"
MSc in Linguistics,
University of Potsdam
Thesis topic: "Local coherence and digging-in effects in German"
Advisors: Shravan Vasishth and Titus von der Malsburg
Grade: 1,0 ("with distinction")
BSc in Linguistics,
University of Potsdam
Thesis topic: "Focus as a conventional implicature and a case study on Romanian"
Advisors: Stavros Skopeteas and Malte Zimmermann
Grade: 1,2 ("with distinction")


Grants and scholarships

DFG research grant for project BUTTON, funded for three years. 2019. 338.465 €
Mobility grant. Laboratoire d'excellence Empirical Foundations of Linguistics — EFL. 2015. 4000 €


Teaching

Sample teaching evaluation (in German)

Winter 2019/20Breaking the rules? "Good-enough" processing and related phenomena
Introduction to statistical data analysis
Summer 2019Breaking the rules? "Good-enough" processing and related phenomena (@ESSLLI 2019, Riga)
Introduction to statistics
Empirical methods in linguistics
Winter 2018/19Breaking the rules? "Good-enough" processing and related phenomena
Computational models of sentence processing
Summer 2018Empirical methods in linguistics
Winter 2017/18Computational models of sentence processing
Summer 2017Computational models of sentence processing
Empirical methods in linguistics
Winter 2016/17Language processing in multilinguals
Summer 2016Empirical methods in linguistics
Winter 2015/16Breaking the rules? "Good-enough" processing and related phenomena
Summer 2015Empirical methods in linguistics
Winter 2014/15Predictions and retrieval processes in parsing
Summer 2014Serial and parallel parsing
Winter 2013/14Language processing and working memory: Effects of decay and similarity-based interference