METU Workshop on Conditional and Causal Reasoning (METU-WCCR)

Conditional and causal structures are a central aspect of human reasoning and language, and have been extensively studied in fields such as linguistics, psychology, and philosophy. However, there is still much to be learned about the semantics of conditionals as well as the development and processing of conditional structures in children.

We are pleased to announce a call for papers for the Middle East Technical University Workshop on Conditional and Causal Reasoning (METU WCCR), which will be hosted by Middle East Technical University Language and Cognitive Development Laboratory (METU LCDL). We aim to bring together researchers working on the semantics of conditional and causal structures as well as their processing by children and adult populations.

Keynote speakers

- Sabine Iatridou (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
- Magdalena Kaufmann (University of Connecticut)
- Stefan Kaufmann (University of Connecticut)
- Daniel Lassiter (University of Edinburgh)

Workshop Location: Gökova, Muğla-Türkiye

Call For Abstracts

We welcome submissions from a wide range of disciplines, including but not limited to linguistics, psychology, philosophy, and education. Potential topics may include:

- Semantics of conditionals and causal discourse markers
- Experimental studies of conditional and causal reasoning in children and adults
- The neural basis of conditional and causal reasoning
- The role of conditionals and causality in reasoning, decision-making, and problem-solving
- The relationship between conditionals, causality, logic, and other aspects of cognition
- Cross-linguistic variation in the expression and interpretation of conditionals

Abstract Format

Abstracts should be no more than 500 words (with an extra page for the references, tables/figures, and examples).

Important Dates 

Deadline for abstract submission: January 25, 2023.
Notification of acceptance: February 15, 2023.
Workshop date: March 22nd and 23rd, 2023.

Workshop Format: The workshop will be in a hybrid-format for the keynote speakers (some will join us online). Participants who do not have a presentation can join online or in person; all other presenters are expected to attend in person. Each presenter will have 20 minutes for their presentation followed by a 10-minute discussion.

Organizers: Duygu Özge, Ecenur Çağırıcı, Asuman Şimşek, Fatma Nur Öztürk, Alp Şehit, Enes Us

Funding: The workshop is funded by The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Türkiye (TÜBİTAK) by the “1001 - The Scientific and Technological Research Projects Funding Program” (Project No: 218K184).

Please send your abstracts in PDF format to

We look forward to receiving your submissions and to hosting you in Türkiye!


Contact person for the workshop is Ecenur Çağırıcı: