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Full Title: DGfS 2015 Workshop: Modelling Conditionality

Location: Leipzig, Germany
Start Date: 05-Mar-2015 - 06-Mar-2015
Contact: Eva Csipak
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting Description: Modelling conditionality

This workshop is part of the DGfS 2015 meeting in Leipzig.

Conditionals are a particularly interesting part of language because they
offer insight into the way humans reason about possibilities. While
analyses traditionally focus on the syntax and semantics of English
hypothetical conditionals, other languages employ different strategies to
talk about conditionality. Recently there has been an effort to broaden the
focus from modelling only English hypothetical conditionals to include
other languages, other types of conditionals (e.g. anankastics; relevance
conditionals; Imperative And/Or Declarative constructions), and insights
from language processing. Nonetheless modelling the interaction of
different types of conditionals with tense and mood remains a difficult
challenge to compositional semantics.

This workshop aims to provide a forum to discuss models for the syntax and
semantics of different conditional constructions in natural language
(particularly understudied languages, but also English and German), and to
challenge these models with experimental data.

Invited Speaker:

Kai von Fintel (MIT)


Ryan Bochnak (UC Berkeley)
Eva Csipak (Göttingen)
Linguistic Subfield: Pragmatics; Psycholinguistics; Semantics; Syntax; Typology
LL Issue: 25.2603

This is a session of the following meeting:
Annual Meeting 2015 of DGfS (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft)

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