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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: 25.3296

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

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