LINGUIST List 12.285

Fri Feb 2 2001

Calls: Choice Functions, Hispanic Linguistics

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  1. Klaus von Heusinger, Workshop on Choice Functions and Natural Language Semantics
  2. maria placencia, First UK Symposium on Hispanic Linguistics

Message 1: Workshop on Choice Functions and Natural Language Semantics

Date: Thu, 1 Feb 2001 21:51:40 +0100
From: Klaus von Heusinger <Klaus.Heusingeruni-konstanz.de>
Subject: Workshop on Choice Functions and Natural Language Semantics


		CHOICE FUNCTIONS AND NATURAL LANGUAGE SEMANTICS

			**Last Call for Papers**

			Deadline: 15. February 2001

	The workshop is part of the European Summerschool in Logic,
		Language and Information (ESSLLI) 2001 in Helsinki
			13. - 24. August 2001

ORGANISERS

Klaus von Heusinger, University Konstanz
Ruth Kempson, King's College, London
Wilfried Meyer-Viol, King's College, London


DESCRIPTION

Interest in the use of choice functions is increasing in formal
semantics.Their syntactic counterpart, the epsilon operator, was introduced
into meta-mathematics in the epsilon calculus of Hilbert and Bernays 1939,
which provides an explicit study of arbitrary names used as predicate logic
proof terms, the epsilon operator being a generalised iota operator
underpinning uses of both existential and universal quantification. Choice
functions provide a highly flexible semantic tool; yet as term-creating
operators, epsilon terms exhibit properties that are discrete from more
familiar quantifiers. With epsilon terms as part of the presumed logical
vocabulary for NL semantics, a number of phenomena can be analysed from a
new perspective:
eg scope phenomena of definite, indefinite NPs and wh-expressions, E-type
anaphora, and maximalisation effects in relative clauses. The goal of the
workshop is to bring together linguists/logicians who have addressed these
issues to explore applications of the epsilon calculus in NL
syntax/semantics.

GUEST SPEAKER

Donka Farkas
Lisa Matthewson
Yoad Winter

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

Abstracts are invited for fortyfive-minute talks (thirty minutes for
presentation plus fifteen minutes for discussion)

Please submit:
- a one-page abstract,

Electronic submissions are encouraged; abstracts should be attached in
plain text format or as Word files.


DEADLINE

All submissions must be received by 15th February 2001.

Send submissions to:

Klaus von Heusinger
FB Sprachwissenschaft
Universitaet Konstanz
Fach D 185
D-78457 Konstanz
Germany

Send abstracts by FAX to: +49 7531-88 -2741
or (preferably) by e-mail to: klaus.heusingeruni-konstanz.de

Notification of acceptance will be emailed by the end of February.


IMPORTANT DATES

15. February 2001: deadline for abstracts
End of February: notification of acceptance
13 - 17 August 2001 Workshop

More information on the Workshop-Homepage:

(please update your bookmark with:)
http://ling.uni-konstanz.de/pages/home/heusinger/konf-proj/ESSLLI/index.html


CONTACT ADDRESS
For further information about the upcoming ESSLLI 2001, please contact the
Organising Committee at

essllihelsinki.fi,

or write to

 ESSLLI 2001 Secretariat
 Ahti Pietarinen
 Department of Philosophy
 P.O. Box 24
 00014 Helsinki University
 Finland
http://www.helsinki.fi/esslli/
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Message 2: First UK Symposium on Hispanic Linguistics

Date: Fri, 2 Feb 2001 14:49:33 +0000 (GMT Standard Time)
From: maria placencia <m.placenciabbk.ac.uk>
Subject: First UK Symposium on Hispanic Linguistics



11-13 April 2002
FIRST UK SYMPOSIUM ON HISPANIC LINGUISTICS - FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS
Guildford, Surrey, UK
Areas: Pragmatics, Sociolinguistics, Conversation Analysis
Abstracts deadline: 1 October 2001
Info: http://www.surrey.ac.uk/LIS/Spanish/simposio.html

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