LINGUIST List 12.796

Thu Mar 22 2001

Calls: Temporality and Discourse Context

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  1. Tim Fernando, Temporality and Discourse Context

Message 1: Temporality and Discourse Context

Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2001 12:50:15 GMT
From: Tim Fernando <>
Subject: Temporality and Discourse Context


Temporality and Discourse Context: Dynamic and Modal Approaches
Dundee, Scotland, 30 July 2001 (co-located with CONTEXT '01)

The aim of the workshop is to provide a forum for recent work on aspect, 
tense, and causality, and their relation to discourse context, conceived 
locally and globally. Reports are particularly encouraged of formal 
approaches from dynamic and modal perspectives that have proved useful 
in discourse-level semantics (information and discourse structure) and 
temporal semantic analyses of verbs, adverbs, nouns, quantification and 
intensionality. Logical and computational investigations of the role 
notions of event[uality] and/or situation play in shaping context (and 
interpretation) are solicited. 

We envisage a meeting with an invited keynote address and between 6 to 8 
apers, from linguists, philosophers and cognitive/computer scientists 
working on formalization of dialogue, planning, knowledge representation, 
AI and computational applications. 

 Dorit Abusch, Cornell
 David Beaver, Stanford 
 Patrick Blackburn, Nancy
 Tim Fernando, Dublin (organizer)
 Ruth Kempson, London
 Alex Lascarides, Edinburgh
 Mark Steedman, Edinburgh 
 Rich Thomason, Michigan
 Bonnie Webber, Edinburgh

Please email two-page abstracts (.ps, .pdf or ascii) to 
by May 7th (Monday). Notification can be expected before June 8th. (Email 
workshop inquiries to Tim.) A special issue of Language and Computation
is projected, based on the workshop. 

Immediately after it, in Edinburgh, is the annual Cog Sci meeting (1-4 Aug).

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