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  1. werning, Compositionality, Concepts and Cognition
  2. pires, North American Undergraduate Linguistics Conference

Message 1: Compositionality, Concepts and Cognition

Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2003 13:56:29 +0000
From: werning <>
Subject: Compositionality, Concepts and Cognition

Compositionality, Concepts and Cognition 
Short Title: CoCoCo2004

Date: 28-Feb-2004 - 03-Mar-2004
Location: D�sseldorf, Germany
Contact: Markus Werning
Contact Email: 

Meeting URL:

Linguistic Sub-field: Semantics ,Psycholinguistics ,Philosophy of
Language ,Neurolinguistics ,Cognitive Science 
Call Deadline:10-Dec-2003

Meeting Description: Compositionality, Concepts and Cognition An
Interdisciplinary Conference in Cognitive Science


The conference on compositionality is to take place at Heinrich Heine
University D�sseldorf, Germany, from February 28 to March 3, 2004.

Compositionality is a key feature of structured representational
systems, be they linguistic, mental or neuronal. A system of
representations is called compositional just in case the semantic
values of complex representations are determined by the semantic
values of their parts.

The conference brings together internationally renowned scholars from
various disciplines of the cognitive sciences, including philosophers,
psychologists, linguists, computer scientists and neuro
scientists. The speakers will address the issue of compositionality
from very different perspectives. It is the aim of the conference to
further the exchange of views on compositionality across the
disciplines and to explore the implications and condition of
compositionality as a property of representational systems in the
study of language, mind and brain.


The list of invited plenary speakers includes Johannes Brandl, Henry
Brighton, Daniel Cohnitz, Andreas K. Engel, Lila Gleitman, Terry
Horgan, Theo Janssen, Hannes Leitgeb, Sebastian L�bner, Edouard
Machery, Alexander Maye, Brian McLaughlin, C. Ulises Moulines, Jeff
Pelletier, Martina Penke, Jesse Prinz, Gabriel Sandu, Richard Schantz,
Oliver Scholz, Ricarda Schubotz, Gerhard Schurz, Markus Werning, Gert
Westermann, Edward Wisniewski, and Dieter Wunderlich.


The conference is the result of a co-operation between the Institut
Jean Nicod, the University Paris-Sorbonne, the Ecole Normale
Superieure in France and Heinrich Heine University D�sseldorf in

Its is organized by

- Markus Werning, Department of Philosophy, Heinrich Heine University
and Center for Language, Logic, and Information, D�sseldorf;
- Edouard Machery, Department of Philosophy, Sorbonne, Paris, and
Max-Planck-Institute for Human Development, Berlin;
- Gerhard Schurz, Department of Philosophy, Heinrich Heine University,


- Daniel Andler, Department of Philosophiy, Sorbonne, Paris, and
Department of Cognitive Studies, ENS-Ulm, Paris;
- Peter Carruthers, Department of Philosophy, University of Maryland;
- James Hampton, Department of Psychology, City University London;
- Douglas Medin, Department of Psychology, Northwestern University,
- Jesse Prinz, Department of Philosophy, University of North Carolina,
- Francois Recanati, Institut Jean-Nicod, Centre National de la
Recherche Scientifique, Paris;
- Phil Schlenker, Department of Linguistics, University of California,
Los Angeles, and Institut Jean-Nicod, Centre National de la Recherche
Scientifique, Paris;
- Dag Westerstahl, Department of Philosophy, University of Gotenborg.


The programme committee invites researchers in the cognitive sciences
(philosophy, psychology, neuroscience, computer science, linguistics,
etc.) to present their work on compositionality at the conference. The
deadline for paper submission is December 10, 2003.

Only a limited number of oral and poster presentations can be
accepted. Papers should fit into the overall programme of the
conference and should be accessible to an interdisciplinary
audience. Oral presentations are 20 minutes plus 10 minutes

To submit a paper, please send in an extended abstract of about 1500
words using the online submission form on the conference homepage:

In exceptional cases, hardcopy submission is also possible at: 

c/o Markus Werning 
Chair of Theoretical Philosophy 
Heinrich-Heine-University D�sseldorf 
Universit�tsstr. 1 
D-40225 D�sseldorf, Germany 

All submitted abstracts will be reviewed. The corresponding author
will be notified about acceptance by January 15, 2004. Submissions
must be received by December 10, 2003. The presenting author(s) must
register for the conference after notification of acceptance.


The conference is sponsored by the Fritz Thyssen Foundation.


Please address any questions to
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Message 2: North American Undergraduate Linguistics Conference

Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2003 21:26:46 +0000
From: pires <>
Subject: North American Undergraduate Linguistics Conference

North American Undergraduate Linguistics Conference 
Short Title: NAULC 2003

Date: 10-OCT-03 - 10-OCT-03
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America
Contact: Sarah Thomason
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Sub-field: General Linguistics 
Call Deadline: 31-MAY-03

Meeting Description:
North American Undergraduate Linguistics Conference (NAULC),
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor,
Oct 10, 2003
North American Undergraduate Linguistics Conference (NAULC)
Friday, October 10, 2003

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Professor Lila Gleitman, University of Pennsylvania


8:30-9:00: Registration & coffee

9:00-9:10: Greetings & opening remarks

9:10-9:40: Anne Schonhardt & Shannon Clarkin (Truman State
 University),'WHO ARE YOU?: Perceptions of 
	 pseudo-generic 2nd person pronoun'

9:40-10:10: Andrew Fink (Carleton College),
 'Towards a functional explanation of 'ver': a terminal,
 directional prefix in German?'

10:10-10:40: Joseph Frazee (Ohio State University),
 'On the role of entity-typing in automatic pronoun

10:40-11:00: Coffee break

11:00-11:30: Vera Gribanov (Brandeis University),
 'The status of the Russian interrogative marker 'li':
		 Prosody, syntax, or semantics?'

11:30-12:00: Judy Tsang & Aaron Ohlrogge (University of Michigan),
 '''Nobody ever does this'': Hyperbole in academic speech'

12:00-1:30: Lunch

1:30-2:00: Nassira Nicola (Harvard University),
 'The silent creole: Language contact and the origins
	 of American Sign Language'

2:00-2:30: Adrienne E. Muncy (Eastern Michigan University),
 Implications of intralingual diversity in minority
 language maintenance: the example of Sorbian'

2:30-3:00: Laura Walikainen (Michigan Technological University),
 'You're not from around here, hey?'

3:00-3:30: Coffee break

3:30-4:00: Heather Ryan (Truman State University),
 'Age: sociolinguistic or historical variable?'

4:00-4:30: Erica Miao (University of Pennsylvania),
 ' ''To be'' or not ''to be'': Development of the Jamaican
		 Creole copula'

4:30-5:00: Vanessa Armoogum (Sorbonne),
 'The copula in Mauritian Creole'

5:00-5:15: Coffee break

5:15-6:15: INVITED TALK: Lila Gleitman, University of Pennsylvania
 'How children learn words'

6:45- ?? Party, with dinner, for NAULC & MLS attendees

Registration will be free, and we hope to find free crash space for
students, but speakers and other attendees will need to pay their own
travel expenses.Requests for crash space should be sent to

Attendees are also welcome to attend the Michigan Linguistic Society
(MLS) Annual Meeting on the next day, Saturday October 11, at the
University of Michigan. The invited speaker for MLS is Ray Jackendoff
(Brandeis University), who will speak on ' 'The conceptual structure
and syntactic linking of perception verbs', see for the full MLS program.

More information about the Conference, including lodging and
transportation, can be found at:

Questions? Send email to <> or to Sally Thomason
<>, or call the Linguistics Department at
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