LINGUIST List 14.3555

Mon Dec 22 2003

Calls: Computational Ling/France; Logic/France

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  1. djamal benslimane, 6th International Conference on Flexible Query Answering Systems
  2. Bart Geurts, Implicature and Conversational Meaning

Message 1: 6th International Conference on Flexible Query Answering Systems

Date: 16-Dec-2003
From: djamal benslimane <>
Subject: 6th International Conference on Flexible Query Answering Systems

6th International Conference on Flexible Query Answering Systems
24-Jun-2004 - 26-Jun-2004
Lyon, France

The FQAS 2004 website is now open for submission of abstracts and


Abstract submission: December 28, 2003
Paper submission: January 4, 2004
Notification: February 18, 2004
Camera ready submission: March 20, 2004

A selected number of FQAS 2004 accepted papers will be expanded and
revised for possible inclusion in Journal of Intelligent Information
Systems by Kluwer, Information Processing & Management by Elsevier,
and Journal of Logic, Language and Information by Kluwer.

Djamal Benslimane
Laboratoire LIRIS
IUT A Informatique
Universit� Claude Bernard Lyon 
1 B�timent Nautibus 
8, boulevard Niels Bohr
69622 Villeurbanne cedex

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Message 2: Implicature and Conversational Meaning

Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2003 16:55:25 +0100
From: Bart Geurts <>
Subject: Implicature and Conversational Meaning


Implicature and Conversational Meaning

16-Aug-2004 - 20Aug-2004
Nancy, France

Organised as part of the European Summer School on Logic, Language and

ESSLLI 2004 ( 9-20 August, 2004 in Nancy

Workshop Organizers:
Bart Geurts (
Rob van der Sandt (

Workshop Purpose:
The central notion that dominated linguistic pragmatics since the
early seventies is Grice's notion of conversational implicature. It
is based on the insight that, by means of general principles of
rational communication, we may convey more with the use of a sentence
than just its conventional meaning. What is actually conveyed depends
on the utterance situation, the linguistic context, and the goals and
preferences of the interlocutors. Hence, what is actually meant may
deviate in various ways from what is literally said. Over the last few
years there is a renewed interest in Gricean pragmatics from different
theoretical perspectives. This comprises work in a dynamic framework,
non-monotonic reasoning, and optimality and game theoretic approaches.
The workshop aims to provide a forum for advanced PhD students and
researchers to present and discuss their work with colleagues and
researchers who work in the broad subject areas represented at ESSLLI.

Submission details:
Authors are invited to submit a 2-page abstract before March 5, 2004.
The following formats are accepted: pdf, (plain) latex, and rtf.
Please send your submission electronically to:

Submissions will be reviewed by the workshop's programme committee,
which consists of Reinhard Blutner (Amsterdam), Gennaro Chierchia
(Milan), Larry Horn (Yale), Francois Recanati (Paris), and the

Local Arrangements:
All workshop participants are required to register for ESSLLI. The
registration fee for authors presenting a paper will be the same as
the early student/workshop speaker registration fee.

Important Dates:
Submissions: March 5, 2004
Notification: April 19, 2004
ESSLLI early registration: May 1, 2004
Preliminary programme: April 23, 2004
Final programme: June 25, 2004
Workshop: August 16-20, 2004
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