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Confs: Cognitive Science/Semantics/Paris, France

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  1. werning, New Aspects of Compositionality 2004

Message 1: New Aspects of Compositionality 2004

Date: Tue, 4 May 2004 06:52:32 -0400 (EDT)
From: werning <>
Subject: New Aspects of Compositionality 2004

New Aspects of Compositionality 2004 
Short Title: NAC 

Date: 18-Jun-2004 - 20-Jun-2004
Location: Paris, France
Contact: Edouard Machery
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL: 

Linguistic Sub-field: Semantics, Cognitive Science

Meeting Description:

New Aspects of Compositionality
An Interdisciplinary Conference in Cognitive Science 
Paris, France
June 18 to June 20, 2004 


The conference New Aspects of Compositionality is to take place at the
University of Paris-Sorbonne and at the Ecole Normale Sup�rieure,
France, from June 18 to June 20, 2004. It continues an earlier
conference in D�sseldorf.

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 neuroscientists. 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.

More information can be found at the conference website:


The list of invited speakers includes Denis Bonnay (University of
Paris I), Tim Fernando (Trinity College, Dublin), Laleh Ghadakpour and
Jean-Louis Dessalles (ENST, Paris), James Hampton (City University,
London), Wilfrid Hodges (University of London), James Hurford
(University of Edimburgh), Pierre Jacob (Institut Jean-Nicod), Peter
Pagin (University of Stockohlm), Paul Pietroski (University of
Maryland), Fran�ois R�canati (Institut Jean-Nicod), Gerhard Schurz
(Heinrich Heine University D�sseldorf), Dag Westerstahl (University
of Goteborg) and Markus Werning (Heinrich Heine University


The conference is the result of cooperation between the Institut
Jean-Nicod, the University of Paris-Sorbonne, the Ecole Normale
Superieure in France and Heinrich Heine University of D�sseldorf in
Germany. It is supported by the RESCIF.

Its is organized by
- Edouard Machery, Department of Philosophy, Sorbonne, Paris, Insitut
Jean-Nicod, Paris and Max-Planck-Institute for Human Development,
- Markus Werning, Department of Philosophy, Heinrich Heine University
and Center for Language, Logic, and Information, D�sseldorf;


- Daniel Andler, Department of Philosophy, 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;
- Philippe 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.
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