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Message 1: 8th Symposium on Logic and Language

Date: Sat, 22 May 2004 04:51:59 -0400 (EDT)
From: rakosigy <rakosigydelfin.unideb.hu>
Subject: 8th Symposium on Logic and Language

8th Symposium on Logic and Language 
Short Title: LoLa8 

Date: 26-Aug-2004 - 28-Aug-2004
Location: Debrecen, Hungary
Contact: Gyorgy Rakosi
Contact Email: lola8lola8.unideb.hu 
Meeting URL: http://lola8.unideb.hu 

Linguistic Sub-field: General Linguistics 
Call Deadline: 15-Mar-2004 


Meeting Description:

The Eighth Symposium on Logic and Language will be held in Debrecen
from 26th to 29th of August, 2004. The Symposium is organised by the
Linguistics Department and the Philosophy Department of the University
of Debrecen, in conjunction with the Research Institute for
Linguistics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (Budapest).

The 2004 forum is the eighth instalment of the Logic and Language
Symposium series, which is designed to provide a forum where logicians
and linguists meet to share and discuss current issues concerning how
theories of linguistics and logic influence each other, with the aim
of promoting a fruitful cooperation. Preceding symposiums took place
in Debrecen (1987), Hajduszoboszlo (1989), Revfulop (1990), Budapest
(1992), Noszvaj (1994), Budapest (1998) and Pecs (2002).

The importance of the notion of context is widely acknowledged, even
if to varying degrees, among pursuers of theories of natural as well
as of formal languages. The very same word ''context'' often refers to
quite heterogeneous sets of intuitions, which is obviously reflected
in the corresponding formalisms. The aim of the Symposium is to
analyse, compare and discuss a wide range of problems which are
(directly or indirectly) related to the proper treatment of
contextuality both in logic and in linguistics. We envisage a meeting
with invited keynote speakers and a restricted number of papers from
logicians, linguists, philosophers and computer scientists working on
the formalization of contexts and the use of context in
applications. In general, we hope to promote a discussion on how to
recognize, acquire and represent contextual information as well as on
the interplay between particular formalisms and the contextual
information they aim to capture.

We also welcome contributions concerning related areas of the
description of languages. There exist various logics of context and it
is a matter of constant discussion to what extent we need reference to
context in approaches to information content, information structure,
logically relevant sense, intensionality, dynamicity, valid inference,
the proof theoretic handling of free variables, etc. On the
linguistics side, an adequate semantic or syntactic account of a wide
range of empirical phenomena, such as anaphora, tense, aspectuality,
topichood, focushood, contrastivity, etc. heavily depends on the use
and inclusion of different types of contextual information. The study
of these specific domains might help to develop a fuller understanding
of the notion of context.

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM OF THE EIGHTH SYMPOSIUM ON LOGIC AND LANGUAGE

SYMPOSIUM DATE:			26-28 AUGUST, 2004
SYMPOSIUM VENUE:		DEBRECEN, HUNGARY
PRE-REGISTRATION PERIOD: 	UNTIL 15 JUNE, 2004
REGISTRATION PERIOD:	 	16 JUNE - 15 AUGUST, 2004

Please consult our website for further info and updates: 
http://lola8.unideb.hu



26 AUGUST, THURSDAY


8:30 - 8:40
opening remarks

8:40 - 9:50
KATALIN E. KISS
(Research Institute for Linguistics of the Hungarian Academy of
Sciences, Budapest)
Event types and discourse linking in Hungarian

9:50 - 10:40
MARTA MALECZKI
(University of Szeged)
The logical analysis of thetic judgements

10:40 - 11:00
coffee break

11:00 - 11:35
STEFAN KAUFMANN, ERICA WINSTON & DEBORAH ZUTTY
(Northwestern University)
Local and global interpretation of conditionals

11:35 - 12:10
LOUISE VIGEANT
(Cornell University)
Nominal restriction theory and the problem with ''any''

12:10 - 13:30
lunch break

13:30 - 16:30
TANYA REINHART
(Utrecht Institute of Linguistics & Tel Aviv University)
OLGA BORIK 
(New University of Russia, Moscow)
Tense, aspect and perfectivity

16:30 - 16:45
coffee break

16:45 - 17:35
GABOR ALBERTI
(University of P�cs & Research Institute for Linguistics of the
Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest)
ReAL Interpretation System

17:35 - 18:10
GERGELY PETHO
(HAS-UD Theoretical Linguistics Research Group, Debrecen)
Type coercion and the argument structure of aspectual verbs 

19:00
Reception 


27 AUGUST, FRIDAY

8:45 - 9:55
CHRIS FOX
(University of Essex)
SHALOM LAPPIN 
(King's College, London)
Generating underspecified interpretations as terms of the
representation language

9:55 - 10:45
LASZLO KALMAN
(University of Budapest)
AGI KURUCZ
(King's College, London)
MIKLOS ERDELYI-SZABO
(Alfred Renyi Institute for Mathematics of the Hungarian Academy of
Sciences, Budapest)
Propositional logic for natural language semantics

10:45 - 11:00
coffee break

11:00 - 12:00
TAMAS MIHALYDEAK
(University of Debrecen)
Contextuality,
compositionality and functor-argument decomposition

12:00 - 12:35
C. ANTHONY ANDERSON
(University of California, Santa Barbara)
Quantified modality in the logic of sense and denotation

12:35 - 14:00
lunch break

14:00 - 14:50
CHRISTOPHER PINON
(Research Institute for Linguistics of the Hungarian Academy of
Sciences, Budapest)
Weak and strong accomplishments

14:50 - 15:25
ANIKO CSIRMAZ
(MIT & Research Institute for Linguistics of the Hungarian Academy of
Sciences, Budapest)
Aspect and aspect change crosslinguistically

15:25 - 16:00
BARBARA SONNENHAUSER
(Universitaet Leipzig)
Linguistic underspecification - 
the case of Russian imperfective aspect

17:00 
Excursion to Hortobagy and dinner at Tuba-tanya


28 AUGUST, SATURDAY 

9:00 - 10:10
PAUL DEKKER
(University of Amsterdam)
Contexts for questions

10:10 - 11:20
ROBERT VAN ROOIJ
(University of Amsterdam)
Language use and language structure

11:20 - 11:40
coffee break

11:40 - 12:50
CLEO CONDORAVDI
(Palo Alto Research Center &
Stanford University)
tba

12:50 - 13:25
RICHARD ZUBER
(CNRS, Paris)
Some remarks on syncategorematicity

13:25 - 14:30
lunch break

14:30 - 15:20
HENK VAN RIEMSDIJK
(Tilburg University)
About aboutness in relatives

15:20 - 15:55
HANS-MARTIN GAERTNER
(Zentrum fur Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Berlin)
Relatively accessible: On the anaphoric treatment of relative(-like)
constructions

15:55 - 16:30
ANCA SEVCENCO
(Utrecht Institute of Linguistics)
Long distance Romanian anaphors and the Blocking effect


Alternates:

1. KASZA ILDIKO	
(University of Szeged)				
Hungarian is ('also') as a contextual operator
	

2. DANIEL WEDGWOOD	
(University of Edinburgh)	
Putting semantic properties in context (and getting procedures in
focus)
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