LINGUIST List 15.2058

Mon Jul 12 2004

Calls: Computational Ling/Denmark; Pragmatics/Germany

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  1. duchier, International Workshop on Constraint Solving and Language Processing
  2. egg, The (In-)determinacy of meaning-Issues in formal pragmatics

Message 1: International Workshop on Constraint Solving and Language Processing

Date: Mon, 12 Jul 2004 05:48:19 -0400 (EDT)
From: duchier <duchierps.uni-sb.de>
Subject: International Workshop on Constraint Solving and Language Processing

International Workshop on Constraint Solving and Language Processing

Date: 01-Sep-2004 - 03-Sep-2004
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Contact: Henning Christiansen
Contact Email: henningruc.dk 
Meeting URL: http://control.ruc.dk/CSLP2004.html 
	
Linguistic Sub-field: Computational Linguistics 

Call Deadline: 26-Jul-2004
	
Meeting Description:
	
The purpose of the workshop is to provide an overview of activities in
the field of Constraint Solving with special emphasis on Natural
Language Processing, and for researchers to meet and exchange ideas.
	
	
Deadline extended to July 26! (http://control.ruc.dk/CSLP2004.html)
	

	
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Message 2: The (In-)determinacy of meaning-Issues in formal pragmatics

Date: Mon, 12 Jul 2004 14:24:03 -0400 (EDT)
From: egg <eggcoli.uni-sb.de>
Subject: The (In-)determinacy of meaning-Issues in formal pragmatics

The (In-)determinacy of meaning-Issues in formal pragmatics

Date: 23-Feb-2005 - 25-Feb-2005
Location: Cologne, Germany
Contact: Regine Eckardt
Contact Email: eckardtzas.gwz-berlin.de 
Meeting URL: 

Linguistic Sub-field: Pragmatics ,Semantics

Call Deadline: 01-Sep-2004 

Meeting Description:

 The (In-)Determinacy of meaning

 Issues in Formal Pragmatics

 
Organisers:
Regine Eckardt (ZAS Berlin)
Markus Egg (Universit�t des Saarlandes)

Invited Speaker: Chris Potts (University of Massachusetts at Amherst)

We are pleased to announce the following Workshop, to take place from
February 23rd to February 25th 2005 at the University of Cologne, as
part of the Annual Meeting of the DGfS (German Linguistic Society).

Call For Papers

Formal investigations in semantics and pragmatics have converged in
the last decade from competing to interacting modes of interpretation
in natural language. Current semantic investigations acknowledge, and
take advantage of, the powerful interpretative mechanisms that enrich
literal but not yet fully specified - sentence meaning by
contextualisation, anchoring in discourse, presuppo­si­tion
projection and accommodation, and pragmatic inferencing. As a result,
we witness how lean literal meanings can convey rich information in
context. On the pragmatic side, a broad range of recent approaches
achieve high standards of formalisation and thus make possible novel
insights and investigations into the semantics-pragmatics
interface. Due to these advances, there is a new surge of interest in
notoriously evasive issues such as the pragmatics of speech acts,
questioning and dialogue, discourse oriented parts of speech, or
computational models of pragmatics.

The workshop aims to reflect the broad range of formal investigations
in pragmatics, and to demonstrate the power of approaches that take
advantage of semantic plus pragmatic information in an integrated or
closely connected interpretation process. We specifically encourage
contributions that apply formal pragmatics to new linguistic
domains. The scope of the workshop includes, but is not limited to

 * pragmatic issues in questions and dialogue
 * approaches to pragmatic reasoning in computational linguistics
 * the interaction of pragmatic inferencing with semantic
composition
 * underspecification and contextual specification
 * the pragmatics of discourse particles and utterance/discourse
oriented adverbials
 * issues in Bidirectional Optimality Theory and related theories
 * formal pragmatic accounts in language history and variation
 * issues in Neo-Gricean pragmatics

Important dates:

 Deadline for submission of abstracts: 1 September 04

 Notification of acceptance: 1 October 04

 Conference (as part of the Annual Meeting of the DGfS
2005): 23 - 25 February 2005.

We invite the submission of anonymous abstracts of maximally 1000
words, including examples and references. Presentations will be 30
min. plus time for discussion. Electronic submission (Word or .pdf) is
strongly preferred. Please send abstracts to Regine Eckardt, Zentrum
fuer Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft (ZAS) Berlin, Jaegerstr. 10/11,
10117 Berlin; electronic submissions to: eckardtzas.gwz-berlin.de.
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