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LINGUIST List 16.3608

Mon Dec 19 2005

Confs: Computational Ling/Pragmatics/Budapest, Hungary

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Message 1: The 9th Symposium on Logic and Language
Date: 16-Dec-2005
From: Beáta Gyuris <gyurisnytud.hu>
Subject: The 9th Symposium on Logic and Language



The 9th Symposium on Logic and Language
Short Title: LoLa9


Date: 24-Aug-2006 - 26-Aug-2006
Location: Budapest/Besenyőtelek, Hungary
Contact: Beáta Gyuris
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www.nytud.hu/lola9

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Pragmatics; Semantics

Meeting Description:

The 2006 meeting is the ninth installment of the Symposium series, which is designed to provide a forum where logicians and linguists can meet to share and discuss ideas and issues about how linguistics and logic influence each other, with the aim of promoting a fruitful cooperation.

The Research Institute for Linguistics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences is pleased to announce the Ninth Symposium on Logic and Language, to be held on August 24-26, 2006 in Besenyőtelek, Hungary. (Organized transportation from Budapest will be provided.)

The 2006 meeting is the ninth installment of the Symposium series, which is designed to provide a forum where logicians and linguists can meet to share and discuss ideas and issues about how linguistics and logic influence each other, with the aim of promoting a fruitful cooperation. Preceding symposiums took place in Debrecen (1987), Hajdúszoboszló (1989), Révfülöp (1990), Budapest (1992), Noszvaj (1994), Budapest (1998), Pécs (2002), and Debrecen (2004).

Symposium theme: information structure

The organisers invite papers proposing semantic/pragmatic analyses of empirical data illustrating the structuring of information in natural language, both at the sentence and the discourse level. The range of possible topics include (but is not limited to) the interpretation of topicalisation and focusing, the thetic/categorical distinction, the study of presuppositions, and the functions of discourse particles and discourse connectives.

Invited speakers:
Jonathan Ginzburg (King's College, London)
Marcus Kracht (UCLA)
Manfred Krifka (Humboldt University/ZAS, Berlin)
Barbara H. Partee (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)

The individual presentations are planned to last for 40 minutes (30 minutes for the talk and 10 minutes for discussion).

Deadline for submission of abstracts: March 20, 2006
Notification of acceptance: April 20, 2006
Registration deadline: June 1, 2006

Abstracts must be submitted electronically in PDF format (a maximum of two abstracts per person, one single-authored and one co-authored). The abstracts should be a maximum of four pages, including examples and references. Submissions should be sent to: lola9nytud.hu.

A proceedings will be published by the conference date. The guidelines for the submission of articles will be made available on the homepage for the prospective authors by the time of the notification of acceptance.

Venue, transportation:
The symposium, following the tradition of the first meetings in the 1980s, will take place in the Hungarian countryside, in a hotel with conference facilites, to provide the participants the possibility for discussion in a more informal setting. The venue of the 2006 symposium is Hotel Fauna, situated near Besenyőtelek, 120 km east of Budapest (www.hotelfauna.hu). Hotel Fauna is at the edge of the Lake Tisza region, the second biggest lake of Hungary, offering plenty of opportunities for eco-tourism (with a bird nature reserve) and for a more traditional vacation (www.tisza-to-info.hu).

There will be a bus on the evening of August 23 taking participants from Budapest to the conference location. Public transportation is also available for travelling to and from Budapest, with a major railway station with direct (including Intercity) trains to and from Budapest 10 km from the conference site.

Registration:
The registration fee will include transportation to the conference site, accommodation from the evening of August 23 through the morning of August 26, meals (with a vegetarian menu available), coffee breaks, the proceedings, an excursion into the nature reserve area, and wine tasting, and is expected to be between 250 and 300 EUR.

Organizing committee:
Kinga Gárdai
Beáta Gyuris
László Kálmán
Chris Piñón
Károly Varasdi

Important dates:
Deadline for submission of abstracts: March 20, 2006
Notification of acceptance: April 20, 2006
Registration deadline: June 1, 2006
LoLa9: August 24-26, 2006




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