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LINGUIST List 17.951

Wed Mar 29 2006

Calls: Syntax/Netherlands;Cognitive Science/Belgium

Editor for this issue: Kevin Burrows <kevinlinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Marina Dyakonova, DP-Internal Information Structure: Topic, Focus and Other Illocutionary Forces
        2.    Mikhail Kissine, Utterance Interpretation and Cognitive Models

Message 1: DP-Internal Information Structure: Topic, Focus and Other Illocutionary Forces
Date: 27-Mar-2006
From: Marina Dyakonova <M.Dyakonovauva.nl>
Subject: DP-Internal Information Structure: Topic, Focus and Other Illocutionary Forces

Full Title: DP-Internal Information Structure: Topic, Focus and Other Illocutionary Forces

Date: 17-Nov-2006 - 18-Nov-2006
Location: Utrecht, Netherlands
Contact Person: Enoch Aboh
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.let.uu.nl/~Marjo.vanKoppen/personal/ISDP/index.htm

Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics; Semantics; Syntax; Typology

Call Deadline: 15-Jun-2006

Meeting Description:

The aim of this workshop is to bring together specialists from different linguistic fields (syntax, semantics/pragmatics and typology) working on information structure and DP structure. By doing so, we hope to get a better understanding of how information structure relates to or affects the DP structure.

There is a long tradition of research on information structure at the clausal level, but the nominal domain remains virtually unexplored despite growing empirical and theoretical evidence that these two domains share striking similarities with regard to formal structure and information packaging.

We invite papers addressing the following questions from a syntactic, semantic, pragmatic or typological point of view:

(i) How are topic, focus and other illocutionary forces, like interrogation and exclamation, morpho-syntactically expressed within the noun-phrase?
(ii) What phenomena of ellipsis are found within the noun phrase and how do these types of ellipsis relate to information structure?
(iii) What is the relation between the sentential and the nominal expression of topic, focus and other illocutionary forces?
(iv) What cross-linguistic morpho-syntactic variation (both micro- and macro-variation) is found concerning the expression of information structure within the noun phrase and how can we account for this variation?

For a more elaborate description of the questions we would like to raise at this workshop, we refer you to the extended call for papers available on our website.

Invited speakers
professor Guglielmo Cinque (University of Venice)
professor Liliane Haegeman (Université de Charles de Gaulle, Lille 3)
professor Frans Plank (University of Konstanz)
professor Anna Szabolcsi (New York University)
Abstract submission
Submissions are limited to one individual and one joint abstract per author. Abstracts should be no more than 2 pages long, with 12 point fonts and 1 inch margins, and should be submitted electronically in PDF (preferred) or in MSWord format. The subject line of the e-mail message should read ''abstract'' and the body of the message should contain the following information:

- Title of the paper
- Name(s) of the author(s)
- Affiliation(s)
- E-mail address(es)

Submissions should be sent to: e.o.abohuva.nl

Deadline for submission: June 15th 2006
Notification of acceptance: August 15th 2006

More information
For more information you can also make use of this e-mail address. Furthermore, you can look at the workshop website.

Message 2: Utterance Interpretation and Cognitive Models
Date: 27-Mar-2006
From: Mikhail Kissine <mkissineulb.ac.be>
Subject: Utterance Interpretation and Cognitive Models

Full Title: Utterance Interpretation and Cognitive Models

Date: 23-Jun-2006 - 24-Jun-2006
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Contact Person: Mikhail Kissine
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Philosophy of Language; Pragmatics; Semantics

Call Deadline: 15-Apr-2006

Meeting Description:

Among the central issues in the philosophy of language, the determination of the content conveyed by sentences on the occasion of their utterance is certainly one that is of major importance to linguists and cognitive scientists. Over the years, a modicum of agreement has emerged as to what aspects of utterance meaning pertain to the most pragmatic layers of interpretation. The focus of the debate has now moved to issues like the literal, truth-conditional or propositional content of utterances: is it entirely a matter for semantics to deal with, or does pragmatics affect that content (and, if so, to what extent)? Around these issues, several major positions have emerged, ranging from so-called ‘radical contextualism’ (pragmatics massively impacts on truth-conditional content) to equally radical ‘semantic minimalism’ (there is no such pragmatic impact), through ‘moderate contextualism’ and ‘truth relativism’.

While the debate is still raging, we have thought it useful take a step back and look at how the various theories fit, or can be made to fit, into general models of cognition. We have gone on the assumption that compatibility with a plausible cognitive framework is a legitimate goal for linguistic inquiry. In other words, we endorse the view that theories of language (and language use) should be prepared to commit themselves to any conception of the human mind with which they are compatible.

We hope that the Brussels workshop will offer an opportunity for language scholars to present their views on the mechanisms underpinning the interpretation of (certain aspects of) utterances. Our expectation is that putting these issues in the light of broader psychological assumptions should clarify the debate about the semantics/pragmatics distinction and provide a fresh perspective for the evaluation of the different schools of thought that attempt to answer the tough question: how much of the meaning of expressions must be accounted for by semantics, and how much by pragmatics?

The following keynote speakers have confirmed their participation:
Herman Cappelen (University of Oslo)
Marc Dominicy (Université Libre De Bruxelles)
François Recanati (Institut Jean Nicod, CNRS Paris)
Deirdre Wilson (University College London)

Abstract submissions:

We welcome submissions of abstracts for 25-minutes papers that address the implications of theories of utterance-content for cognitive science, or, conversely, the implications of theories of cognition for our understanding of utterance-content. A non-exhaustive list of topics we expect to be addressed includes: gradable adjectives, quantified expressions, loosening/narrowing of the meaning of predicates, ad hoc concepts, the varieties of quotation, reference and deference. We also welcome papers from scholars who study language development, impaired communication, non-verbal communication and non-human communication.

Important dates
Deadline for abstracts: 15th April
Notification of acceptance: 25th April
Workshop: 23-24th June

Abstract format:
- Only electronic submissions are accepted.
- The abstracts should be submitted to the email address:
mkissineulb.ac.be, with the following subject line: ''Utterance Interpretation and Cognitive Models ''
- The abstract should be sent as an attachment to an email message, in either MS
Word (.doc), Rich Text Format (.rtf) or Adobe Acrobat (.pdf ) format
- The length of the submissions is a maximum of two A4 sides. The abstract
should clearly indicate the title of the talk, and may include references.
- The abstracts should be prepared for blind review, and include no indication of the name(s) of the author(s)
- The body of the email message should contain the following information: The author('s) name(s), affiliation, title of the paper and contact details (postal and email address)
- A maximum of one submission as author, and one as co-author will be considered

The First Brussels Workshop on Utterance Interpretation and Cognitive Models by The University of Brussels Doctoral School: ''Theory of mind and language''.

We look forward to receiving your abstract(s) and seeing you at The First Brussels Workshop on Utterance Interpretation and Cognitive Models.

The organizers

Philippe De Brabanter
UFR anglais - Université de Paris4-Sorbonne
Institut Jean Nicod (Paris)

Mikhail Kissine
Laboratoire de linguistique textuelle et de pragmatique cognitive
Université Libre de Bruxelles

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