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LINGUIST List 18.2601

Fri Sep 07 2007

Calls: General Ling/USA; Philosophy of Lang,Pragmatics/Germany

Editor for this issue: Ania Kubisz <anialinguistlist.org>


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        1.    Daniel Seely, Annual Meeting of the Michigan Linguistic Society
        2.    Anton Benz, Games and Decisions in Pragmatics III


Message 1: Annual Meeting of the Michigan Linguistic Society
Date: 06-Sep-2007
From: Daniel Seely <tseelyemich.edu>
Subject: Annual Meeting of the Michigan Linguistic Society
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Full Title: Annual Meeting of the Michigan Linguistic Society
Short Title: MLS37

Date: 10-Nov-2007 - 10-Nov-2007
Location: Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA
Contact Person: Beverley Goodman
Meeting Email: linguist_mls37emich.edu
Web Site: http://www.emich.edu/linguistics/mls07

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 24-Sep-2007

Meeting Description:

37th Annual Meeting of the Michigan Linguistic Society
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, Michigan
http://www.emich.edu/linguistics/mls07/

Keynote Speaker: Donca Steriade, MIT

Final Call for Papers

The Abstract deadline for the Annual Meeting of the Michigan Linguistics Society has been
extended to Monday September 24th by 5 pm EST.

We invite presentations of original research in all areas of linguistics for the
37th Annual Meeting of the Michigan Linguistic Society. Presentations will be
twenty minutes in length plus ten minutes for discussion.

Abstracts should be submitted by (note change): September 24, 2007, and will be reviewed
anonymously, with decisions rendered as soon as possible.

All abstracts must be submitted electronically by following the instructions at
www.emich.edu/linguistics/mls07.
Message 2: Games and Decisions in Pragmatics III
Date: 05-Sep-2007
From: Anton Benz <benzzas.gwz-berlin.de>
Subject: Games and Decisions in Pragmatics III
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Full Title: Games and Decisions in Pragmatics III
Short Title: GDP III

Date: 23-Nov-2007 - 24-Nov-2007
Location: Berlin, Germany
Contact Person: Anton Benz
Meeting Email: benzzas.gwz-berlin.de
Web Site: http://www.zas.gwz-berlin.de/events/gdpIII/index.html

Linguistic Field(s): Philosophy of Language; Pragmatics

Call Deadline: 21-Sep-2006

Meeting Description:

Conference on game theoretic pragmatics: the role of preferences and decision
making in language use.

Second and Final Call for Papers

Games and Decisions in Pragmatics III
November 23rd-24th, 2007
Centre for General Linguistics, Typology and Universals Research (ZAS),
Berlin, Germany

URL: http://www.zas.gwz-berlin.de/events/conferences/CfP-GDP-III.pdf

Recent years witnessed an increased interest in formal pragmatics and especially
the establishment of game theory as a new research methodology for the study of
language use. Game and Decision Theory (GDT) are natural candidates if we look
for a theoretical foundation of linguistic pragmatics. Over the last decade, a
firm research community has emerged with a strong interdisciplinary character,
where economists, philosophers, and social scientists meet with linguists.
Within this field of research, three major currents can be distinguished: one is
closely related to the Gricean paradigm and aims at a precise foundation of
pragmatic reasoning, the second originates in the economic literature and is
concerned with the role of game theory in the context of language use, and the
third aims at language evolution seen either from a biological or from a
cultural perspective.

It is the aim of this conference to provide a forum for research on game
theoretic pragmatics. Pragmatics is understood in a wide sense, including not
only classical topics like Gricean pragmatics, speech act theory, rhetoric, and
socio-linguistics, but also e.g. investigations into the role of rational
behaviour in language change. We invite talks that further our theoretical
understanding of the role of preferences and decision making in language use, as
well as empirical investigations into the validity of theoretical models.

Invited Speakers:
Patrick Grim, St. Andrews
Arthur Merin, Konstanz
Brian Skyrms, Irvine
tba

Submissions:
Authors should submit an anonymous abstract. The length of abstracts for talks
should be at most 3 single-column pages including literature. All submissions
should include a separate cover page specifying the authors' names, affiliation,
address, e-mail address and title of the paper. The abstracts should be
submitted electronically (pdf, ps or doc format) to: gdpIIIzas.gwz-berlin.de

A selection of the papers of this workshop will be the kernel of a book
''Language, Games, and Evolution'' edited by Benz, Ebert, J├Ąger, and van Rooij
to appear in the series ''Texts on Logic and Games'' published by the Amsterdam
University Press.

Important Dates:
Deadline for Submissions: September, 21st 2007
Notification of Acceptance: October, 15th, 2007
Conference: November 23rd-24th, 2007

Reviewing Board:
Anton Benz, Berlin
Christian Ebert, Bielefeld
Gerhard Jaeger, Bielefeld
Robert van Rooij, Amsterdam
tba

Organisation:
Anton Benz, Berlin
Christian Ebert, Bielefeld
Gerhard Jaeger, Bielefeld
Robert van Rooij, Amsterdam

URL: http://www.zas.gwz-berlin.de/events/conferences/CfP-GDP-III.pdf
Contact: gdpIIIzas.gwz-berlin.de (valid some weeks before deadline)

Previous Conferences:
http://anton-benz.de/gdp/gdp.html
http://anton-benz.de/gdp/GDPII.html

The conference is organised as part of the ZAS projects P13a/b on
''Bidirectional Optimality Theory'' and ''Implicative Scales and Genetic
Learning in OT-Grammars.''



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