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LINGUIST List 19.2373

Wed Jul 30 2008

Calls: Cog Sci/Germany; Historical Ling/Denmark

Editor for this issue: F. Okki Kurniawan <okkilinguistlist.org>


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        1.    Daniel Gutzmann, Expressives and Other Non-truth-conditional Meaning
        2.    Bjarne Simmelkjær Sandgaard Hansen, The Sound of Indo-European: Phonetics, Phonemics, and Morphophonemics


Message 1: Expressives and Other Non-truth-conditional Meaning
Date: 30-Jul-2008
From: Daniel Gutzmann <danielgutzmanngmail.com>
Subject: Expressives and Other Non-truth-conditional Meaning
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Full Title: Expressives and Other Non-truth-conditional Meaning

Date: 04-Mar-2009 - 06-Mar-2009
Location: University of Osnabrück, Germany
Contact Person: Daniel Gutzmann
Meeting Email: danielgutzmanngmail.com

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

Call Deadline: 31-Aug-2008

Meeting Description:

Workshop on Expressives and Other Kinds of Non-truth-conditional Meaning

31th DGfS annual conference, University of Osnabrück

March 04-06, 2009

Call for Papers

Description:
Expressives and other expressions and constructions that -- although having
conventional rather than conversational meaning -- do not contribute to truth
conditions and which therefore fall outside the simple picture that the
distinction between semantics and pragmatics is solely drawn by the notion of
truth, recently gain more and more attention in both semantic and pragmatic
research. The focus of this recent development lies in extending the formal
tools of semantic analysis to cover such non-truth-conditional though
conventional aspects of meaning as well.

Especially expressives and many kinds of non-truth-conditional particles have
recently attracted a lot of interest. However, there are still many unsolved
questions about both the meaning and the form of expressions that contribute
non-truth-conditional meaning. For instance, it remains unclear how ordinary
truth-conditional content and rather ''use-conditional'' expressions can be
integrated into a single compositional approach. Furthermore, there is the
question what non-truth-conditional expressions do contribute, e.g., whether
they contribute felicity conditions on utterances, or whether they affect the
context of utterance. How do they help to shape the overall form of the
discourse and how do they relate to other pragmatic phenomena like
conversational implicatures, presuppositions, and speech acts? How is their
special semantic status and their particular pragmatic function reflected in
their phonetical, morphological, and syntactic structure?

This workshop provides a forum for researchers of all subfields of linguistics
and related disciplines like cognitive sciences or philosophy to address these
closely connected questions. Although the main focus of the workshop lies on
formal approaches to the semantics, pragmatics, and syntax of
non-truth-conditional aspects of meaning, morphological and phonological
research may shed some light on these questions, too. Furthermore, typological
and experimental approaches may provide empirical evidences that can help to
decide between competing theoretical approaches.

We invite submission of extended, anonymous abstracts. Including references and
examples, abstracts should not exceed two DIN A4 pages using 1inch/2.5cm margins
on each side and at least 11pt font size. Authors should attach a separate ID
page including the title of the talk, their names, affiliations, and email
addresses. There are approximately 16 slots for 20+10min talks, but depending on
the number of accepted abstracts, there may be room for some 45+15min talks.
Please indicate in your email whether you would be interested in such an
extended presentation. The workshop language is English. Abstracts should be
submitted electronically in PDF format to Daniel Gutzmann
(danielgutzmanngmail.com) by the deadline listed below.

Important Note:
Please note that the workshop is a proper part of the annual DGfS conference and
that therefore, all speakers and participants have to register for the
conference. In accordance with the conference guidelines, speakers are only
allowed to give a talk in one of the workshops of the DGfS conference.

Organizers:
Hans Martin-Gärtner (ZAS, Berlin)
Daniel Gutzmann (University of Mainz)

Invited Speaker:
Laurence Horn (Yale)

Important Dates:
Deadline for submission: August 31, 2008
Notification of acceptance: September 15, 2008
Preliminary program: December 15, 2008
DGfS conference: March 04-06, 2009
Message 2: The Sound of Indo-European: Phonetics, Phonemics, and Morphophonemics
Date: 29-Jul-2008
From: Bjarne Simmelkjær Sandgaard Hansen <bsshhum.ku.dk>
Subject: The Sound of Indo-European: Phonetics, Phonemics, and Morphophonemics
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Full Title: The Sound of Indo-European: Phonetics, Phonemics, and Morphophonemics

Date: 16-Apr-2009 - 19-Apr-2009
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Contact Person: Bjarne Simmelkjær Sandgaard Hansen
Meeting Email: bsshhum.ku.dk
Web Site: http://titus.uni-frankfurt.de/curric/kopen09.doc

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics; Phonetics; Phonology

Language Family(ies): Indo-European

Call Deadline: 01-Nov-2008

Meeting Description:

Conference theme: Phonetic, phonemic, and morphophonemic questions relating to
either the Indo-European protolanguage and its prestages or to a specific branch
of the Indo-European family.

Call for Papers

An international conference, "The Sound of Indo-European - Phonetics, Phonemics,
and Morphophonemics", organized within the framework of the programme "The Roots
of Europe - Language, Culture, and Migrations", will take place at the University
of Copenhagen, April 16th - 19th, 2009. The conference fee will be 50 Euros, lunch
included.

Participants wishing to give a presentation are kindly invited to send a preliminary
title before November 1st, 2008. The general theme of the conference includes
phonetic, phonemic, and morphophonemic questions relating to either the
Indo-European protolanguage and its prestages or to a specific branch of the
Indo-European family.

Featured speakers are:
Dr. Eugen Hill (Ludwig-Maximillians-Universität Mnchen)
Hidden Sound Laws in the Inflectional Morphology of Proto-Indo-European

Prof. Martin Kümmel (Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg)
Reconstruction and Typology: The Indo-European Consonants and Vowels

Prof. Brent Vine (University of California, Los Angeles)
PIE Mobile Accent in Italic: Further Evidence.

Notifications of interest, including preliminary title and abstract, should be
addressed to student assistant Bjarne Simmelkj? Sandgaard Hansen at bssh@hum.ku.dk.
Please utilize the form found at the homepage of the conference:
http://rootsofeurope.ku.dk/english/activities/sound_of_indo-european/.


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