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LINGUIST List 19.273

Tue Jan 22 2008

Calls: Computational Ling,Semantics,Syntax/Germany

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        1.    Maribel Romero, ESSLLI 2008 Workshop: What Syntax Feeds Semantics

Message 1: ESSLLI 2008 Workshop: What Syntax Feeds Semantics
Date: 17-Jan-2008
From: Maribel Romero <maribel.romerouni-konstanz.de>
Subject: ESSLLI 2008 Workshop: What Syntax Feeds Semantics
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Full Title: ESSLLI 2008 Workshop: What Syntax Feeds Semantics

Date: 11-Aug-2008 - 15-Aug-2008
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Contact Person: Maribel Romero
Meeting Email: synsem.esslli08uni-konstanz.de
Web Site: http://www.illc.uva.nl/ESSLLI2008/WhatSyntaxFeedsSemantics.html

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Semantics; Syntax

Call Deadline: 08-Mar-2008

Meeting Description

The purpose of this workshop is to investigate on what kind of syntactic
representation semantic interpretation applies. A dominant trend defends the
existence of a covert level of representation, Logical Form (LF) in Generative
Grammar/Minimalism, mediating between surface syntax and the semantic component.
However, many of the original empirical reasons for LF have been challenged,
and, for many phenomena commonly attributed to LF, alternative accounts exist
that derive the semantics from the surface syntax. Other grammar formalisms
-e.g. TAG, HPSG, LFG, CCG- use different syntactic inputs to arrive at the
desired semantic interpretation. The workshop aims to provide a forum for
researchers (including advanced PhD students) to present and discuss their work
with colleagues working on the same or on different frameworks, in connection
with the broad subject areas represented at ESSLLI.

Call for Papers

What Syntax Feeds Semantics

Organised as part of ESSLLI 2008
European Summer School on Logic, Language and Information
11-15 August, 2008 in Hamburg, Germany

Maribel Romero, University of Konstanz: maribel.romerouni-konstanz.de

Workshop Topics:
The workshop is concerned with topics where the debate on the syntax-semantics
mapping has been particularly active or can potentially lead to new results.
Topics include, but are not limited to:
- scope and Noun Phrases (NPS): quantificational NPs, plurals, branching
quantifier readings, etc.
- scope reconstruction
- connectivity effects (reflected in Binding Theory, NPI-licensing, opacity, etc.)
- scope in degree constructions (comparatives, superlatives, etc.)
- ellipsis (VP-ellipsis, gapping, NP-ellipsis, etc.)
- representation and binding of pronouns
- representation and binding of world/situation variables
- representation and binding of temporal variables

Submission Details:
Authors are invited to submit an anonymous abstract not exceeding 2 pages
(including examples and references), on an 11pt font and with 2cm per margin.
The following formats are accepted: PDF, ASCII text, WSWord. Please send your
submission electronically by March 8, 2008 to the email address:
Please include the following information in the body of the email:
title of the paper
name of the author(s)
contact address
email address

The submissions will be reviewed by the workshop's programme committee and
potentially additional reviewers. The accepted papers will appear in the
workshop proceedings published by ESSLLI.

Workshop Format:
The workshop is part of ESSLLI and is open to all ESSLLI participants. It will
consist of five 90-minute sessions held over five consecutive days in the second
week of ESSLLI. There will be 3 slots for paper presentation and discussion per
session. On the first day the workshop organizer will give an introduction or
extended lecture on the topic to familiarize the audience with the phenomena.

Invited Speakers:
To be announced.

Workshop Programme Committee:
Chris Barker, NYU
Rajesh Bhatt, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Miriam Butt, University of Konstanz
Daniel Hardt, Copenhagen Business School and languagelens
Pauline Jacobson, Brown University
Laura Kallmeyer, University of Tuebingen
Maribel Romero, University of Konstanz (Chair)
Manfred Sailer, University of Goettingen
Uli Sauerland, ZAS
Philippe Schlenker, Institut Jean-Nicod and NYU
Yael Sharvit, University of Connecticut
Mark Steedman, University of Edinburgh
Satoshi Tomioka, University of Delaware

Important Dates:
Submission deadline: March 8, 2008
Notification: April 21, 2008
Preliminary programme: April 24, 2008
ESSLLI early registration: May 1, 2008
Final papers for proceedings: May 17, 2008
Final programme: June 21, 2008
Workshop dates: August 11-15, 2008

Local Arrangements:
All workshop participants including the presenters will be required to register
for ESSLLI. The registration fee for authors presenting a paper will correspond
to the early student/workshop speaker registration fee. There will be no
reimbursement for travel costs and accommodation.

Further Information:
About the workshop: http://www.illc.uva.nl/ESSLLI2008/WhatSyntaxFeedsSemantics.html
About ESSLLI: http://www.illc.uva.nl/ESSLLI2008/

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