LINGUIST List 2.58

Saturday, 2 Mar 1991

FYI: Conf on Logic and Ling, Words and Emotions summary

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  1. Richard Oehrle, Conference on Logic and Linguistics
  2. Jean-Marc Fellous, summary of response (part II): Words and Emotions

Message 1: Conference on Logic and Linguistics

Date: Fri, 1 Mar 91 10:57 MST
From: Richard Oehrle <>
Subject: Conference on Logic and Linguistics
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 to be held at
 University of California at Santa Cruz
 July 20-21, 1991
 in conjunction with the
 1991 LSA Linguistic Institute

 sponsored by
 The Association for Symbolic Logic
 The Linguistic Society of America

 G. Chierchia I. Heim
 J. Groenendijk & M. Stokhof A. Kratzer
 R. May & R. Fiengo M. Moortgat
 B. Partee S. Peters
 T. Reinhart B. Webber

 with a special session on

 `Compositionality and Dynamic Theories of Anaphora'

Abstracts are invited for papers which deal with problems on the
border between logic and linguistics, including (but not limited to)
the logical analysis of natural languages, artificial languages, and
linguistic formalisms; the application of model-theoretic and
proof-theoretic techniques to natural language problems. Papers will
be allotted 30 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for discussion.
The Program Committee consists of Jon Barwise, William Ladusaw, Alice
ter Meulen, Richard Oehrle, and Rich Thomason. Abstracts should be not
more than one page in length and should indicate the paper's title;
its author's name, affiliation, and e-mail and postal addresses; and
whether or not the paper is to be considered for inclusion in the
special session `Compositionality and Dynamic Theories of Anaphora'.
Abstracts should be submitted by April 1, 1991 either via e-mail to or to Richard Oehrle, Department of
Linguistics, Douglass 200E, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721.
Submission via e-mail is strongly encouraged. Notification of
acceptance will be mailed May 1, 1991.

A tutorial session on Dynamic Theories of Anaphora will be offered
by Gennaro Chierchia on Friday, July 19, 1991. Details about enrollment
and fees will appear in the announcement of the conference schedule, to
be distributed in April.

 supported by a grant from IBM 

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Message 2: summary of response (part II): Words and Emotions

Date: Fri, 1 Mar 91 16:37:57 PST
From: Jean-Marc Fellous <>
Subject: summary of response (part II): Words and Emotions

Here are some more answers I received in response to my inquiery about 
Words and Emotions. Once again, many thanks to the persons who replied.


Cher Jean-Marc,
Je viens de lire le resume des reponses a ta demande d'informations sur ce
qui se fait ces jours-ci en linguistique dans le domaine des mots exprimant
des emotions. Je n'ai pas ete surpris de voir le nom d'Anna Wierzbicka
apparaitre dans l'une des reponses: figure-toi que j'ai travaille avec elle
et que je lui ai passe ton message des que je l'ai recu... A-t-elle reagi?
Il faut peut-etre patienter un peu - elle est toujours extremement occupee.

Je signalerai pour completer les references dont tu disposes d'ores et deja
les textes suivants tous signes Wierzbicka:

- 1973. The semantic structure of words for emotions. In Roman Jakobson,
 C.H. van Schooneveld and D.S. Worth eds, Slavic poetics: essays in honor
 of Kiril Taranovsky. The Hague: Mouton. 499-505.
- 1986. Human emotions: unique or culture-specific? American Anthropologist
 88:3. 584-594. Revised and expanded in A.W., Semantics and culture
 (Chicago University Press; it may have been published already, but I 
 haven't seen it in print)
- 1988. L'amour, la colere, la joie, l'ennui. La semantique des emotions
 dans une perspective transculturelle. Langages 89. 97-107.
- 1990. Emotivity in language structure (Review article on B.Volek, Emotive
 signs in language and semantic functioning of derived nouns in Russian).
 Semiotica 80. 161-169.

Ensuite, il y avait cette autre reaction disant que ce que tu devrais faire
c'est envisager une etude de champ semantique. On t'a donne un renvoi au
volume de Lehrer 1974. Les champs semantiques (je les appelle axiologiques)
figurent depuis mettons une dizaine d'annees au centre des mes interets, LING PROA et
je peux t'assurer que le progres dans ce domaine a ete tout a fait specta-
culaire. Aussi Lehrer n'est-elle pas la seule autorite que tu pourrais
consulter. Je me permets en toute modestie de te renvoyer a deux de mes
propres textes, ou tu trouveras - j'espere - des indications bibliographiques
et autres qui seront utiles:

- Peeters, Bert. 1991. Champs associatifs et champ axiologique. Cahiers de
 lexicologie. Sous presse.
- Peeters, Bert. 1991? More about axiological fields. A paraitre dans le
 Canadian Journal of Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique.

Je viens de corriger les epreuves du premier texte, et je suis maintenant en
train de revoir la premiere version du deuxieme.
Voila. Esperons que tout ceci sera plus ou moins pertinent pour tes recherches.

Amities. Bert Peeters.
Department of Modern Languages, University of Tasmania, GPO Box 252C, Hobart
TAS 7001, Australia.


in the overview of replies to your query for information I missed
refernce to the work of Lakoff an Johnsson (,Metaphors we live by,)
and Lakoff (Women, fire and dangerous things,), perhaps because
you had already given them in your original query. I seem to remember
that Nico Frijda (,Emotions,) and Henk Verkuijl (semanticist) were
planning to do some joint work on this topic. 
Good luck

ton (Ton.vanderWouden)


 You got some great responses to your words-and-emotions query.
Do you know about the work that Paul Ekman is doing? He has isolated
and RELIEF. Paul is in the Psychology Department at the University
of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94143, in case you
want to write him for further details about his research.
Don Nilsen

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