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LINGUIST List 20.1697

Sat May 02 2009

Calls: Semantics, Syntax/Germany

Editor for this issue: Stephanie Morse <morselinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Melanie Henschke, International Interdisciplinary Symposium on Ambiguity

Message 1: International Interdisciplinary Symposium on Ambiguity
Date: 01-May-2009
From: Melanie Henschke <melanie.henschkeuni-tuebingen.de>
Subject: International Interdisciplinary Symposium on Ambiguity
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Full Title: International Interdisciplinary Symposium on Ambiguity

Date: 05-Nov-2009 - 07-Nov-2009
Location: University of Tuebingen, Germany
Contact Person: Felix Balmer
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.ambiguitaet.uni-tuebingen.de

Linguistic Field(s): Semantics; Syntax

Call Deadline: 31-May-2009

Meeting Description:

International Symposium
Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Ambiguity:
Linguistics, Literary Studies and Rhetoric

Eberhard-Karls University Tübingen
Postgraduate Program “Dimensions of Ambiguity”
Schloss Hohentübingen
November 5-7, 2009

Phenomena of ambiguity provide an interesting and controversial area of research for linguistics and literary studies as well as for rhetoric. A particularly rewarding field of inquiry is the resolution and production of ambiguity in text, speech, gestures and images.

The aim of this conference is to bring together the stimuli of these perspectives and focus on the dimensions of ambiguity within an interdisciplinary dialogue.

Invited Speakers:
Eleanor Cook, University of Toronto
Uli H. Frauenfelder, University of Geneva
Jason Merchant, University of Chicago
Bernhard Wälchli, University of Bern

Final Call for Papers

We intend to address the following questions:

-How is ambiguity processed and resolved?
-How does ambiguity arise? How can it be generated?
-What is the communicative value of ambiguity?

The following aspects may provide a first approach to the discussion:

-Ellipsis and ambiguity in public speeches at the interface between syntax, semantics, pragmatics and psycholinguistics;

-The relationship between linguistic ambiguities and ambiguous subject matter in literary texts (possible examples are the different versions of the last sentence of Dickens's Great Expectations or the letter A becoming an ambiguous sign in Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter);

-The status of mishearings and mondegreens at the prelexical and lexical
level within a model of language processing;

-Beyond the ambiguity of linguistic signs: the ambiguity of the signified, e.g. conceptual figure-ground-effects and their manifestations in language;

-Ambiguity in visual sign systems, e.g. in images, films or gesture-based texts.

We invite abstracts for 30-minute-talks (plus 30 minutes for discussion).

Please send your abstracts (200 - 300 words) to ambiguitynphil.uni-tuebingen.de until May 31, 2009.

For further information, go to: http://www.ambiguitaet.uni-tuebingen.de.

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