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LINGUIST List 20.2679

Tue Aug 04 2009

Confs: Cognitive Science, Psycholinguistics, Semantics/Germany

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        1.    Carla Umbach, Semantic Theory and Empirical Evidence

Message 1: Semantic Theory and Empirical Evidence
Date: 04-Aug-2009
From: Carla Umbach <cumbachuni-osnabrueck.de>
Subject: Semantic Theory and Empirical Evidence
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Semantic Theory and Empirical Evidence

Date: 18-Sep-2009 - 19-Sep-2009
Location: Osnabrück, Germany
Contact: Carla Umbach
Contact Email: empiricalevidencecogsci.uos.de
Meeting URL: http://www.cogsci.uni-osnabrueck.de/~empiricalEvidence

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Psycholinguistics; Semantics

Meeting Description:

Semantic theory in the Montagovean tradition mainly relies on speakers'
judgments on the meaning and use of linguistic expressions. In recent years
there has been considerable increase of interest in empirical data that go
beyond intuitive judgments and include data resulting from experiments
investigating the production and comprehension of linguistic utterances. The aim
of the workshop is to clarify the role of empirical evidence in the
investigation of the semantics of natural languages.

Friday, 18.09.2009

10.00 - 10.10
Welcome

10.10 - 10.55
Claudia Maienborn (Universität Tübingen)
On the Spatial Coding of Temporal Expressions

10.55 - 11.40
Peter Bosch (Universität Osnabrück)
T.B.A.

12.00 - 12.45
Rob van der Sandt (University of Nijmegen)
Pronominal, Temporal and Descriptive Anaphora

14.15 - 15.00
Judith Degen (University of Rochester)
Bridging the Gap between Formal and Experimental Semantics/Pragmatics: The Case
of Scalar Implicatures

15.00 - 15.45
Bart Geurts (University of Nijmegen)
Experimental Evidence on Implicatures

16.05 - 16.55
Bonnie Webber (University of Edinburgh)
Empirical Evidence in the Semantics of Discourse Connectives

Saturday, 19.09.2009

10.00 - 10.45
Graham Katz (Georgetown University)
T.B.A.

10.45 - 11.30
Eleni Gregoromichelaki, Patrick Healey, and Ruth Kempson
(Queen Mary University London and King's College London)
On Dialogue Modelling, Language Processing Dynamics, and Linguistic Knowledge

11.50 - 12.35
Mark Steedman (University of Edinburgh)
Towards Robust Semantics

12.35 - 13.20
Hans Kamp (Universität Stuttgart)
T.B.A.
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