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LINGUIST List 20.3693

Fri Oct 30 2009

Confs: Pragmatics, Cognitive Science, Semantics/Germany

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        1.    Cornelia Schulze, Beyond the Words

Message 1: Beyond the Words
Date: 30-Oct-2009
From: Cornelia Schulze <cschulzerz.uni-leipzig.de>
Subject: Beyond the Words
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Beyond the Words

Date: 13-May-2010 - 15-May-2010
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Contact: Cornelia Schulze
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://beyondthewordsconference.wordpress.com/

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

Meeting Description:

The planned international conference on pragmatics/semantics-interface is intended to document pragmatic theorizing in the light of the present debates on the one hand and to reveal the developing potential of future research strategies in pragmatics on the other. It centers on the following questions: What does it mean that something has been said? Is there literal meaning and how does it constitute utterance meaning? What kind of pragmatic inference is relevant for utterance understanding on different levels of utterance interpretation? Do we need default-inferences in order to catch meaning-aspects of utterances 'beyond the words', these inferences being cancelled in case of purely literal meaning? How is pragmatic information processed (relation between procedural effort and the respective communicative effect of the utterance)? What is the pragmatic foundation of grammatical relations?

Invited Speakers:

Reinhard Blutner, Implicatures and Fossilization (preliminary title)

Richard Breheny, On the Cognitive Architecture for Utterance Interpretation (preliminary title)

Napoleon Katsos, Why would Young Children Fail to Derive Quantity Implicatures (preliminary title)

Rudi Keller, Kommunizieren im Engeren und Weiteren Sinne. Eine Zeichentheoretische Rekonstruktion. - Communicating in the Narrower and Broader Sense of the Word: A Reconstruction based on Semiotics.

Ira Noveck, TBA

Gerhard Preyer, Über die Wörter hinaus - Die Unzulänglichkeit der Kommunikation
(preliminary title)

Michael Tomasello, Communication Before Language


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