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Wed Dec 02 2009

Calls: Cognitive Science, Pragmatics, Semantics/Latvia

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        1.    Jurgis Skilters, Symposium on Formal Semantics and Cognition

Message 1: Symposium on Formal Semantics and Cognition
Date: 01-Dec-2009
From: Jurgis Skilters <jurgis.skilterslu.lv>
Subject: Symposium on Formal Semantics and Cognition
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Full Title: Symposium on Formal Semantics and Cognition

Date: 23-Apr-2010 - 25-Apr-2010
Location: Riga, Latvia
Contact Person: Jurgis Skilters
Meeting Email: jurgis.skilterslu.lv
Meeting URL:http://cognition.lu.lv/symp/6-call.html

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

Call Deadline: 31-Dec-2009

Meeting Description:

6th International Symposium of Cognition, Logic and Communication.
'Formal Semantics and Pragmatics: Discourse, Context, and Models',
April 23-25, 2010 in Riga, Latvia

The aim of the conference 'Formal Semantics and Pragmatics: Discourse, Context,
and Models' is to stimulate exchange among linguists and philosophers about
issues in formal semantics and pragmatics and how they bear on foundational
issues in linguistic theory, the philosophy of language and cognition.

Invited Symposium Organizers:
Barbara H. Partee (Linguistics and Philosophy, University of Massachusetts at
Amherst, USA), Michael Glanzberg (Philosophy, University of California at Davis,
USA)

Invited Speakers :
Paul Dekker (Philosophy, University of Amsterdam, NL), Kai von Fintel
(Linguistics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA), Nirit Kadmon,
(Linguistics, University of Tel Aviv, IS) Manfred Krifka (Linguistics, Humboldt
University, D), Fred Landman (Linguistics, University of Tel Aviv, IS), Jeff
Pelletier (Philosophy and Linguistics, Simon Fraser University, CAN), Jaroslav
Peregrin (Philosophy and Linguistics, Charles University/Institute of Philosophy,
Czech Academy of Science, CZ), Christopher Potts (Linguistics, Stanford University,
USA), Craige Roberts, (Linguistics and Philosophy, Ohio State University, USA),
Maribel Romero (Linguistics, University of Konstanz,D), Susan Rothstein (Linguistics,
Bar Ilan University, IS), Philippe Schlenker(Cognitive Studies, Institute Jean-Nicod,
F/Linguistics, New York University,USA), Martin Stokhof (Philosophy, University of
Amsterdam, NL), Anna Szabolcsi (Linguistics, New York University, USA), Zoltan Gendler
Szabo (Philosophy, Yale University, USA), Dag Westerstahl (Philosophy, University of
Goeteborg, SE), Thomas Ede Zimmermann (Institute for Cognitive Linguistics, University
of Frankfurt, D)

Call for Papers

A limited number of papers will be selected for presentation at the symposium
and considered for inclusion in the proceedings in the Baltic International
Yearbook of Cognition, Logic and Communication

Time allowed for contributed presentations is 40 minutes including discussion.
Submitted papers should have a maximum of 3000 words and should be accompanied
by a 200 word abstract.

Possible topics include (but are not limited to):

Semantic and Pragmatic Theory
Model-theoretic semantics; The syntax-semantics-pragmatics interfaces; The
semantics and pragmatics of subsentential utterances; The semantics and
pragmatics of discourse; Theories of quotation; Reference and quantification;
Other topics central to semantics and pragmatics and the interfaces, such as focus;
questions and other non-declaratives; propositional attitudes; events and the
semantics of verbs; deixis and anaphora; generics; connectivity effects

Foundational Issues
Compositionality; Contextualism and the division of labor between semantics and
pragmatics; Representational and non-representational techniques in semantic
theory; Mental models; The psychological reality of semantics; How work in
linguistics bears on work in philosophy of language and vice versa

All submissions should be prepared for blind review, and should be sent
electronically in Word format to: jurgis.skilterslu.lv or jurgisskiltersgmail.com
or bolzanoksu.edu

Deadline for submission is December 31, 2009. Authors will be notified shortly
thereafter.
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