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Wed Feb 18 2009

Confs: Cognitive Science, Psycholing, Semantics/USA

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        1.    Pedro Alcocer, Mayfest 2009: Moving Beyond Truth Conditions


Message 1: Mayfest 2009: Moving Beyond Truth Conditions
Date: 17-Feb-2009
From: Pedro Alcocer <pealcoumd.edu>
Subject: Mayfest 2009: Moving Beyond Truth Conditions
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Mayfest 2009: Moving Beyond Truth Conditions

Date: 08-May-2009 - 09-May-2009
Location: College Park, MD, USA
Contact: Pedro Alcocer
Contact Email: pealcoumd.edu
Meeting URL: http://www.ling.umd.edu/events/mayfest/2009/

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

Meeting Description:

11th University of Maryland Mayfest.

This year's topic:
Moving Beyond Truth Conditions: The Computation of Meaning.

Every year the graduate students of the Linguistics Department of the University
of Maryland organize a linguistics workshop focusing on a different aspect of
language. The goal of this year's Mayfest is to bring together researchers from
various disciplines to discuss the ways in which cross-disciplinary research can
move the study of semantics beyond truth conditions.

Talks at this year's workshop will center around the mental representation of
meaning. In particular, we are interested in fostering discussion on what kinds
of mental computations are involved in representing sentence meanings, how
real-time understanding can provide insight into these computations, and the
relation between linguistic meaning and extralinguistic concepts. In addressing
these issues, we hope that the talks at this year's Mayfest can illustrate that
experimental methodology provides more than simple arbitration between competing
theories of meaning.

Mayfest 2008 has no registration fee and is open to all interested guests. Visit
our conference website to register!
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