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LINGUIST List 21.3215

Mon Aug 09 2010

Calls: Pragmatics, Semantics/Japan

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        1.    Eric McCready, Logic and Engineering of Natural Language Semantics 7

Message 1: Logic and Engineering of Natural Language Semantics 7
Date: 09-Aug-2010
From: Eric McCready <mccreadycl.aoyama.ac.jp>
Subject: Logic and Engineering of Natural Language Semantics 7
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Full Title: Logic and Engineering of Natural Language Semantics 7
Short Title: LENLS7

Date: 18-Nov-2010 - 19-Nov-2010
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Contact Person: Eric McCready
Meeting Email: mccreadycl.aoyama.ac.jp
Web Site: http://www.is.ocha.ac.jp/~bekki/lenls/

Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics; Semantics

Call Deadline: 15-Aug-2010

Meeting Description:

Logic and Engineering of Natural Language Semantics 7 (LENLS7)

Workshop Site: Campus Innovation Center Tokyo, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Dates: November 18-19, 2010
Workshop URL: http://www.is.ocha.ac.jp/~bekki/lenls/

Chair: Eric McCready (Aoyama Gakuin University)

Invited Speakers:
Alexandru Baltag (Oxford)
Shunsuke Yatabe (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and
Technology (AIST))

LENLS is an annual international workshop focusing on formal semantics
and pragmatics. It will be held as one of workshops of JSAI isAI 2010,
sponsored by JSAI.

Final Call For Papers

We invite submissions to this year's workshop on topics in formal semantics
and pragmatics, and related fields, including but in no way limited to the

- Dynamic syntax/semantics/pragmatics of natural language
- Categorical/topological/coalgebraic approaches for natural language
- Logic and its relation to natural language and linguistic reasoning
(especially dynamic logics)
- Type-theoretic approaches to natural language
- Philosophy of language
- Formal pragmatics (especially game- and utility-theoretic approaches)
- Substructural expansion of Lambek Lambda Calculi
- Many-valued/Fuzzy and other non-classical logics and natural language

This year we especially welcome submissions related to the 'Formal
Structures of Salience'. Salience is a concept with broad application in
linguistics and philosophy; in recent years, it has played a role in the
analysis of phenomena including focus, particles, and anaphora resolution
within linguistics, and in philosophy it has been used in analyses of various
kinds of context dependency (e.g. domain restriction and vagueness), as
well as in the analysis of convention. However, in many cases, the concept
of salience is left as a primitive. Submissions discussing foundational issues
in the understanding of salience would be welcomed. We especially hope
for contributions with a formal orientation.

On the 20th, there will also be a special tutorial lecture at Ochanomizu
University by Professor Baltag.


Abstracts should be between 2 and 4 pages in length and in pdf format.
Submissions should be sent to:


The proceedings of the workshop will be available at the conference site for
registered persons. We also plan to publish a selection of the accepted
papers as a portion of a volume in the 'Lecture Notes in Artificial
Intelligence' series (Springer Verlag).

Important dates:

Abstract submission deadline: August 15, 2010
Notification of acceptance: September 15, 2010
Deadline for camera-ready copy: October 15, 2010
LENLS7: November 18-19, 2010
Tutorial lecture: November 20, 2010

Organizing Committee:
Eric McCready (Chair)
Daisuke Bekki
Yoshiki Mori
Yasuo Nakayama
Katsuhiko Yabushita
Tomoyuki Yamada
Kei Yoshimoto
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