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Fri Nov 05 2010

Confs: 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: 05-Nov-2010
From: Eric McCready <mccreadycl.aoyama.ac.jp>
Subject: Logic and Engineering of Natural Language Semantics 7
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Logic and Engineering of Natural Language Semantics 7
Short Title: LENLS7

Date: 18-Nov-2010 - 19-Nov-2010
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Contact: Eric McCready
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www.is.ocha.ac.jp/~bekki/lenls/

Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics; Semantics

Meeting Description:

Logic and Engineering of Natural Language Semantics 7 (LENLS7)

Workshop Site:

Campus Innovation Center Tokyo, Minato-ku, Tokyo

November 18-19, 2010

Workshop URL:



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.

November 18th (Thu), 2010

Location: Campus Innovation Center Tokyo (Tamachi, Tokyo)

Coffee Break

Opening Remarks

Session 1: General Semantics 1

Joo Yoon Chung
'Uncommon Common Grounds and the Korean Reportative Evidential -tay'

Myoung Hyoun Song, Chungmin Lee
'CF-reduplication: Dynamic Prototype and Contrasting Alternatives'

Arndt Riester
'Restriction Triggers Alternative Presuppositions'


Session 2: Formal Pragmatics

J.-R. Hayashishita
'On the Focus Sensitivity of So-called Focus-sensitive Particles'

Anton Benz
'Optimal Completion and Implicatures of Complex Sentences ---A Game Theoretic Approach'

Nicholas Asher, Sylvain Pogodalla
'SDRT and Continuation Semantics'

Coffee Break

Sesson 3: Formal Grammar

Bekki Daisuke
'Combinatory Categorial Grammar as a Substructural Logic --- Preliminary Remarks ---'

Nakamura Hiroaki
'Binding of Relational Nouns and the Variable-free Semantics'

Alastair Butler, Kei Yoshimoto
'Interpreting Japanese Dependency Structure'

Invited Talk 1

Alexandru Baltag
'Doxastic Attitudes and Group Communication'

November 19th (Fri), 2010

Location: Campus Innovation Center Tokyo (Tamachi, Tokyo) [info]

Coffee Break

Sesson 4: General Semantics 2

Osamu Sawada, Jun Sawada
'Saliency and Scalarity in the Meaning of the Japanese Expressive ano `that''

Stephanie Solt
'Varieties of /Most/'

Richard Zuber
'Factives and Intensionality'


Sesson 5: NPI

Csipak, Eva
'How to be Literally Minimal'

Yasutada Sudo
'The Small Reading of the Scalar Particle Mo in Japanese and Negative Polarity'

Tomohide Kinuhata
'The Scope of Pronounced and Unpronounced Negation: A Case of Japanese Sika-nai and its Correlates'

Coffee Break

Sesson 6: Vagueness

Satoru Suzuki
'Prolegomena to Salient-Similarity-Based Vague Predicate Logic'

David Etlin
'Vague Desire: The Sorites and the Money Pump'

Michael Franke, Gerhard Jaeger, Robert van Rooij
'Signaling, Stochastic Choice, and Vagueness'

Invited Talk 2

Shunsuke Yatabe
'Yablosque Paradoxes and Co-induction'


Tohru Seraku
'Towards a Dynamic-Syntax Account of Japanese Clefts: From the Viewpoint of Semantic Incrementality'

Tutorial Session on Quantum Logic

November 20th (Sat), 2010


Alexandru Baltag (Oxford Univ, UK)
Sonja Smets (University of Groningen, The Netherlands).


Ochanomizu University [map]
Faculty of Science, Building 3, room 209

Important: You'll have to show your ID card and a hard copy of this webpage to get into the campus on Saturday.

Time Table:

Session 1


Session 2

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