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LINGUIST List 22.2117

Wed May 18 2011

Calls: Pragmatics, Semantics, Philosophy of Language/Germany

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        1.     Katja Jasinskaja , Theoretical Pragmatics 2011

Message 1: Theoretical Pragmatics 2011
Date: 17-May-2011
From: Katja Jasinskaja <katja.jasinskajagmail.com>
Subject: Theoretical Pragmatics 2011
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Full Title: Theoretical Pragmatics 2011
Short Title: TPrag 2011

Date: 13-Oct-2011 - 15-Oct-2011
Location: Berlin, Germany
Contact Person: Katja Jasinskaja
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.zas.gwz-berlin.de/workshop_tprag.html

Linguistic Field(s): Philosophy of Language; Pragmatics; Semantics

Call Deadline: 15-Jun-2011

Meeting Description:

The last decade witnessed a surge of new research in pragmatics and several new theoretical frameworks emerged: different variants of game theoretic and optimality theoretic approaches, non-Gricean approaches to implicatures, and multi-dimensional approaches to meaning. At the same time, research in other frameworks such as Neo-Gricean pragmatics, speech act-theory, theories of vagueness and presupposition theory has progressed rapidly as well. In many areas, an influx of researchers with training in formal semantics has brought formal precision to pragmatic theories. This has led to new empirical predictions, but also sometimes shifted or blurred the semantics-pragmatics boundary. After a decade of diversification, it is time to bring the different approaches together and compare their results and methodologies.

It is the aim of this conference to provide a forum for research on theoretical pragmatics. Pragmatics is understood in a wide sense, including not only classical topics like Gricean pragmatics, speech act and presupposition theory, but also e.g. theoretical models of socio-linguistics, language evolution, and language change. In order to foster the interaction between experimental and theoretical approaches, we explicitly encourage presentations of theoretical models which have a basis in experimental studies, or allow for experimentally testable predictions.

Invited Speakers:

Richard Breheny, University College London
Michael Franke, University of Tübingen
Lotte Hogeweg, Radboud University Nijmegen
Prashant Parikh, Univeristy of Pennsylvania
Mandy Simons, Carnegie Mellon University
Brian Skyrms, University of California - Irvine
Benjamin Spector, École Normale Supérieure, Paris
Jason Stanley, Rutgers University - New Brunswick


Anton Benz (ZAS, Berlin)
Katja Jasinskaja (ZAS, Berlin)
Uli Sauerland (ZAS, Berlin)

The conference is organized and sponsored by the ZAS programme area 6 'Interfaces between sentence semantics and discourse strategies', the DfG project 'Implicatures and Discourse Structure' (IDis), and the Emmy-Noether research group 'Interpretation of Quantifiers'.

2nd Call for Papers:

Abstracts should be strictly anonymous and should not exceed 2 single-column pages including literature. Abstracts must be submitted electronically in PDF format via Easychair at https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=tprag2011.

The number of submissions is limited to 1 individual and 1 joint abstract or 2 joint abstracts per author. Abstracts will be evaluated through peer reviewing. The deadline for the submission of abstracts is June 15, 2011. Authors will be notified by August 1, 2011.

We plan to publish a selection of papers as a special issue of a journal.

Reviewing Board:

Anton Benz
Reinhard Blutner
Richard Breheny
Michael Franke
Bart Geurts
Alison Hall
Lotte Hogeweg
Katja Jasinskaja
Manfred Krifka
Prashant Parikh
Uli Sauerland
Mandy Simons
Brian Skyrms
Stephanie Solt
Benjamin Spector
Jason Stanley

Important Dates:

Deadline for submissions: June 15, 2011
Notification of acceptance: August 1, 2011
Conference: October 13-15, 2011

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