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Mon Jun 20 2011

Calls: Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis/Netherlands

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        1.     Floris Roelofsen , Inquisitiveness

Message 1: Inquisitiveness
Date: 19-Jun-2011
From: Floris Roelofsen <floris.roelofsengmail.com>
Subject: Inquisitiveness
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Full Title: Inquisitiveness

Date: 19-Dec-2011 - 21-Dec-2011
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Contact Person: Floris Roelofsen
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: https://sites.google.com/site/inquisitivesemantics/workshops/inquisitiveness-2011

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

Call Deadline: 01-Sep-2011

Meeting Description:

Questions and answers are a major topic in semantics and pragmatics, and to some extent in logic and philosophy as well. This interest in inquisitiveness goes beyond the interpretation of questions as such. For example, questions are widely assumed to play a structural role in the analysis of discourse. Likewise, most theories on focus and the interpretation of intonation make a link with the question-answerhood relation. More radically it has been argued that a proper understanding of seemingly purely informative constructions, like disjunctions and conditionals, requires a notion of inquisitiveness as a basic ingredient of meaning. The main aim of this workshop is to investigate the significance of inquisitiveness for semantics, pragmatics, and logic.

Call for Papers:

Authors can submit anonymous abstracts of at most two pages via the website of the Amsterdam Colloquium:


Important Dates:

Submission deadline: September 1, 2011
Notification of acceptance: October 15, 2011
Deadline for pre-proceedings: December 1, 2011
Deadline for registration: December 1, 2011
Conference: December 19-21, 2011

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