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Wed Jul 20 2011

Calls: Semantics, Pragmatics/Netherlands

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        1.     Galit Weidman Sassoon , Formal Semantic Evidence

Message 1: Formal Semantic Evidence
Date: 19-Jul-2011
From: Galit Weidman Sassoon <galitadargmail.com>
Subject: Formal Semantic Evidence
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Full Title: Formal Semantic Evidence

Date: 19-Dec-2011 - 21-Dec-2011
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Contact Person: Galit Weidman Sassoon
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: https://sites.google.com/site/semanticevidence/

Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics; Semantics

Call Deadline: 01-Sep-2011

Meeting Description:

The Amsterdam Colloquium Workshop – Formal Semantic Evidence

Formal semantics as a field of linguists undergoes a rapid change with respect to the status of quantitative methodologies, the application of which is gradually becoming a standard in the field, replacing the good old ‘armchair’ methodology. In light of this development, we invite submissions reporting of high level formal semantic research benefiting from the use of a quantitative methodology, corpora-based, experimental, neurolinguistic, computational or other.

Call for Papers:

We welcome submissions focusing on wide spread, yet not unproblematic or elusive semantic-pragmatic concepts such as 'context', 'accommodation', 'question under discussion', 'ordering source', and so forth; what methodologies can shed new light on such notions and the way they might be systematically studied and decoded?

What kind of experimental evidence (if any) can bear on fundamental issues such as the nature of the semantic lexicon on the one hand, and compositionality and projection on the other? What is the nature of semantic infelicity or markedness? What kind of experimental evidence (if any) can support or refute hypotheses concerning the nature of the logical form or its very existence? Concerning empty categories?

Finally, can formal semantic tools contribute to our understanding of experimental results and theoretical issues within cognitive psychology as pertaining to natural language semantics?

Ideal presentations include informed reflections on the role of a particular methodology in formal semantics.

Instructions for Authors:

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

http://www.illc.uva.nl/AC/AC2011/Submission/

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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