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Thu Feb 10 2011

Calls: Pragmatics, Semantics/Slovenia

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        1.     Lotte Hogeweg , Formal Approaches to Discourse Particles and Modal Adverbs

Message 1: Formal Approaches to Discourse Particles and Modal Adverbs
Date: 08-Feb-2011
From: Lotte Hogeweg <l.hogeweglet.ru.nl>
Subject: Formal Approaches to Discourse Particles and Modal Adverbs
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Full Title: Formal Approaches to Discourse Particles and Modal Adverbs

Date: 08-Aug-2011 - 12-Aug-2011
Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Contact Person: Lotte Hogeweg
Meeting Email: l.hogeweglet.ru.nl
Web Site: http://lottehogeweg.ruhosting.nl/workshop.htm

Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics; Semantics

Call Deadline: 15-Feb-2011

Meeting Description:

ESSLLI Workshop on Formal Approaches to Discourse Particles and Modal
Adverbs

Discourse particles and modal adverbs form a borderline case between
semantics and pragmatics and so can be the source of new insights in
these areas. The use of particles has been connected with discourse
relations and other coherence relations, the relation between semantic
content and discourse context, especially the mutual knowledge and the
common discourse goals of the discourse participants, with expression of
speaker beliefs, desires and intentions and with the control of
interpretations that go beyond semantic content, i.e. explicatures and
implicatures. And, last but not least, particles and modal adverbs can
contribute to expressive and other non-truth-conditional aspects of
meaning. The workshop proposes to collect contributions to the formal
description and implementation of discourse particles and modal adverbs as
well as experimental investigation into the use and interpretations of such
words.

Invited Speakers:

Regine Eckardt & Henk Zeevat

Organizers:

Eric McCready & Lotte Hogeweg

Call for Papers:

One week left to submit your abstract for the ESSLLI Workshop on Formal
Approaches to Discourse Particles and Modal Adverbs!

Submission Details:

Authors are invited to submit an anonymous, extended abstract.
Submissions should not exceed 2 pages, including references. In addition,
we would like to receive a separate ID page with the authors' names,
affiliations and email-addresses. Submissions should be in PDF format.
Please send your submission electronically to l.hogeweglet.ru.nl. The
submissions will be reviewed by the workshop's programme committee.

Workshop format:

The workshop is part of ESSLLI and is open to all ESSLLI participants. It will
consist of five 90-minute sessions held over five consecutive days in the
second week of ESSLLI. There will be 3 slots for paper presentation and
discussion per session.

Practical Information:

All workshop participants including the presenters will be required to
register for ESSLLI; workshop presenters will be able to register at a
reduced rate to be determined by the local organizers.

Further Information about ESSLLI: http://esslli2011.ijs.si/

Program Committee:

Malte Zimmermann
Edgar Onea
Katja Jasinskaja
Henk Zeevat
Eric McCready
Lotte Hogeweg
Bart Geurts
Jennifer Spenader
Hans-Christian Schmitz
Kyle Rawlings
Rick Nouwen

Important Dates:

Submission deadline: February 15, 2011
Notification: April 15, 2011
Preliminary programme: April 24, 2011
Workshop dates: 8-12 August, 2011
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