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LINGUIST List 23.3645

Fri Aug 31 2012

Calls: Semantics, Pragmatics, Philosophy of Language/Japan

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <alisonlinguistlist.org>

Date: 30-Aug-2012
From: Alastair Butler <ajb129hotmail.com>
Subject: Logic and Engineering of Natural Language Semantics 9
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Full Title: Logic and Engineering of Natural Language Semantics 9
Short Title: LENLS 9

Date: 30-Nov-2012 - 02-Dec-2012
Location: Miyazaki, Japan
Contact Person: Alastair Butler
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.is.ocha.ac.jp/~bekki/lenls/

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

Call Deadline: 09-Sep-2012

Meeting Description:

Logic and Engineering of Natural Language Semantics 9
Workshop Site: 'Amusement Zone Miyazaki (The JA-AZM Hall)'
Kirishima 1-1-1, Miyazaki, Japan
Dates: November 30-December 2, 2012
Contact Person: Alastair Butler (PRESTO JST/Tohoku University)
Contact Email: lenls9easychair.org
Website: http://www.is.ocha.ac.jp/~bekki/lenls/

Chair: Alastair Butler (PRESTO JST/Tohoku University)
Co-chair: Daisuke Bekki (Ochanomizu University), Eric McCready (Aoyama Gakuin University)

Invited speaker(s): Hans Kamp (University of Stuttgart)

LENLS is an annual international workshop focusing on formal semantics and pragmatics. It will be held as one of the workshops of the third JSAI International Symposia on AI (isAI2012) (http://www.ai-gakkai.or.jp/jsai-isai/2012/) sponsored by the Japan Society for Artificial Intelligence (JSAI) (http://www.ai-gakkai.or.jp/jsai/english.html).

Final Call for Papers:

We invite submissions to this year's workshop on topics in formal semantics and pragmatics, and related fields, including but in no way limited to the following:

- Dynamic syntax/semantics/pragmatics of natural language
- Categorical/topological/coalgebraic approaches for natural language syntax/semantics/pragmatics
- Logic and its relation to natural language and linguistic reasoning (especially dynamic logics)
- Type-theoretic approaches to natural language
- Formal Philosophy of language
- Formal pragmatics (especially game-theoretic and utility-theoretic approaches)
- Substructural expansion of Lambek Lambda Calculi
- Many-valued/Fuzzy and other non-classical logics and natural language


Abstracts (up to 4 pages, including figures, bibliography, appendices) must be submitted electronically in PDF format at:


When his/her abstract is accepted, the author is expected to submit a full paper (10-14 pages) before the workshop. The proceedings of the workshop will be available at the conference site for registered persons.

Selected Papers:

A selection of the accepted/invited papers will be published as a portion of a volume 'New Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence, JSAI-isAI2012 selected papers', Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) series, Springer Verlag.

Important Dates:

Abstract submission deadline: September 9, 2012 (extended!)
Notification of acceptance: October 10, 2012
Deadline for camera-ready copy: October 31, 2012
Deadline for onsite registration: November 24, 2012
LENLS9: November 30-December 2, 2012

Workshop Organizers/Program Committee:

Alastair Butler (PRESTO JST/Tohoku University)
Daisuke Bekki (Ochanomizu University/National Institute of Informatics)
Eric McCready (Aoyama Gakuin University)
Koji Mineshima (Keio University)
Yoshiki Mori (University of Tokyo)
Yasuo Nakayama (Osaka University)
Katsuhiko Sano (Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology)
Katsuhiko Yabushita (Naruto University of Education)
Tomoyuki Yamada (Hokkaido University)
Shunsuke Yatabe (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology)
Kei Yoshimoto (Tohoku University)

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