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LINGUIST List 23.4059

Mon Oct 01 2012

Confs: Pragmatics/Germany

Editor for this issue: Xiyan Wang <xiyanlinguistlist.org>

Date: 30-Sep-2012
From: Anton Benz <benzzas.gwz-berlin.de>
Subject: Game Theory and Pragmatics
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Game Theory and Pragmatics

Date: 05-Oct-2012 - 06-Oct-2012
Location: Berlin, Germany
Contact: Anton Benz
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www.zas.gwz-berlin.de/workshop_gametheory.html

Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics

Meeting Description:

This workshop is a meeting of the European interest group in game theoretic pragmatics. It brings together leading scientists in the field, and is intended as a forum for the discussion of recent and on-going research.

Is has long been argued that the proper understanding of language use depends on a proper understanding of the principles that govern interaction between rational agents in general. Game theory is the science of interactive decision making. As such, it is the natural foundational framework of linguistic pragmatics. Over the last decade, a firm research community has emerged with a strong interdisciplinary character, involving economists, linguists, mathematicians, philosophers, and social scientists. Within this field of research, three major currents can be distinguished: one is closely related to the Gricean paradigm and aims at a precise foundation of pragmatic reasoning, the second originates in the economic literature and is concerned with the role of game theory in the context of language use, and the third aims at language evolution seen either from a biological or cultural perspective.

Friday, 5 October 2012

09:15
Reception

10:00
Introduction

10:30
Daniel Rothschild (U Oxford)
Modeling Scalar Implicatures with Iterated Weak Dominance

11:30
Coffee

11:45
Sascia Pavan (Italy)
Quantity Implicatures and Signalling Games. Iterated Admissibility as a Solution concept in Game-theoretic Pragmatics

12:45
Lunch

14:15
Benjamin Russell (Sacramento)
'Embedded' Scalar Implicature and Probabilistic Reasoning

15:15
Coffee

15:30
Anton Benz (ZAS, Berlin)
Communication, Games, and Errors

16:30
Anton Benz & Katja Jasinskaja (ZAS, Berlin)
Implicatures in Discourse: Some observations and ideas

17:30
Coffee

Saturday, 6 October 2012

09:45
Coffee

10:15
Michael Franke (ILLC, Amsterdam)
Fuzzy Language in Action

11:15
Jason Quinley (U Tübingen)
About Face!

12:15
Lunch

13:45
Stefano Demichelis (U Pavia)
Stating the Obvious: Evolutionary foundations of a fragment of conversational maxims

14:45
Coffee

15:00
Roland Mühlenbernd (U Tübingen)
Interdependencies of Production and Perception in Signaling Games

16:00
Coffee

16:15
Elliott Wagner (ILLC, Amsterdam)
Communication in Finite Populations

17:15
Farewell



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