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LINGUIST List 24.2156

Wed May 22 2013

Confs: Semantics, Philosophy of Language/Spain

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

Date: 21-May-2013
From: Isidora Stojanovic <isidora.stojanovic.nicodgmail.com>
Subject: Logicality, Lexical Meaning and Semantic Invariance
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Logicality, Lexical Meaning and Semantic Invariance

Date: 25-Jun-2013 - 25-Jun-2013
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Contact: Isidora Stojanovic
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://parles.upf.edu/llocs/istojanovic/workshop

Linguistic Field(s): Philosophy of Language; Semantics

Meeting Description:

The workshop aims at connecting two debates from two different disciplines: the debate over logical constants in philosophy of logic and the debate on the functional vs. lexical distinction in linguistics. It further aims at examining the notion of semantic invariance, both as used by logicians (namely, as a criterion for logicality) and by linguists and philosophers of language in discussions of semantics. One of the main goals of the workshop is to examine whether the distinction between logical vs. non-logical expressions maps onto the distinction between functional vs. lexical (or ‘substantive’) categories. More generally, one of the main goals is to reach some insight into the way in which grammar encodes logical properties and relations.

Opening remarks

Marta Abrusan (CNRS, France)
‘Grammaticality, Logical Constants and Re-interpretability’

Brendan Balcerak Jackson (University of Konstanz, Germany)
‘Structural Entailment and Semantic Natural Kinds’

Jack Woods (Princeton University, USA)
‘Logicality, Indefinites, and Logical Indefinites’

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