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LINGUIST List 25.1172

Sun Mar 09 2014

Calls: Pragmatics, Semantics, Psycholing, Cognitive Sci, Computational Ling/Germany

Editor for this issue: Anna White <awhitelinguistlist.org>

Date: 08-Mar-2014
From: Michael Franke <mfrankeuva.nl>
Subject: Formal and Experimental Pragmatics Workshop
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Full Title: Formal and Experimental Pragmatics Workshop
Short Title: FEP-2014

Date: 11-Aug-2014 - 15-Aug-2014
Location: Tübingen, Germany
Contact Person: Michael Franke
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: https://sites.google.com/site/fepesslli2014/

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; Pragmatics; Psycholinguistics; Semantics

Call Deadline: 22-Mar-2014

Meeting Description:

Workshop Organizers:

Noah D. Goodman
Michael Franke

Workshop Purpose:

Formal pragmatics has recently experienced a new period of maturation, facilitated by
two important factors: a) the novel application of mathematical modeling techniques,
and b) access to rich experimental data. The recently emerging field of Experimental
Pragmatics has painted a complex picture of the interaction between semantic and
pragmatic information in phenomena as diverse as implicature, referentiality,
figurative meaning, prosody, and presupposition. In parallel, advances in probabilistic
and game-theoretic models that treat pragmatic inference as a problem of reasoning
under uncertainty have yielded testable quantitative predictions about the outcome of
many different kinds of pragmatic inference. Despite this progress, a great deal of
work is needed on the mathematical foundations and quantitative empirical grounding
of pragmatics, and, most critically, the connection between the two. The aim of this
workshop is to promote dialog and community for these lines of research:
strengthening the search for an empirically grounded formal pragmatics.

Invited Speakers (TBC):

Judith Degen (Stanford)
Bart Geurts (Nijmegen)
Roger Levy (UCSD)

Final Call for Papers:

New extended deadline: March 22, 2014.

Authors are invited to submit an extended 2-page abstract of original work
relevant to the workshop's topics.

For more information see:

Submissions should be anonymous, in PDF format and not exceed 2 pages of
12pt text with 2.5cm margins on all sides, including all references, figures,
tables etc.

Please upload your submission at: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?
conf=fep2014 by March 22, 2014. The submissions will be reviewed by the
workshop's program committee and additional reviewers.

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