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LINGUIST List 25.1349

Wed Mar 19 2014

Confs: Semantics/USA

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

Date: 19-Mar-2014
From: Nishi Bissoondial <linguisticsgc.cuny.edu>
Subject: New Directions in Experimental Semantics
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New Directions in Experimental Semantics

Date: 27-Mar-2014 - 28-Mar-2014
Location: New York, USA
Contact: Nishi Bissoondial
Contact Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Semantics

Meeting Description:

In recent years, experimental approaches have come to play an increasing role in formal semantics and pragmatics, prompted by a desire to confirm and augment data grounded in linguistic intuitions, as well as by the greater availability of easy-to-implement experimental methods. This workshop highlights contemporary work that applies experimental techniques to developing and distinguishing between theoretical accounts of meaning in language. After an introductory lecture surveying the motivations for the trend towards experimentation and the diverse applications of experimentally generated data, three talks by semanticists working this area provide case studies illustrating how experimental approaches have yielded insights into important theoretical questions in semantics.

Program:

Graduate Center, City University of New York

Thursday, 3/27

4:15-5:45 Room C198
Scott Grimm (University of Rochester)
Inclusive and exclusive plurality: Experimental investigations

6:15-7:45 Room C198
Stephanie Solt (ZAS Berlin)
Experimental contributions to a theory of vagueness and gradability

Friday, 3/28

10:30-12:00 Skylight Room
Martin Hackl (MIT)
- TBA



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