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LINGUIST List 25.705

Tue Feb 11 2014

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

Editor for this issue: Bryn Hauk <brynlinguistlist.org>

Date: 11-Feb-2014
From: Michael Franke <mchfrankegmai.com>
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: 08-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)

2nd Call for Papers:

Authors are invited to submit an extended abstract of original work relevant to the workshop's topics. 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 8 2014. The submissions will be reviewed by the workshop's program committee and additional reviewers.

We reserve the right to allocate accepted submissions to oral presentations or posters. All accepted contributions, oral presentations and posters, are invited to submit short full paper versions by May 17, 2014. Full papers should not exceed 8 pages, including all relevant material, and must adhere to the formatting guidelines specified on the workshop page https://sites.google.com/site/fepesslli2014/submissions.

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