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LINGUIST List 25.78

Wed Jan 08 2014

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

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

Date: 22-Dec-2013
From: Michael Franke <m.frankeuva.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: 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)

Call for Papers:

Formal and experimental pragmatics workshop
11 - 15 August, 2014

Organized as part of ESSLLI 2014
11 - 22 August, 2014 in Tuebingen, Germany
http://www.esslli2014.info

Workshop Topics:

Example topics of interest include but are not limited to:

- Processing and verification of quantifiers in context
- The semantics/pragmatics interface
- The effect of prosodic information on pragmatic interpretation
- The discourse role of presupposition, not-at-issue content, expressive meaning etc
- Context-dependence in the interpretation and choice of linguistic form (e.g., referential expressions, gradable adjectives)
- Weak referentiality
- Implicature
- Role of question-under-discussion and common ground
- Discourse aspects of pragmatics

Submission Details:

Authors are invite 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 CET. For more information, please consult the website: https://sites.google.com/site/fepesslli2014.

Workshop Programme Committee (more TBA):

Anton Benz (Berlin)
Judith Degen (Stanford)
Noah Goodman (Stanford)
Mike Frank (Stanford)
Michael Franke (Amsterdam)
Bart Geurts (Nijmegen)
Gerhard Jäger (Tübingen)
Dan Lassiter (Stanford)
Roger Levy (UCSD)
Chris Potts (Stanford)
Jacopo Romoli (Ulster)
Uli Sauerland (Berlin)
Kristen Syrett (Rutgers)
Bob van Tiel (Nijmegen)

Important Dates:

Submissions: March 8, 2014, CET
Notification: April 21, 2014
Preliminary programme: April 24, 2014
ESSLLI early registration: May 1, 2014
Final papers for proceedings: May 17, 2014
Final programme: June 21, 2014
Workshop dates: August 11 - August 15, 2014

Further Information:

About the workshop: https://sites.google.com/site/fepesslli2014
About ESSLLI: http://www.esslli2014.info
Mail: fep-2014googlegroups.com



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