LINGUIST List 26.2827

Tue Jun 09 2015

Calls: Cognitive Science, Language Acquisition, Psycholinguistics/Hungary

Editor for this issue: Erin Arnold <>

Date: 08-Jun-2015
From: Lilla Pintér <>
Subject: Workshop on Linguistic and Cognitive Aspects of Quantification 2015
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Full Title: Workshop on Linguistic and Cognitive Aspects of Quantification 2015
Short Title: LCQ 2015

Date: 16-Oct-2015 - 17-Oct-2015
Location: Budapest, Hungary
Contact Person: Lilla Pintér
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
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Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Language Acquisition; Psycholinguistics

Call Deadline: 20-Jun-2015

Meeting Description:

We are pleased to announce a workshop on linguistic and cognitive aspects of quantification, to be held at the Research Institute for Linguistics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest on October 16–17, 2015. We invite talks presenting the results of research into the interaction of the grammar and the lexicon of quantification and numerical-logical cognition in child and adult language, based on the investigation of individual languages and on comparative studies. Specific issues which have generated important research recently include the interpretation of numerals (e.g., the emergence of the at least n vs. exactly n reading), the interpretation of quantifiers, scalar implicatures, quantifier spreading, scope interactions, the interpretation of linguistic vs. symbolic representations of quantification, the encoding and the interpretation of distributivity, the encoding and the interpretation of exhaustivity, the role of pragmatics in quantifier interpretation, etc.

The workshop aims to foster discussion and collaboration among researchers working on the linguistic, psycholinguistic, and cognitive aspects of quantification, testing speakers of different languages, using various experimental paradigms and theoretical frameworks.

Invited Speakers:

Yosef Grodzinsky (University of Jerusalem): Quantifier Polarity, Numerosity, and Verification Procedures: Experimental Explorations
Irina Sekerina (City University New York): What Eye Movements Reveal About Quantifier-Spreading

Final Call for Papers:

We expect abstracts for 30-minute talks (+ 10 minute discussions) and poster presentations. Abstracts should be anonymous and no longer than two pages, including references and examples, in 12-point Times New Roman, with margins of at least 2,5 cm / 1 inch.

Abstracts are to be submitted in pdf-format via the EasyChair system.

Deadline for submission: June 20, 2015 (extended deadline)
Notification of acceptance: June 30, 2015

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