LINGUIST List 26.2876

Thu Jun 11 2015

Calls: Linguistic Theories, Philosophy of Language, Pragmatics, Semantics/Japan

Editor for this issue: Erin Arnold <>

Date: 10-Jun-2015
From: Eric McCready <>
Subject: Logic and Engineering of Natural Language Semantics 12
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Full Title: Logic and Engineering of Natural Language Semantics 12
Short Title: LENLS 12

Date: 15-Nov-2015 - 17-Nov-2015
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Contact Person: Eric McCready
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories; Philosophy of Language; Pragmatics; Semantics

Call Deadline: 23-Aug-2015

Meeting Description:

Logic and Engineering of Natural Language Semantics 12 (LENLS 12)

LENLS is an annual international workshop on formal syntax, semantics and pragmatics. It will be held as one of the workshops of the 7th JSAI International Symposia on AI (isAI2015) ( sponsored by the Japan Society for Artificial Intelligence (JSAI) (

The first day of LENLS will include a half-day workshop on politeness and honorification with talks by Nicholas Asher, Daisuke Bekki and Eric McCready. These talks will consider the lexical semantics of honorifics, syntactic and semantic aspects of composition with honorifics, and strategic aspects of politeness and formality. The workshop is open to the public and is funded by JSPS Kiban C Grant #25370441.


Eric McCready (Aoyama Gakuin University)


- Daisuke Bekki (Ochanomizu University/National Institute of Informatics/JST CREST)
- Koji Mineshima (Ochanomizu University/JST CREST)

Invited Speakers:

- Nicholas Asher (CNRS, Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse/Universit'e Paul Sabatier)
- Stefan Kaufmann (University of Connecticut)
- Magdalena Kaufmann (University of Connecticut)
- Robert Henderson (University of Arizona)
- Tomohiro Sakai (Waseda University)

Workshop Site: (15) Ochanomizu University, Room 207-209, Science Building 3, Tokyo, Japan (The bldg. #20 in the ''campus map'' in the following webpage)

(16,17) Raiousha Building, Keio University, Kanagawa, Japan

Dates: November 15-17, 2015
Contact Person: Eric McCready (Aoyama Gakuin University)
Contact Email: lenls12[[at]]

Call for Papers:

We invite submissions to this year's workshop on topics in formal syntax, semantics and pragmatics, and related fields, including but in no way limited to the following:

- Formal syntax, semantics and pragmatics of natural language
- Model-theoretic and/or proof-theoretic semantics of natural language
- Computational Semantics
- Continuations in natural language
- Game-theoretic/Bayesian approaches to pragmatics
- Nonclassical Logic and its relation to natural language (especially Substructural/Fuzzy/Categorical/Topological logics)
- (Formal) Philosophy of language
- Scientific methodology and/or experimental design for linguistics


Abstracts (anonymous, up to 4 pages, including figures and references, A4 size, with 12 point font) must be submitted electronically in PDF format at:

When the abstract is accepted, the author is expected to submit a full paper (10-14 pages) before the workshop. The proceedings of the workshop will be available at the conference site for registered persons.

Important Dates:

Abstract submission deadline: August 23, 2015
Notification of acceptance: September 30, 2015
Deadline for camera-ready copy: October, 2015
Half-day workshop on politeness: November 15, 2015
LENLS12: November 15-17, 2015

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