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Thu Nov 19 2015

Confs: Cognitive Sci, Discourse Analysis, Pragmatics, Psycholing, Semantics/France

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Date: 18-Nov-2015
From: Maxime Amblard <>
Subject: (In)Coherence of Discourse 3
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(In)Coherence of Discourse 3

Date: 03-Dec-2015 - 04-Dec-2015
Location: Nancy, France
Contact: Maxime Amblard
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Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Discourse Analysis; Pragmatics; Psycholinguistics; Semantics

Meeting Description:

The third (In)Coherence of discourse workshop will be held in the University of Lorraine on December 3-4, 2015. The objective of the workshop is to discuss the latest advances in the modelling of discourses, in particular the kind held with pathological patients (e.g. schizophrenics). The adopted modelling paradigm is that of formal semantics, which falls within the scope of both linguistics
and logic while also making ties to the philosophy of language.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

- Discourse comprehension and representation
- Experimental studies of non standard dialogues
- Formal accounts of dialogues
- Logic and reasoning
- Semantics / Pragmatics interfaces
- Goals, intentions and commitments in dialogues
- Cognitive Psychology
- Psycholinguistics
- Mental illness and cognitive (in)coherence
- Radical interpretation
- Logicality and cognitive (in)coherence

Like the previous (In)Coherence of discourse workshops, the third edition is organised by the SLAM (Schizophrenia and Language: Analysis and Modelling) project. The SLAM project aims to systematize the study of pathological conversations as part of an interdisciplinary approach combining Psychology, Linguistics, Computer Science and Philosophy. It focuses particularly on conversations involving people with psychiatric disorders (schizophrenia, bipolar disorder).

Keynote Speakers:

Julie Hunter - IRIT - Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier
Massimo Poesio - University of Essex


Thursday 3 December 2015

Registration and opening

Julie Hunter
Modelling the Right Frontier in Multi-Party Dialogue

10:40 Break

Alda Mari and Christian Retoré
''Chaque vin a sa lie.'' versus ''Toute nuit a un jour.'' Does the difference in the human processing of
''chaque'' and ''tout'' match the difference between the proof rules for conjunction and quantification?

Massimo Poesio
Measuring the level of animacy, concreteness and abstractness in a text: applications in a clinical context

Uwe Reyle and Arndt Riester
QUD-construction via Underspecified DRSs

16:00 Break

Arpit Sharma, Davy Weissenbacher, Chitta Baral and Graciela Gonzalez
Generating Semantic Graphs from Image Descriptions for Alzheimer's Disease Detection

Friday 4 December 2015

Daniel Altshuler and Dag Haug
Formalizing temporal anaphora with PCDRT: A look at ‘Sylvie’

10:00 Break

Ellen Breitholtz, Christine Howes and Mary Lavelle
Enthymematic reasoning in a moral dilemma - do patients with schizophrenia reason differently?

Fabrice Louis
(In)cohérences du discours: une approche anthropologique fondée sur la perspective brandomienne du concept

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