LINGUIST List 26.5318

Mon Nov 30 2015

Calls: Cognitive Sci, Comp Ling, General Ling, Pragmatics, Semantics/Poland

Editor for this issue: Anna White <>

Date: 27-Nov-2015
From: Peter Sutton <>
Subject: 17th Szklarska Poreba Workshop
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Full Title: 17th Szklarska Poreba Workshop

Date: 04-Mar-2016 - 07-Mar-2016
Location: Szklarska Poreba, Poland
Contact Person: Berit Gehrke
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Pragmatics; Semantics

Call Deadline: 30-Nov-2015

Meeting Description:

Linguists, logicians, philosophers, psychologists, and interested researchers from other areas are cordially invited to join the 17th Workshop on the Roots of Pragmasemantics to be held on the top of the Szrenica mountain in the Giant Mountains on the border of Poland and the Czech Republic on March 4-7, 2016.

The main theme of this year’s convention is “Conceptual Semantics meets Compositional Semantics.'' This theme builds on recent efforts to build a dialogue between the disparate domains of Conceptual Semantics, concerned with meaning as a relation between language and the mind, often focusing on the level of lexical meaning, and Compositional Semantics, which understands meaning as a relation between language and the external reality in terms of reference and a model of composition. Contributions are encouraged from both fields as well as work trying to connect the two domains.

Confirmed invited speakers are:

- Simon Dobnik (University of Gothenburg)
- Lotte Hogeweg (University of Amsterdam)
- Louise McNally (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
- Galit Sassoon (Bar-Ilan University)
- Joost Zwarts (Utrecht University)

2nd Call for Papers:

We invite submission of blind abstracts of no longer than 250 words in PDF, to be sent to by November 30, 2015.

The workshop website:

We especially invite submissions related to these topics but also welcome contributions relevant to any of the more classical subjects of this workshop series. Experimental as well as theoretical approaches are welcome. We in particular encourage the presentation of innovative ideas, even if still in need of later refinement.

More traditional Szklarska Poreba themes include:

- Coordination on meaning
- Inference in natural language
- Experimental semantics and pragmatics
- Bayesian models of interpretation
- Quantum cognition and language
- Grammaticalisation and other approaches to diachrony
- Language typology and semantics/pragmatics
- Game theoretical pragmatics
- Formal models of language acquisition
- Explicature and implicature
- The architecture of the syntax/semantics interface
- Licensing of polarity elements, quantification, etc.
- The evolution of communication and language
- Optimality theory

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