LINGUIST List 27.1702

Tue Apr 12 2016

Calls: Semantics/Japan

Editor for this issue: Ashley Parker <>

Date: 12-Apr-2016
From: Christopher Tancredi <>
Subject: Theoretical Linguistics at Keio
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Full Title: Theoretical Linguistics at Keio
Short Title: TaLK

Date: 08-Aug-2016 - 09-Aug-2016
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Contact Person: Christopher Tancredi
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Semantics

Call Deadline: 22-Apr-2016

Meeting Description:

Theoretical Linguistics at Keio is an annual event focused on various aspects of theoretical linguistics hosted by the Institute of Cultural and Linguistic Studies, Keio University.  Each year, the event focuses on one particular subdiscipline of theoretical linguistics:  semantics (2013), syntax (2014) and phonology/phonetics (2015). In 2016, it will once again be devoted to formal semantics.

Invited Speakers:

- Manfred Krifka, ZAS
- Junko Shimoyama, McGill
- Uli Sauerland, ZAS

Conference Organizer:  Chris Tancredi

Connected with TaLK, we hope to open an 8 day summer school in semantics and pragmatics aimed at beginning gra10th HiSoN summer school in historical sociolinguisticsduate students.  The summer school plans are dependent on an application for funding.  If funded, the scholars invited to teach at the summer school will also be invited to give a talk at TaLK.  The funding decision is expected in April.

2nd Call for Papers:

Theoretical Linguistics at Keio, extension of abstract deadline.

The deadline for submission of abstracts to TaLK 2016 and the accompanying session on The Semantics of Prosody has been extended to April 22, 2016.

We are soliciting abstracts for 35 minute talks (plus 10 minutes for questions) on topics related to formal semantics. For the main session, any topic related to formal semantics is acceptable. We are also soliciting papers for a special session on the semantics of prosody. Acceptable areas of research for the special session include but are not limited to:

- focus
- topic
- givenness
- associative particles
- prosody-sensitive adverbs
- the thetic-categorical distinction

Abstracts should be a maximum of 2 pages including examples and references, and should be submitted to:

Abstracts will be reviewed by the invited speakers as well as by: Ikumi Imani, Makoto Kanazawa, Kiyomi Kusumoto, Eric McCready, David Oshima, Uli Sauerland, Junri Shimada, Yasutada Sudo, Chris Tancredi, and Wataru Uegaki

The conference web page can be found at:

Page Updated: 12-Apr-2016