LINGUIST List 27.211

Tue Jan 12 2016

Confs: Cog Sci, Computational Ling, Neuroling, Philosophy of Lang, Semantics/USA

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Date: 09-Jan-2016
From: Simon Charlow <>
Subject: North American Summer School in Logic, Language, and Information 2016
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North American Summer School in Logic, Language, and Information 2016
Short Title: NASSLLI 2016

Date: 08-Jul-2016 - 16-Jul-2016
Location: Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA
Contact: Christopher Potts
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; Neurolinguistics; Philosophy of Language; Semantics

Meeting Description:

The seventh North American Summer School for Logic, Language, and Information (NASSLLI) will be hosted by Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - New Brunswick from July 8-16. The summer school is aimed at graduate students and advanced undergraduates in fields such as Cognitive Science, Computer Science, Linguistics, and Philosophy. It will consist of a series of courses and workshops, among which are five featured courses taught by Johan van Benthem, Maria Bittner, Reinhard Muskens, Uli Sattler, and Brian Skyrms. In addition, there will be intensive training on a small set of foundational topics the weekend prior to the start of courses.

Featured courses:

- Johan van Benthem - Logic, Agency, and Games
- Maria Bittner - Dynamic Semantics
- Reinhard Muskens - Multi-Modal Logic
- Uli Sattler - An Introduction to Description Logics Techniques, Properties, and Applications
- Brian Skyrms - Evolution and Learning Dynamics in Signaling Games

Mini intensive courses:
- Camilo Thorne - Corpus Statistics with Open Source Tools
- Yoad Winter - Formal Semantics of Natural Language
- Nicholas Asher and Julie Hunter - Situated Dialogue
- Wei Xu - Social Media and Text Analytics
- Adam Bjorndahl - Topology, Logic, and Epistemology

Courses and workshops:

- James Pustejovsky and Elisabetta Jezek - Generative Lexicon Theory: Integrating Theoretical and Empirical Methods
- Eric Pacuit - Logical and Probabilistic Models of Belief Changes
- Fabrizio Cariani and Alexis Wellwood - Foundational and empirical questions in degree semantics with modality as a case study
- Sam Cumming and John Horty - Analysis by Default
- Denis Bonnay and Dag Westerståhl - Interpreting Logical Expressions (why they mean what they mean)
- Chris Barker and Jim Pryor - Functional Programming Techniques for Philosophy and Linguistics
- Jakub Szymanik - Theories of Reasoning: Logic and Cognition
- Raquel Fernández - Fundamentals of Linguistic Interaction
- Jeremy Kuhn - New Advances in Sign Language Semantics
- Tim Hunter and Jeffrey Lidz - Where Linguistic Meaning Meets Non-linguistic Cognition
- David Beaver, Craige Roberts, Mandy Simons and Judith Tonhauser - Questions Under Discussion
- Greg Restall and Shawn Standefer - Proof Theory: Logical and Philosophical Aspects
- Nitin Madnani and Beata Beigman Klebanov - NLP for Automated Evaluation of Language Production
- Kyle Rawlins - Modeling Questions and Responses in Discourse
- Valeria De Paiva, Luiz Carlos Pereira and Edward Hermann Haeussler - Natural Deduction for the Working Logician
- Daniel Altshuler and Sam Cumming - Workshop: Anaphora & Coherence (including presenters Nicholas Asher, Hans Kamp, Craige Roberts, Hannah Rohde, and Una Stojnic)
- Michael Moortgat, Glyn Morrill and Mehrnoosh Sadrzadeh - Workshop: Statistical and Logical Models of Meaning
- Alessandra Palmigiano, Helle Hvid Hansen, Marcus Pivato, Larry Moss, Eric Pacuit and Viktor Winschel - Workshop: Logics for Social Behaviour

Registration will open in March. The rates are as follows:

Early bird rates (deadline April 15):

- Rutgers affiliate, not volunteering: $50
- Academic: $150
- Non-academic/industry: $350

Regular rates (register after April 15):

- Rutgers affiliate, not volunteering: $75
- Academic: $200
- Non-academic/industry: $400

There will be a scholarship competition open to students. More details will follow in February.

For any questions, please email the organizers at

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