LINGUIST List 27.2363

Fri May 27 2016

Calls: Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics, Semantics / Germany

Editor for this issue: Amanda Foster <>

Date: 25-May-2016
From: Maria Biezma <>
Subject: Conditionals at the Crossroads of Semantics and Pragmatics
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Full Title: Conditionals at the Crossroads of Semantics and Pragmatics

Date: 10-Nov-2016 - 11-Nov-2016
Location: Konstanz, Germany
Contact Person: Maribel Romero
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics; Psycholinguistics; Semantics

Call Deadline: 24-Jul-2016

Meeting Description:

Invited speakers:

Itamar Francez (University of Chicago)
Daniel Lassiter (Stanford University)
Karen Lewis (Columbia University)
Kyle Rawlins (Johns Hopkins University)

The workshop aims to bring together scholars working on linguistic issues both at the sentential and discourse level as well as scholars working at the junction of linguistics and philosophy.

Particular topics of interest are but are not limited to:

- Epistemic modals in probabilistic and non-probabilistic epistemic models
- Tense, aspect and mood in the semantic composition of conditionals
- Sobel sequences and related patterns
- Licensing of Negative Polarity Items in conditionals and related constructions
- Discourse particles and their occurrence in conditionals
- Conditional perfection and other inferences derived from the interaction between conditionals and discourse
- Semantics and pragmatics of quirky conditionals such as biscuit conditionals, chimeric conditionals, optative conditionals etc.

Organizers: MarĂ­a Biezma and Maribel Romero
Meeting website:

Call for Abstracts:

We invite papers on the semantics and pragmatics of conditionals both from a theoretical and an experimental perspective.

We invite submission of abstracts for 30-minute oral presentations (with additional 15 minutes for discussion). Abstracts must be anonymous and should be at most 2 pages (A4 or US Letter) in length, including examples and references, using a 12pt font with 1 inch (2.5 cm) margins on all four sides. The abstract must be submitted as a single PDF. Submissions are limited to two per author, with at most one paper being single-authored.

Deadline for Submission: 24 July 2016
Submit your abstract via EasyAbs:
(Abstract Submission opens on 1 June 2016)

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