LINGUIST List 27.4039

Mon Oct 10 2016

Confs: Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics, Semantics/Germany

Editor for this issue: Kenneth Steimel <>

Date: 07-Oct-2016
From: Maria Biezma <>
Subject: Conditionals at the Crossroads of Semantics and Pragmatics
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Conditionals at the Crossroads of Semantics and Pragmatics

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

Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics; Psycholinguistics; Semantics

Meeting Description:

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.

Invited speakers:

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

Organizers: MarĂ­a Biezma and Maribel Romero
Meeting website:


Thursday, November 10


Introductory Remarks

9:00 - 10:00:
Invited Talk: Karen Lewis

10:00 - 10:45:
Cory Nichols
Solutions to Sobels and Similar Sequences

10:45 - 11:15: Coffee Break

11:15 - 12:00:
Peter Klecha
Imprecise Conditionals: Towards a Solution to Sobel Sequences

12:00 - 12:45:
Justin Bledin
Sobel-like Sequences of Attention and Belief Change

12:45 - 14:00: Lunch Break

14:00 - 14:45:
Project P2

14:45 - 15:30:
Katrin Schulz
Fake Tense in Causal Structural Models

15:30 - 16:00: Coffee Break

16:00 - 16:45:
Alex Kocurek

16:45 - 17:45:
Invited Talk: Itamar Francez

19:30: Conference dinner

Friday, November 11

9:00 - 10:00
Invited Talk: Daniel Lassiter

10:00 - 10:45:
Paolo Santorio
Consequence for Epistemic Conditionals: Modus Ponens, Probability, and Attitudes

10:45 - 11:15: Coffee Break

11:15 - 12:00:
Simon Goldstein
Conditional Excluded Middle and Might Conditionals

12:00 - 12:45:
Elena Herburger
Duality and Conditionals in Negative Contexts

12:45 - 14:00: Lunch Break

14:00 - 14:45:
Project P8

14:45 - 15:30:
Eva Csipak & Sarah Zobel
Discourse Particles and Connection between Conditionals and Questions

15:30 - 16:00: Coffee Break

16:00 - 16:45:
Sam Carter & Simon Goldstein
Disjunction and Distributivity

16:45 - 17:45:
Invited Talk: Kyle Rawlins

There is no registration fee for the workshop, but we would be grateful if you could let us know you are attending by October 26th. This is merely for organizational purposes.

More information about the workshop can be found at

Page Updated: 10-Oct-2016