LINGUIST List 29.824

Tue Feb 20 2018

Calls: Cog Sci, Comp Ling, Gen Ling, Philosophy of Lang, Semantics/Bulgaria

Editor for this issue: Kenneth Steimel <>

Date: 17-Feb-2018
From: Kata Balogh <>
Subject: Bridging Formal and Conceptual Semantics
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Full Title: Bridging Formal and Conceptual Semantics
Short Title: BRIDGE-2018

Date: 06-Aug-2018 - 10-Aug-2018
Location: Sofia, Bulgaria
Contact Person: Kata Balogh
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

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

Call Deadline: 15-Apr-2018

Meeting Description:

ESSLLI 2018 Workshop
Bridging Formal and Conceptual Semantics
August 6-10, 2018
Sofia University ''St. Kl. Ohridski'', Sofia, Bulgaria

The main aim of the workshop is to get together linguists, philosophers and cognitive scientists from the two leading research traditions of natural language meaning, often referred to them as ''formal semantics'' and ''conceptual semantics''. The workshop provides a platform to investigate and discuss the ways of possible bridges between the two semantic perspectives, and to initiate a deeper conversation and collaboration between them. The workshop intends to gather approaches that show the way how the two perspectives can strengthen each other. The workshop holds 6 high-quality contributed talks, each of 45 minutes including discussions and two invited talks by distinguished researchers working on topics closely related to the main issue of the workshop.


The workshop is organized in co-operation with the DFG Collaborative Research Centre 991.

Invited Speakers:

Gemma Boleda (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
James Pustejovsky (Brandeis University)

Call for Papers:

The workshop invites high-quality submissions on topics closely related to the main issue of the workshop, for 45 minutes talks (incl. discussion).

The submission of the abstracts will be handled via the EasyChair submission link:

Authors can submit anonymous abstracts of max. 2 pages (A4 page, 2 cm margin, 12pt font, single space lines). The deadline for the submission of abstracts is April 15, 2018. Authors will be notified of acceptance by May 31, 2018.


The pre-proceedings, containing all accepted abstracts/short papers (up to 6 pages each),
will be published on the workshop website at least a month before ESSLLI starts.

Important Dates:

Extended submission deadline: April 15, 2018
Notification of acceptance/rejection: May 31, 2018
Pre-proceedings deadline: June 20, 2018
Workshop: August 6-10, 2018


Kata Balogh
Wiebke Petersen



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