LINGUIST List 32.1535

Mon May 03 2021

Confs: Comp Ling, Pragmatics, Psycholing, Semantics/Germany and Online

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 03-May-2021
From: Nicole Gotzner <>
Subject: Scales, degrees and implicature: Novel synergies between semantics and pragmatics
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Scales, degrees and implicature: Novel synergies between semantics and pragmatics
Short Title: SDI

Date: 26-May-2021 - 28-May-2021
Location: University of Potsdam, Germany
Contact: Nicole Gotzner
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Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Pragmatics; Psycholinguistics; Semantics

Meeting Description:

This workshop brings together researchers in formal semantics, experimental pragmatics and computational modelling, who work on vagueness, granularity, scales, attenuation and implicature.

Date: 26 – 28 May 2021

Organizers: Nicole Gotzner, Stavroula Alexandropoulou and Radim Lacina
Mercator fellow: Louise McNally and Ira Noveck

Key Questions:
- How are scalar implicatures computed?
- What is the relation between different types of implicature (scalar, Manner, R-based
- What role does vagueness play in implicature?
- What is the role of degrees in the interpretation of gradable adjectives?
- Is imprecision semantic or pragmatic?

Program Information:


Speakers (in order of program):
Jacopo Romoli, response by Uli Sauerland
Radim Lacina & Nicole Gotzner, response by Matthew Husband
Bob van Tiel & Chao Sun, response by Diana Mazzarella
Brian Buccola response by Richard Breheny
Judith Degen, response by Ming Xiang
Laurence Horn, response by Manfred Krifka
Rick Nouwen, response by Berit Gehrke & Elena Castroviejo
Stephanie Solt, response by Lisa Bylinina
Stavroula Alexandropoulou & Nicole Gotzner, response by Louise McNally & Ira Noveck
Marina Terkourafi, response by Michael Henry Tessler
Natalia Zevakhina, response by Carita Paradis
Andrea Beltrama, response by Chris Cummins
Vera Hohaus, response by Malte Zimmermann
Michael Franke, response by Alexandre Cremers
Helena Aparicio, response by Paula Rubio-Fernandez
Chris Kennedy & Ming Xiang, response by Paul Égre
Jessica Rett, response by Kristen Syrett



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