LINGUIST List 32.2208

Tue Jun 29 2021

Confs: Pragmatics, Psycholing, Semantics/Online

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 29-Jun-2021
From: Daniel Lassiter <>
Subject: Approaches to implicature: Rational choice and/or exhaustification
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Approaches to implicature: Rational choice and/or exhaustification

Date: 09-Aug-2021 - 13-Aug-2021
Location: Bolzano, Italy
Contact: Daniel Lassiter
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Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics; Psycholinguistics; Semantics

Meeting Description:

Recent work in implicature has seen a great deal of activity within two lines of research: the rational choice approach associated with game-theoretic pragmatics and the Bayesian Rational Speech Act framework, and the exhaustification-based approach. While these frameworks have generally been thought to be in theoretical tension, there are also underexplored ways to combine them, with the potential to benefit both approaches. The workshop will explore explicit comparisons between the two frameworks as well as efforts to combine them, with the hope of producing a more unified theory of implicature and a more general understanding of the data that such a theory must account for.

This workshop is part of ESSLLI 2021, which is entirely online ( To join, please register for ESSLLI (and also enjoy the other classes and workshops!).

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