LINGUIST List 32.2806

Fri Sep 03 2021

Calls: Pragmatics/Japan (Hybrid)

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 30-Aug-2021
From: Elin McCready <>
Subject: Logic and Engineering of Natural Language Semantics 18
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Full Title: Logic and Engineering of Natural Language Semantics 18
Short Title: LENLS18

Date: 13-Nov-2021 - 15-Nov-2021
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Contact Person: Elin McCready
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Philosophy of Language; Pragmatics; Semantics

Call Deadline: 05-Sep-2021

Meeting Description:

CALL FOR PAPERS (Deadline Extended to September 5, 2021)

Logic and Engineering of Natural Language Semantics 18 (LENLS18)

Workshop Site : BOTH **Online** and (safety permitting) at **Raiosha in Hiyoshi Campus of Keio University, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan**
Dates: November 13(Sat), 14(Sun), and 15(Mon), 2021
Contact Person: Alastair Butler (Hirosaki University)
Contact Email : lenls18[[at]]

Chair: Alastair Butler (Hirosaki University)
Co-chair: Daisuke Bekki (Ochanomizu University)
Koji Mineshima (Keio University)
Elin McCready (Aoyama Gakuin University)

Invited Speakers:
- Maria Aloni (University of Amsterdam)
- Michael Wayne Goodman (Nanyang Technological University)
- Atsushi Shimojima (Doshisha University)

LENLS is an annual international workshop on formal syntax, semantics and pragmatics. It will be held as one of the workshops of the JSAI International Symposia on AI (JSAI-isAI2021) ( sponsored by the Japan Society for Artificial Intelligence (JSAI).

Note that for this year's LENLS we are planning BOTH **Online** and **physical presence** options for attendance.
You can choose to attend the workshop remotely.
You can also choose (safety permitting) to attend the workshop at the in-person gathering at Raiosha in Hiyoshi Campus of Keio University, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan.

Call for Papers:
(Deadline Extended to September 5, 2021)

Aims and Topics:
We invite submissions to this year's workshop on topics in formal
syntax, semantics and pragmatics, and related fields, including but in no way
limited to the following:

- Formal syntax, semantics and pragmatics of natural language
- Model-theoretic and/or proof-theoretic semantics of natural language
- Computational Semantics
- Game-theoretic/Bayesian approaches to pragmatics
- Nonclassical Logic and its relation to natural language (especially Substructural/Fuzzy/Categorical/Topological logics)
- Formal Philosophy of language
- Scientific methodology and/or experimental design for linguistics

Abstracts (anonymous, up to 4 pages, including figures and references,
A4 size, with 12 point font) must be submitted electronically in PDF format at:

When the abstract is accepted, the author is expected to submit an extended abstract or a full paper (up to 14 pages) before the workshop. The online proceedings of the workshop will be available online.

Selected Papers:
We also plan to publish a selection of the accepted/invited papers
as a portion of a volume ''JSAI-isAI selected papers'', which will
be published from `Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence' series
(Springer Verlag).

Important dates:
Abstract submission deadline: September 5 (Sun), 2021 (extended)
Notification of acceptance: September 27 (Mon), 2021
Deadline for camera-ready copy: mid-October, 2021
LENLS18: November 13(Sat), 14(Sun), and 15(Mon), 2021

Code of Conduct:
All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at our conference are required to agree with the following code of conduct. Organisers will enforce this code throughout the event. We expect cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everybody.

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Our conference is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, or religion (or lack thereof). We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media.

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