14.440, Calls: Semantics&Pragmatics/Reference&Specificity

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Subject: 14.440, Calls: Semantics&Pragmatics/Reference&Specificity

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Date:  Wed, 12 Feb 2003 14:42:15 +0000
From:  klaus.heusinger at uni-konstanz.de
Subject:  Where Semantics Meets Pragmatics, MI USA

2)
Date:  Wed, 12 Feb 2003 14:51:09 +0000
From:  klaus.heusinger at uni-konstanz.de
Subject:  Direct Reference and Specificity, Austria

-------------------------------- Message 1 -------------------------------

Date:  Wed, 12 Feb 2003 14:42:15 +0000
From:  klaus.heusinger at uni-konstanz.de
Subject:  Where Semantics Meets Pragmatics, MI USA


Where Semantics Meets Pragmatics

Short Title: SemPrag2003
Location: Michigan, United States of America
Date: 11-JUL-03 - 13-JUL-03

Call Deadline: 30-Apr-2003

Web Site: http://ling.uni-konstanz.de/SemPrag2003/
Contact Person: Ken Turner
Meeting Email: K.P.Turner at bton.ac.uk
Linguistic Subfield(s): General Linguistics


Meeting Description:

The purpose of this workshop is to attract very high quality recent
work on the interdigitation of semantic and pragmatic theories.
				
SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS
WHERE SEMANTICS MEETS PRAGMATICS
(First International Workshop on Current Research in the
Semantics-Pragmatics Interface) Michigan State University, July,
11-13, 2003 http://ling.uni-konstanz.de/SemPrag2003/

The workshop will take place during the SUMMER INSTITUTE 2003 of the
LINGUISTIC SOCIETY OF AMERICA (http://lsa2003.lin.msu.edu/)

ORGANIZORS
Klaus von Heusinger, University of Konstanz, Germany
Jaroslav Peregrin, Department of Logic Academy of Sciences, Prague
Ken Turner, School of Languages University of Brighton, UK

INVITED SPEAKERS
- Nicholas Asher
- Larry Horn
- Hans Kamp,
- Bill Ladusaw


DESCRIPTION

The purpose of this workshop is to attract very high quality recent
work on the interdigitation of semantic and pragmatic theories. This
topic has become a centre of intense interest in the last year or so
and a book series called Current Research in the Semantics-Pragmatics
Interface (CRiSPI) of which the three organizers of this workshop are
editors or editorial advisors, may have played some role in promoting
this interest. The workshop is interested in attracting papers on the
currently fashionable topics of, among others, presupposition,
anaphora resolution, quantification, propositional attitude
attribution and modality, as well as other less recently fashionable
topics such as conditionals. Logical, linguistic, psycholinguistic and
computational approaches to these topics will be welcomed. We hope
that each invited speaker will be able to have a one hour slot, and
the other speakers will have 40 minutes (including
discussion). Selected papers may be published as a CRiSPI volume
provisionally titled 'Where Semantics Meets Pragmatics: The Michigan
Papers' (http://www.elsevier.com/locate/series/crispi)

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

Abstracts are invited for forty minute talks (thirty minutes for
presentation plus ten minutes for discussion). Please submit an
abstract (not more than 5 pages), preferably by email (pdf, ps and
word-files are accepted). Send submissions to: Ken Turner, Michigan
Workshop, School of Languages, University of Brighton, Falmer,
Brighton, East Sussex BN1 9PH, Great Britain email:
K.P.Turner at bton.ac.uk

DEADLINE
All submissions must be received by April 30th, 2003.
Notification of acceptance will be emailed by the end of May

IMPORTANT DATES

30 April 2003		deadline for abstracts
31 May 2003		notification of acceptance
June 2003			final program
11-13 July 2003	workshop

See also the workshop-homepage:
http://ling.uni-konstanz.de/SemPrag2003/

LOCAL INFORMATION

LINGUISTIC SOCIETY OF AMERICA
SUMMER INSTITUTE 2003 (http://lsa2003.lin.msu.edu/)			


-------------------------------- Message 2 -------------------------------

Date:  Wed, 12 Feb 2003 14:51:09 +0000
From:  klaus.heusinger at uni-konstanz.de
Subject:  Direct Reference and Specificity, Austria


Direct Reference and Specificity

Short Title: DirRefSpec
Location: Vienna, Austria
Date: 18-AUG-03 - 22-AUG-03

Call Deadline: 15-Mar-2003

Web Site: http://ling.uni-konstanz.de/DirRefSpec/
Contact Person: Klaus von Heusinger
Meeting Email: klaus.heusinger at uni-konstanz.de
Linguistic Subfield(s): General Linguistics

	
Meeting Description:
The workshop's aim is to bring together perspectives and results from
linguistics and philosophy on the related subjects of direct reference
and specificity.
				
SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS
DIRECT REFERENCE AND SPECIFICITY
18-22 August 2003
The workshop is part of 15th European Summerschool in Logic, Language
and Information (ESSLLI), in Vienna, Austria (see
http://www.logic.at/esslli03/)

ORGANIZORS
	Klaus von Heusinger, University of Konstanz
	Hans Kamp, University of Stuttgart

INVITED SPEAKERS
	Barbara Abbott (confirmed)
	Donka Farkas (confirmed)
	Bart Geurts (confirmed)
	Philippe Schlenker (confirmed)
	Ede Zimmermann (confirmed)

DESCRIPTION

Direct reference has been a central concern within the Philosophy of
Language since the path-breaking work of Kaplan and Kripke in the late
60s and early 70s. The concept is equally important for Linguistics,
however, as it enters into the interpretation process of certain
natural language expressions (definite NPs such as proper names,
demonstratives and definite descriptions). Specificity, on the other
hand, is a more recent concept in the semantics of indefinite NPs. The
concepts have much in common, however, and each is important for both
Linguistics and Philosophy of Language and Logic. The workshop will
focus on these similarities (as well as on the differences).
	
Suggested topics:
- Is specificity the ''direct-reference''-mood for indefinites?
- What can we learn from the analysis of specific indefinites for the
referential properties of various definite NPs?
- What are the linguistic (universal or language particular) means to
mark direct reference /specificity?
- How are direct reference/specificity with questions of mental
representation?

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

Abstracts are invited for forty-five-minute talks (thirty minutes for
presentation plus fifteen minutes for discussion). Please submit an
abstract (not more than four pages), preferably by email (pdf, ps and
word-files are accepted). Send submissions to: Klaus von Heusinger, FB
Sprachwissenschaft, Universitaet Konstanz, Fach D 185, D-78457
Konstanz, Germany, e-mail to: klaus.heusinger at uni-konstanz.de

DEADLINE
	All submissions must be received by March 15st, 2003.
	Notification of acceptance will be emailed by the end of April.

IMPORTANT DATES

15 March 2003	deadline for abstracts
30 April 2003	notification of acceptance
June 2003		final program
18-22 August 	workshop

See also the workshop-homepage:
ling.uni-konstanz.de/DirRefSpec/

LOCAL INFORMATION

Please note that all workshop participants must register for
ESSLLI2003. Early registration fees apply to authors of accepted
papers. For further information about the upcoming ESSLLI 2003, please
contact the Organizing Committee in Vienna: Norbert Preining, Kurt
Gödel Society, c/o Institut für Computersprachen Technische
Universität Wien, Favoritenstrasse 9, A - 1040 Vienna, Austria
Tel. +43-1-58801-18503, Fax +43-1-58801-18597, email:
esslli03 at logic.at http://www.logic.at/esslli03/

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