21.3215, Calls: Pragmatics, Semantics/Japan

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Subject: 21.3215, Calls: Pragmatics, Semantics/Japan

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Date: 09-Aug-2010
From: Eric McCready < mccready at cl.aoyama.ac.jp >
Subject: Logic and Engineering of Natural Language Semantics 7
 

	
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Date: Mon, 09 Aug 2010 09:47:21
From: Eric McCready [mccready at cl.aoyama.ac.jp]
Subject: Logic and Engineering of Natural Language Semantics 7

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Full Title: Logic and Engineering of Natural Language Semantics 7 
Short Title: LENLS7 

Date: 18-Nov-2010 - 19-Nov-2010
Location: Tokyo, Japan 
Contact Person: Eric McCready
Meeting Email: mccready at cl.aoyama.ac.jp
Web Site: http://www.is.ocha.ac.jp/~bekki/lenls/ 

Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics; Semantics 

Call Deadline: 15-Aug-2010 

Meeting Description:

Logic and Engineering of Natural Language Semantics 7 (LENLS7) 

Workshop Site: Campus Innovation Center Tokyo, Minato-ku, Tokyo 
Dates: November 18-19, 2010 
Workshop URL: http://www.is.ocha.ac.jp/~bekki/lenls/ 

Chair: Eric McCready (Aoyama Gakuin University) 

Invited Speakers: 
Alexandru Baltag (Oxford) 
Shunsuke Yatabe (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and 
Technology (AIST)) 

LENLS is an annual international workshop focusing on formal semantics 
and pragmatics. It will be held as one of workshops of JSAI isAI 2010, 
sponsored by JSAI. 

Final Call For Papers 

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

- Dynamic syntax/semantics/pragmatics of natural language 
- Categorical/topological/coalgebraic approaches for natural language 
syntax/semantics/pragmatics 
- Logic and its relation to natural language and linguistic reasoning 
(especially dynamic logics) 
- Type-theoretic approaches to natural language 
- Philosophy of language 
- Formal pragmatics (especially game- and utility-theoretic approaches) 
- Substructural expansion of Lambek Lambda Calculi 
- Many-valued/Fuzzy and other non-classical logics and natural language 

This year we especially welcome submissions related to the 'Formal 
Structures of Salience'. Salience is a concept with broad application in 
linguistics and philosophy; in recent years, it has played a role in the 
analysis of phenomena including focus, particles, and anaphora resolution 
within linguistics, and in philosophy it has been used in analyses of various 
kinds of context dependency (e.g. domain restriction and vagueness), as 
well as in the analysis of convention. However, in many cases, the concept 
of salience is left as a primitive. Submissions discussing foundational issues 
in the understanding of salience would be welcomed. We especially hope 
for contributions with a formal orientation. 

On the 20th, there will also be a special tutorial lecture at Ochanomizu 
University by Professor Baltag. 

Submissions: 

Abstracts should be between 2 and 4 pages in length and in pdf format. 
Submissions should be sent to: 

lenls7submission at gmail.com 

The proceedings of the workshop will be available at the conference site for 
registered persons. We also plan to publish a selection of the accepted 
papers as a portion of a volume in the 'Lecture Notes in Artificial 
Intelligence' series (Springer Verlag). 

Important dates: 

Abstract submission deadline: August 15, 2010 
Notification of acceptance: September 15, 2010 
Deadline for camera-ready copy: October 15, 2010 
LENLS7: November 18-19, 2010 
Tutorial lecture: November 20, 2010 

Organizing Committee: 
Eric McCready (Chair) 
Daisuke Bekki 
Yoshiki Mori 
Yasuo Nakayama 
Katsuhiko Yabushita 
Tomoyuki Yamada 
Kei Yoshimoto





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