26.2210, Calls: Philosophy of Language, Pragmatics, Semantics/UK

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Subject: 26.2210, Calls: Philosophy of Language, Pragmatics, Semantics/UK

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Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2015 16:19:23
From: Jumbly Grindrod [pervasive_context at reading.ac.uk]
Subject: Pervasive Context Conference: Ramifications and Next Directions

Full Title: Pervasive Context Conference: Ramifications and Next Directions 
Short Title: PCC 

Date: 25-Jun-2016 - 26-Jun-2016
Location: Reading, United Kingdom 
Contact Person: Jumbly Grindrod
Meeting Email: pervasive_context at reading.ac.uk
Web Site: https://www.reading.ac.uk/pervasive-context/pc-conference-reading.aspx 

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

Call Deadline: 01-May-2015 

Meeting Description:

This conference will examine the wider implications of pervasive context-sensitivity and the possible directions for future research. Some indicative questions which may be explored at the conference include:

How do different approaches to pervasive context-sensitivity fit with accounts of cognitive impairment? Do theories of cognitive impairment provide empirical support for, or raise problems for, extant theories of context-sensitivity?

Should an account of pervasive context-sensitivity also provide an account of metaphor and other non-literal uses of language?

How should we take debates about pervasive context-sensitivity forward? What aspects of debate are open to empirical investigation and in what way? How does the debate about pervasive context impact on cognate areas, such as computational modelling of language understanding?

Is the debate deepened by bringing to bear research and intuitions from those working with different linguistic and cultural backgrounds?

Call for Papers:

Pervasive Context Conference: Ramifications and Next Directions
Deadline for Submission: May 1, 2015
Submissions are welcomed on any issues connected to the project theme of pervasive context-sensitivity in natural language.

For 'Pervasive Context Conference: Ramifications and Next Directions', papers discussing the implications of pervasive context for typical and non-typical language development, specific empirical applications of extant programmes, or future directions for research are particularly welcome.

All papers will be evaluated for their originality, quality, potential impact or reach, and relevance to the conference. For each conference, up to four papers will be selected through open competition.

Papers should be prepared for blind review (title page with author information should be submitted together with an anonymised version of the paper as separate documents) and should be suitable for a 40-45 minute presentation. Please include full contact details and affiliation on a separate first page of your submission. These details will be removed prior to the review process, which will be double-blind.
The project is able to contribute funds for travel and accommodation for speakers, although this can only be confirmed after the 31 July 2015.
Submissions should be sent via email to the following address:

pervasive_context at reading.ac.uk

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