29.2982, Calls: Pragmatics, Semantics/Germany

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Subject: 29.2982, Calls: Pragmatics, Semantics/Germany

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Date: Sat, 21 Jul 2018 14:48:30
From: Curt Anderson [andersc at hhu.de]
Subject: Encoding Emotive Attitudes in Non-truth-conditional Meaning

 
Full Title: Encoding Emotive Attitudes in Non-truth-conditional Meaning 
Short Title: Emo2019 

Date: 06-Mar-2019 - 08-Mar-2019
Location: Bremen, Germany 
Contact Person: Curt Anderson
Meeting Email: emo2019dgfs at gmail.com
Web Site: http://sites.google.com/site/encodingemotiveattitudes/ 

Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics; Semantics 

Call Deadline: 31-Jul-2018 

Meeting Description:

Title: Encoding emotive attitudes in non-truth-conditional meaning (workshop
at DGfS 41)

The work of Kaplan (1999) spurred broad interest in non-asserted, non-truth
conditional meaning, especially in what has recently been termed expressive or
use-conditional meaning (Potts, 2005; Gutzmann, 2015). Much has been
accomplished in different frameworks in understanding how expressive meaning
interacts with truth-conditional meaning. However, many questions remain in
characterizing the types of expressive meaning predicates available, exploring
which linguistic constructions encode expressive meaning, and formalizing
expressive meaning. In this workshop we narrow our focus to properties,
particularly emotive attitudes, of the expressive content itself. Questions we
hope to address in this workshop include (but are not limited to):

- What is the range of emotive attitudes that can be expressed (e.g., Good,
Bad, Surprise) in non-truth-conditional meaning and what do they encompass? 
- Can an expression encode multiple attitudes simultaneously? Do their
availability vary cross-linguistically? Can (and how do) different syntactic
configurations encode particular emotive attitudes?
- What linguistic mechanisms encode non-truth-conditional attitudinal content?
- Are there particular grammatical means for encoding the content? How do
certain expressions, such as exclamatives, make use of expressive meaning
(i.e., Castroviejo, 2008)?
- Does intonation, either in spoken and sign (=non-manual markers), mark or
otherwise influence the expression of attitudinal content, and in what way?
- How can we formalize attitudinal content? Is a multi-dimensional semantics,
a dynamic semantics with context updates (AnderBois et al., 2013), or a
combination of both best?

We intend to address the above questions or related questions in this
workshop.

Invited speakers:
 
- Jessica Rett (UCLA)
- Patrick D. Elliott (ZAS)

Organizers:
 
- Curt Anderson (Uni-Duesseldorf, SFB 991) 
- Katherine Fraser (UPV/EHU)

Workshop Website: http://sites.google.com/site/encodingemotiveattitudes
Contact Email: emo2019dgfs at gmail.com

References:

- AnderBois, Scott, Adrian Brasoveanu & Robert Henderson. 2013. At-issue
proposals and appositive impositions in discourse. Journal of Semantics 32(1).
93-138.
- Castroviejo, Elena. 2008. An expressive answer: Some considerations on the
semantics and pragmatics of wh-exclamatives. In Proceedings from the 44th
Annual Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society, 3-17.
- Gutzmann, Daniel. 2015. Use-conditional meaning: Studies in multidimensional
semantics. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- Kaplan, David. 1999. The meaning of ouch and oops: Explorations in the
theory of meaning as use. Ms. University of California, Los Angeles.
- Potts, Christopher. 2005. The logic of conventional implicatures. Oxford:
Oxford University Press.


2nd Call for Papers:

We welcome submissions from theoretical and experimental perspectives that
address the questions above or related questions. Accepted papers will be
given 20 minutes to present, plus 10 minutes for discussion.

Abstracts should be anonymous and have no more than 800 words of narrative
text (text excluding titles, linguistic examples, formulae, trees, tables,
figures, captions, and references), with data interspersed throughout the main
text. Submissions should be in PDF format, and should be submitted via
EasyChair at http://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=emo20190 . Deadline for
submissions is July 31, 2018. Notification of acceptance will be given on
August 31, 2018.

Note: DGfS rules prohibit any one person from presenting in multiple DGfS
workshops.

Submission Website: http://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=emo20190

Submission Deadline: Jul 31 2018




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