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July 30, 2007

CFP: Experimental Pragmatics 2007 in Berlin

Here's the call for papers for the experimental pragmatics workshop in Berlin in December.

Billy

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Call for Papers

Call Deadline: 31-Aug-2007
Experimental Pragmatics 2007 is a sequel to three very successful,
independently organized meetings in 2001 in Lyon, 2003 in Milan, and
2005 in Cambridge (UK). However, it differs from these meetings by
addressing more topics and connecting also to results in semantics.
The earlier successful meetings focused mostly on implicatures in
acquisition and polarity. The planned topics at this meeting are:
types, negation, implicatures and the semantics-pragmatics boundary.
The conference is planned around four three-hour sessions for each of
the four topics just mentioned. Each session will consist of two
invited one-hour lectures and a subsequent one-hour discussion on the
topic. The discussion will be introduced by an invited commentary of
between 20 and 30 minute length and then the discussion will be open
to all participants. In addition to the four thematic sessions, the
conference will feature a eight submitted presentations each 20 min
plus 10 min for discussion long, and a large number of poster
presentations. The submitted talks and poster presentations are
selected on the basis of a double-blind abstract evaluation process
involving the invited speakers. The reviewers take into account
scientific quality of the abstract (primary) and special interest for
the four themes of the conference (secondary).

Invited speakers by thematic session:

Evening lecture on language and cognition: Ted Gibson (MIT)
Types: Martin Hackl (Pomona), Liina Pylkkänen (NYU), comments: Bart
Geurts (Nijmegen)
Negation: Barbara Kaup (TU Berlin), Andrea Gualmini (Utrecht),
comments: Ira Noveck (ICS Lyon)
Implicatures: Napoleon Katsos (Cambridge), Julie Sedivy (Brown),
comments: Ted Gibson (MIT)
Semantics-pragmatics boundary: Reinhard Blutner (Amsterdam), tba.,
comments: Richard Breheny (UCL)

Important Dates:

August 31st, 2007 Abstract Submission Deadline
Abstracts should be one-page plus an additional page for examples,
graphs, tables, and references. We are using an electronic abstract
submission system.  Please follow the instructions at

   

http://www.zas.gwz-berlin.de/xprag/submission.html

September 29th, 2007 Abstract review process complete

December 13th, 6 pm: Evening lecture by Ted Gibson (MIT) on language
and cognition location: Berlin, Germany, Schuetzenstr. 18, new
building of ZAS (near Checkpoint Charlie)

December 14-16th, 2007: Main Conference, 9 a.m. till 6:30 pm
location: Berlin, Germany, Unter den Linden 6, main building of
Humboldt University

Organizers: Uli Sauerland (ZAS, Berlin), Anton Benz (ZAS, Berlin),
Manfred Krifka (Humboldt University and ZAS, Berlin), Kazuko
Yatsushiro (Humboldt University, Berlin)

Conference Sponsors: German Research Council DFG (Main Conference
Sponsor); ZAS; Humboldt University; European Union FP6, project
CHLaSC (Evening Lecture on December 13th)

Posted by Billy at July 30, 2007 11:30 PM

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