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March 31, 2008

CFP: Utterance interpretation.

SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS
UICM2: Brussels Conference on Utterance Interpretation and Cognitive Models II.

SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS
UICM2: Brussels Conference on Utterance Interpretation and Cognitive Models II.

NOTE that there was a mistake in some versions of the first call for papers: the conference website address is:

http://homepages.ulb.ac.be/~uicm2/

Description:

The second edition of the Brussels Conference on Utterance Interpretation and Cognitive Models will take place on July 19-21, 2008. While the first edition addressed the issue of the semantics/pragmatics interface from a cognitive perspective, this time we wish to adopt a broader perspective. The conference aims at reaching across disciplinary boundaries and bringing together researchers who, though belonging to different schools or traditions, all take a view of interpretation that is informed by cognitive concerns. We are convinced that a better understanding of how utterances come to be endowed with meaning calls for collaboration between various subfields of linguistics — syntax, formal semantics, cognitive linguistics, pragmatics, evolutionary linguistics —, as well as with other disciplines, such as developmental and cognitive psychology, cognitive sciences, and philosophy of language. However, whatever the theoretical background and the
empirical phenomena to be accounted for, in our view the ultimate test for any theory of utterance interpretation is that it should be psychologically plausible. We hope that the second conference on Utterance Interpretation and Cognitive Models will help popularize this idea.

Posted by ira at March 31, 2008 12:32 PM

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