Roots of Pragmasemantics

February 20, 2015 - February 23, 2015
Szklarska Poreba

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Linguists, logicians, philosophers, psychologists, and interested researchers from other areas are cordially invited to join the 16th Workshop on the Roots of Pragmasemantics to be held on the top of the Szrenica mountain in the Giant Mountains on the border of Poland and the Czech Republic on 20-23 February 2015.

The two main themes of this year's convention are (1) "Mental Representation of Semantic and Pragmatic Lexical Knowledge" and (2) "The Role of Linguistics in the Cognitive Sciences". The first theme will be taking up recent discussions of mental representation in linguistics (e.g., frames), computational linguistics (e.g., distributional knowledge combined with other representation), and cognitive science (e.g., embodied cognition), and hopes for contributions from different disciplinary perspectives. Given the strong methodological and theoretical influence by other disciplines on linguistics, our second theme will address the current state and future of linguistics: Are there properly linguistic objects of investigation? What contributions from linguistics can the cognitive sciences hope for? We especially invite submissions related to these topics but also welcome contributions relevant to any of the more classical subjects of this workshop series. Experimental as well as theoretical approaches are welcome. We in particular encourage the presentation of innovative ideas, even if still in need of later refinement.

Confirmed invited speakers are Jaroslav Peregrin (Charles University Prague), Judith Tonhauser (Ohio State University, with 97% certainty), Berit Gehrke (CNRS / Paris Diderot) and Reinhard Blutner (retired, University of Amsterdam).

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Workshop Director: Susanna Melkonian (HHU Düsseldorf), smelkonian (at) phil (dot) uni-duesseldorf (dot) de.

Program Director: Alexandra Redmann (HHU Düsseldorf), a (dot) redmann (at) phil (dot) uni-duesseldorf (dot) de.

For the standing committee: Henk Zeevat (ILLC, University of Amsterdam),
henk (dot) zeevat (at) uva (dot) nl.

For queries: workshop email: [email protected]

Standing Committee

Justyna Grudzińska (Warszawa)
Berit Gehrke (CNRS / Paris Diderot)
Anton Benz (ZAS Berlin, chair)
Edgar Onea (University of Goettingen)
Lotte Hogeweg (Radboud University Nijmegen)
Nina Gierasimczuk (lLLC, Amsterdam)


Henk Zeevat (ILLC, Amsterdam)
Reinhard Blutner (retired, University of Amsterdam)

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