ECOM Workshop on "Expressive Language: Semantics, Pragmatics, and Origins"

November 19, 2015 - November 20, 2015
Expression, Communication, and Origins of Meaning (ECOM) Research Group, University of Connecticut

United States

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  • UConn Cognitive Science Institute


Timothy Jay
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
Anna Papafragou
University of Delaware
Dean Pettit
UNC Chapel Hill
Ljiljana Progovac
Wayne State University
Mark Richard
Harvard University


Dorit Bar-On
University of Connecticut
Nathan Kellen
University of Connecticut

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The Expression, Communication, and Origins of Meaning (ECOM) Research Group is pleased to announce that it will be hosting its second annual interdisciplinary workshop this November on "Expressive Language: Semantics, Pragmatics, and Origins", to be held November 19-20, 2015 at the University of Connecticut.

The workshop will explore theoretical analyses — offered from a variety of perspectives (such as metaethics, philosophy of language, psycho- and socio- linguistics, and cognitive psychology) — of systematic ways in which language is used to express emotions and other attitudes, through, e.g. slurs, pejoratives, laudatives, exclamatives, and evaluative terms.

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We also invite abstracts of short papers by junior researchers (25-30mins) on the topics of the conference. Please submit abstracts in PDF format to Nathan Kellen by October 20th.  (Authors of accepted papers will be notified during the following week.) 

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November 13, 2015, 4:00am EST

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