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Wed Feb 23 2011

Calls: Pragmatics, Semantics/Slovenia

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        1.     Lotte Hogeweg , Formal Approaches to Discourse Particles and Modal Adverbs

Message 1: Formal Approaches to Discourse Particles and Modal Adverbs
Date: 22-Feb-2011
From: Lotte Hogeweg <l.hogeweglet.ru.nl>
Subject: Formal Approaches to Discourse Particles and Modal Adverbs
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Full Title: Formal Approaches to Discourse Particles and Modal Adverbs

Date: 08-Aug-2011 - 12-Aug-2011
Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Contact Person: Lotte Hogeweg
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://lottehogeweg.ruhosting.nl/workshop.htm

Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics; Semantics

Call Deadline: 23-Feb-2011

Meeting Description:

ESSLLI Workshop on Formal Approaches to Discourse Particles and Modal Adverbs

Discourse particles and modal adverbs form a borderline case between semantics and pragmatics and so can be the source of new insights in these areas. The use of particles has been connected with discourse relations and other coherence relations, the relation between semantic content and discourse context, especially the mutual knowledge and the common discourse goals of the discourse participants, with expression of speaker beliefs, desires and intentions and with the control of interpretations that go beyond semantic content, i.e. explicatures and implicatures. And, last but not least, particles and modal adverbs can contribute to expressive and other non-truth-conditional aspects of meaning. The workshop proposes to collect contributions to the formal description and implementation of discourse particles and modal adverbs as well as experimental investigation into the use and interpretations of such words.

Invited Speakers:

Regine Eckardt & Henk Zeevat


Eric McCready & Lotte Hogeweg

Call for Papers:

Extended deadline!!!

This workshop is funded by the linguistics department of Radboud University Nijmegen.

Submission Details:

Authors are invited to submit an anonymous, extended abstract. Submissions should not exceed 2 pages, including references. In addition, we would like to receive a separate ID page with the authors' names, affiliations and email-addresses. Submissions should be in PDF format. Please send your submission electronically to l.hogeweglet.ru.nl. The submissions will be reviewed by the workshop's programme committee.

Workshop Format:

The workshop is part of ESSLLI and is open to all ESSLLI participants. It will consist of five 90-minute sessions held over five consecutive days in the second week of ESSLLI. There will be 3 slots for paper presentation and discussion per session.

Practical Information:

All workshop participants including the presenters will be required to register for ESSLLI; workshop presenters will be able to register at a reduced rate to be determined by the local organizers.

Further Information about ESSLLI: http://esslli2011.ijs.si/

Program Committee:

Malte Zimmermann
Edgar Onea
Katja Jasinskaja
Henk Zeevat
Eric McCready
Lotte Hogeweg
Bart Geurts
Jennifer Spenader
Hans-Christian Schmitz
Kyle Rawlins
Rick Nouwen

Important Dates:

Submission Deadline: February 28, 2011
Notification: April 15, 2011
Preliminary programme: April 24, 2011
Workshop dates: 8-12 August, 2011

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