LINGUIST List 7.1207

Sat Aug 31 1996

Calls: Workshop on dialogue, Pragmatics workshop

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  1. Jaeger Gerhard, Calls: Workshop on Dialogue
  2. Martin Hartung, Call: 3. Pragmatic Workshop

Message 1: Calls: Workshop on Dialogue

Date: Tue, 27 Aug 1996 11:19:08 +0200
From: Jaeger Gerhard <>
Subject: Calls: Workshop on Dialogue

 !!!!!!!!!! PLEASE DISTRIBUTE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 Workshop "Formal Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue"
	 University of Munich
		 March 10-12 1997

Invited Speakers:
1) Jonathan Ginzburg (Hebrew University, Jerusalem)
2) Jeroen Groenendijk (University of Amsterdam)
3) Henk Zeevat (University of Amsterdam)

The past years saw an increasing interest in attempts to apply formal
methods from different fields to dialogue phenomena, where possible
worlds semantics, DRT, situation theory, dynamic semantics, channel
theory, and game theory served as starting points. The workshop aims
at bringing together researchers from the mentioned and may be other

Abstracts are invited for 30 minute presentations (with 10 additional
minutes for discussion) on any topic related to formal semantics and
pragmatics of dialogue. Potential topics include, but are not limited

- The nature of the common ground in communication

- Characterization of agents information states

- The role and specification of extra-linguistic context

- Updates of both common ground and agents information states

- The interface between "dialogue syntax" and "dialogue semantics"

- The interpretation of sub-sentential expressions under the
perspective of dialogue

- Similarities between human and non-human communication

- Partiality of mutual knowledge of the dialogue participants

Please send two anonymous abstracts (no more than two a4 or 8 1/2" by
11" pages in a 12 pt proportional font, possibly with an additional
page for figures and references) together with a card specifying
author's name, affiliation, address, phone number, e-mail address, and
title of the abstract to

Anton Benz & Gerhard J"ager
Graduiertenkolleg "Sprache, Information, Logik"
Centrum f"ur Informations- und Sprachverarbeitung
University of Munich
Oettingenstr. 67
D-80853 Munich

!!!!!!!! Deadline is December 1, 1996 !!!!!!!!!!!

E-mail submission of abstracts written in LaTeX2.09 are welcome. They
should be sent to "". Further information
may be requested from the same address.

It is intended to publish a proceedings volume in the "CIS Report"
series of the University of Munich.

Important Dates:

Deadline for submission:	December 1, 1996
Notification of acceptance:	January 10, 1997
Deadline for Registration:	January 20, 1997
Workshop:			March 10-12, 1997

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Message 2: Call: 3. Pragmatic Workshop

Date: Wed, 28 Aug 1996 18:32:38 +0200
From: Martin Hartung <>
Subject: Call: 3. Pragmatic Workshop

I apologize if it is impolite to use german for this call for
participation, but the workshop language is german too.

Einladung zur 3. Arbeitstagung


Freiburg, 6. und 7. Maerz 1997

Wie in den beiden vergangenen Jahren auch, veranstaltet das
Pragmatische Kolloquium Freiburg in Zusammenarbeit mit dem
Graduiertenkolleg "Muendlichkeit - Schriftlichkeit" am 6. und 7. Maerz
1997 erneut eine Arbeitstagung, die Doktoranden und Postdoktoranden
Gelegenheit geben soll, ihre Projekte, Methoden und Arbeitsprobleme im
Bereich Pragmatik / Gespraechsanalyse darzustellen und intensiv zu


Die Teilnahme als Zuhoerer ist grundsaetzlich frei und eine besondere
Anmeldung daher nicht noetig. An einem Vortrag Interessierte koennen
sich unter Angabe ihres Themas bei der unten angegebenen Adresse

Weitere Informationen im WWW unter:

Martin Hartung (
79261 Gutach
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