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    INVESTIGATING SEMANTICS: EMPIRICAL AND PHILOSOPHICAL APPROACHES Call for Papers Bochum, October 10-12, 2013 Venue: Ruhr-University-Bochum
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      INVESTIGATING SEMANTICS: EMPIRICAL AND PHILOSOPHICAL APPROACHES
      Call for Papers

      Bochum, October 10-12, 2013
      Venue: Ruhr-University-Bochum
      http://www.rub.de/phil-lang/investigating/

      ORGANIZATION
      Erica Cosentino, Dirk Kindermann, Max Kölbel, Maria Spychalska, Markus
      Werning.

      Natural language semantics is today a wide-ranging and methodologically
      diverse discipline. One can distinguish broadly between those who use
      experimental methods from those who don't. Mostly, semanticists in
      psychology or neuro-science work experimentally, while philosophers,
      logicians and linguists work non-experimentally. However, the variety of
      approaches and methods among both groups is huge. Even within the camp of
      theoretical semantics there are numerous communities: formal semantics,
      possible world semantics, discourse representation theory, etc. The same
      heterogeneity is present in the camp of empirical researchers: psycho- and
      neuro-linguistics, corpus linguistics, etc. The aim of the workshop is to
      bring together these different branches which are often working on very
      related topics. The workshop will not only present the variety of empirical
      and theoretical approaches to semantics, but also invites explicit
      discussions of the neurobiological and psychological basis of semantics as
      well as its methods, and epistemology.


      INVITED SPEAKERS
      Giosue Baggio (SISSA, Triest)
      Derek Ball (U St. Andrews)
      Emma Borg (U Reading)
      Anna Borghi (U Bologna)
      Manfred Krifka (ZAS, Berlin)
      Gina Kuperberg (MGH, Tufts U)
      Ira Noveck (CNRS, Lyon)
      Paul Pietroski (U Maryland)
      Michiel van Lambalgen (U Amsterdam)

      We invite abstract submissions for papers (25+5 min) and posters related to
      the topics of the conference.

      Exemplary topics:
      - Compositionality
      - Computational complexity in language
      - Discourse semantics
      - Generalized quantifiers
      - Implicatures and presuppositions
      - Interfaces between syntax, semantics and pragmatics
      - Lexical semantics
      - Possible worlds semantics
      - The nature of meaning: abstract-symbolic or embodied-simulative
      - etc.

      Methods:
      - Formal semantics
      - General philosophical issues regarding semantics
      - Philosophy of linguistics
      - Semantics in experimental philosophy – experimental pragmatics
      - Semantics with corpus-linguistic methods
      - Semantics with neuro-linguistic methods
      - Semantics with psycho-linguistic methods
      - etc.

      Abstract Submission Deadline: June 16, 2013

      CONTACT: insemp@....
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      Univ.-Prof. Dr. Markus Werning
      Professor of Philosophy of Language and Cognition
      Department of Philosophy
      Ruhr University Bochum
      44780 Bochum, Germany
      Homepage: www.rub.de/phil-lang
      Email: markus.werning@...
      Phone: +49-234-32-24734
      Fax: +49-234-32-14463
      Secretary: +49-234-32-26739
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