17.466 ESSLLI workshop: Implicature and conversational meaning

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 17, No. 466.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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             Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2003 08:16:08 +0000
             From: Bart Geurts <bart.geurts@phil.kun.nl>
             Subject: 1st CfP ESSLLI workshop "Implicature and conversational

                                         CALL FOR PAPERS

                              Implicature and conversational meaning


                                       16-20 August, Nancy

    organised as part of the European Summer School on Logic, Language and
            ESSLLI 2004 (http://esslli2004.loria.fr/) 9-20 August, 2004 in Nancy

    Workshop Organizers:
    Bart Geurts (bart.geurts@phil.kun.nl)
    Rob van der Sandt (rob@phil.kun.nl)

    Workshop Purpose:
    The central notion that dominated linguistic pragmatics since the
    early seventies is Grice's notion of conversational implicature. It
    is based on the insight that, by means of general principles of
    rational communication, we may convey more with the use of a sentence
    than just its conventional meaning. What is actually conveyed depends
    on the utterance situation, the linguistic context, and the goals and
    preferences of the interlocutors. Hence, what is actually meant may
    deviate in various ways from what is literally said. Over the last few
    years there is a renewed interest in Gricean pragmatics from different
    theoretical perspectives. This comprises work in a dynamic framework,
    non-monotonic reasoning, and optimality and game theoretic approaches.
    The workshop aims to provide a forum for advanced PhD students and
    researchers to present and discuss their work with colleagues and
    researchers who work in the broad subject areas represented at ESSLLI.

    Submission details:
    Authors are invited to submit a 2-page abstract before March 5, 2004.
    The following formats are accepted: pdf, (plain) latex, and rtf.
    Please send your submission electronically to: bart.geurts@phil.kun.nl

    Submissions will be reviewed by the workshop?s programme committee,
    which consists of Reinhard Blutner (Amsterdam), Gennaro Chierchia
    (Milan), Larry Horn (Yale), Francois Recanati (Paris), and the

    Local Arrangements:
    All workshop participants are required to register for ESSLLI. The
    registration fee for authors presenting a paper will be the same as
    the early student/workshop speaker registration fee.

    Important Dates:
    Submissions: March 5, 2004
    Notification: April 19, 2004
    ESSLLI early registration: May 1, 2004
    Preliminary programme: April 23, 2004
    Final programme: June 25, 2004
    Workshop: August 16-20, 2004

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