Organizer: Michael Franke
Recent years have seen increasing efforts in bringing empirical data from either psycholinguistic experiments or corpus-based investigations to bear on formal semantic and pragmatic theories. This laudable empirical reorientation also brings into focus the quantitative dimension frequently inherent in empirical data sets. In turn, this calls for theories and models that are sensitive to or even predict quantitative data. This workshop is dedicated to novel research in formal semantics and pragmatics that takes quantitative empirical data seriously. We invite presentations of empirical studies whose quantitative results have a clear bearing on formal theories, as well as formal models that yield quantitative predictions.
Organizers: Ben Rodenhäuser, Frank Veltman, Hedde Zeijlstra
This workshop aims to facilitate the exchange of ideas between linguists, logicians and philosophers of language working on the semantics of modal expressions and its interfaces with syntax and pragmatics. We invite presentations on any topic falling under this heading,