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3 - 5 April 2019, Workshop "Reasoning, Argumentation and Logic in Natural Language: Experiments and Models", Bochum, Germany

Date: 3 - 5 April 2019
Location: Bochum, Germany
Deadline: Wednesday 20 February 2019

The workshop examines reasoning, argumentation and logic from the perspective of experimental pragmatics. Whereas these issues have a long tradition in the philosophy of language and theoretical linguistics, research in experimental pragmatics has come to focus on them only recently. This is surprising since pragmatic phenomena exert strong influence on which arguments count as sound and valid in everyday reasoning. Relevant phenomena include (a) the disambiguation of polysemous words, (b) context effects on the interpretation of content words and (c) pragmatic properties of logical connectives (e.g., order effects associated with and) as well as of quantifiers (e.g., the scalar implicature from some to not all). The workshop focuses on (i) experimental approaches and (ii) empirically driven models regarding these as well as other pragmatic phenomena in the domain of argumentation and reasoning.

Submissions can be made for presentations, posters, or both. Please submit one-page abstract (pdf); a second page may contain references, graphs and tables.

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