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13-16 January 2014, Modeling experiencers in natural language semantics (ISLA 2014 workshop), Tezpur, India

Date: 13-16 January 2014
Location: Tezpur, India
Deadline: 22 October 2013

There is a long-standing tradition of using logical and, more specifically, model-theoretic tools in the analysis of natural languages. Building on this tradition, this ISLA-2014 workshop aims at addressing one specific issue that has been the topic of discussion lately in the areas of formal semantics, applied logic, computational linguistics, and philosophy. The issue at stake is the notion of *experiencer*, across languages and across linguistic categories.

In addressing questions concerning experiencers, our workshop aims at reaching a better understanding of the nature of argument structure in natural language, which we take to be a key element in understanding the logical patterns that linguistic constructions give rise to, and in modeling the logic of natural language. Our interdisciplinary workshop will provide a platform for a fruitful exchange between those working in foundational areas in logic and those who are interested in the applications of logic to natural languages.

For more information, see http://parles.upf.edu/llocs/bgehrke/experiencers2014/

We invite abstracts for 40-minute presentations (30 + 10) to be submitted by October 22 (extended deadline).

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