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18-22 August 2014, Workshop on Models in Formal Semantics and Pragmatics, Tübingen, Germany

Date: 18-22 August 2014
Location: Tübingen, Germany
Deadline: 15 February 2014

The field of natural-language semantics and pragmatics has undergone a shift away from defining or even mentioning models. Indeed, some scholars find their use redundant at best, harmful at worst. A generation of young semanticists got their first encounters with the formal theory through Heim and Kratzer's textbook, which does not mention models at all. There is little open discussion on these developments, but much anecdotal evidence that people have strong opinions about them. This ESSLII-2014 workshop will give the debate a public forum.

For more information, see http://homepages.uconn.edu/~stk12004/Models_ESSLLI2014/.

The workshop has room for eight submitted papers of 30 minutes each, including discussion. Abstracts must be submitted by February 15, 2014.

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