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19-20 March 2015, Redrawing Pragmasemantic Borders, Groningen, The Netherlands

Date: 19-20 March 2015
Location: Groningen, The Netherlands
Deadline: 16 January 2015

Semantics and pragmatics have long recognized multiple meaning types: asserted and entailed meaning, world knowledge and lexically based inferences, presupposition, expressive content, and conversational and conventional implicature. These each get their own separate treatments and/or are thought of as separate ~dimensions~ of meaning.

There are two main strands of research that question the traditional divisions: accounts that seek more unifying characteristics and accounts that identify exceptional behavior in a subset of a certain meaning type. The aim of the workshop is to discuss how to cut the pragmasemantic pie.

Invited Speakers: Craige Roberts, Judith Tonhauser, Hans-Martin Gärtner.

For more information, see https://sites.google.com/site/redraw2015/.

We solicit submissions dealing with:
- formal arguments or empirical data that support unifying different information types based on for instance projection properties
- formal arguments or empirical data suggesting new distinctions
- work that integrates the analysis of different meaning types with contextual or discourse effects
- new theoretical approaches to representing and integrating different types of information (e.g. multi-dimensional semantics).
Deadline for abstract submission:Fri, January 16th, 2015.

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