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20 - 21 September 2018, 4th Installment of Logic Now and Then (LNAT4): Scales in language and logic, Brussels, Belgium

Date: 20 - 21 September 2018
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Deadline: Friday 15 June 2018

Scalarity is a rich field of study in linguistics and logic. Linguistically, it enters into the meaning of a wide range of expressions. The best-known case in degree semantics may well be the gradable adjective (tall, short, likely, good ), but crosscategorially many other cases have been detected and analysed in similar scalar terms. LNAT4 seeks to consider (i) the nature and variation of scalarity in language and logic, (ii) the diagrams proposed for scalar notions, as well as (iii) the nature of possible connections between logico-linguistic scalar concepts and perception scales.

Invited Speakers: Christopher Kennedy (University of Chicago) and Stefanie Solt (Leibniz-Zentrum Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft (ZAS).

We welcome papers on any of the conference topics. Abstracts should be in PDF-format, anonymous, at most one page long, and should include any example sentences. A second page may be added for bibliographical references only.

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