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1-2 December 2011, LENLS8: Logic and Engineering of Natural Language Semantics, Takamatsu, Japan

Date: 1-2 December 2011
Location: Takamatsu, Japan
Deadline: 31 August 2011

LENLS is an annual international workshop focusing on formal semantics and pragmatics. It will be held as one of the workshops of JSAI isAI 2011, sponsored by The Japan Society for Artificial Intelligence (JSAI).

This year's workshop focuses on the theme of "Where is dynamic semantics now?". Flavours of dynamic semantics (world updating, assignment changing, etc.) have been broadly applied to solve problems in linguistics (notably anything related to anaphora) and philosophy (e.g., foundational issues of context, the role of variables) and have prompted the development of a diverse range of frameworks with replicable formal results. However in recent years direct appeals to the dynamic metaphor have been waning, as has the explicit development of novel systems, or even refinements to or mergings of older systems. Has dynamic semantics been so successful in solving its problems that all that remains for discussion are implementational differences among established parameters, or have debates simply shifted to new issues? Either way now seems an apt time to take stock and question where the decades of research have taken us and where we might hope this legacy to send us in the future.

For more information, see http://www.is.ocha.ac.jp/~bekki/lenls/.

We invite submissions to this year's workshop on topics in formal semantics and pragmatics, and related fields. Abstract submission deadline : August 31, 2011.

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