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11-15 August 2014, Formal and experimental pragmatics, Tübingen

Date: 11-15 August 2014
Location: Tübingen
Deadline: 8 March 2014

The recently emerging field of experimental pragmatics has painted a complex picture of the interaction between semantic and pragmatic information in phenomena as diverse as implicature, referentiality, figurative meaning, prosody, and presupposition. In parallel, advances in probabilistic and game-theoretic models that treat pragmatic inference as a problem of reasoning under uncertainty have yielded testable quantitative predictions about the outcome of many different kinds of pragmatic inference. Despite this progress, a great deal of work is needed on the mathematical foundations and quantitative empirical grounding of pragmatics, and, most critically, the connection between the two. The aim of this ESSLLI-2014 workshop is to promote dialog and community for these lines of research: strengthening the search for an empirically grounded formal pragmatics.

For more information, see https://sites.google.com/site/fepesslli2014

Authors are invited to submit an extended abstract of original work for oral or poster presentations relevant to the workshop's topics. Submissions should be anonymous, in PDF format and not exceed 2 pages of 12pt text with 2.5cm margins on all sides, including all references, figures, tables etc. Submissions are due 8 March 2014.

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