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22-23 January 2015, Workshop "Formal Semantics Meets Cognitive Semantics", Nijmegen

Date: January 22-23, 2015
Location: Nijmegen
Deadline: 21 November 2014

Semantics is a divided discipline. On one side we have Formal Semantics, which has its roots in logic and analytical philosophy (Frege, Montague). Meaning here is viewed as a relation between language and external reality, formalized in terms of reference, truth, possible worlds, etc. On the other side we have Cognitive Semantics, a central part of the Cognitive Linguistics movement, which grew out of dissatisfaction with formal linguistics (in particular, formal semantics and generative syntax) in the seventies (Fauconnier, Lakoff, Talmy). In this framework meaning is primarily a relation between language and the mind, described in terms of mental spaces, conceptual schemata, frames, etc.

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

In this workshop we want to bring together researchers from both sides who contribute to bridging the gap in some way. Deadline for submission of 2-page abstracts: November 21, 2014.

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