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10-14 August 2015, "Empirical Advances in Categorial Grammar", Barcelona, Spain

Date: 10-14 August 2015
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Deadline: 15 February 2015

This workshop provides a forum for discussion of recent empirical advances in categorial grammar (CG). After the revival of interest in CG in linguistics in the 80s, various extensions to the Lambek calculus and an early version of Combinatory Categorial Grammar have been proposed. But the fundamental question of whether CG constitutes an adequate linguistic theory still seems to be wide open. Moreover, there are now numerous variants of CG, both in the TLCG tradition and in CCG. Which of these theories constitutes the most adequate version of an empirical theory of natural language?

Logical, mathematical, and computational analyses have tended to take precedence over empirical ones in the past 30 years in CG research. These are all important and very illuminating, but at the same time we may now want to pause and reflect on the question of just where we are in terms of empirical adequacy. We think that the time is ripe to critically scrutinize the empirical consequences of the various formal techniques/frameworks proposed in the literature in the past 30 years, as well as ones that are being developed at this very moment.

For more information, see http://www.u.tsukuba.ac.jp/~kubota.yusuke.fn/cg2015.html

We invite submissions of anonymous abstracts of up to five pages. We welcome any submission whose topic pertains to the empirical adequacy of CG. We expect to allot 45 minutes for each accepted paper (30 minutes for presentation and 15 minutes for questions and discussion). Submission deadline: February 15, 2015

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