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Model the ory is a branch of mathematical logic that studies languages and their interpretations. As such, res earch in model theory overlaps many areas in philo sophy, linguistics, and mathematics. The introduct ion of model theory in the beginning of the previo us century was intertwined with the development of set-theoretic foundations for mathematics; the im plications and applications for philosophy and lin guistics soon followed. The aim of this conference is to bring together philosophers, linguists and mathematicians for whom model theory is a basic to ol-kit.

\n\nWe wish to facilitate knowledg e transfer between these disciplines and create a fruitful discussion on the applicability and the f oundational role of model theory. To do this, the conference will explore the following research que stions: Are model-theoretic tools sufficient for a n adequate demarcation of logical from non-logical constants? How does the model-theoretic definitio n of truth advance our understanding of the semant ic paradoxes? How is meaning in natural language r epresented in models? How can models account for s pecific linguistic phenomena (e.g., natural langua ge quantifiers)? What are the philosophical and li nguistic consequences of a theory's complexity as measured by model-theoretic classification theory?

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URL:http://www.lmu.de/modeltheory2017
CONTACT:modeltheory2017 at lrz.uni-muenchen.de
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We invite the submission o f abstracts, suitable for a 45 minute talk, on top ics related to any aspects of model theory. We enc ourage submissions from early-career researchers a nd PhD students. Submission deadline: 15 October, 2016.

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