The Research Institute for Linguistics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences is pleased to announce the Ninth Symposium on Logic and Language, to be held on August 24-26, 2006 in Besenyőtelek, Hungary. (Organized transportation from Budapest will be provided.)
The 2006 meeting is the ninth installment of the Symposium series, which is designed to provide a forum where logicians and linguists can meet to share and discuss ideas and issues about how linguistics and logic influence each other, with the aim of promoting a fruitful cooperation. Preceding symposiums took place in Debrecen (1987), Hajdúszoboszló (1989), Révfülöp (1990), Budapest (1992), Noszvaj (1994), Budapest (1998), Pécs (2002), and Debrecen (2004).
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Symposium theme: information structure
The organisers invite papers proposing semantic/pragmatic analyses of empirical data illustrating the structuring of information in natural language, both at the sentence and the discourse level. The range of possible topics include (but is not limited to) the interpretation of topicalisation and focusing, the thetic/categorical distinction, the study of presuppositions, and the functions of discourse particles and discourse connectives.
Paul Dekker (University of Amsterdam)
Marcus Kracht (UCLA)
Manfred Krifka (Humboldt University/ZAS, Berlin)
Barbara H. Partee (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
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Last modified: 16.08.2006