Models in Formal Semantics and Pragmatics

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Workshop held at the
26th European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI)
Tübingen, Germany, August 18-22, 2014.
Organizers:
Magdalena Kaufmann, University of Connecticut
Stefan Kaufmann, University of Connecticut
Invited speakers:
Michael Glanzberg, Northwestern University
Stanley Peters, Stanford University
Thomas Ede Zimmermann, Frankfurt University
Abstract:
The field of natural-language semantics and pragmatics has undergone a shift away from defining or even mentioning models. Indeed, some scholars find their use redundant at best, harmful at worst. A generation of young semanticists got their first encounters with the formal theory through Heim and Kratzer's textbook, which does not mention models at all. There is little open discussion on these developments, but much anecdotal evidence that people have strong opinions about them. This workshop will give the debate a public forum.
Detailed workshop information:
Call for Papers
General information:
ESSLLI website
Program committee:
Nicholas Asher, Philosophy, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
Jon Gajewski, Linguistics, University of Connecticut
Michael Glanzberg, Philosophy, Northwestern University (invited speaker)
Hans Kamp, Philosophy, University of Texas, Austin
Magdalena Kaufmann, Linguistics, University of Connecticut (co-organizer)
Stefan Kaufmann, Linguistics, University of Connecticut (co-organizer)
Angelika Kratzer, Linguistics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Ernest Lepore, Philosophy, Rutgers University
Barbara Partee, Linguistics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Paul Portner, Linguistics, Georgetown University
Stanley Peters, Linguistics, Stanford University (invited speaker)
Dave Ripley, Philosophy, University of Connecticut
Thomas Ede Zimmermann, Linguistics, Frankfurt University (invited speaker)
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