6th International Symposium of Cognition, Logic and Communication:

Formal Semantics and Pragmatics: Discourse, Context, and Models

November 19-21, 2010
Riga, Latvia

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The aim of the conference “Formal Semantics and Pragmatics: Discourse, Context, and Models” is to stimulate exchange among linguists and philosophers about issues in formal semantics and pragmatics and how they bear on foundational issues in linguistic theory, the philosophy of language and cognition.

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Call for papers:

A limited number of papers will be selected for presentation at the symposium and considered for inclusion in the proceedings in the Baltic International Yearbook of Cognition, Logic and Communication.

Time allowed for contributed presentations is 40 minutes including discussion. Submitted papers should have a maximum of 3000 words and should be accompanied by a 200 word abstract.

Possible topics include (but are not limited to):


Model-theoretic semantics; The syntax-semantics-pragmatics interfaces; The semantics and pragmatics of subsentential utterances; The semantics and pragmatics of discourse; Theories of quotation; Reference and quantification; Other topics central to semantics and pragmatics and the interfaces, such as focus; questions and other non-declaratives; propositional attitudes; events and the semantics of verbs; deixis and anaphora; generics; connectivity effects.


Compositionality; Contextualism and the division of labor between semantics and pragmatics; Representational and non-representational techniques in semantic theory; Mental models; The psychological reality of semantics; How work in linguistics bears on work in philosophy of language and vice versa.

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