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Workshop on Gradability, Scale Structure and Vagueness: Experimental Perspectives


May 28th and 29th, 2015

Spanish National Research Council

Institute of Language, Literature and Anthropology 



We are pleased to invite abstracts for submission to the workshop “Gradability, Scale Structure, and Vagueness: Experimental Perspectives”, which will take place in Madrid, at the Center for Social Sciences and Humanities of the Spanish National Research Council, on May 28th and 29th, 2015.


As its title states, the workshop is concerned with the semantics of gradability, scale structure and vagueness from an experimental perspective. We invite papers that challenge or confirm current formal analyses of these phenomena in view of experimentally collected data; that discuss how semantic and pragmatic theory can benefit from experimental methodologies; and that aim for an explicit and detailed account of the use, mental representation, online processing, neural correlates or acquisition of expressions of gradability, scalarity, and vagueness.

Invited speakers:


Roumyana Pancheva (University of Southern California)

Petra Schumacher (University of Cologne)

Stephanie Solt (ZAS)


To submit an abstract, click on the following EasyChair link: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=expgrad2015



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Important dates:


Abstract submission: January 31st, 2015

Notification of acceptance: March 1st, 2015

Workshop dates: May 28th-29th, 2015


In conjunction with this workshop, the organizers are preparing a volume with the same title for the new Springer series ‘Language, Cognition and Mind’. Papers based on the accepted talks will be considered for this publication.


Organizers: Elena Castroviejo (ILLA-CSIC), Louise McNally (Universitat Pompeu Fabra), Galit W. Sassoon (Bar-Ilan University)


Contact: expgrad2015@gmail.com






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We acknowledge the support of projects FFI2012-34170 and FFI2013-41301 (MINECO), the Ramón y Cajal program (RYC-2010-06070) and ICREA Acadèmia