Meaning, Optimization and Interaction Workshop

Journée d'études/Workshop

Meaning, Optimization and Interaction (MOI)

September 9th, 2016

Paris, France

In the context of the project Near-Synonymy, Semantic Equivalence and Syntactic Variation funded by the Labex Empirical Foundations of Linguistics, we invite submissions for presentations at a one-day workshop (September 9th, 2016) devoted to the theme of competition and optimization in natural language, with a particular focus on syntactic, semantic and pragmatic (including social) phenomena.

We particularly solicit contributions combining novel quantitative studies of syntactic, semantic, pragmatic and/or sociolinguistic variation and change with formal modelling (for example using Optimality Theoretic/Harmonic grammars, game theoretic tools, alternative semantics or other formal systems).

Invited Speakers:

Eric McCready (Aoyama Gakuin University)

Roland Mühlenbernd (Universität Tübingen)

Henriëtte de Swart (Universiteit Utrecht)

Call for papers:

One page abstracts (excluding references) are to be submitted to, on or before August 1st, 2016. Notification of acceptance/rejection will be given by August 9th, 2016.

The workshop will be held in the Laboratoire de Linguistique Formelle on the campus of the Université Paris Diderot, in the 13th arrondissement of Paris.

The languages of the workshop are English and French.

The MOI workshop is a satellite event of the New Ideas in Semantics and Modelling conference.  

This work is part of the program "Investissements d’Avenir" overseen by the French National Research Agency, ANR-10-LABX-0083 (Labex EFL). The Near-synonymy, Semantic Equivalence and Syntactic Variation project forms part of Strand 2 of the Labex EFL: Experimental Grammar in a Crosslinguistic Perspective.

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