Empirical Semantics

Event Notification Type: 
Call for Papers
Wednesday, 10 February 2010 to Friday, 12 February 2010
Country: 
Germany
City: 
Tübingen
Submission Deadline: 
Monday, 19 October 2009

Full Title: Empirical Semantics

Date: 10-Feb-2010 - 12-Feb-2010
Location: Tübingen, Germany
Contact Person: Sam Featherston
Meeting Email: LingEvid2010@uni-tuebingen.de

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Semantics

Call Deadline: 19-Oct-2009

Meeting Description:

Empirical Semantics
10-Feb to 12-Feb 2010
Tübingen, Germany

Special session on the integration of empirical and theoretical approaches
to
semantic issues.

Call for Papers:

The development of the empirically grounded cognitive approach is perhaps
least well-developed in the linguistic sub-field of semantics. While there
is some fairly extensive use of corpus approaches and a growing body of work
on semantic processing and pragmatics, in the area of theoretical semantics
the empirical trend in linguistics is as yet in its infancy: work in
semantics tends to be characterized as either data-oriented or else
theory-oriented; the
productive and reciprocal mix of both, such as has fairly recently developed
in the field experimental syntax, is as yet infrequent.

We therefore particularly call for papers addressing this important gap.