Workshop: Workshop on Gradability, Scale Structure and Vagueness – Experimental Perspectives

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:

Rick Nouwen (Universiteit Utrecht)
Roumyana Pancheva (University of Southern California)
Petra Schumacher (University of Cologne)
Stephanie Solt (Zentrum für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft)

To submit an abstract, click on the following EasyChair link:

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)

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