Call for papers: Sensus workshop

Sensus is a workshop devoted to the formal study of meaning in Romance languages.

Areas: theoretical semantics and pragmatics and their interfaces with other domains, experimental methodologies, fieldwork, the study of variation and computational approaches

Venue: Integrative Learning Center at UMass Amherst (the ILC is a fully accessible building)

Workshop dates: April 18-19 2020

Invited speakers:
Luis Alonso-Ovalle (McGill University)
Mariapaola D’Imperio (Rutgers University)
Donka Farkas (University of California, Santa Cruz)

Workshop website: http://blogs.umass.edu/sensus/

Organizers: Ana Arregui, María Biezma, Vincent Homer and Deniz Özyıldız

Contact: sensus@umass.edu

Event sponsored by the Department of Linguistics and the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures of UMass Amherst

Call for papers

Sensus, a workshop on the formal semantics and pragmatics of Romance languages, will take place at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, on April 18-19 2020.

Our intention with this workshop is to bring together scholars in the growing community dedicated to the study of the construction of meaning within Romance languages. We hope this will become a regular venue for researchers with common interests in Romance semantics and pragmatics.

We invite presentations of original research involving a broad range of topics and methodologies in formal semantics and pragmatics of Romance. We aim to bring together researchers working from different perspectives including purely theoretical research on formal semantics/pragmatics and their interfaces with other domains, experimental methodologies, fieldwork, the study of variation and computational approaches.

We are also exploring the possibility of a proceedings volume.

Invited speakers

Luis Alonso-Ovalle (McGill University)
Mariapaola D’Imperio (Rutgers University)
Donka Farkas (University of California, Santa Cruz)

Abstract submission guidelines

  • We invite abstracts for talk and poster presentations. Talks are 30 minutes long, with an additional 10 minutes for questions and discussion.
  • Abstracts should be anonymous and not exceed two pages in length. An additional, third page may be used for references. Abstracts must be submitted in letter or A4 format with 1in or 2.5cm margins on all sides, and in a font no smaller than 11pt.
  • Submissions are limited to two per author, with at most one being single-authored.

Submission link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=sensus1
Submission deadline: January 10, 2020; 11:59PM Anywhere on Earth
Notification of acceptance: January 24, 2020