Games and Decisions in Pragmatics

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Conference Berlin, January 6-7th, 2006 * Jägerstraße 10-11, 10117 Berlin, Room 006
Organisation: Anton Benz, SDU, Kolding, Denmark * Manfred Krifka, ZAS, Berlin, Germany
At: Centre for General Linguistics, Typology and Universals Research (ZAS)

It is the aim of this conference to provide a forum for research on game theoretic pragmatics. Pragmatics is understood in a wide sense, including not only classical topics like Gricean pragmatics, speech act theory, rhetoric, and socio-linguistics, but also e.g. investigations into the role of rational behaviour in language change. We invite talks that further our theoretical understanding of the role of preferences and decision making in language use, as well as empirical investigations into the validity of theoretical models.
Invited Speakers:
Gerhard Jaeger, Bielefeld
Robert Stalnaker, Boston

Reviewing Board:
Anton Benz, Kolding
Gerhard Jaeger, Bielefeld
Manfred Krifka, Berlin
Robert van Rooij, Amsterdam
Robert Stalnaker, Boston
Important Dates:
Deadline for Submissions: November 12th, 2005
Notification of Acceptance: December 1st, 2005
Conference: January 6th-7th, 2006 

Authors should submit an anonymous abstract. The length of abstracts for talks should be at most 3 single-column pages including literature. All submissions should include a separate cover page specifying the authors' names, affiliation, address, e-mail address and title of the paper. The abstracts should be submitted electronically (pdf, ps or doc format) to:
Contact: benz at sitkom dot sdu dot dk
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