Bridging Formal and Conceptual Semantics

Language and Logic Courses

Workshop

Bridging Formal and Conceptual Semantics,
Kata Balogh (Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, Germany) and Wiebke Petersen (Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, Germany)

The main aim of the workshop is to get together linguists, philosophers and cognitive scientists from the two leading research traditions of natural language meaning, often referred to them as “formal semantics” and “conceptual semantics”. The workshop provides a platform to investigate and discuss the ways of possible bridges between the two semantic perspectives, and to initiate a deeper conversation and collaboration between them. The workshop intends to gather approaches that show the way how the two perspectives can strengthen each other. The workshop holds 6 high-quality contributed talks, each of 45 minutes including discussions and two invited talks by distinguished researchers working on topics closely related to the main issue of the workshop.