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Bridging formal and conceptual semantics (BRIDGE-2018)
ESSLLI 2018 workshop, August 6-10, 2018
Sofia University “St. Kl. Ohridski”, Sofia, Bulgaria

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.

The workshop is organized in co-operation with the DFG Collaborative Research Centre 991.