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Full Title: Negation and Negativity in Natural Language

Short Title: NNNL17
Location: Bochum, North Rhine Westfalia, Germany
Start Date: 27-Apr-2017 - 29-Apr-2017
Contact: Viviana Haase
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Meeting Description: Negation and negativity are key features of human languages. While negation is a phenomenon of semantic opposition, negativity addresses a broader spectrum of phenomena. The investigation of the form and meaning of negation and negativity in natural language is at the heart of many debates in philosophy, linguistics, logic and psychology. The aim of this interdisciplinary workshop is to bring together the various perspectives of negation and negativity and thereby force the interdisciplinary research on negation and negativity in natural language.

Topics that may be addressed but are not limited to:

- Comprehension of sentential negation with or without context
- Mental representation of negation and negated concepts
- The syntax-semantics interface of negated sentences
- Compositionality of negation
- Negation in formal semantics
- Negation in logic
- Negativity and negative polarity items
- Non-semantic aspects: negation in morphology, syntax and phonology
- Pragmatics of negation and negativity

Plenary Talks by:

Rachel Giora (Tel Aviv University)
Viviana Haase (Ruhr University Bochum)
Laurence Horn (Yale University)
Barbara Kaup (University Tübingen)
João Marcos (Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte)
Peter Öhl (University Wuppertal)
Maria Spychalska (University Cologne)
Heinrich Wansing (Ruhr University Bochum
Markus Werning (Ruhr University Bochum)
Linguistic Subfield: Cognitive Science; General Linguistics; Pragmatics; Semantics; Syntax
LL Issue: 28.687

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