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Crossroads Call for papers

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We invite papers on the semantics and pragmatics of conditionals both from a theoretical and an experimental perspective. The workshop aims to bring together scholars working on linguistic issues both at the sentential and discourse level as well as scholars working at the junction of linguistics and philosophy.

Particular topics of interest are but are not limited to:

  • epistemic modals in probabilistic and non-probabilistic epistemic models
  • tense, aspect and mood in the semantic composition of conditionals
  • Sobel sequences and related patterns
  • licensing of Negative Polarity Items in conditionals and related constructions
  • discourse particles and their occurrence in conditionals
  • conditional perfection and other inferences derived from the interaction between conditionals and discourse
  • semantics and pragmatics of quirky conditionals such as biscuit conditionals, chimeric conditionals, optative conditionals etc.

We invite submission of abstracts for 30-minute oral presentations (with additional 15 minutes for discussion).  Abstracts must be anonymous and should be at most 2 pages (A4 or US Letter) in length, including examples and references, using a 12pt font with 1 inch (2.5 cm) margins on all four sides. The abstract must be submitted as a single PDF. Submissions are limited to two per author, with at most one paper being single-authored.


Deadline for Submission: July 24

Organizers: María Biezma and Maribel Romero

Contact: conditionalsatthecrossroads (at) gmail (dot) com