Since the inception of linguistics, the mainstream of researchers considered language as a static system. The situation has changed dramatically over the last few decades as the interests of the scientific community shifted from studying meaning to studying the processes behind the production and comprehension of utterances. This dynamic turn gave a much wider perspective on meaning in the framework of formal semantics and opened the door for new mathematical tools in the conceptual foundations of linguistics. Modal logic, computability theory, game theory and many others have become standard tools for formal semanticists.

PALMYR V will bring together young researchers interested in these dynamic perspectives on language and meaning.


Palmyr-V will be held in Paris, in buildings of the Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS), 45 rue d'Ulm, 75005 Paris (map)

Day one (1st of June) will be in room INFO-1, in the Nouvel Immeuble Rataud.

Day two (2nd of June) will be in the Salle des Résistants.


Friday 1st of June
9:30-10:00 Welcome and Coffee
10:00-10:50 Ora Matushansky (CNRS-Paris 8)
  What's in a Name?
comments: Isidora Stojanovic (Stanford and IJN)
10:50-11:05 Coffee Break
11:05-11:55 Floris Roelofsen (ILLC)
  Binding and Coreference
comments: Philippe Schlenker (UCLA and IJN)
11:55-12:45 Reut Tsarfaty (ILLC)
  Probabilistic modeling for Morphologically-rich Languages: a case study from Modern Hebrew
comments: Greg Kobele (LABRI)
12:45-14:00 Lunch
14:00-14:50 Nina Gierasimczuk (ILLC)
  Learning the Semantics of some Natural Language Constructions
comments: Denis Bonnay (DEC-ENS)
14:50-15:40 Jakub Szymanik (ILLC)
  Complexity of Quantifier Meaning
comments: Arànzazu San Ginés Ruiz (IHPST)
15:40-16:10 Coffee Break
16:10-17:00 Rosja Mastop (Utrecht)
  Ascriptivism Renewed
comments: Neftali Villanueva (IJN)
17:00-17:50 Ana Aguilar Guevara (Utrecht)
  Interpretability of ill-formed sentences and Optimality Theory
comments: Bridget Copley (CNRS-Paris 8)
Saturday 2nd of June
10:00-11:00 Rick Nouwen (Utrecht)
  Variables in Quantifier Dynamics
comments: Laurent Roussarie (Paris 8)
11:00-11:30 Coffee Break
11:30-12:20 Tikitu de Jager (ILLC)
  Pragmatic Enrichment through Signaling Games
comments: Emmanuel Chemla (LSCP)
12:20-13:10 Michael Franke (ILLC)
  Pragmatics as Information Dynamics
comments: Nathan Klinedinst (IJN)

MIT workshop

Attendees of Palmyr V might like to know about the MIT-Paris workshop taking place immediately beforehand in Paris.


If you have any questions, please direct them to the organising committee: Paul Egré, Jakub Szymanik, or Jonathan Zvesper.