TbiLLC Workshop: Transmodal perspectives on secondary meaning

Recent years have seen a growing or renewed interest in components of secondary meaning, meaning that is not entailed, that is: not-at-issue meaning, conventional implicature, evaluative and expressive meaning, use-conditional meaning etc. At the same time, formal accounts of sign language and speech-accompanying gesture have made substantial progress. Some of these transmodal approaches focus on secondary meaning, too. The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers with expertise in the realm of secondary meaning in natural language with researchers specializing in sign language and gesture research with a (partial) emphasis on secondary meaning.

The workshop will be part of the 12th International Tbilisi Symposium on Language, Logic and Computation, which will be held on 18–22 September 2017 at Lagodekhi, Georgia. The exact workshop dates will be announced soon; but we expect the workshop to take place on the first two days of the symposium (September 18–19).

Given sufficient funding, there may be financial support for some accepted speakers available.

Call for papers

We invite submissions for talks on the syntax, semantics, and pragmatics of secondary content in signed, spoken, or written language, as well as on speech-accompanying gestures (including facial expressions). Abstracts should not exceed 2 pages (A4, using a 12pt font) including references and examples. Anonymized abstracts should be send to Katharina Turgay (turgay{at}uni-landau.de) no later than July 21.

Workshop details

  • Organization: Daniel Hole (Stuttgart), Fabian Bross (Stuttgart), Daniel Gutzmann (Cologne), Katharina Turgay (Landau)
  • Symposium date: September 18–22, 2017
  • Workshop date: September 18–19, 2017 (estimated)
  • Location: Lagodekhi, Georgia
  • Deadline for submission: July 21, 2017
  • Notification of Acceptance: July 26, 2017