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InqBnB4 2023 : Inquisitiveness Below and Beyond the Sentence Boundary


When Jun 20, 2023 - Jun 20, 2023
Where Nancy (France)
Submission Deadline Apr 14, 2023
Notification Due May 12, 2023
Final Version Due Jun 9, 2023
Categories    NLP   computational linguistics   linguistics

Call For Papers

InqBnB4 workshop: Inquisitiveness Below and Beyond the Sentence Boundary

Nancy (France), 20 June 2023, hosted by IWCS 2023

InqBnB is a workshop series bringing together researchers interested in the semantics and
pragmatics of interrogatives (questions or embedded interrogative clauses). This series was
originally organized by the Inquisitive Semantics Group of the Institute for Logic, Language
and Computation (ILLC) from the University of Amsterdam. As such, the focus point mainly
revolves around analyses using or related to inquisitive semantics.

After three successful editions in the Netherlands, we hope to open the inquisitive community
to a wider audience. The 4th edition is planned on 20 June 2023, just before IWCS 2023
(Internation Conference on Computational Semantics). As invited speakers we are welcoming
Wataru Uegaki (University of Edinburgh) and one other to be announced.

InqBnB4 invites submissions on original and unpublished research focussed on the properties
of inquisitive content. We are mainly interested in theoretical questions, formal models and
empirical work. But we are also welcoming papers based on statistical or neural models,
provided their main goal is to bring new insights regarding inquisitiveness.

Here are some examples of questions of interest:
* Which operators (connectives, quantifiers, modals, conditionals) generate inquisitiveness?
* How do these operators project the inquisitive content of their arguments?
* e.g. what triggers maximality, exhaustivity or uniqueness of readings?
* How does inquisitive content interact with informative content in compositional semantics?
* e.g. how do interrogative words interact with negative polarity items, free choice items,
indefinites or plurality?
* How do conventions of use interact with inquisitive content?
* e.g. how can non-answering responses (e.g. clarification questions) be handled?
* In which ways is pragmatics sensitive to inquisitive content?
* e.g. how does answer bias and ignorance inferences arise?
* What kind of discourse anaphora are licensed by inquisitive expressions?
* e.g. does dynamic inquisitive semantics manage to correctly derive donkey anaphora?

Submission link on SoftConf:

Sumitted papers must not exceed eight (8) pages (not counting acknowledgement,
references and appendices). Accepted papers get an extra page in the camera-ready version.
Submitted papers should be formatted following the common two-column structure as used by
ACL. Please use the specific style-files or the Overleaf template for IWCS 2023, taken from
ACL 2021. Initial submissions should be fully anonymous to ensure double-blind reviewing.
The proceedings will be published in the ACL anthology.

*Important dates:*
* Submission deadline: 14 April
* Author notification: 12 May
* Camera ready: 9 June
* Workshop day: 20 June

* Valentin D. Richard [1], Loria, Universit?? de Lorraine
* Philippe de Groote [2], Loria, INRIA Nancy ??? Grand Est
* Floris Roelofsen [3], ILLC, Universiteit van Amsterdam

*Programme committee:*
* Local chair: Valentin D. Richard, Universit?? de Lorraine
* Chair: Floris Roelofsen, Universiteit van Amsterdam
* Lucas Champollion [4], New York University (NYU)
* Jonathan Ginzburg [5], Universit?? Paris Cit??
* Philippe de Groote [2], INRIA Nancy ??? Grand Est
* Jakub Dotla??il [6], Universiteit Utrecht
* Reinhard Muskens [7], Universiteit van Amsterdam
* Maribel Romero [8], Universit??t Konstanz
* Wataru Uegaki [9], University of Edinburgh
* Yimei Xiang [10], Rutgers Linguistics


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