Sinn und Bedeutung 22
Universität Potsdam Campus Griebnitzsee / Leibniz-ZAS Berlin
7-10 September, 2017

Sinn und Bedeutung – which takes its name from Gottlob Frege’s seminal paper Über Sinn und Bedeutung (‘On sense and reference’) – is Europe’s largest and most influential yearly conference in semantics and pragmatics.  It seeks to represent the full breadth of current research on natural language meaning, spanning formal semantics and pragmatics, the syntax-semantics interface, psycholinguistic studies related to meaning, and the philosophy of language.
The 22nd Sinn und Bedeutung takes place across the two cities of Berlin and Potsdam, jointly organized by the ZAS and the University of Potsdam.  It features in addition to the main conference a special session ‘Semantics and Natural Logic’ and a satellite workshop ‘Microvariation in Semantics’.

Job offer for full-time early-career post-doctoral research position in syntax
The Leibniz-Center General Linguistics (ZAS) invites applications for a full-time early-career post-doctoral research position in syntax with a starting date between November 1, 2017 and January 1, 2018. The appointment is till the end of 2019. more>

Special Issue of Phonetica 73
Marzena Zygis and Zofia Malisz are quest editors of a high profile journal Phonetica. Their "Slavic Perspectives on Prosody" is a double-issue volume which explores a plethora of issues that are currently considered crucial in solving critical problems in the field of prosody. The papers are gathered into two sub-topics: "Slavic Prosody" which focuses on purely prosodic phenomena, i.e., timing, acoustic correlates of prominence, rhythm and intonation and "Interfaces in Slavic Prosody" in which the explanations are based on links to other linguistic areas such as information structure, syntax and pragmatics.
All studies presented in this volume use up-to-date and established descriptive methodologies as well as theoretical frameworks enabling not only the comparison of results on Slavic with other languages but also the extension and revision of existing models and theories. In presenting this collection of studies the editors believe to provide a platform on which some of the current, high quality phonetic research on Slavic prosody is shown and a valuable reference for future investigations is provided.

We are searching for research participants for linguistic experiments!
The Leibniz-Center General Linguistics (ZAS) and the Humboldt University are looking for research participants, who can participate in our language experiments either in our institutes in Berlin-Mitte or online (you must be at least 18 years old). You can find detailed information on our website  and can register to receive invitations for new and current experiments. After you have registered, you can always decide which experiments you want to participant in and when. Please support our research by signing up and participating!

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