Free choiceness: facts, models and problems

Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg, Germany

August, 2008

organised as part of
the European Summer School on Logic, Language and Information
11-15 August, 2008 in Hamburg D

Jacques Jayez and Lucia M. Tovena

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Workshop Proceedings

Veneeta Dayal's abstract

Robert van Rooy's abstract

Event Description

So called Free Choice Items (words like 'any' in English) are represented in the lexicon of most natural languages. Roughly speaking, they express equivalence between the members of a set from different points of view (practical, inferential, affective). In addition to raising difficult descriptive problems for linguists, they prove challenging for formal and cognitive theories that explore the relations between linguistic meaning, reasoning abilities and emotions.
The general goal of the workshop is to offer an up to date guided tour of this complex landscape and to bring out the major threads of the debate.
The theme of the workshop brings up questions like the following:
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