TbiLLC 2017: Twelfth International Tbilisi Symposium
on Language, Logic and Computation


This installment TbiLLC will host two workshops.


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.

Organisers: Fabian Bross, Daniel Hole, Daniel Gutzmann and Katharina Turgay.

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Logic, Algebra, Categories and Quantitative Models

This workshop will focus on the application of mathematical techniques from the fields of logic, algebra and category theory in quantitative areas such as probability theory and economics. A characteristic feature of research in this direction is the combination of "structural" techniques from abstract mathematics with concrete numerical methods. Such research is also motivated by applications to areas of computer science such as probabilistic programming, verification of probabilistic systems, and distributed systems.

Organisers: Alexander Kurz (Leicester, UK); Alex Simpson (Ljubljana, Slovenia)

Speakers: Radu Mardare (Aalburg, Denmark), Matteo Mio (Lyon, France), Marcus Pivato (Université de Cergy-Pontoise, France, TBC), Sam Staton (Oxford, UK)

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