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ArgDiaP 2014: the 12th ArgDiaP Conference “From Real Data to Argument Mining”

23-24 May 2014, Warsaw, Poland

IGSAR 2014: the 2nd Interdisciplinary Graduate School on Argumentation and Rhetoric “Corpus Analysis in Argument Studies”

21-24 May 2014, Warsaw, Poland

Submissions are invited for the 12th ArgDiaP conference “From Real Data to Argument Mining” to be held in Warsaw, Poland.

The 12th ArgDiaP conference is dedicated to argument mining. We will discuss techniques and methods for analyzing real data in natural arguments which will ultimately help us to automatically recognize and extract argumentative structures. The confirmed invited speakers are:

  • Prof. Fabio Paglieri (Istituto di Scienze e Tecnologie della Cognizione — CNR, Rome, Italy)
  • Prof. Andrea Rocci (Istituto di Argumentazione, Linguistica e Semiotica, Universita della Svizzera Italiana, Lugano, Switzerland)
  • Prof. Patrick Saint-Dizier (Institut de Recherches en Informatique de Toulouse — CNRS, France).

Associated with the conference is the 2nd edition of the Interdisciplinary Graduate School on Argumentation and Rhetoric, IGSAR. Students will participate in two days of introductory tutorials (21-22 May) and in the ArgDiaP conference (23-24 May). Thanks to the financial support offered by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education, students may apply for grants to cover a registration fee to participate in four days of IGSAR (accommodation and travel have to be covered by a participant). (more…)

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The Tenth ArgDiaP Conference:
“Speech Acts and Arguments”
18 May 2013
Warsaw, Staszic Palace, Nowy Świat 72, Polish Academy of Sciences

 

The aim of this meeting is to discuss the current research strands of speech act theory – one of the most prominent philosophical traditions which strongly influenced the study of communication and argumentation in the 20th century. The foundations of speech act theory were laid by John R. Searle who is widely recognised for his contributions to the philosophy of language, philosophy of mind and social philosophy. Searle received his degrees from the University of Wisconsin (1949-52) and Oxford University (1952-59, as a Rhodes Scholar). For over 50 years he has been working at the University of California, Berkeley, where he is currently Slusser Professor of Philosophy. In his book Speech Acts: An Essay in the Philosophy of Language (Cambridge University Press, 1969), which is the most outstanding classical position in the field, Searle synthesized the ideas of such philosophers as Austin and Wittgenstein, and gave his original account of speech acts.

Speech act theory finds many interdisciplinary applications. Amongst the most important in formal linguistics is Segmented Discourse Representation Theory (SDRT) by Nicholas Asher (Toulouse) and Alex Lascarides (Edinburgh) which combines ideas from dynamic semantics, common-sense reasoning and speech act theory (Logics of Conversation, Cambridge University Press, 2003). SDRT proposes to treat speech acts as relations between utterances. As a result, it allows to formally model a wide range of communicative phenomena where semantics and pragmatics interact in complex ways, such as: nominal anaphora, lexical sense modulations in context, bridging inferences, presuppositions, metaphor, questions and responses, imperatives, non-sentential fragments, indirect speech acts, grounding, non-cooperative conversation.

 

The 10th ArgDiaP Conference is organized by the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences. The meeting will be hosted by the research group of formal applied rhetoric ZeBRaS.

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Pragmatics and Dialectics of Argument: Special Issue of the Journal Studies in Logic, Grammar and Rhetoric

FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS

K. Budzynska, F. van Eemeren & M. Koszowy (Eds.)

February 4, 2013

This special issue on Pragmatics and Dialectics of Argument is the third of a series of special issues dedicated to argumentation in the journal Studies in Logic, Grammar and Rhetoric (SLGR). The previous two issues were dedicated to major research strands in the philosophy of argument (vol. 29, 2009; in its introduction to Informal Logic, the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy says of SLGR that it has “published important special issue on the field”), and the computational approaches to argumentation (vol. 36, 2011).

The volume will be organised into two parts focusing on the most general and impor- tant topics in pragmatics and dialectics of argument: Speech Acts and Argument, and Argumentation in Dialogue. This issue will also establish a new platform the aim of which is to encourage and support discussion amongst researchers in the argumenta- tion community. We therefore also solicit ‘Discussion’ papers: shorter contributions commenting on papers published in previous issues of the SLGR argumentation series. (more…)

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