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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PAPERS: Special issue of Topoi on Presuppositions

TOPOI special issue on Presuppositions: Philosophy, Linguistics and Psychology

 The primary purpose of this special issue of Topoi
 ( is to provide an updated
 survey of
 the different competing perspectives on the theme of
 presuppositions in Philosophy of Language and Linguistics. A further aim of the
is to encourage contributions in the area of Experimental
 Pragmatics. Topics include but are not limited to the following:

 - Presuppositions and context
 - Presupposition triggers
 - Informative presupposition
 - Presupposition accommodation
 - The presupposition projection problem
 - Presuppositions in Dynamic Semantics
 - The presupposition/implicature distinction
 - Presuppositions and attitudes

 INVITED CONTRIBUTORS: Barbara Abbott (Michigan State University), Christopher
 Gauker (University of Cincinnati), Josep Macia (University of Barcelona),
 Benjamin Spector (Ecole Normale Sup?rieure), Michele Prandi (University of
 Genoa), Jacopo Romoli (University of Ulster).

 Contributions should be original and not submitted elsewhere. Papers will be
 submitted to blind peer-reviewing.

 DEADLINE: May 15, 2014

 LANGUAGE: English

 WORD LIMITS: up to 60.000 characters, spaces and references included

 FORMATTING: Formatting instructions can be found at

 SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Submissions for this special issue should be made through
 Topoi Editorial Manager (, selecting
 ?S.I. Presuppositions (Domaneschi)? as Article Type

 EDITOR: Filippo Domaneschi (University of Genoa)

 For any queries please contact the Editor: