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We are very pleased to announce the first edition of the new series New Ideas in Semantics and Modeling 2016 (NISM2016), which will take place in Paris on September 7 and 8, 2016.

The conferences New Ideas in Semantics and Modeling resume the Journées de Sémantique et Modélisation (JSM 2003-2010), targeting the renewed community in Formal Semantics and Pragmatics. Papers from any theoretical framework are welcome, granted that new empirical data are clearly complemented with a formal analysis.

This year, the conference will feature a thematic session on definites, indefinites, demonstratives and referential terms, in honor of Francis Corblin, founder of the JSM.

Invited Speakers
Elizabeth Coppock (Gothenburg University & Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study)
Henriette de Swart (Utrecht University)
Paul Portner (Georgetown University)
François Recanati (Institut Jean-Nicod, ENS-EHESS-CNRS)

Organizers
Claire Beyssade (Structures Formelles du Langage, Paris 8 University)
Alda Mari (Institut Jean-Nicod, ENS-EHESS-CNRS)
David Nicolas (Institut Jean-Nicod, ENS-EHESS-CNRS)

Talks and posters
Talks will be 30 minutes, followed by 10 minutes for discussion.
In addition to the general session, submissions are also invited for the special session on definites, indefinites, demonstratives and referential terms.
There will also be a poster session.

Abstract submission
Papers in formal semantics and pragmatics are welcome, together with experiments bearing on formal analyses of linguistic data.
Abstracts (neither accepted nor published elsewhere) are limited to two per author, with at most one paper being single-authored.
Abstracts, including references and data, should be limited to two single spaced pages (A4 or US Letter) with one inch margins, minimum font size 12pt (Times New Roman). They must be in PDF format. Examples should be interspersed throughout the text.
Abstracts can be submitted in English or French, but the language of the conference will be English.
Anonymous abstracts must be submitted online at http://nism2016.sciencesconf.org, by March 31, 2016.
(To do so, first create an account on this website, then use it to submit your abstract.)

Proceedings
We plan to publish the proceedings of the conference.

Planning
Deadline for abstract submission: March 31, 2016
Notification of acceptance: June 8, 2016
Conference: September 7 and 8, 2016

We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Institut d'Etude de la Cognition from the Ecole Normale Supérieure.

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