Social Models of Meaning Acquisition Workshop

23-24 May 2019, Warsaw, Poland

There are at least three components to the dynamics of natural language: learning, communication, and evolution. The research project Social models of Semantics Learning. Acquisition and Evolution of Quantifier Meaning (funded by the NCN OPUS Scheme Grant of dr Nina Gierasimczuk) explores the possibilities of capturing them in a single comprehensive mathematical model, with a special focus on the semantics of quantifier expressions.

During the SoMMA Workshop, which marks the end of this three year endeavour, we want to explore further research avenues and connections between various experimental approaches to formal semantics. The presentations will touch upon social networks, coordination games, iterated learning, language evolution, semantic universals, neural networks, and many others.

Everybody is welcome to attend!

Confirmed speakers (and counting)

Zoé Christoff (University of Bayreuth)
Justyna Grudzińska (University of Warsaw)
Joanna Rączaszek-Leonardi (University of Warsaw, Polish Academy of Sciences)
Gareth Roberts (University of Pennsylvania)
Wojciech Rostworowski (University of Warsaw)
Marieke Schouwstra (University of Edinburgh)
Shane Steinert-Threlkeld (University of Amsterdam)
Jakub Szymanik (University of Amsterdam)
Sławomir Wacewicz (Nicolaus Copernicus University, University of Tübingen)
Julian Zubek (University of Warsaw)
Przemysław Żywiczyński (Nicolaus Copernicus University)




The Old Library
University of Warsaw
ul. Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28
00-927 Warsaw, Poland


Nina Gierasimczuk    (Technical University of Denmark)
Dariusz Kalociński    (University of Warsaw)


Institute of Philosophy, University of Warsaw (grant no. DSM 117900/11)
National Science Centre, Poland (grant no. 2015/19/B/HS1/03292)
DTU Compute