Call for submissions to “MK40: Common Knowledge, Common Ground, and Context in Communication”, June 18-19th, 2020 in London

On June 18-19th, 2020 the workshop “MK40: Common Knowledge, Common Ground, and Context in Communication” will take place at University College London. The workshop is organized by Richard Breheny (University College London) and Uli Sauerland (ZAS Berlin). The event is co-sponsored by and Mind & Language.
The proposed workshop will mark the fact that it is 40 years since the staging of a similar workshop in 1980. That workshop was organised by the Linguistics department at UCL and the papers were collected in the well-known volume, Mutual Knowledge edited by Neil Smith. Contributors included Paul Grice, Herb Clark, Philip Johnson-Laird, Gerald Gazdar, Aravind Joshi, Dan Sperber and Deirdre Wilson.
As with the original MK conference, the aim of this workshop is to bring together an interdisciplinary group of psychologists, philosophers, developmental researchers, ethologists, linguists and others to discuss questions about common knowledge and its role. Link to the workshop’s webpage: “MK40: Common Knowledge, Common Ground, and Context in Communication”

We welcome abstracts for 30 minutes talks (20 + 10 discussion) or posters which address issues relevant to the workshop’s theme. Abstracts should be no longer than 2 A4 pages, with a 12 pt font and 2.5 cm/1 inch margins. The abstracts must be anonymous and not identify the authors. Authors may submit at most two abstracts, at most one of which may be single-authored. Please submit via EasyChair by 1 March 2020 at the latest.

Invited Speakers:

Malinda Carpenter (St Andrews)
Herb Clark (Stanford)
Bart Geurts (U. of Nijmegen)
Daphna Heller (U. of Toronto)
Harvey Lederman (Princeton)
Henrike Moll (USC)
Mandy Simons (CMU)
Dan Sperber (CEU)
Deirdre Wilson (UCL)