Vagueness in Communication

International Workshop, ViC 2009, held as part of ESSLLI 2009, Bordeaux, France, July 20-24, 2009. Revised Selected Papers

  • Rick Nouwen
  • Robert van Rooij
  • Uli Sauerland
  • Hans-Christian Schmitz
Conference proceedings VIC 2009

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6517)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Rick Nouwen, Robert van Rooij, Uli Sauerland, Hans-Christian Schmitz
    Pages 1-12
  3. Sam Alxatib, Jeff Pelletier
    Pages 13-36
  4. Harald Bastiaanse
    Pages 37-50
  5. Pablo Cobreros
    Pages 51-63
  6. Paul Égré
    Pages 64-90
  7. Graeme Forbes
    Pages 91-107
  8. Ewan Klein, Michael Rovatsos
    Pages 108-126
  9. Daniel Lassiter
    Pages 127-150
  10. David Ripley
    Pages 169-188
  11. Stephanie Solt
    Pages 189-206
  12. Back Matter

About these proceedings



This book constitutes the proceedings of the International Workshop on Vagueness in Communication, VIC 2009, held as part of ESSLLI 2009, in Bordeaux, France, July 20-24, 2009.

The 11 contributions presented shed a light on new aspects in the area of vagueness  in natural language communication. In contrast to the classical instruments of dealing with vagueness - like multi-valued logics, truth value gaps or gluts, or supervaluations - this volume presents new approaches like context-sensitivity of vagueness, the sharpening of vague predicates in context, and the modeling of precision levels.


context-sensitivity fuzzy logic game-theoretic methods human communication linguistics natural language communication natural language processing shared knowledge vagueness

Editors and affiliations

  • Rick Nouwen
    • 1
  • Robert van Rooij
    • 2
  • Uli Sauerland
    • 3
  • Hans-Christian Schmitz
    • 4
  1. 1.Utrecht Institute for Linguistics OTSUtrecht UniversityUtrechtThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC)University of AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Zentrum für allgemeine SprachwissenschaftBerlinGermany
  4. 4.Fraunhofer FITSchloss BirlinghovenSankt AugustinGermany

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