Université de Paris-Sorbonne

Centre de Linguistique Théorique et Appliquée

(CELTA - EA 3553)

Maison de la Recherche

28, rue Serpente

75006 Paris



MIC Sorbonne 2010

Interdisciplinary Conference

Paris, November, 18-19, 2010



We are pleased to announce an international symposium on information and meta-informative centering in natural languages to be held at Paris-Sorbonne University on Nov. 18-19, 2010. The Meta-Informative Centering Theory (MIC) is currently developed at CELTA (Centre de Linguistique Theorique et Appliquee). The symposium is intended to focus on preference and efficiency in discourse, and to continue discussion on crucial issues of the MIC theory in connection with research on pragmatics including the Socio-Cognitive Approach (SCA) to pragmatics developed at the State University of New York at Albany.

The programme is available from the following CELTA website page:


Programme Committee:

Chair: André WLODARCZYK (Universities Lille 3 & Paris Sorbonne – CELTA)
Co-chair: Istvan KECSKES (New York State University, Albany)

Members (Invited Speakers):

Werner ABRAHAM (Vienna University)
Philippe BESNARD (CNRS & University Paul Sabatier, Toulouse)
Dirk GEERAERTS (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)
Rachel GIORA (University of Tel-Aviv)
Yasunari HARADA (Waseda University, Tokyo)
Katarzyna JASZCZOLT (University of Cambridge)
Radosław KATARZYNIAK (Wrocław University of Technology)
Elisabeth LEISS (Munich University)
Jacques MOESCHLER (University of Geneva)
Maciej PIASECKI (Wrocław University of Technology)
François RECANATI (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)
Rafał RZEPKA (University of Hokkaido)
Franz STACHOWIAK (University Justus-Liebig)
Yuriko SUNAKAWA (University of Tsukuba)
Maite TABOADA (Simon Fraser University)

Organising Committee:

Chair: Hélène WLODARCZYK (Paris Sorbonne – CELTA)

Olivier AZAM (ENS Paris - CELTA)
Natalia BERNITSKAIA (Paris Sorbonne – CELTA)
Renata KRUPA (Paris Sorbonne – CELTA)
Michaël ALVAREZ-PEREYRE (Paris Sorbonne – CELTA)

Monika PIECHOCKA (Paris Sorbonne – CELTA) 

Languages of the conferences: English and French


Participation conditions:

Registered participants will be allowed to all the coffee-breaks, and two meals (one buffet dinner and one lunch).


Participation fee: 60 € (students 20 €) before November, 10th 2010 and after that date 80 € (students 25 €). Fees will be paid at the registration desk.


To register, please send an e-mail to celta@paris-sorbonne.fr

with the following object “MIC Sorbonne 2010 – participant”

if you are a student, please mention it in the body of your mail.