DirectorsHélène WLODARCZYK (Home page) & André WLODARCZYK (Home page)


* The term "grammar" is used here in an European structuralist, analytical sense (i.e.: system of oppositions and combinations) rather than in the American structuralist, generativist sense (i.e.: as a set of production rules).


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2012 (15-16 novembre) MIC Sorbonne 2012: Colloque interdisciplinaire - Interdisciplinary Conference
Nouveaux Standards pour les Sciences du Langage - New Standards for Language Studies
Call for Papers 2012
Forum MIC 2012
 Programme (PDF) Programme
Book of Abstracts (PDF)

2010 (18-19 novembre) MIC Sorbonne 2010
: Colloque interdisciplinaire - Interdisciplinary Conference
Communication et contexte - Context-bound Communication
Call for Papers 2010      More About <MIC Sorbonne 2010>  References    Presentations
Call for Participation 2010  Programme 2010
Programme and Abstracts (PDF)

2008 (18-20 septembre) MIC Sorbonne 2008: Colloque international - International Conference 
La Cohérence du discours (texte et théorie) - Discourse Coherence (Text and Theory)
MIC Sorbonne 2008 (English) MIC Sorbonne 2008 (French)
Programme HTML Programme  PDF


    Distributed Grammar is an integrated framework for Associative Semantics (AS) and Meta-Informative Centering (MIC) theory. It is being designed in the framework of a multi-layer modelling of the problems of natural language understanding.

    The rule-only-based analysis of tree-like structuring of languages needs to be replaced by the distributed logic analysis of web-like representations which are more suitable for building meaning representations within intelligent distributed (multi-processor) systems.

    In Distributed Grammar grounding (refinement, compression, accommodation and the like) goes across the other domains of discourse analysis such as (a) the communication space (backward and forward looking units or, in other words, anaphora and cataphora), (b) the cognition space ("known" and "unknown") as well as (c) knowledge space (including modality, temporality, aspectuality etc.). It can be considered therefore that grounding, refinement and accommodation play an additive and resolving role in conception (creativity), transmission and comprehension of semantic and pragmatic contents in human communication processes.