The Fifth International Conference on Philosophy of Language and Linguistics (PhiLang 2017), University of Lodz (Poland), 12-14 May 2017
The Department of English and General Linguistics at University of Lodz announces the Fifth International Conference on Philosophy of Language and Linguistics (http://filologia.uni.lodz.pl/philang/)
As in previous years, the principal aim of our Conference is to bring together philosophers, linguists and logicians. PhiLang2017 will be concerned with "objects of inquiry" (or on "what there is") in language, philosophy, logic, argumentation theory, and literature. We also invite contributions investigating the general and more specific relations between philosophy of language, philosophy of literature, and philosophy of mind. Other possible areas of inquiry include (the list is not exhaustive):
- Philosophical background of semantic and pragmatic theories
- Metaphilosophy and philosophy of language
- Philosophical and linguistic background of argumentation theory
The following scholars have accepted our invitation to address the conference as plenary speakers:
Brendan S. Gillon (McGill University): What is the Object of Semantics?
Peter Pagin (Stockholm University): What is Language for? The Complexity Arguments
Göran Rossholm (Stockholm University): Between Chance and Necessity: Reflexions on Literary Interpretations
Alberto Voltolini (University of Turin): Can One Refer to and Quantify over Intentional Objects of Hallucination?
Maciej Witek (University of Szczecin): Accommodation in Linguistic Interaction
Two special sessions are also included in this edition of the conference. A workshop on Wallace Stevens (http://filologia.uni.lodz.pl/philang/Stevens) will address all aspects of his poetic praxis as well as Stevens' theoretical writings reflecting this praxis. The second, on the Philosophy of Argumentation (http://filologia.uni.lodz.pl/philang/Argumentation) is dedicated to exploring the relationship between Linguistics and Philosophy of Language and Argumentation, as well as general aspects of argumentation theory.
Abstracts of papers, in MS Word format, of max. 300 words (followed by 5-7 key terms) should be forwarded by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline for submission is 15 December 2016. Presentations should last maximum 30 minutes (including discussion and questions). Notification of acceptance will be sent by 1 March 2017.
Selected conference proceedings will be published in monographic volumes in the new series of Peter Lang Studies in Philosophy of Language and Linguistics- Studies in Philosophy of Language and Linguistics (https://www.peterlang.com/view/serial/SPLL).
Fees for the conference, including special sessions, are as follows:
250 EUR (normal) or 125 EUR (doctoral students), for participants with foreign affiliation;
450 PL (normal) or PLN (doctoral students), for participants with Polish affiliation.
For further details please visit: http://filologia.uni.lodz.pl/philang/
Prof. dr Piotr Stalmaszczyk
Dr Martin Hinton, Ms Aleksandra Majdzinska, Dr Wiktor Pskit, Mr Ryszard Rasinski,
Department of English and General Linguistics, University of Lodz http://anglistyka.uni.lodz.pl/ZJAiO?