Wednesday, June 25, 2008

CFP: "Philosophy of Language and Linguistics," Department of English and General Linguistics, University of Łódź, Poland, May 14-15, 2009.

The title of the conference is deliberately ambiguous: we wish to investigate the relation between ‘philosophy of language’ and ‘linguistics’, but we also want to focus on ‘philosophy of language’ as opposed to ‘philosophy of linguistics’. Are the two in opposition, or do they perhaps complement one another? The principal aim of our conference is to bring together philosophers and linguists; we would like the papers to address the following issues (the list is not exhaustive):

  • what are the new problems and issues in the philosophy of language in the 21st century?
  • have any traditional problems been successfully solved?
  • how does research in linguistics influence the philosophy of language and philosophy of linguistics?
  • how does philosophy influence modern linguistics?

The following scholars have accepted our invitation to address the conference as plenary speakers:

  • Prof. Eros Corazza (Institute of Cognitive Science, Carleton University)
  • Prof. Katarzyna Jaszczolt (Department of Linguistics, University of Cambridge)
  • Prof. Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk (Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics, University of Łodź)
  • Prof. Michael Morris (Department of Philosophy, University of Sussex)
  • Prof. Jaroslav Peregrin (Department of Logic, Charles University, Prague)

Abstracts of papers of max. 500 words should be forwarded by e-mail to Deadline for submission is 31 December 2008. Presentations should last max. 30 minutes (including discussion and questions). Notification of acceptance will be sent by 1 March 2009. A volume of conference proceedings will be published with an international publisher.

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