On Friday 11th May 2018, at the university of łódź

The Department of English and General Linguistics at the University of Łódź invites you to the second session of WILL: Language and Argument, at the Faculty of Philology in Łódź. The aim of this meeting is to discuss the theory and practice of argument and reasoning from a linguistics perspective.

Following the success of the first edition of WILL: An Argumentation Forum, a second meeting will be held in May 2018. Submissions are invited for presentations which will address the themes of the workshop in innovative and thought-provoking ways. Talks on all aspects of argumentation, rhetoric and persuasion will be considered, with priority given to those which address the central theme of the relationship between arguments and language.

Please send an abstract of around 300 words in a Word file to will2018lodz@gmail.com. The closing date for submissions is 1st March 2018.

The conference fee is 100PLN for participants from Poland, 30EUR for others. This fee covers conference materials and coffee breaks. Lunch will be available from the faculty canteen at very reasonable prices. Details on how to pay and options for accommodation will appear here in due course.

Important dates

1st March 2018 - Deadline for submission.

1st April 2018 - Notification of acceptance of abstracts.

30th April 2018 - Deadline for payment.

11th May 2018 - WILL TWO

Organisers: Dr Martin Hinton and Dr Aleksandra Majdzińska

Further information

Please send any questions or comments on WILL to the following e-mail address: will2018lodz@gmail.com


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