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. Presenters will be invited to submit papers to a special issue of the journal Research in Language.

If you would like to participate in this event, please complete the registration form and return it to: will2018lodz@gmail.com. The closing date for registration and payment is 30th April 2018.


The workshop will run from 9.30 until 16.45. All presentations take place in room 2.20 of the Faculty of Philology. The full schedule is available here and the Book of Abstracts here.


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. A conference dinner will be organised in the evening after the conference if there is sufficient interest. Please specify on your registration form whether you would like to attend. That meal would be paid for individually by participants.


While there are a great many accommodation options in the city, the closest to the conference venue is the university conference centre, ten minutes walk from the faculty building. Please indicate on your registration form if you would like to have a room reserved. Rooms are available subject to demand and prices are not under our control. Please see this website for details.

Important dates

30th April 2018 - Deadline for payment and registration.

11th May 2018 - WILL TWO

Payment and Registration

Please make payments directly to the university bank account. Put your name and the conference name in the title, e.g. Hinton WillTwo.

IBAN: PL96 1240 3028 1111 0010 2943 1767


Bank Polska Kasa Opieki S.A., II Oddział w Łodzi

Piotrkowska 270, 90-361 Łódź

If you would like a Polish tax invoice (Faktura), please remember that the invoice can only be issued in the name of the payee. An invoice cannot be issued in the name of your university if the payment has come from your private account, unless you provide details of your institution in the payment title. Please send the full name and address of your institution, as well as the NIP tax number, together with your registration form.

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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