The Conference


The Eighth International Conference on Philosophy of Language and Linguistics (PhiLang 2023), University of Lodz (Poland), 12-14 May 2023

The Department of English and General Linguistics at the University of Lodz announces the Eighth International Conference on Philosophy of Language and Linguistics. We would like PhiLang2023 to be devoted to concepts and conceptual engineering in philosophy of language. As in previous years, the principal aim of our Conference is to bring together philosophers, linguists, and logicians, as well as researchers interested in argumentation, philosophy of literature, and philosophy of mind.

IMPORTANT: the conference will not be held in hybrid form. In the event that it is not possible to hold the conference in the normal manner, we shall organize as much of the program as we can via a series of online workshops. The conference page will be regularly updated as we have more information and decisions are made.

Abstracts of papers, in MS Word format, of max. 300 words (followed by 5-7 key terms) should be forwarded by e-mail to: Deadline for submission is 15 January 2023. Presentations should last maximum 30 minutes (including discussion and questions). Notification of acceptance will be sent by 1 March 2023.

There will be one additional workshop: Philosophy of Argumentation PhilArg (organized by Martin Hinton, University of Lodz). The principal theme of the workshop is Argument Evaluation.

Selected conference proceedings will be published in monographic volumes in the Peter Lang series Studies in Philosophy of Language and Linguistics, and special issues of international journals.

Plenary Speakers


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

Delia Belleri, University of Uppsala

Herman Cappelen, University of Hong Kong

Tamara Dobler, University of Leiden

Fabrizio Macagno, Nova University, Lisbon

Mark Pinder, Open University