Many, many thanks


The conference organisers would like to say a last big thank you to everyone who attended and helped with the event. We trust you all made it home safely, full of helpful advice and ideas for your further work. Details about publications will appear here in due course as will a call for papers for PhiLang 2019 at which we hope to see you all again.



The latest, and hopefully final, version of the full conference programme (as of 10/05) is now available here.

The programme can also be downloaded in more manageable sections: Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

The Book of Abstracts is also available to download.

We have prepared a short guide with helpful travel tips.

The Conference


The Fifth International Conference on Philosophy of Language and Linguistics (PhiLang 2017) University of Lodz (Poland), 12-14 May 2017

As in previous years, the principal aim of our Conference is to bring together philosophers, logicians and linguists. PhiLang2017 will be concerned with "objects of inquiry" (or on "what there is") in language, logic, argumentation theory, philosophy, and literature.

Two special sessions are also included in this edition of the conference. A workshop on Wallace 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 is dedicated to exploring the relationship between Linguistics and Philosophy of Language and Argumentation, as well as general aspects of argumentation theory.

Selected conference proceedings will be published in monographic volumes in the new series of Peter Lang Studies in Philosophy of Language and Linguistics.

Applications to present are now closed, however anyone who may be interested in participating in the discussions is very much encouraged to register and attend.

Plenary Speakers


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

Göran Rossholm Stockholm University

Between Chance and Necessity: Reflexions on Literary Interpretations

Brendan S. Gillon McGill University

What is the Object of Semantics?

Peter Pagin Stockholm University

What is Language for? The Complexity Arguments

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

Jean Wagemans University of Amsterdam

Analogy, Similarity, and the Periodic Table of Arguments

Fees and Registration


The deadline for registering as a presenter has now passed. Registration for those wishing only to attend will remain open until 30th April. The registration form can be downloaded here.

Fees for the conference, including special sessions, are as follows:

250 EUR (normal) or 125 EUR (doctoral students) for participants with foreign affiliation;

450 PLN (normal) or 250 PLN (doctoral students) for participants with Polish affiliation.

Students at BA or MA level are invited to attend free of charge, but should still register.

The fees cover conference materials, lunches, and the conference dinner. Accommodation is not included and should be arranged individually.

Please visit the payment page in order to pay before the 30th April.

Conference Venue


The conference will be held at the newly-opened Faculty of Philology building, at ul. Pomorska 171/173, while accommodation can be found at the University Conference Centre at ul. Kopcinskiego 16/18. Early booking is advised.

The two buildings are situated within easy walking distance of each other within the university campus area, as you can see from this map.