The Conference


The Sixth International Conference on Philosophy of Language and Linguistics (PhiLang 2019), University of Lodz (Poland), 10-12 May 2019

The Department of English and General Linguistics at the University of Lodz announces the Sixth International Conference on Philosophy of Language and Linguistics, PhiLang2019. 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. This year the key topics will include the following:

Philosophical foundations of semantics and pragmatics

Names in fiction

Denial and negation

The Lvov-Warsaw School and contemporary philosophy of language

Progress in the philosophy of language

Two workshops are planned: on Philosophy of Argumentation (organized by Martin Hinton, University of Lodz) and on Games, Language, and Philosophy (organized by Paweł Grabarczyk, IT University of Copenhagen).

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:

Arianna Betti (University of Amsterdam).

Stacie Friend (Birkbeck College): Co-Identification Again.

Ulrike Hahn (Birkbeck College).

Kasia M. Jaszczolt (University of Cambridge): Rethinking Being Gricean: New Challenges for Metapragmatics.

Stephen Mumford (Durham University): In Denial.

Isidora Stojanovic (Institut Jean-Nicod): How meaning encodes value (and why this is a foundational issue in semantics).

Tadeusz Szubka (University of Szczecin): Expressivism in Semantics.



Abstracts of papers, in MS Word format, of max. 300 words (followed by 5-7 key terms) should be forwarded by e-mail to:

New deadline for submission is January 10, 2019. Presentations should last maximum 30 minutes (including discussion and questions). Notification of acceptance will be sent by 1 March 2019.

Further details (including information on the conference fee) will appear here at a later date.

Conference Venue


The conference will be held at the 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.