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.
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
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.
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.