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Full Title: 5th International Conference on Philosophy of Language and Linguistics

Short Title: PhiLang2017
Location: Lodz, Poland
Start Date: 12-May-2017 - 14-May-2017
Contact: Piotr Stalmaszczyk
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Meeting Description: The Department of English and General Linguistics at University of Lodz announces the Fifth International Conference on Philosophy of Language and Linguistics (

As in previous years, the principal aim of our Conference is to bring together philosophers, linguists and logicians. PhiLang2017 will be concerned with ''objects of inquiry'' (or on ''what there is'') in language, philosophy, logic, argumentation theory, and literature. We also invite contributions investigating the general and more specific relations between philosophy of language, philosophy of literature, and philosophy of mind.

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

Brendan S. Gillon (McGill University): What is the Object of Semantics?
Peter Pagin (Stockholm University): What is Language for? The Complexity Arguments
Göran Rossholm (Stockholm University): Between Chance and Necessity: Reflexions on Literary Interpretations
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

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.
Linguistic Subfield: Philosophy of Language
LL Issue: 27.4769

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