LINGUIST List 25.4120

Fri Oct 17 2014

Confs: Philosophy of Lang, General Ling, Ling Theories, Discipline of Ling/Germany

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Date: 16-Oct-2014
From: Martin Neef <>
Subject: Foundations of Linguistics: Languages as Abstract Objects
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Foundations of Linguistics: Languages as Abstract Objects

Date: 26-Jun-2015 - 27-Jun-2015
Location: Braunschweig, Germany
Contact: Martin Neef
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): Discipline of Linguistics; General Linguistics; Linguistic Theories; Philosophy of Language

Meeting Description:

The workshop aims at bringing together linguists and philosophers to discuss a conception of linguistics that conceptualizes languages as abstract objects. Adopting this framework provides two advantages: It allows linguists (1) to separate the study of language from the study of linguistic knowledge and (2) to overcome the limitations of nominalism and conceptualism.

Confirmed Speakers:

Andras Kornai, Budapest Institute of Technology and Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Terrence Langendoen, University of Arizona and National Science Foundation
Robert Levine, Department of Linguistics, Ohio State University
Hans-Heinrich Lieb, FB Philosophie und Geisteswissenschaften, Freie Universit├Ąt Berlin
David Pitt, Department of Philosophy, California State University
Geoffrey Pullum, School of Philosophy, Psychology, and Language Sciences, University of Edinburgh
Scott Soames, Director of the School of Philosophy, University of Southern California

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