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Thu Oct 23 2014

Calls: Philosophy of Language, Pragmatics, Semantics/UK

Editor for this issue: Anna White <>

Date: 21-Oct-2014
From: Minyao Huang <>
Subject: Semantics and Philosophy in Europe 8
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Full Title: Semantics and Philosophy in Europe 8
Short Title: SPE8

Date: 16-Sep-2015 - 19-Sep-2015
Location: Cambridge, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Luca Sbordone
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
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Linguistic Field(s): Philosophy of Language; Pragmatics; Semantics

Call Deadline: 01-Mar-2015

Meeting Description:

SPE 8 will be hosted by Newnham College, University of Cambridge.

Date: September 17-19, 2015 (conference), September 16, 2015 (tutorials)

Venue: Newnham College, University of Cambridge

Invited Speakers:

Herman Cappelen (University of St Andrews)
Tim Crane (University of Cambridge)
Ruth Kempson (King's College London)
Alex Lascarides (University of Edimburgh)
Stephen Neale (City University of New York (CUNY))
Diana Raffman (University of Toronto)

The purpose of the Semantics and Philosophy in Europe colloquia is to provide a forum for presenting research in the interface between linguistic semantics and various areas of philosophy (philosophy of language, philosophy of mind/cognition, metaphysics etc.). Previous SPE meetings have taken place place in Paris (SPE1, 2008 and SPE3, 2010), London (SPE2, 2009), Bochum (SPE4, 2011), Turin (SPE5, 2012), St.Peterburg (SPE6, 2013) and Berlin (SPE7, 2014) .

In addition to the general session, SPE 8 will feature two special sessions:

- Compositionality: Can formal semantics meet the challenges from psycho/neurolinguistics? (Markus Werning, Ruhr University Bochum)
- Expressing the Self: Philosophical and Linguistic Aspects (Minyao Huang and Kasia Jaszczolt, University of Cambridge)

Two preconference tutorials will be offered:

Slurs (Stefano Predelli, University of Nottingham)
Clausal Complements (Friederike Moltmann, CNRS, Jane Grimshaw, Rutgers University)

Call for Papers:

We invite papers on any topic falling in the areas of natural language semantics, pragmatics, philosophy of language and interfaces between linguistic semantics and various areas of philosophy (e.g. philosophy of mind, metaphysics, or ethics). (See instructions for submission)

In addition to the general session, there will be two workshops for which abstracts are invited.

We invite submissions for 45-minute presentations (including discussion) for the general session and for the workshops. Submissions are limited to 1 individual and 1 joint abstract per author. Abstracts have to be anonymous, not exceeding one page (font size 12) in length, excluding references. Please submit your abstract in the PDF format electronically via EasyChair.

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