LINGUIST List 30.1299

Thu Mar 21 2019

Calls: Philosophy of Language/Portugal

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Date: 17-Mar-2019
From: Marta Facoetti <>
Subject: Workshop on Ideas on Language Throughout the Ages
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Full Title: Workshop on Ideas on Language Throughout the Ages

Date: 12-Sep-2019 - 12-Sep-2019
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Contact Person: Marta Facoetti
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
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Linguistic Field(s): Philosophy of Language

Call Deadline: 15-Apr-2019

Meeting Description:

Second CFA: Workshop on Ideas on Language Throughout the Ages, Satellite event following Protolang 6
Date: September 12, 2019
Location: University of Lisbon, Portugal

We welcome scholars to participate in a one-day workshop on how language has been defined and approached differentially throughout history within philosophical, linguistic, psychological, and socio-anthropological schools of thought.

Possible topics can include but are not limited to:

Origins and rationale of logic and semantics as areas of research
Origins, histories, and methodologies of philology, diachronic and synchronic linguistics, Chomsky’s linguistics, biolinguistics and cognitive linguistics
Origins, histories, and methodologies of anthropological linguistics and sociolinguistics
The role of language in different cosmologies, religions and ideologies
Language as order, knowledge and reason (logos theories, universalia debates, rationalism)
The social and political role of language as debated by social contract theoreticians and moral philosophers
The search for an “Adamic” language or the reconstruction of a “mother language,” “primordial”- or “proto”-language
Ideas on the “purification” of existing languages for purposes of knowledge acquisition or communication
Language versus communication
The reference problem & the indeterminacy of translation
Language as the limit of one’s world
Language games, language as power, language as identity and nationality
Signs and codes as defined in (bio)semiotics and their relation to concepts of information, communication and language
Evolutionary epistemology and language
Language and consciousness, language and cognition
Embodiment and language
Body language
Language as culture
Language and art

Call for Papers:

Submit your abstract by April 15, 2019

Expressions of interest, questions, and 150 word long abstracts containing author/s details, email/s and full affiliation/s can be sent to Marta Facoetti. Details on how to submit can be found at

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