LINGUIST List 30.1674

Wed Apr 17 2019

Calls: Philosophy of Language/Portugal

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Date: 12-Apr-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:

Upcoming deadline of April 15th for Language Workshop/Protolang 6 Satellite event

Workshop: Ideas on language throughout the ages
Date: September 12th, 2019
Location: University of Lisbon, Portugal
Satellite event of Protolang 6:

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 15th, 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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