LINGUIST List 32.153

Fri Jan 08 2021

Confs: Gen Ling, Ling Theories, Pragmatics, Semantics, Syntax/Online

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 08-Jan-2021
From: Julie Goncharov <>
Subject: Agency and Intentions in Language
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Agency and Intentions in Language
Short Title: AIL1

Date: 13-Jan-2021 - 15-Jan-2021
Location: Georg-August University of Goettingen, Zoom, Germany
Contact: Julie Goncharov
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Linguistic Theories; Pragmatics; Semantics; Syntax

Meeting Description:

Our sense of agency and ability to distinguish between intentional and accidental actions are fundamental for social interaction. They allow us to plan and perform joint actions and assign responsibility for our own actions and those of others. Research on the nature of agency and intentions has been very fruitful over the last few decades both in philosophy and in linguistics. However, interdisciplinary discussion has rarely taken place.

We are delighted to announce the first interdisciplinary workshop on Agency and Intentions in Language. The goal of the workshop is to bring together scholars in linguistics and philosophy interested in questions related to agency and intentions.

Invited speakers:
Francesco Constantini (University of Udine)
Joshua Knobe (Yale University)
Anna Szabolcsi (NYU)

Program Information:

The full program of the workshop can be found on our website at On the website, you can also find the link to Zoom room and information about registration. Registration is free. To register, please, go to

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