Conference: SPE 11

Semantics and Pragmatics in Europe 11
Sept. 20-22, 2019
University of Warsaw

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The purpose of the Semantics and Philosophy in Europe (SPE) 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 colloquia have taken place in Paris (SPE1, 2008 and SPE3, 2010), London (SPE2, 2009), Bochum (SPE4, 2011), Turin (SPE5, 2012), St. Petersburg (SPE6, 2013), Berlin (SPE7, 2014), Cambridge (SPE8, 2015), Padua (SPE9, 2017 and Barcelona (SPE10, 2018). This year’s Semantics and Philosophy in Europe Colloquium features a general session as well as two special sessions:

1 – Subjectivity: Theoretical and Experimental Perspectives

2 – Truthmaker Semantics and Situations

There will also be two invited lectures on the influence of the Lvov-Warsaw School on contemporary semantics and philosophy of language.

For the general session, we invite any contributions on topics at the interface of linguistics an philosophy, including but not limited to work on truth and meaning, the architecture of language, reference, attitude reports, the formal ontology of language, the relation between syntax, semantics, and pragmatics, semantics and the brain, and semantics of other symbolic systems.

Invited speakers:

Timothy Williamson(University of Oxford)

Emmanuel Chemla(Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)
Stephanie Solt (Leibniz-Zentrum Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft Berlin)
Isidora Stojanovic (Institut Jean Nicod)

Kit Fine (New York University)
Friederike Moltmann (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique/New York University)
Gillian Ramchand (University of Tromso)

Paweł Grabarczyk (IT University of Copanhagen/University of Łódź)
Friederike Moltmann (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique/New York University)

Each special session will be preceded by a tutorial given by Natalia  Karczewska (University of Warsaw) and Joanna Odrowąż-Sypniewska (University of Warsaw) (Session I) and by Kit Fine and Friederike Moltmann (Session  II). The tutorials will take place on the 20th September in the  afternoon.

Scientific Committee: Tadeusz Ciecierski (University of Warsaw), Kit Fine (New York University), Justyna Grudzińska-Zawadowska (University of Warsaw), Friederike Moltmann (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique/New York University), Joanna Odrowąż-Sypniewska (University of Warsaw), Adam Przepiórkowski (University of Warsaw/Polish Academy of Sciences), Maria Spychalska (University of Cologne), Jakub Szymanik (University of Amsterdam).

Call for papers

Institute of Philosophy of the University of Warsaw is pleased to announce the 11th Semantics and Philosophy in Europe Colloquium (SPE11), taking place on 20–22 September 2019.

We invite abstract submissions for 40-minute talks (30 min + 10min discussion) on the topic of either the general session or one of the two special sessions (see: Session ISession II). Abstracts should contain original research that, at the time of submission, has neither been published nor accepted for publication. One person can submit at most one abstract as sole author and one abstract as co-author (or two co-authored abstracts).

Abstracts must be anonymous, in PDF format, 2 pages (A4), in a font size no less than Times New Roman 12pt. Please submit abstracts no later than 31 May 2019 Jun 7th, 2019, indicating whether it is for the General Session, for Session 1 or 2.


Abstract Submission (Deadline): 31 May 2019 Jun. 7th, 2019

Notification of Acceptance: 30 June 2019
Conference: 20-22 September 2019
Abstracts should be submitted via EasyChair.

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