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Date: 18-Mar-2019
From: Adam Przepiórkowski <>
Subject: Semantics and Philosophy in Europe 11
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Full Title: Semantics and Philosophy in Europe 11
Short Title: SPE11

Date: 20-Sep-2019 - 22-Sep-2019
Location: Warsaw, Poland
Contact Person: Joanna Odrowąż-Sypniewska
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Linguistic Field(s): Philosophy of Language; Semantics

Call Deadline: 31-May-2019

Meeting Description:

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:

General Session:
Timothy Williamson (University of Oxford)

Special Session 1:

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

Special Session 2:

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

The LVOV-Warsaw School and the Contemporary Semantics:

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 1) and by Kit Fine and Friederike Moltmann (Session 2). The tutorials will take place on the 20th September in the afternoon.

Call for Papers:

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. 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, indicating whether it is for the General Session, for Session 1 or 2.


Abstract Submission (Deadline): 31 May 2019
Notification of Acceptance: 30 June 2019
Conference: 20–22 September 2019

Abstracts should be submitted via EasyChair at

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