CfA Philosophy Meets Linguistics Workshop, Zurich, June 5-7, 2017

Call for Abstracts and Commentators:

»The Institute of Philosophy at the University of Zurich is organizing a workshop on topics at the intersection between the philosophy of language and linguistics. The workshop will take place at the University of Zurich from Monday, June 5, till Wednesday, June 7, 2017. Invited speakers will be Angelika Kratzer (Amherst), John MacFarlane (Berkeley) and Maribel Romero (Konstanz).

Successful applicants will receive a travel subsidy of 400 CHF (speakers) or 200 CHF (commentators). Presentations should be suitable for a 90 minute slot divided equally between presentation and discussion, started off by a 10 minute commentary. Suitable topics may be anything at the intersection of the philosophy of language and linguistics.

They include but are not limited to:

  • The syntax and semantics of that-clauses
  • the semantics/pragmatics interface
  • quantification in natural language
  • modals
  • conditionals
  • questions under discussion
  • presuppositions
  • implicatures
  • dynamic semantics
  • situation semantics
  • theories of propositions
  • context sensitivity
  • assessment relativity

[…] The workshop is funded by the Marie Gretler Stiftung.«

Speakers: submission due March 17, 2017.
Commentators: submission due April 2, 2017.

Details regarding submissions to be found at <https://www.philosophie.uzh.ch/de/seminar/lehrstuehle/theoretische2/langandling.html>.

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