The Book of Abstracts and updated Preliminary Conference Programme are now available.


The Conference


The Sixth International Conference on Philosophy of Language and Linguistics (PhiLang 2019), University of Lodz (Poland), 10-12 May 2019

The Department of English and General Linguistics at the University of Lodz announces the Sixth International Conference on Philosophy of Language and Linguistics, PhiLang2019. As in previous years, the principal aim of our Conference is to bring together philosophers, linguists, and logicians, as well as researchers interested in argumentation, philosophy of literature, and philosophy of mind. This year the key topics will include the following:

Philosophical foundations of semantics and pragmatics

Names in fiction

Denial and negation

The Lvov-Warsaw School and contemporary philosophy of language

Progress in the philosophy of language

Two workshops are planned: on Philosophy of Argumentation (organized by Martin Hinton, University of Lodz) and on Games, Language, and Philosophy (organized by Paweł Grabarczyk, IT University of Copenhagen).

Selected conference proceedings will be published in monographic volumes in the Peter Lang series Studies in Philosophy of Language and Linguistics, and special issues of international journals.

Plenary Speakers


The following scholars have accepted our invitation to address the conference as plenary speakers:

Anna Brożek (University of Warsaw): The Relations between Logic and Linguistics in the Lvov-Warsaw School

Stacie Friend (Birkbeck College): Co-Identification Again.

Ulrike Hahn (Birkbeck College): Norms for Real World Argument.

Kasia M. Jaszczolt (University of Cambridge): Rethinking Being Gricean: New Challenges for Metapragmatics.

Stephen Mumford (Durham University): Negation and Denial.

Tadeusz Szubka (University of Szczecin): Contemporary Philosophy of Language and Its Transformations.

Registration and Payment


The submissions process is now closed. All participants, including accepted presenters, should download and complete this registration form and return it to: by the 30th of March.

Payment amounts are as follows:

Participants with foreign affiliation: 250 EUR (normal) or 125 EUR (doctoral and graduate students)

Participants with Polish affiliation: 500 PLN (normal) or 250 PLN (doctoral students).

The fees cover conference materials, lunches, and the conference dinner, but not accommodation. Payment should be made by 30th April, 2019.

Bank transfers should be made to:

Uniwersytet Lodzki, ul. Narutowicza 68, 90-136 Lodz

BANK: Pekao S.A II O/Lodz, ul. Piotrkowska 270, 90-361 Lodz

ACCOUNT No: 12 1240 3028 1111 0010 8786 5982

(IBAN): PL 12 1240 3028 1111 0010 8786 5982


Please mark "PhiLang 2019" in the first line in your transfer, followed by your name, e.g. "PhiLang 2019. John Smith".

NOTE: Please remember that invoices can only be issued in the name of the payee: an invoice for an institution cannot be issued if the money has been transferred from a private account. It is therefore advisable to make payments from the bank account of your institution. If, however, you pay from your own account but provide details of your institution in the payment title, the invoice will be made out to the institution.

It is also possible to pay in cash on the day of the conference, however, this is of significant inconvenience to the organisers and will incur a handling fee of 50 EUR (normal), 25 EUR (doctoral students).

Conference Venue and Accommodation


The conference will be held at the Faculty of Philology building, at ul. Pomorska 171/173.

The building is within the university campus area, as you can see from this map.

This year our popular accommodation venue the University Conference Centre (CSK) at Kopcińskiego 18 is not available as it closes down for renovation. Below you will find some places worth recommending for their value and location (in order of proximity to the venue, all rates for single occupancy):

UMED Hostel (from 30 EUR per night, located on the 13th floor of the Clinical Teaching Centre of the Medical University, tram stop nearby)

Villa Masoneria*** (from 35 EUR per night, tram stop nearby)

Polonia Palast** (from 25 PLN per night, near Łódź Fabryczna railway station)

Linat Orchim guest house (from 20 EUR per night, tram stop nearby, kosher food)

Boutique Hotel’s II*** (from 30 EUR per night, tram stop nearby)

Home&Travel apartments (from 35 EUR per night, tram stop nearby)

Campanile Łódź*** (from 35 EUR per night, city centre, tram stop nearby)

Ibis Hotel*** (from 35 EUR per night, city centre, tram stop nearby)

Hotel Reymont*** (from 30 EUR per night, tram stop nearby)

All these venues can also be viewed and booked via

There are a number of other options in the centre of Lodz and anyone looking for a little luxury might like to try Andel's Hotel, part of the Manufaktura entertainment and shopping complex. Rooms are available from around 100 EUR per night, but special offers can sometimes be found.

Anyone experiencing serious difficulty in finding accommodation should contact the organisers for more suggestions and assistance.