CFP: Master Class with Angelika Kratzer

Submission deadline: July 20, 2018

Conference date(s):
October 22, 2018 - October 23, 2018

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Conference Venue:

Department of Philosophy (KGW), University of Salzburg
Salzburg, Austria

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Call for Papers

Master Class with Angelika Kratzer

On October 22-23, 2018, the Philosophy of Language and Mind (PLM) Network will organize a master class with Prof. Angelika Kratzer (Linguistics, University of Massachusetts).  The event will take place at the University of Salzburg, Austria, and is being organized by Prof. Christopher Gauker.

Students and recent doctoral degree recipients (within three years of the degree at the time of submission) are invited to submit abstracts of papers to be presented at the master class.  Papers may be submitted on any of the topics on which Prof. Kratzer has worked, including modality, conditionals, attitude ascriptions and speech reports.  Preference will be given to papers that approach these issues from the perspective of the formal semantics of natural language.

10 submissions will be selected for presentation.  Each presenter will have 50 minutes for presentation and discussion with Prof. Kratzer and the other participants.  On the second day Prof. Kratzer will give a lecture for the participants and the Salzburg Philosophy Department (KGW). 

There is no charge for participation; however, participants will have to fund their own travel to and living expenses in Salzburg.  Information about inexpensive accommodation will be provided.  Lunches on both days and dinner on the first evening (October 22) will be provided. 

To apply to be a participant, please submit an anonymized abstract of no more than 1000 words (a short bibliography may be appended in addition to the 1000 words).  Both the abstract and the body of the email should contain the title of the presentation (so that the anonymized abstract can be matched to the name of the contributor).  The abstract must be submitted as a PDF document attached to an email sent to Prof. Julien Murzi at the following email address: [email protected]   The title of the PDF should be „PLM Abstract“ and the subject line of the email should also be „PLM Abstract“. Questions may also be directed to Prof. Gauker at [email protected], but abstracts should not be sent to him.

The deadline for submission of abstracts is July 20, 2018.  (This call for papers was first announced in February.)  Acceptance decisions will be sent by email by August 24, 2018.  Up to 4 of the 10 presentation slots may be reserved for participants affiliated with, or who have degrees from, PLM institutions.  The selection of presentations will strive for gender balance, and geographical balance may play a role as well.

The PLM is a consortium of European philosophy departments and research centers that are especially strong in philosophy of language and philosophy of mind.  Please see the PLM website for more information:

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#philosophy of language, #formal semantics of natural language, #context-relativity, #modality