Agency and Intentions in Language 2

January 12, 2022 - January 14, 2022

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The first interdisciplinary workshop on Agency and Intentions in Language was held at the start of 2021, and it was marked with great success. To continue the conversation, the second annual workshop (AIL2) will bring together scholars in linguistics, philosophy, and psychology interested in questions related to agency and intentions, broadly construed. Please consider submitting your work (details below), or attending the workshop, to advance the scholarly understanding of ideas central to multiple academic disciplines.

Our sense of agency and ability to distinguish between intentional and accidental actions are fundamental for social interaction. They allow us to plan and perform joint actions and assign responsibility for our own actions and those of others. Research on the nature of agency and intentions has been very fruitful over the last few decades in philosophy, linguistics, and psychology. However, interdisciplinary discussion has rarely taken place.

Invited speakers:

- Magdalena Kaufmann (University of Connecticut)

- David Pizarro (Cornell University)

- Hannah Tierney (UC Davis) & Andrew James Latham (University of Sydney); Joint Talk

- Thomas Grano (Indiana University Bloomington)

Important dates:

- Submission deadline: December 10, 2021

- Notification of acceptance: End of December

- Workshop: January 12-14, 2022 (9h–13h New York time; 15h–19h Berlin time)

Organizing committee:

- Kyle Thompson (Harvey Mudd College): email [email protected] with workshop questions

- Joshua Knobe (Yale University)

- Hedde Zeijlstra (University of Göttingen)

- Julie Goncharov (University of Göttingen)

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January 12, 2022, 9:00am PST

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