CFP: Semantics and Philosophy in Europe 6

It is our pleasure to announce the 6th Semantics and
Philosophy in Europe Colloquium (SPE6), which this year will take place in St
Petersburg during the White Nights.


Place: Bobrinsky Palace, Smolny College, St Petersburg

Time: June 10-14, 2013




Barbara Partee (University of Massachusetts, Amherst / Moscow

Kjell Johann Saebo (University of Oslo)



[1] The Interface
between Linguistic Semantics and Philosophy of Mind

Berit Brogaard (University of Missouri, Saint Louis)

Frances Egan (Rutgers University)

Scott Soames (University of Southern California)


Robert Matthews (Rutgers University)

Friederike Moltmann (CNRS, Paris)


[2] The Status of
Semantics in the History of Generative Grammar

John Collins (University of East Anglia)

Wolfram Hinzen (Durham/Barcelona)

Robert May / Adam Sennett (UC Davis)

Howard Lasnik (University of Maryland)


[3] Empirical Methods in
the Investigation of Semantics

Erica Cosentino (Calabria/Bochum)

Tatiana Chernigovskaya (St Petersburg)

Natalia Slioussar (Utrecht/ St Petersburg)

Markus Werning (Bochum)


Abstract Submission Details:

Please send an anonymous two-page long abstract to:

On a separate page please specify whether the submission is for the
general session or one of the special sessions and mention title and your name,
affiliation, and e-mail address


Abstract Submission Deadline: March 22, 2013

Notification of Acceptance: April 5, 2013


Organizing Committee of

Berit Brogaard, Tatiana Chernigovskaya, Wolfram Hinzen, Robert Matthews,
Robert May, Friederike Moltmann, Markus Werning, Ede Zimmermann


Conference website: TBA


One comment

  1. > one such study suggests that some subjects experienced tactile stimuli as visual
    > in nature after training with a visual-to-tactile peripheral substitution device

    Although the evidence for extensive use of sensory substitution devices leading to experiences in the substituted modality is certainly not yet conclusive, another example is the paper “Visual experiences in the blind induced by an auditory sensory substitution device”, Consciousness and Cognition, Vol. 19, 2010, pp. 492–500,

    Studies of both invasive and non-invasive sensory bypasses may deepen insights in the extent to which brain areas are “metamodal” (task-oriented rather than linked to specific sensory modalities) and plastic.

    Peter Meijer

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