Agency and Intentions in Language 4

Harvey Mudd College (virtual)

January 10 – 12, 2024


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, psychology, and linguistics. However, interdisciplinary discussion has rarely taken place.

We are delighted to announce the 4-th interdisciplinary workshop on Agency and Intentions in Language (AIL4). The goal of the workshop is to bring together scholars in linguistics, philosophy, and psychology interested in questions related to agency and intentions, broadly construed. Please consider submitting your work (see Call for Papers), or attending the workshop, to advance the scholarly understanding of ideas central to multiple academic disciplines.

AIL4 will take place online via Zoom. Links will be sent to registered participants and announced here. The workshop sessions will all be live and not recorded, so please make sure to save the dates to attend.

For any question, please contact Julie Goncharov or Kyle Thompson

Invited speakers

  • Bridget Copley (CNRS/Paris 8)
  • Mikayla Kelley (University of Chicago)
  • John Schwenkler (University of Illinois)
  • Robert Truswell (University of Edinburgh)

  • Important dates

    • November 20, 2023 – deadline for abstract submission.
    • December 16, 2023 – notification of acceptance.
    • January 5, 2024 – submission of an extended abstract.
    • January 10 – 12, 2024 – workshop: 9h – 13h New York time or 15h – 19h Berlin time