I’m writing this from my room at the conference center of the University of Lodz in Poland.
I’m attending a conference on the philosophy of language and (philosophy of) linguistics.
So far my main impression is of my own woeful linguistic ignorance. I bought a Polish phrasebook last week, but I’m really hopeless. I can stumble out directions to the taxi driver, but cannot understand any response.
It’s ironic that so many philosophers of language are just as ignorant as I am about other languages.
Oh well, I hope I learn a lot while I’m here.