In June 2018, the second Context, Cognition and Communication conference was held in Warsaw. Philosophers and linguists from over twenty countries presented more than eighty papers on the broadly understood philosophy of language and mind. After the conference, we announced the call for papers for the special issue of Semiotic Studies under the general title Meaning, Content and Reference. The call was addressed both to conference participants and the philosophical community in general. The current issue of Semiotic Studies contains the best articles submitted in response to that call.