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Full Title: 42nd Poznan Linguistic Meeting

Short Title: PLM 2011
Location: Poznan, Poland
Start Date: 01-May-2011 - 03-May-2011
Contact: Magdalena Murawska
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Meeting URL: http://ifa.amu.edu.pl/plm/
Meeting Description: 42nd Poznan Linguistic Meeting
PLM2011, 1-3 May 2011, Poznan, Poland


We are happy to announce that the 42nd Poznan Linguistic Meeting (PLM2011) will take place on 1-3 May 2011 in Poznan, Poland. The Meeting will be organised by the School of English, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan. The leitmotif will be 'Language, Discourse and Society: Collective and Individual Aspects of Social Dynamics'.

Please note that the conference will be held in Poznan rather than Gniezno (as was the case in 2008-2010).

Plenary Speakers:

Keynote address by Ruth Wodak (Lancaster University)

Confirmed Planarians:

Brigitta Busch (Vienna University)
Dariusz Galasinski (University of Wolverhampton)
Peter Trudgill (Agder University, Kristiansand)
Linguistic Subfield: Discourse Analysis; General Linguistics; Sociolinguistics
LL Issue: 22.521

The following session(s) will be held during this meeting:
Discourse in Celtic (Minority) Languages
Mind, Discourse and Society
Narratives in Interaction
Resultatives. Typology, History, Areality and Cognition
Session: Perspectives on Proximization
Syntax of Infinitives and Gerunds

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