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Conference Information

Full Title: International Conference on Communication Styles

Short Title: ICCS
Location: Krosno, Poland
Start Date: 14-Oct-2013 - 16-Oct-2013
Contact: Anna Letkowska
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Meeting Description: International Conference on Communication Styles
Krosno, Poland, 14-16 October 2013
Organised by Krosno State College

Board of Organisers:

Professor Dorota Brzozowska, Opole University, Poland
Dr Władysław Chłopicki, Jagiellonian University, Kraków and Krosno State College, Poland
Dr Liisi Laineste, Estonian Literary Museum, Tartu, Estonia
Professor Diana Popa, Dunarea de Jos University, Galati, Romania
Dr Villy Tsakona, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece

Conference Secretary:

Anna Rewiś-Łętkowska:

Plenary Speakers:

Professor Geert Hofstede, Professor Emeritus, the Netherlands
Professor Michael Minkov, International University College, Bulgaria

The conference aims at:

1) describing changes and development of established communication styles in through the means provided by cultural theorists;
2) defining major culture-specific communication-related concepts as seen from the contrastive perspective;
3) pursuing cross-cultural research that acknowledges the similarities and differences between cultural communication styles;
4) exploring the variety of communication styles and their representation in mass culture and other contexts;
5) investigating the (often covert) ideological dimension of different communication styles.


Organisers will arrange bus transportation for participants travelling from Kraków to Krosno (160 km, ca 2 hours drive). The departure from Kraków Bus Station on 13 October (Sunday) afternoon and return from Krosno on 16 October (Wednesday).

Conference Venue:

The College is a small, but fast developing academic institution, with excellent conference facilities and enthusiastic staff, located in a picturesque Renaissance town in south-eastern Poland (see a video clip: The college is a partner institution of the Jagiellonian University of Kraków, which is the oldest Polish university also ranked as the best one in the country.

Conference session will take place at two venues of the college: Rynek 1 and Kazimierza Wielkiego 4, Krosno.

Conference Fees:

800 PLN (equivalent of 200 euro)

The conference package fee covers: return transportation from Krakow Bus Station to Krosno, hotel accommodation for 3 nights (Hotel Portius, ul. Bursaki 29a, Krosno,, 3 lunches, 2 conference dinners, conference materials, refreshments during sessions, sightseeing of nearby tourist highlights, publication of selected papers.

Doctoral students will be granted a fee reduction (please apply).

Accompanying persons fee: 400 PLN (equivalent of 100 euro)

All fees (in Polish zloties) must be transferred to the bank account of Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Zawodowa in Krosno (Krosno State College) by 15 September 2013.

The account number will be provided in the second circular.
Linguistic Subfield: Anthropological Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Pragmatics; Sociolinguistics
LL Issue: 24.979

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