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Conference Information

Full Title: 47th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea

Short Title: SLE 2014
Location: Poznań, Poland
Start Date: 11-Sep-2014 - 14-Sep-2014
Contact: Ana Díaz-Negrillo
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL:
Meeting Description: SLE meetings provide a forum for high-quality linguistic research from all (sub)domains of linguistics. The upcoming edition of the SLE meeting will also host a round table of experts to discuss topics of special linguistic interest. SLE 2014 round table bears the title “Quo Vadis Linguistics”.

Plenary Speakers:

Laurie Bauer (Victoria University of Wellington)
Katarzyna Dziubalska-Kołaczyk (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań) (presidential address)
Peter Hagoort (MPI for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen) ('Quo Vadis Linguistics' round table)
Martin Haspelmath (MPI for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig) ('Quo Vadis Linguistics' round table)
Francesca Masini (University of Bologna)


Registration starts on 1st April 2014. For more information, see: and To become a SLE member, visit:

Social Programme:

There will be a reception in the city centre (included in the registration fee), a city walk and a conference dinner. On Sunday afternoon there will be a post-conference excursion. Further information will be given in the second circular.

How to Get to Poznań:

Poznań is easily accessible by air, road, train or bus. It is located about half way between Warsaw (280 km) and Berlin (240 km), and there are good, frequent rail connections between those two cities and Poznań. Poznań's Ławica airport has frequent daily connections with Warsaw (LOT Polish Airlines), as well as Copenhagen (SAS), Munich and Frankfurt (LOT and Lufthansa). Poznań is also served by low-cost carriers that fly directly from a number of cities in the UK, Spain, Italy, Sweden and other European countries.

SLE Conference Management:

Treasurer: Dik Bakker (Lancaster)
Conference manager: Ana Díaz-Negrillo (Granada)
Linguistic Subfield: General Linguistics
LL Issue: 24.5257

The following session(s) will be held during this meeting:
Diachronic Stability of Complex Verbal Morphology
Nanosyntax: How Going Fine-Grained Enables a Better Understanding of Language
Epistemic Stance and Evidentiality
Language Contact and Structural Isomorphism in the Himalayan Region
Acquisition of Third Language Phonology
Verbal Prefixes and Particles
To Be or Not To Be? The Verbum Substantivum and its Functions from Synchronic, Diachronic, and Typological Perspective
From Methodology Back to Theory
Valency and Transitivity in Contact: A Cross-Linguistic Perspective
Language, Ideology and Their Representations: Textual and Pragmatic Features
Language Diversity and History
Phonetic Reduction and Reduction Processes
Typology of the Languages of Europe and Northern and Central Asia
Perception of Non-Native Varieties
Non-Automatic Alternations in Phonology
Information Structure Meets Generative Syntax
Interlanguage Annotation

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