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LINGUIST List 24.3154

Mon Aug 05 2013

Calls: Forensic Ling, Lang Acq, Phonology, Semantics, Socioling/Poland

Editor for this issue: Bryn Hauk <brynlinguistlist.org>

Date: 03-Aug-2013
From: Janusz Badio <j.badiouni.lodz.pl>
Subject: Empirical Methods in Linguistics
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Full Title: Empirical Methods in Linguistics
Short Title: EMLS 2014

Date: 07-Apr-2014 - 08-May-2014
Location: Lodz, Poland
Contact Person: Krzysztof Lewoc
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.filolog.uni.lodz.pl/emls

Linguistic Field(s): Forensic Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Phonology; Semantics; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 31-Dec-2013

Meeting Description:

The Chair of English Language and General Linguistics, Institute of English Studies, University of Łódź, Poland is pleased to announce International Conference on Empirical Methods in Linguistics–Emil 2014, to be held in Łódź, 7-8 April, 2014.

The conference is intended as a meeting ground for scholars interested in applying empirical research methods in such areas of linguistics as phonology, grammar and syntax, semantics, non-verbal communication, sociolinguistics, evolution of language, and language processing.

Time and Venue of the Conference:

The conference will take place 7 April (Monday), 9.00 am to 8 April (Tuesday), 12. 00 pm at the Training and Conference Centre/TCC, University of Łódź, Kopcińskiego Str. 16/18.

Social Programme:

There will be a gala dinner on 7th April, 19.30 pm at the TCC and a walk of Księży Młyn, the 19th century industrial district of Łódź, on 8th April, 12.30 pm.


Paid by bank transfer: 100 EUR (410 PLN) for regular participants and 75 EUR (310 PLN) for doctoral students.

Paid on arrival: 110 EUR (450 PLN) for regular participants and 85 EUR (350 PLN) for doctoral students.

The fee covers conference materials, 3 coffee breaks, 2 lunches, gala dinner, social programme, and publication of proceedings. It does not cover accommodation, which can be booked at the TCC on request indicated in the registration form. Please visit the TCC website at http://www.csk.uni.lodz.pl/ for details.

Call for Papers:

The following topics will be the subject of discussion, but the list is not exhaustive:

- categorisation
- construals of meaning
- forensic analyses of language
- gestures and signed communication
- grammaticalisation
- iconicity
- language coding and decoding
- language comprehension and production
- language disorders
- metaphor, metonymy, and interaction of these conceptual processes
- second language acquisition and learning
- social varieties of language
- sound systems of language
- universal and culture-specific elements in language and thought
- usage-based models of language

Emphasis will be laid on ways of finding, storing, analysing, and interpreting current and historical data: experiment, observation, survey, questionnaire, corpus, and mixed methods.

The language of the conference is English. Papers should be 20 minutes long plus 10 minutes for discussion. Please send your proposals to the following address: emp.methodsgmail.com. Deadline for the submission of abstracts (300 words) is December 31, 2013. Participants will be notified of acceptance of their papers by January 31, 2014.

Organizing Committee:

Prof. dr. Krzysztof Kosecki
Dr. Janusz Badio
Dr. Sylwia Dżereń-Głowacka
Marcin Trojszczak, PhD student
Krzysztof Lewoc, MA

Invited Plenary Speakers:

Prof. dr. Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk, University of Łódź, Poland
Prof. dr. Cornelia Müller, European University Viadrina, Frankfurt an der Oder, Germany
Dr. Jörg Zinken, University of Portsmouth, UK


Papers (subject to review) will appear in a volume of proceedings to be published by an international publisher. Selected papers will be included in a volume of Research in Language, an international quarterly linked to the Institute of English Studies, University of Łódź.

Conference Website:

The conference website at http://www.filolog.uni.lodz.pl/emil will soon be available for updated information about the meeting.

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