LINGUIST List 23.4850

Wed Nov 21 2012

Calls: Applied Ling, Discourse Analysis, Lang Acq, Forensic Ling, Translation/Poland

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <>

Date: 20-Nov-2012
From: Magdalena Szyszka <>
Subject: Topics in Applied Linguistics: Social, Cultural and Affective Influences on Language Processing
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Full Title: Topics in Applied Linguistics: Social, Cultural and Affective Influences on Language Processing Short Title: TAL 2013
Date: 07-Oct-2013 - 09-Oct-2013 Location: Opole, Poland Contact Person: Małgorzata Adams-Tukiendorf
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Forensic Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Translation

Call Deadline: 15-Jul-2013

Meeting Description:

Department of Applied Linguistics
Institute of English
Opole University, Opole, Poland

We kindly invite interested academics, teachers and students of English as a foreign language to the following international conference:

Topics in Applied Linguistics: Social, Cultural and Affective Influences on Language Processes
7-9 October 2013

Venue: Opole University, Opole, Poland

The 4th International TAL Conference focuses on a broad spectrum of factors that interact with language processes. The ways people perceive and receive ideas and feelings is shaped by their own emotional makeup, cultural differences, and social norms - to mention the most influential shapers of linguistic activity. The questions we would like to address during the Conference concern the interplay of sociocultural and affective influences on second language acquisition and foreign language learning and teaching, bilingualism and multilingualism, contrastive linguistics, language assessment, literacies, discourse analysis, language pedagogy, lexicography, language planning and policies, pragmatics, forensic linguistics, and translation.

Plenary Speakers:

Danuta Gabryś-Barker (University of Silesia, Poland)
Judit Kormos (Lancaster University, UK)
Peter D. MacIntyre (Cape Breton University, Canada)

Honorary Guest:

Janusz Arabski (University of Silesia, Poland)

Organising Committee:

Małgorzata Adams-Tukiendorf
Liliana Piasecka
Ewa Piechurska-Kuciel
Tomasz SutarzewiczElżbieta Szymańska-Czaplak
Magdalena Szyszka

Conference Fee:

The fee includes conference materials, coffee breaks, an evening banquet on 8 October 2013, and publication costs.

Polish participants are asked to pay their fee to the following account:

Bank Zachodni WBK S.A. 1 Oddz. w Opolu09 1090 2138 0000 0005 5600 0043Beneficiary: Uniwersytet Opolski, Pl. Kopernika 11, 45-040 OpoleTitle of the payment: TAL + your name
Regular fee: 350 PLN
Reduced fee: 250 PLN - doctoral students

Foreign participants are requested to send their payments in different currencies to the following accounts:

PL88 1090 2138 0000 0005 5600 0076 (if paid in Euro)
PL45 1090 2138 0000 0005 5600 0074 (if paid in USD)
Beneficiary: Opole University, Pl. Kopernika 11, 45-040 Opole, Poland
Bank data: Bank Zachodni WBK S.A. 1 Oddz. w OpoluSWIFT: WBK PP LPP
Title of the payment: TAL + your name
Regular fee: 85/USD 110
Reduced fee: 60/USD 80 - doctoral students

The conference fee does not include travel and accommodation costs. Further information on recommended hotels will be available on the conference website. Should you wish to obtain a formal letter of invitation, you are kindly asked to register and pay the conference fee first. Only then can we send you the letter in pdf format via email or, if you wish so, via traditional mail to the address of your choice.

Call for Papers:

The conference will consist of plenary lectures, presentations and a doctoral students’ workshop.

Presentations: The standard length for presentations will be 30 minutes (20 minutes presentation plus 10 minutes for discussion).

Doctoral students’ workshop: This is a form of a discussion forum for novice researchers and scholars aimed at providing PhD students the opportunity to receive constructive feedback on their projects from experts in the field. During the workshop each PhD student will have 15 minutes for the presentation indicating the aim and theoretical framework of their work, and the methodological issues on which they wish to receive expert feedback and 15 minutes of feedback from more experienced scholars and other participants of the event. The workshop will be led by Professors Danuta Gabryś-Barker (University of Silesia, Poland) and Liliana Piasecka (Opole University, Poland).

The language of the conference is English. Selected conference papers, after a blind-review procedure, will be published as a collection of articles.

Important Dates:

Closing date for submission of abstracts and registration: 15 July 2013
Abstract acceptance notification: 30 July 2013
Deadline for registration fee: 6 September 2013

Scientific Committee:

Liliana Piasecka
Ewa Piechurska-Kuciel

Submission of Proposals and Registration:

If you wish to give a regular presentation, prepare a 300 word abstract. Use the registration form below to state your personal data and to enclose the abstract, and submit it to

Registration Form:

First name:Surname:
Affiliation (please, provide the name of the institution that you represent in English)Email address:Phone number:

Do you need an invoice? Yes No
If yes, fill in the gaps below
Name and surname:
Name and address of the institution:

Tax identification number of the institution:

I authorize Opole University to issue a VAT invoice without my signature.

Imię i nazwisko:Nazwa i adres instytucji:

NIP instytucji

Upoważniam Uniwersytet Opolski w Opolu do wystawienia faktury VAT bez mojegopodpisu:

Are you a doctoral student? Yes No
If yes, give the name of your supervisor and the name of the institution where your PhD is processed

Do you want to give a regular presentation? Yes No
Do you want to present at the doctoral students’ workshop: Yes No
Equipment needed (specify):
Title of the presentation:Abstract:
(300 words for a regular presentation)
(500 words for doctoral students presenting at the workshop)

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