LINGUIST List 24.5236

Mon Dec 16 2013

Calls: Applied Linguistics/Poland

Editor for this issue: Bryn Hauk <>

Date: 16-Dec-2013
From: Magdalena Szyszka <>
Subject: Topics in Applied Linguistics: Spoken and Written Interaction
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Full Title: Topics in Applied Linguistics: Spoken and Written Interaction Short Title: TAL 2014
Date: 17-Nov-2014 - 18-Nov-2014 Location: Opole, Poland Contact Person: Malgorzata Adams-Tukiendorf
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Sep-2014

Meeting Description:

The 5th International TAL Conference brings into focus a wide gamut of factors that are involved in the ways in which humans interact with other humans, environment and themselves by means of spoken and written language, non-verbal and visual messages. The processes are even more challenging when people interact in foreign languages, which poses specific demands on their cognitive and affective resources.

During the conference we would like to address issues concerning interaction in and outside a foreign language classroom, interaction with the computer and via the computer, interaction within a persons’ mind attending to linguistic and non-linguistic input and output, interaction with a text or interaction of two (or more) languages in one mind. Foreign/second language learning and teaching then involves an interplay of cognitive, social, and affective influences. These intricate relations provide a fertile ground for investigating and reporting findings concerning the development of communicative and intercultural communicative competence, the role of pronunciation and grammar in interaction, bilingualism and multilingualism, contrastive linguistics, language assessment, literacies, discourse analysis, language pedagogy, lexicography, language planning and policies, pragmatics, and translation.

Venue: Opole University, Opole, Poland

Plenary Speakers:

Kees de Bot (University of Groningen, the Netherlands)
Mirosław Pawlak (Adam Mickiewicz University, Kalisz; State School of Higher Professional Education, Konin, Poland)

Honorary Guest:

Janusz Arabski (University of Silesia, Poland)

Conference Fee:

The fee includes conference materials, coffee breaks, an evening banquet on November 17, 2014, 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. 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:

Topics in Applied Linguistics:
Spoken and Written Interaction
17-18 November, 2014

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

Types of Sessions:

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

Presentations: 20 minutes presentation plus 10 minutes for discussion

Doctoral Students’ Workshop:

During the workshop each PhD student will have 15 minutes for the presentation and 15 minutes of feedback from more experienced scholars and other participants of the event. The workshop will be led by Professors Ewa Piechurska-Kuciel (Opole University, Poland) and Liliana Piasecka (Opole University, Poland).

Selected conference papers, after a blind-review procedure, will be published as a collection of articles.

Organising Committee:

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

Scientific Committee:

Liliana Piasecka
Ewa Piechurska-Kuciel

Important Dates:

Closing date for submission of abstracts and registration: September 15, 2014
Abstract acceptance notification: September 30, 2014
Deadline for registration fee: October 15, 2014

Submission of Proposals and Registration:

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

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