LINGUIST List 25.2343

Wed May 28 2014

Calls: English, General Linguistics/Poland

Editor for this issue: Anna White <>

Date: 28-May-2014
From: Konrad Szczesniak <>
Subject: Various Dimensions of Contrastive Studies
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Full Title: Various Dimensions of Contrastive Studies
Short Title: VDOCS

Date: 27-Oct-2014 - 28-Oct-2014
Location: Szczyrk, Poland
Contact Person: Marcin Kuczok
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English

Call Deadline: 31-May-2014

Meeting Description:

The Institute of English at the University of Silesia, has the pleasure to announce the first international conference titled Various Dimensions of Contrastive Studies (V-DOCS 2014).

Although the tradition of contrastive studies has a very long history, it has been changing with the emergence of new linguistic theories and approaches to understanding the notion of language (Krzeszowski 1990). Today, the scope of contrastive studies ranges from formal approaches to functional and pragmatic perspectives, from structural research to cognitive-semantic studies, and from theoretical analyses to corpus linguistics.

The conference aims at focusing on the variety of the possible approaches to contrasting languages. We want to welcome academics who represent various methodologies and perspectives on linguistic analysis: formal, functional, cognitive-semantic, pragmatic and cultural, with the aim of contrasting English with any other language.

Call for Papers:

Thus, the list of suggested topics for the conference presentations may include, although will not be limited to, the following issues:

- Contrastive phonology
- Contrastive morphology
- Contrastive syntax
- Contrastive semantics and lexicology
- Contrastive pragmatics
- Contrastive discourse studies
- Contrastive cognitive-linguistic studies
- Contrastive cultural-linguistic studies
- Bilingual and Multilingual lexicography
- Language contact, borrowing and code-switching
- Teaching contrastive grammar at the university level: the place of contrastive studies in the curriculum, course syllabus, teaching materials, methodology, students’ expectations, assessment of the course, etc.

This is the second call for papers for the VDOCS conference. We welcome paper submissions in English and Polish on approaches to contrasting languages. Submissions will be accepted by May 31, 2014.

For more information, please visit the conference website:

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