LINGUIST List 27.2362

Fri May 27 2016

Calls: Gen Ling / Poland

Editor for this issue: Amanda Foster <>

Date: 25-May-2016
From: Marcin Kuczok <>
Subject: Various Dimensions of Contrastive Studies 2016
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Full Title: Various Dimensions of Contrastive Studies 2016
Short Title: VDOCS 2016

Date: 24-Oct-2016 - 25-Oct-2016
Location: Katowice, 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: 15-Jun-2016

Meeting Description:

The conference aims at focusing on a variety of 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 anthropological. This year’s leading theme is: Between Literal Language and Figurative Meaning.

In recent decades linguistic research has experienced a revival of interest in figurative thought and language. Scholars have emphasized the significance of such phenomena as metaphor, metonymy, analogy, personification, or synesthesia in different types of specialized discourse, as well as in everyday communication.

The list of suggested topics for conference presentations may include, although will not be limited to, the problems of both literal language, as well as figurative meaning, in such areas of linguistics as: contrastive phonetics and phonology, contrastive morphology, contrastive syntax, contrastive semantics and lexicology, contrastive pragmatics, contrastive discourse studies, contrastive cognitive-linguistic studies, contrastive cultural-linguistic studies, bi- and multilingual lexicography, language contact, borrowing and code-switching, contrastive perspective on diachronic studies, teaching contrastive grammar at the university level.

Plenary speakers:

Prof. dr María de los Ángeles Gómez Gonzáles (University of Santiago de Compostella, Spain)
Prof. KUL dr hab. Anna Malicka-Kleparska (John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin)
Prof. AJD dr hab. Piotr Mamet (Jan Długosz University, Częstochowa)
Dr hab. Ewa Bogdanowska-Jakubowska (University of Silesia, Katowice)

2nd Call for Abstracts:

The deadline for abstract submission is postponed until 15 June, 2016!

Abstracts describing the topic of a presentation in up to 300 words, attached as a doc/docx file should be sent to

Important dates:

Abstract submission: 31 May 2016 - postponed untill 15 June 2016!
Confirmation of acceptance: 30 June 2016
Early bird payment: 31 July 2016
Regular payment: 15 September 2016
Conference: 24-25 October 2016

Conference venue:

The conference will be held in the new building of CINiBA (The Scientific Information Centre and Academic Library), located in the University of Silesia campus, at 11A Bankowa Street in Katowice (

Conference fee:

The fee will cover the participation costs, conference materials, coffee breaks during the conference, the conference dinner (optional), the visit to the Museum of Silesia, and the costs of publishing a post-conference monograph. Accommodation and meals are not included in the fee (except for the optional conference dinner).

Fee options:

Early bird payment (paid by 31 July 2016):
- With the conference dinner included: 350 PLN / 90 Euros
- Without the conference dinner: 300 PLN / 80 Euros

Regular payment (paid by 15 September 2016):
- With the conference dinner included: 400 PLN / 100 Euros
- Without the conference dinner: 350 PLN / 90 Euros

Conference dinner:

The conference dinner is planned for Monday, 24 October, at 7 pm in a restaurant located in the vicinity of the university campus (details to be announced soon).

Social event:

On Tuesday (25.10) afternoon the organizers are planning a tour of the newly opened Museum of Silesia in Katowice, with a visit to the top of the hoist tower of the former pit shaft (

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