LINGUIST List 27.664

Thu Feb 04 2016

Calls: Lang Acq, Pragmatics, Psycholing, Socioling/Poland

Editor for this issue: Ashley Parker <>

Date: 03-Feb-2016
From: Konstancja Fonkiewicz <>
Subject: Languages & Emotions Conference
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Full Title: Languages & Emotions Conference
Short Title: L&E

Date: 02-Apr-2016 - 04-Apr-2016
Location: Katowice (Silesia), Poland
Contact Person: Sonia Szramek-Karcz
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition; Pragmatics; Psycholinguistics; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 21-Feb-2016

Meeting Description:

Workshops, Meetings, Discussions

Silesian University in Katowice
Université de Neuchâtel (Switzerland)
Research Team NNB
Invite you to Katowice (next to Cracov in Poland)

3 days, 3 topics, 1 title: Languages & Emotions

Saturday 2 April 2016 (start 9:00): Emotional speech blocks (mutism, stammering)
What are speech blocks with emotional background? What is their origin, how do they develop, how to avoid them? Why certain children are prone to develop speech blocks and anxiety? How not to deepen the already existing speech blocks (avoid progressive mutism), how to reduce them, what should be done to support the therapy? Is it possible to learn a foreign language when one is affected by emotional speech blocks syndrome and how it should be done?
Presentations made by researchers, practitioners, therapists; meetings with people who have overcome emotional speech blocks (mutism, stummering); comparison of the effectiveness of various methods of treatment.

Sunday 3 April 2016 (afternoon): Non-native bilingualism (speaking to a child in a foreign language)
Where does non-native bilingualism (often called artificial bilingualism) come from? How it looks in practice? What are the results of research on NNB? What do parents of such children think about NNB? What is the view of adults that were brought up in non-native bilingualism? What should be avoided? What should we focus our attention on? What are the symptoms of good and bad NNB? How to overcome difficulties?
Scientific panel, discussion panel, and sale of the books helping in learning and teaching are all joined together.

Monday 4 April 2016 (start 9:00): Multilingualism and emotions
Scientific meeting with the main themes of multilingualism and emotions, their mutual influence, the disorders related to the languages-emotion spectrum, things that help to make sure that bi- and multilingual people develop normally.


For each day there is a separate fee. Depending on the day of the payment the amount is: in January 80 PLN, in February 100 PLN, in March 120 PLN, and in April 130 PLN.

2nd Call for Papers:

University of Silesia in Katowice, Université de Neuchâtel (Switzerland) and Research Team are pleased to invite submissions for the Languages & Emotions Conference. The organizers invite established scholars as well as young researchers working in the field of multilingualism, non-native bilingualism, speech disorders, selective mutism, stuttering, and relations between emotions and languages as well as emotions in languages from the linguistic and language teaching perspective to submit paper proposals (max. 300-350 words) for talks of 20 minutes plus ten minutes of discussion (the languages of the proposals can be: Polish, English, French).

Please submit your paper proposals using the registration form:
or directly to the conference organisers via e-mail

The deadline for submissions is 21.02.2016. The academic committee will notify you whether your proposal has been accepted within 7 days after receiving the paper proposal.

The proposals will be published after the conference in Cambridge Scholars Publishing (the final articles should be submitted till 31.07.2016).

The languages of the conference are: Polish, English, French, Italian.

For more details please visit the conference website:

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