LINGUIST List 28.1086

Thu Mar 02 2017

Calls: General Linguistics/Poland

Editor for this issue: Kenneth Steimel <>

Date: 02-Mar-2017
From: Monika Polczynska-Bletsos <>
Subject: 47th Poznań Linguistic Meeting
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Full Title: 47th Poznań Linguistic Meeting
Short Title: PLM2017

Date: 18-Sep-2017 - 20-Sep-2017
Location: Poznań, Poland
Contact Person: Ewelina Wojtkowiak
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 24-Mar-2017

Meeting Description:

We are happy to announce that the 47th Poznan Linguistic Meeting (PLM2017) will take place on 18-20 September 2017 in Poznan, Poland. The Meeting will be organized by the Faculty of English of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan.


The leitmotif of the 47th PLM will be ''Language in focus: The big picture''. We would like to see examples of how one can look for holistic, bird’s-eye generalizations about language rather than low-level detail. This will mean examining the contributions of the individual subdisciplines of linguistics to the ''big picture'', including interactions between them. However, we will also welcome perspectives from neighbouring fields, in particular psychology, sociology, biology, medicine, cognitive science, and computer science.

Plenary Events:

The keynote address on complex systems will be given by William Kretzschmar (University of Georgia), the author of, among other works, ''Language and complex systems'' (CUP, 2015).

Plenary talks:

Eugeniusz Cyran (Catholic University of Lublin)
Antonella Sorace (University of Edinburgh)

Raymond Hickey (University of Duisburg and Essen) and Peter Trudgill (Fribourg University and University of East Anglia) in a dialogue on the social determinants of linguistic complexity

There will also be a debate on the leitmotif.

Final Call for Papers:

47th Poznan Linguistic Meeting
PLM2017, 18-⁠20 September 2017, Poznan, Poland


Proposals of papers are invited for both oral and poster sessions related to this main theme, and to other topics within modern linguistics. Each paper in the general oral sessions will be given 30 minutes, including 10 minutes for discussion. Poster sessions will be an integral part of the conference programme. The number of submissions is limited to one single-authored plus one co-authored abstract per author (or two co-authored ones). The language of the conference is English.

We also invite proposals for thematic/workshop sessions. A proposal for a workshop session should include a clear statement of its objectives/topic/message (about 300 words) as well as at least four names of proposed speakers (with affiliations) and a sample bibliography. Thematic workshop proposals will be subject to review by our International Advisory Board. Please note that the organizer(s) of a thematic/workshop session will be expected to solicit submissions, organize the reviewing process, and submit a complete set of accepted abstracts by the main submission deadline. We reserve the right to make final decisions regarding the inclusion of thematic/workshop session papers in the programme.

All abstracts (including thematic/workshop session abstracts) will be processed using the EasyChair conference management system. All regular submissions (posters and presentations) will be reviewed by our International Advisory Board.

Please visit our website for more detailed abstract submission guidelines, along with abstract review criteria.

Important Dates:

- Extended submission deadline for the thematic session proposals: 15 February 2017
- Notification of acceptance for thematic sessions: 03 March 2017
- Submission deadline for ALL abstracts (general sessions and thematic sessions): 24 March 2017
- Notification of acceptance for papers and posters: 24 April 2017

Looking forward to seeing you Poznan!

PLM 2017 Organising Committee:

Katarzyna Dziubalska-⁠Kolaczyk
Jaroslaw Weckwerth
Ewelina Wojtkowiak

Contact details:
PLM2017 Organising Committee
Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań
Collegium Novum
al. Niepodleglosci 4
61-⁠874 Poznan
tel: (+48 61) 829 3506
fax: (+48 61) 852 3103

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