LINGUIST List 28.1135

Mon Mar 06 2017

Calls: English, Historical Linguistics/Poland

Editor for this issue: Kenneth Steimel <>

Date: 02-Mar-2017
From: Marcin Krygier <>
Subject: History of English Language in Poznań 2017
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Full Title: History of English Language in Poznań 2017
Short Title: HEL-P 2017

Date: 25-Nov-2017 - 26-Nov-2017
Location: Poznań, Poland
Contact Person: Marcin Krygier
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English

Call Deadline: 01-June-2017

Meeting Description:

The History of English Language in Poznań biannual conference (HEL-P), organised by the Department of the History of English, Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University, aims at bringing together Polish and international scholars studying the history of the English language.

The Conference Organisers are planning two plenary lectures and a number of individual paper sessions; a poster session is also possible depending on demand.

Our plenary speakers are:

1. Prof. Julia Fernández Cuesta, Universidad de Sevilla
2. Dr. Joanna Kopaczyk, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań / The University of Edinburgh

Conference venue:

The conference will take place in Collegium Novum, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland, one of the University's most impressive buildings, happily situated in the city centre within a convenient distance from the Main Railway Station and Ławica Airport.

Registration and conference fee

Online registration will be available through HEL-P 2017 website under Registration & Conference Fees (currently not active) in the beginning of August 2017.

Registration: 8 January 2017 — 11 November 2017
Regular conference fee: €80 (including the reception)
Student* conference fee: €40 (€55 including the reception)
* At the B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. level

Call for Papers:

You are cordially invited to take part in the History of the English Language — Poznań 2017 conference hosted by the Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland.

Participants at all stages of their careers not planning on delivering a presentation are also welcome.

The organisers invite papers presenting original research on any aspect of the history of the English language, regardless of theoretical framework or historical period (the ''history'' part is understood as no later than 1950s for purely diachronic studies). Papers with a literary or cultural twist are also welcome provided language plays the central role in their organisation.

Submission of Abstracts:

All submissions are to be sent to

- The abstract must remain fully anonymous. Please make sure that your files do not include your name in the document properties either
- The abstracts have to be between 300-500 words, excluding the title, linguistic examples, and references
- The preferred format is A4 sheet with 2cm margins; font Times New Roman 14pts bold (title) and 12pts (body)
- The only file format accepted is .pdf . However, please observe that should your proposal be accepted you will be asked to send in an editable copy (.doc(x) or .odt).

For further guidelines please refer to the conference web page, under Submission of Abstracts

Submission deadline for all abstracts is 01 June 2017.
Notification of acceptance is 25 June 2017.


For more detailed information please refer to the HEL-P 2017 web page. If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact the Organisers directly at

Organising Committee:

Prof. Marcin Krygier (chair)
Prof. Radosław Dylewski
Prof. Hanna Rutkowska
Ms. Agnieszka Bury-Galubińska (registration and conference fee)
Ms. Paulina Zagórska (secretary)
Ms. Malwina Wiśniewska (secretary)

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