LINGUIST List 28.973

Thu Feb 23 2017

Calls: Applied Ling, Gen Ling, Lang Acquisition, Psycholing, Translation/Poland

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Date: 23-Feb-2017
From: Beata Piecychna <>
Subject: 1st Białystok Conference on the Theoretical and Applied Linguistics
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Full Title: 1st Białystok Conference on the Theoretical and Applied Linguistics

Date: 07-Dec-2017 - 08-Dec-2017
Location: Białystok, Poland
Contact Person: Beata Piecychna
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Psycholinguistics; Translation

Call Deadline: 30-Apr-2017

Meeting Description:

The Department of Modern Languages at the University of Bialystok (Poland) is pleased to announce the first call for papers for the 1st Białystok Conference on Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, which will be held at the University of Białystok, Poland, 7-8 December 2017.

The conference is intended as a platform for scholars from different disciplinary backgrounds, particularly in relation to various research areas connected with language, including cognitive linguistics, socio- and psycholinguistics, cultural linguistics, contrastive linguistics, translation studies, language acquisition and learning, philosophy of language, and philosophy of translation. The conference sets out to explore both empirical and theoretical findings in linguistic research, as well as their pedagogical usefulness.

Language of the Conference: English
Language of Publication: English
Conference Fee: 400 PLN/100 EUR

The fee covers conference materials, publication of proceedings, coffee breaks, and a gala dinner.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Dr Hab. Krzysztof Hejwowski, Prof. UW
Dr Hab. Jarosław Krajka, Prof. UMCS


Książnica Podlaska im. Łukasza Górnickiego w Białymstoku, ul. M. Skłodowskiej-Curie 14A, 15-001 Białystok, Poland

Further details will be published on the conference website at a later date.

Correspondence Address:

Instytut Neofilologii UwB
ul. Liniarskiego 3
15-420 Białystok
tel./fax. 085 745 75 16

Conference E-mail:

Scientific Committee:

Prof. Dr Hab. Siergiej Griniew-Griniewicz, UwB
Dr Hab. Krzysztof Hejwowski, prof. UW
Dr Hab. Agnieszka Kiełkiewicz-Janowiak, prof. UAM
Dr Hab. Jarosław Krajka, prof. UMCS
Prof. Dr Hab. Mirosław Pawlak, WPA UAM, Kalisz
Prof. Dr Hab. Piotr Stalmaszczyk, UŁ
Dr. Phil. Radegundis Stolze, Technische Universität Darmstadt
Dr Hab. Grzegorz Szpila, UJ

Organizing Committee:

Dr Daniel Karczewski
Dr Ewa Lewicka-Mroczek
Dr Beata Piecychna
Dr Agata Rozumko
Dr Dorota Szymaniuk
Dr Edyta Wajda

2nd Call for Papers:

In recent years linguistic conferences organized by the Białystok circle of neophilologists have established a strong tradition in terms of providing a forum for the exchange of views on the nature of language. It all started almost fifteen years ago, in 2002. The main aim of the conferences was to provide a meeting ground for a wide range of scholars: linguists, literary scholars, foreign language teaching methodologists, to mention but a few groups of researchers participating in the events. The conferences explored the relationship between language, culture, and social interaction. They were often organized in co-operation with French language scholars.

This year, we are launching a new series of conferences on theoretical and applied linguistics, which will be held in Białystok every two years, with the aim of focusing on various dimensions of linguistics as related to a large number of disciplines within the humanities, the social sciences, and the arts. The main goal of the initiative is to make a significant contribution to the study of language in connection with the realm of the constant changes occurring in today’s world.

Therefore, we are pleased to announce the second call for papers for the 1st Białystok Conference on Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, which will be held at the University of Białystok, Poland, 7-8 December 2017.

The special theme of the conference Between Theoretical and Empirical Models in Linguistic Research aims to focus the attention of all scholars interested in language on the process of negotiating between two crucial poles in linguistic research: empirical research and theory. In recent decades, there has been a strong tendency in linguistics towards a greater use of empirical data and empirical methods. It has also been observed that methodological know-how has become a specific point of reference in our thinking about linguistic phenomena in today’s world. However, too little space and time is devoted to interpreting the empirical data as juxtaposed against the backdrop of various theoretical and philosophical perspectives which, at least in our view, might inform the methodology and provide a wider context for the logic of research and its criteria. Therefore, our aim is to identify empirical challenges in linguistic research and to stimulate a broad discussion that will encourage the conference participants to reflect upon the ways theoretical inquiry, including theoretical constructs of different disciplines within the humanities, might be connected to empirical research in linguistics and in translation studies.

Possible sub-themes include, but are not limited to, the following subject areas:

- The value of qualitative and quantitative methods in linguistic research
- The interplay between theory and practice in both linguistics and translation studies
- Interdisciplinary approaches to linguistics
- Academic discourse and its cultural framework
- Current needs, dilemmas and challenges of cognitive linguistics, contrastive studies, socio- and psycholinguistics, language acquisition and learning, and translation studies.

Proposals in other relevant research areas are also welcome.

Abstract Submission:

All proposals must be original and previously unpublished. Please include an abstract as an attachment (not exceeding 300 words, as a doc/docx file).
Abstracts should be sent to the conference email ( The time allocated for a presentation is 20 minutes, with a further 10 minutes allowed for discussion.

Selected papers will be published in Crossroads. A Journal of English Studies, a ranked journal linked to the Faculty of Philology, University of Białystok, or in a reviewed monograph.

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