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Wed Sep 26 2018

Calls: Anthro Ling, Gen Ling, Psycholing, Socioling, Translation/Poland

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Date: 22-Sep-2018
From: Marcin Trojszczak <>
Subject: Contacts & Contrasts 2019: Cultural Conceptualizations in Language, Literature, and Translation
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Full Title: Contacts & Contrasts 2019: Cultural Conceptualizations in Language, Literature, and Translation
Short Title: CC2019

Date: 01-Apr-2019 - 03-Apr-2019
Location: Konin, Poland
Contact Person: Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk
Meeting Email:
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; General Linguistics; Psycholinguistics; Sociolinguistics; Translation

Call Deadline: 15-Feb-2019

Meeting Description:

The Department of Research in Language, Literature and Translation of the
Faculty of Philology at the State University of Applied Sciences in Konin,
Poland is pleased to invite abstracts of papers, posters and theme sessions in
areas of research on contacts, comparisons and contrasts in languages,
literatures and cultures, including allied fields in the cognitive, social and
communication sciences.

We particularly encourage submissions in English and Polish relevant to the
proposed topics, detailed below.

Topics include (but are not restricted to):

- Culture-specific conceptualizations, e.g. metaphor, metonymy, cultural
models, frames, grammatical constructions
- Cross-cultural and cross-linguistic variation
- Cognitive, cultural and contrastive linguistics perspectives
- Sociolinguistic and axiological aspects
- Cultural conceptualizations in second language teaching and acquisition
- Processes of translating and interpreting
- Psycholinguistics of cultural conceptualizations
- Intercultural communication and discourse
- Cultural conceptualizations in literature
- Translating and interpreting cultures in literature
- Cross-cultural variations in conceptualizations from the perspective of
comparative literature

A Special Event at the Conference:

A workshop devoted to the Polish language in translation.
The workshop aims to define and discuss the most important challenges for
translators who work with Polish as their source and/or target language.
The topics of the workshop include, but are not limited to, Polish stylistic
and grammatical correctness, the interpretation of intentions of the authors
of the original texts in cultural context, the specificity of LSP in the
Source Language and its rendition in a Target Language. A special emphasis
will be put on the didactics of native language education for translational

We invite the authors of accepted workshop abstracts to prepare 10-minute long
presentations focusing on the workshop themes.
Each presentation will be followed by a 5-minute moderated discussion. The
workshop will include a short translation task and a panel discussion.
The submissions to the Polish workshop should be sent to Bożena Miastkowska,
MA at
Other details concerning abstract submissions to the Polish workshop can be
found in ''Abstract Submission Guidelines'' on the conference website.
The deadline for workshop submissions is 15 February, 2019.
The language of the workshop is Polish.

The Following Plenary Speakers Accepted Our Invitation:

- Dr Ewa Bagłajewska - European University Viadrina in Frankfurt am Oder,
- Professor Tomasz Krzeszowski - University of Social Sciences, Warsaw, Poland
- Professor Jeannette Littlemore - Department of English Language and Applied
Linguistics, University of Birmingham, UK
- Professor Wolfgang Lörscher - Institute of English Studies, University of
Leipzig, Germany
- Professor Andreas Musolff - Department of Language and Communication
Studies, University of East Anglia, UK
- Professor Mirosław Pawlak - State University of Applied Sciences in Konin,
Poland; Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland
- Professor Eliza Pieciul-Karmińska - Institute of Linguistics, Adam
Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland
- Professor Agnieszka Salska - State University of Applied Sciences in Konin,
Poland; University of Łódź, Poland
- Professor Hans-Georg Wolf - Chair of Development and Variation of the
English Language, University of Potsdam, Germany


The conference will be held in Jan A.P. Kaczmarek Conference Centre in Konin
located on Popiełuszki Street No. 4.

For further information please access the conference website:

Call for Papers:

Abstract Submission Guidelines

Theme Sessions

Theme session convenors should submit their theme session proposals to in a .pdf and a .doc(x) format. Theme session proposals
should include:

- Session title
- Name and affiliation of the theme session convenor
- Introduction of up to 300 words explaining the theme
- List of the authors and titles of the individual papers and all abstracts
for the theme session in suitable order.

The deadline for theme session submissions is 15 January, 2019

Individual papers & posters:

All abstracts of papers should be submitted in a .pdf and a .doc(x) format to

- Please mark Paper or Poster with the title of your abstract
- Submit your abstract(s) in .doc(x) and .pdf formats with the filename
labelled: Name_PaperTitle.doc(x)/pdf, e.g. Smith_Cultural
- Please include up to ten keywords in the abstract
- Limit abstracts to 300 words of text (no more than two pages in length,
including data and references, Times Roman 12 p.)
- Incorporate data into the main text of the abstract, not on a separate page.

The deadline for submissions of papers and posters is 15 February, 2019.

The languages of the conference are English and Polish.

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