LINGUIST List 32.2304

Wed Jul 07 2021

Calls: Anthro Ling, Lexicography, Text/Corpus Ling/Poland

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 04-Jul-2021
From: Marek Łaziński <>
Subject: Keywords (Słowa klucze)
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Full Title: Keywords (Słowa klucze)

Date: 22-Oct-2021 - 23-Oct-2021
Location: Warsaw, Poland
Contact Person: Marek Łaziński
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Lexicography; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Call Deadline: 31-Aug-2021

Meeting Description:

The Institute of Polish Language of the University of Warsaw, The Institute of German Studies of the University of Warsaw in collaboration with The Polish Language Foundation invite you to the 7th annual conference “Keywords 2021”, which will take place at the University of Warsaw, on October 22 - 23, 2021.

The conference will be held as a hybrid event: in person at the University of Warsaw and online. In case the pandemic situation aggravates, the meeting will take place entirely online.

The conference is devoted to keywords in the public discourse and the methods of their choosing. This theme brings together different methodologies and different levels of analysis of language and discourse, including:
- Statistics linguistics
- Corpus linguistics and linguistic engineering
- Media studies
- Lexicology and lexicography

By combining different methods and experiences, the conference will try to describe the keywords of contemporary public discourse. The meeting is part of the on “Words in time” project and “The word of the year” poll . The conference aims to look at similar projects in other countries, as “Oxford Dictionaries’ Word of the Year” or “Wort des Jahres” polls in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, and others.

Our plenary speaker will be prof. Mikhail Epstein from Emory University, the head of the Russian group “Slovo goda”.

Call for Papers:

We invite you to submit your abstract by August 31, 2021, by application form: or by mail to

The abstract should include:
- Title
- 300 words of description
After the anonymous reviews, we will inform you about the paper acceptance by September 6, 2021.

Conference languages: Polish, German and English. Interpreting will be provided for the plenary sessions.

The conference fee: 270 PLN / 60 EUR payable to Fundacja Języka Polskiego (please see conference website for banking information). Please, quote your name and the name of the conference (VII Konferencja Słowa-klucze) on the transfer order.

Important dates:
Application deadline: August 31, 2021
Notification of acceptance: September 9, 2021
Conference date: October 22 - 23, 2021

Conference committee:
Waldemar Czachur, Marta Czyżewska (Institute of German Studies, UW), Magdalena Derwojedowa, Marek Łaziński (Institute of Polish Lnguage, UW), Agnieszka Dryjańska (Institute of Romance Studies, UW), Magdalena Wanot-Miśtura (Polish Language Foundation)

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