LINGUIST List 32.2951

Fri Sep 17 2021

Confs: Discipline of Linguistics, General Linguistics/Poland

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 14-Sep-2021
From: Jaroslaw Weckwerth <>
Subject: 50th Poznan Linguistic Meeting
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50th Poznan Linguistic Meeting
Short Title: PLM2021

Date: 16-Sep-2021 - 19-Sep-2021
Location: Poznan, Poland
Contact: Alyona Kononenko-Szoszkiewicz
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Linguistic Field(s): Discipline of Linguistics; General Linguistics

Meeting Description:

The 50th Poznań Linguistic Meeting will take place on 16–19 September 2021. The form of the meeting – online or onsite – will be decided depending on the epidemiological situation in the second quarter of 2021, and predictions for the third quarter available at that time. We sincerely hope to be able to meet all of our linguist friends in person after the hiatus of 2020!
While more than 100 abstracts were accepted in the 2020 round of submissions, proposals are still for papers meant both for our general sessions, and for the thematic sessions, in particular three new ones that were not included in the original round (on phonological diversity, endangered languages and language technology).

The keynote address will be given by
* Ian Maddieson (University of New Mexico)
Plenary speakers confirmed at this point:
* Martine Robbeets (Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History)
* Joanna Pawelczyk (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań)
* Charles B. Chang (Boston University)

Over several recent editions, PLM has developed a tradition of the plenary speakers debating on topics related to each year's leitmotif. To make the debate even more special for the jubilee edition, we have decided to extend an invitation to participate in it to our past plenary speakers. We think we are justified in hoping for an in-depth and stimulating discussion on the importance of linguistics today. Prospective participants include Dennis Preston, Nikolaus Ritt, Przemysław Tajsner, Tobias Scheer, Marzena Żygis, Sarah Hawkins and Eugeniusz Cyran.

Six thematic sessions and a workshop are planned:
* Phonological diversity matters, convened by C. Anderson, N. Kuznetsova and S. Easterday, with a separate submission deadline of 09 Apr 2021.
* Future of less favoured languages: Indigenous, regional and minority status, organized by CPIL (Comité International Permanent des Linguistes) and FEL (Foundation of Endangered Languages).
* How language technology supports multilingualism and language variety in the modern world, organized by CPIL and The European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL).
* Inclusive linguistic research matters: Underrepresented populations, unexplored contexts, and emerging types of data (convened by B. Brzoza and A. Wagner)
* Word order matters (convened by J. Witkoś and P. Tajsner)
* Discourse and terminology matters: Investigating specialized communication and translation (convened by M. Perdek and M. Zabielska)
* Surfing the Brainwaves workshop (conducted by R. Jończyk)

* Thirty Years of Contrastive Linguistics Conferences: A session in memory of Jacek Fisiak (1936–2019)
* Great Returns: Poznań graduates around the world.


The jubilee 50th Poznań Linguistic Meeting will be a fully online event taking place on 16-19 September. The programme is exceptionally rich this year, with Ian Maddieson delivering the keynote, Charles B. Chang, Martine Robbeets and Joanna Pawelczyk delivering plenary lectures, as well as six thematic sessions, two special sessions, a debate, and numerous regular sessions; more than 150 papers in all. There are no fees for non-presenting participants, making the reach of the meeting broader than ever; prior registration is the only requirement.

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