LINGUIST List 32.746

Mon Mar 01 2021

Calls: Discipline of Ling, Gen Ling/Poland

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 28-Feb-2021
From: Jarosław Weckwerth <>
Subject: 50th Poznan Linguistic Meeting
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Full Title: 50th Poznan Linguistic Meeting
Short Title: PLM2021

Date: 16-Sep-2021 - 19-Sep-2021
Location: Poznan, Poland
Contact Person: Alyona Kononenko-Szoszkiewicz
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Discipline of Linguistics; General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 28-Mar-2021

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.

Second Call for Papers:

Please note that the general deadline has been extended to 28 March.

All abstracts of papers and posters to be presented at the 50th PLM must be submitted using the EasyChair system (see our website). They must comply with the present guidelines.

Proposals of papers are invited for general oral and poster sessions, thematic sessions, and an additional poster session for PhD candidates. The presentations related to the leitmotif as well as to other topics within modern linguistics are welcome. Each paper in the oral sessions will be assigned a time slot of 30 minutes, including 10 minutes for discussion. Both poster sessions will form an integral part of the conference programme.

The special PhD poster session will be geared towards younger researchers wishing to present their PhD projects to a larger scientific community and, thus, to receive valuable feedback on their work at an early stage. PhD candidates should submit their abstracts via EasyChair following the same criteria as for regular oral and poster presentations, selecting “PhD poster session” where appropriate. To add value to this experience, we would like to encourage PhD candidates to provide the names of three experts (together with their affiliations) who might potentially make a significant contribution to their PhD projects.

We are happy to announce that Prof. Katarzyna Dziubalska-Kołaczyk, Vice-Rector of the School of Languages and Literatures and Head of the PLM Organising Committee, invites all PhD students of the School of Languages and Literatures Doctoral School to participate in the poster session for PhD students free of admission charges. The students’ poster presentations will still undergo the normal reviewing process.

Please visit our webpage for more details.

Katarzyna Dziubalska-Kołaczyk
Jarosław Weckwerth
Bartosz Brzoza
Alona Kononenko-Szoszkiewicz
Ewelina Wojtkowiak

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