4–6 April 2014. Young Linguists’ Meeting in Poznań
Event, starts at 04-04-2014 ends at 06-04-2014
YLMP2014 Congress: Call for Papers. We are happy to announce that the Young Linguists’ Meeting in Poznań (YLMP2014) will take place on 4–6 April 2014 in Poznań, Poland. The Meeting will be organised by the Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań.
The leitmotif of the YLMP2014 Congress will be
Directions in interdisciplinary linguistic research: Embracing diversity.
Proposals of papers related to this main theme, as well as to other fields of modern linguistics, are invited.
Who can submit?
> students enrolled in a BA, MA or a PhD programme
> BA- and MA holders
> PhD holders up to five years after their defence
The suggested research areas for block sessions are as follows:
> psycholinguistics / neurolinguistics / clinical linguistics
> cognitive linguistics
> sociolinguistics and discourse studies
> language and meaning
> language and gesture
> language and technology
> language teaching methodology
> language and artificial systems
> translation studies
> language, gender, and sexuality
We are also planning to organise a formal session. However, final decisions will depend on the number of submissions.
Each paper will be given 30 minutes, including 10 minutes for discussion. There will also be a major poster sessions.
The language of the congress is English.
Apart from block sessions, there will also be plenary lectures, delivered by our keynote speakers.
Keynote speakers already confirmed:
Paul Baker (Lancaster University, UK)
Heiko Motschenbacher (Goethe-Universität, Germany)
Srikant Sarangi (Cardiff University, UK)
Johanna Kissler (Bielefeld University, Germany)
Katarzyna Dziubalska-Kołaczyk (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland)
Jane Sunderland (Lancaster University, UK)
We also plan to organise thematic workshop sessions. The areas we want to concentrate on are:
> Using Corpora to Analyse Discourse (Paul Baker)
> eyetracking (Agnieszka Lijewska)
> language and gesture (Dorota Jaworska, Anna Jelec)
> introduction to experimental methods in linguistics (Rafał Jończyk, Halszka Bąk)
> gender and sexuality in the Polish ESL classroom (Joanna Pawelczyk, Łukasz Pakuła)
> Intercultural communicative competence (Teresa Siek-Piskozub)
Workshop organisers will be local as well as foreign specialists in the above-mentioned fields.
Moreover, a panel on Critical discourses in, and of, the south will be organized:
The gaze of much critical discourse research continues to focus primarily on northern contexts, using approaches originating in either Europe or North America. The research is primarily undertaken at northern universities and, furthermore, the academic output is published by, and often only available to, northern audiences. This concern was raised particularly strongly at the first Discourse, Gender and Sexuality (DGS) conference, which took place in Johannesburg in November 2013.
Following the impetus of the DGS conference, as well as YLMP’s leitmotifs of diversity and interdisciplinarity, this panel attempts to bring together young researchers who investigate discourses in and of ‘Southern’ countries. Possible thematic areas for papers include, but are not limited to:
> Social movements in the global south
> Gender and sexuality in southern contexts
> Discourses of the south
> Political discourses
> Media discourses
> Institutional discourses
> Identity and discourse
> Transnational and diaspora discourses
> Education discourses
Main submission deadline for all abstracts: 10th January 2014
Notification of acceptance for papers and posters: 15th February 2014
Registration deadline: 3rd March 2014
Congress fee: €45
Collegium Biologicum, is located in the city of Poznań, on a university campus Morasko. The CB building has modern lecture halls and computer labs.
Please visit our website for more exhaustive and up-to-date information: http://wa.amu.edu.pl/ylmp
Looking forward to seeing you in Poznań!
YLMP 2014 Congress Organising Committee
YLMP2014 Congress Organising Committee
Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań
al. Niepodległości 4
61-874 Poznań, Poland
tel: (+48 61) 829 3506
fax: (+48 61) 852 3103
Added by: Joanna Zadarko
Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. Address: ul. H. Wieniawskiego 1, 61-712 Poznań, Poland. Phone: +48 61 8294435, fax: +48 61 8294406