Categories and Units in Language and Linguistics

Country: Poland

City: Wałbrzych

Abstr. due: 10.12.2017

Dates: 09.04.18 — 10.04.18

Area Of Sciences: Humanities;

Organizing comittee e-mail:

Organizers: Angelus Silesius University of Applied Sciences


The aim of CULL is to bring together scholars of varied disciplines to explore CATEGORIES and UNITS used in language study, language pedagogy, psychology of language and psychology from a range of perspectives. By applying a variety of analytical, and empirical tools and concepts, contributors will hopefully demonstrate:

    how categories and units relate to the specific disciplines and sub-disciplines and how they influence and/or possibly constrain theory and model building
    what theoretical influences have led to their proposal
    what is their past, and present status
    how they may change in the future
    how they can be studied with the use of empirical methodology: survey, experiment, corpus

Although other topics may be considered, we welcome papers dealing with, but not limited to, issues such as the following:

    models and theories of categorisation
    categories from the point of view of different schools of linguistics, language pedagogy, didactics, psychology
    categories used in EAP, ESP and other aspects of language teaching
    categories at different levels of linguistic description: phonology, morphology, study of meaning, discourse, pragmatics
    categories in the study of gestures
    mental categories that relate to linguistic functioning
    categories used in cognitive psychology vis a vis those used in cognitive linguistics
    units and categories in analysis of human behaviour
    units and categories used in literary studies and analysis
    literary genres, analyses
    units and categories in art
    creative writing
    categories used in statistics as applied to the study of language, but also glottodidactics, and language acquisition
    categories that pertain to the study of human cognition and affectivity, emotions
    historical outlooks on the development of units and their status in general linguistics, cognitive linguistics, functional linguistics, didactics, psychology of language, educational psychology
    units and categories used in the study of communication, inter-cultural communication, pragmatics.

The list is not exhaustive. Especially papers and presentations that use empirical methodology  are welcome.

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