50th Poznań Linguistic Meeting - PLM2020

Country: Poland

City: Poznan

Abstr. due: 22.03.2020

Dates: 17.09.20 — 20.09.20

Area Of Sciences: Humanities;

Organizing comittee e-mail: plm AT wa.amu.edu.pl

Organizers: Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań


It is with great pride that we announce that we will be celebrating the 50th edition of the Poznań Linguistic Meeting on 17–20 September 2020. The meeting will be organised by the Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań (Poland). This jubilee edition will focus on the impact of linguistic research on our cognition and knowledge.

Call for Papers:

Plenary events confirmed so far:

The keynote address will be given by Ian Maddieson (University of New Mexico)

Plenary speakers confirmed so far:

– Martine Robbeets (Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History)
– Joanna Pawelczyk (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan)
– Charles B. Chang (Boston University)

Grand Debate:

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.


A session in memory of Prof. Jacek Fisiak and the Contrastive Linguistics Conferences will be organised by Katarzyna Dziubalska-Kołaczyk and Camiel Hamans. In 1970, the late Jacek Fisiak (1936–2019) organised the first Polish–English contrastive linguistics conference. When Katarzyna Dziubalska-Kołaczyk took over the organization of this series of conferences in 1997, the name Poznań Linguistic Meeting (PLM) was adopted. So, the 2020 PLM will be the 50th Poznań conference, which is not only a good reason to put a spotlight on the conference itself, but even more so to commemorate the one who took the initiative for this series of meetings – Jacek Fisiak. This cannot be done better than by focusing attention on the subject that was so dear to him – contrastive linguistics. Our aim is to organize a full-day session during the 50th PLM. There is an intention to publish the papers from this session in a separate volume.

We aim both for contributions that look back on fifty years of research in contrastive linguistics, and in particular the contributions that the conferences organized by Jacek Fisiak and his successors have made, as well as for papers that deal with topics that are current in contrastive linguistics research.

Conference Web-Site: http://wa.amu.edu.pl/plm/2020/