We are pleased to announce the first call for papers for the 3rd Białystok-Kiev Conference on Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, which will be held at the University of Białystok, Poland, 5-6 December 2019.
The conference is intended as a platform for scholars from different disciplinary backgrounds, particularly in relation to various research areas connected with language, including cognitive linguistics, socio- and psycholinguistics, discourse analysis, cultural linguistics, contrastive linguistics, translation studies, language acquisition and learning, philosophy of language, and philosophy of translation. The conference sets out to explore both empirical and theoretical findings in linguistic research, as well as their pedagogical usefulness.
The special theme of the conference this year, Language in Use: Linguistic and Pedagogical Perspectives, aims to focus the attention of all scholars interested in language on its communicative meaning and the scope of its nature. Our aim is to concentrate, inter alia, on how meaning is constructed in different types of discourse, how the context influences language use, how language might be influenced by human cognition, and how it all relates to the shaping of human identity. We would also like to concentrate on the extent to which the context in which language is used might exert an impact on natural language processing, language understanding and language interpretation. In analysing these issues, we would like to combine a wide array of perspectives, including, but not limited to, cognitive linguistics, cognitive translatology, anthropolinguistics, socio- and psycholinguistics, computational linguistics and discourse analysis.
Possible sub-themes include, but are not limited to, the following subject areas:
– issues in first and second language learning,
– language processing and language acquisition,
– applied cognitive linguistics,
– the newest trends in foreign language teaching,
– constructional and embodied approach to grammar,
– interlinguistic and intercultural pragmatics,
– language and situatedness,
– language and identity,
– cognitive translatology.
Proposals in other relevant research areas are also welcome.
Selected papers will be published in Crossroads. A Journal of English Studies, a ranked journal linked to the Faculty of Philology, University of Białystok.
ABSTRACT SUBMISSION: All proposals must be original and previously unpublished. Please include an abstract as an attachment (as a doc/docx file). The time allocated for a presentation is 20 minutes, with a further 10 minutes allowed for discussion.
LANGUAGE OF THE CONFERENCE: English
LANGUAGE OF PUBLICATION: English
CONFERENCE E-MAIL: [email protected]