The Poznań Linguistic Meeting (PLM) is an annual general linguistics conference that continues the tradition of the Polish–English contrastive conferences started by Jacek Fisiak in 1970. The name "Poznań Linguistic Meeting" was adopted in 1997, when Katarzyna Dziubalska-Kołaczyk took over as the Head of the Organising Committee. The Meetings are organised by the School of English, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań. Materials from past PLMs are archived here.

Current edition: PLM2012

The 43rd Poznań Linguistic Meeting (PLM2012) will be held on 8–10 September 2012 in Poznań, immediately after the 22nd Annual Conference of the European Second Language Association (EuroSLA 22), which is also organised by the School of English.  The leitmotif will be Theory and evidence in the study of language.

Plenary speakers

Keynote address by Sarah Hawkins (University of Cambridge): Evidence for the primacy of context-sensitive pattern perception over identification of formal phonetic categories in speech perception" [PDF abstract]

Confirmed plenaries:

Dirk Geeraerts (University of Leuven): "Corpus evidence for non-modularity" [PDF abstract]

Piotr Gąsiorowski (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań): "The use and misuse of evidence in linguistic reconstruction" [PDF abstract]

Book presentation: Peter Trudgill "Sociolinguistic typology: Social determinants of linguistic complexity"

Papers and sessions

Proposals of papers for both oral and poster sessions related to the main conference theme, as well as to other fields of modern linguistics, are invited. Each paper in an oral session will be given 30 minutes, including 10 minutes for discussion. Poster sessions will be an integral part of the conference programme. The language of the conference is English.

There will also be space for four medium-sized thematic sessions, each allotted three hours (six slots).

In addition to the thematic sessions, the programme will include a special session on corpora in Poland, and a satellite Celtic session.

All regular submissions will be reviewed by our International Advisory Board.

Important dates

  • Main submission deadline: Expired on 15 April 2012
  • Submission deadline for thematic session papers: 15 April 2012 (please consult the individual descriptions)
  • Notification of acceptance for papers and posters: 15 May 2012