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We're happy to inform our presenters that we're planning a two-volume publication based on your talks with the following tentative titles:

- Socially relevant applied linguistics: translating research into practice
- Linguistic takes on the mind and brain: psycho-, neuro- and cognitive perspectives

YLMP2012 and 2014 participants whose talks fit these leitmotifs should have received email notifications with guidelines by now. 


Young Linguists' Meeting in Poznań (YLMP) is a congress organised by and for young linguists
who appreciate the significance of interdisciplinary research and therefore want to go beyond
the traditional branches of linguistics. We believe that the connection between linguistics
and other fields of study, such as psychology or sociology, is both crucial and pervasive.
Our goal is to present the advantages of an integrated approach and emphasize its importance for contemporary linguistic research.

The interdisciplinarity of the conference is expressed in its leitmotif, which is

"Directions in interdisciplinary linguistic research: Embracing diversity"


young linguist /jʌŋ ' lɪŋɡwɪst/ noun [countable]

  • person enrolled in a BA, MA or a PhD programme 
  • BA- and MA holder
  • PhD holder up to five years after their defence


It goes without saying that people who fall outside this definition are more than welcome to attend the event without a paper of their own and contribute to the discussions. 


Plenary speakers already confirmed:

To have a look at this edition's workshops offer, click here and then select the 'workshops' bookmark. Enjoy! 

What makes it worth participating in YLMP conferences? Without any doubt we could give a plethora of reasons for doing so. There is one problem – our words might not seem credible. This, however, does not concern our former participants and special guest s. Below you can find some thoughts and reflections that participants of the previous YLMP editions kindly shared with us.


  • Prof. Gerlinde Mautner (Vienna University of Economisc and Business)
    I very much enjoyed YLMP 2012. It was an honour and a pleasure to deliver a plenary to such a receptive and friendly audience. I have many happy memories of the conference – VIP treatment by the faultlessly professional organisers, really interesting papers by an impressive array of very talented young linguists, and all that against the backdrop of a stunningly beautiful city. All the best for YLMP 2014, which I'm sure will also be a resounding success. Many "Old Linguists' Meetings" could take a leaf out of your book... 

  • Dr. Alexander Rapp (Die Universitatsklinik fur Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie: die Arbeitsgruppe Kognitive Neuropsychiatrie, Tubingen)
    "I definitively enjoyed my time at the YLMP every minute: the organisation was perfect and      couldn´t be better, the venue is ideal for the meeting, but the best thing was the fresh and stimulating atmosphere during the meeting. A lot has been said about problems to arouse interest for research in students these days, but meetings like the YLMP are definitively an absolutely excellent idea. I can only advice young colleagues to join the 2010 meeting! The meeting is as well brilliant for non-linguists who want to learn in this field, really interdisciplinary in its very best sense! It would be a pleasure for me to come back in 2010."
  • Prof. Patrick Hanks (Charles University in Prague):
    "YLMP 2009 was a most impressive and enjoyable event. It was organized by junior faculty and research students, but was in no way inferior to longer-established senior linguistic congresses. The quality of the selected papers was first class, with some well-researched and thought-provoking contributions, presented in a professional style. The organization and admin. was faultless. Perhaps because the congress was organized by young Polish academics and attended by young linguics from all over the world, it was especially notable for its buzz of intellectual excitement and enthusiasm. The choice of visiting speakers was imaginative, with a stimulating interdisciplinary mixture. It was a great pleasure for me to be able to attend, to meet new people, and to learn so much. Well done, YLMP! I wish you equally successful congresses in future years. The future of linguistics in Poznan is in good hands."


what's new in YLMP2014?

All YLMP editions have proved to be an unforgettable scholarly experience to both the participants and organisers, however, there is always some scope for improvement, and we are constantly on a lookout for new opportunities to develop.  So, what’s new in YLMP2014?



After numerous emails and queries, we have decided to extend the definition of a Young Linguist to incorporate PhD holders up to five years after their defence. This will broaden the scope of scholary discussions along with providing our participants with better networking possibilities. 

We take pride in the fact that a number of former YLMP participants who were taking their first conference steps with us, and have already defended their doctoral theses, are willing to come back and consult their new research ideas at our forum. 



As was the case in the previous editions, we want to give our participants a unique chance to exchange ideas with other students from all over the world, as well as to interact with the most respected and recognized specialists in linguistics and related fields. This time, however, we want to lay more emphasis on practice than we did before. Therefore, what you can expect is a wider variety of workshops, and more direct learning experience. More details are to be announced soon – please revisit for updates!

Among others, we are organising workshops on: 

  • Eyetracking
  • Gender and sexulity in the Polish ESL classroom
  • Language and gesture
  • Introduction to experimental methods in linguistics
  • Corpus Linguistics methods in Critical Discourse Analysis



Due to a number of queries and requests from YLMP participants, we have decided to organize a number of new thematic sessions:

  • clinical- and neurolinguistics
  • language and gesture
  • language and artificial systems
  • language and healthcare
  • language, gender, and sexuality

We encourage all of those who specialize and are interested in the above areas to submit papers and contribute to our congress.

Moreover, apart from the traditional YLMP sessions, we also welcome papers on formal linguistics, including:

  • phonetics and phonology
  • syntax
  • historical linguistics



As the YLMP keyword is ‘interdisciplinarity’, we also want to give the floor to those who are not linguists per se. Thus, get ready for fruitful and heated debates with neurologists, psychiatrists, psychologists, sociologists, IT specialists, and many, many other professionals. We strongly believe that such interaction is one of the best ways to bring genuine benefit to science. What we call for during YLMP is the exchange of varied ideas and viewpoints as this will truly enable the participants to broaden their scholarly horizons and to develop new research ideas.



Knowing that poster sessions are a great chance to exchange scholarly opinions and receive feedback, we want to organize a big one during our congress. Therefore, we are looking forward to your contribution.