• YLMP 2018
  • about YLMP
  • they loved it
  • AMU Faculty of English


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

"Methodological challenges in linguistic research"


young linguist /jʌŋ ' lɪŋɡwɪst/ noun [countable]

  • person enrolled in a 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:



YLMP 2016 Special Event:

Lecture by Prof. Janet Schofield (University of Pittsburgh, Fulbright Specialist Program at the Faculty of English AMU): "Social Identity and Intergroup Relations in an Era of Immigration". The lecture will take place on 26th November, 4:30pm in Collegium Minus, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan. 

YLMP 2016 Best Presentation Award:
This year, YLMP 2016 Best Presentation Award will be sponsored by Cambridge University Press!



The first YLMP Congress was held in 2009, and was meant as a forum for discussion for all those who were interested in language and its connections with other fields of modern science. The idea came from the then M.A. student Łukasz Pakuła and his fellow students, Małgorzata Trojan, Dorota Jaworska and Łukasz Kozanowski, who were all engaged in the organisation of YLMP.

Four editions of the YLMP Congress have so far been organised, which has made the Congress one of the major international linguistic student congresses in Europe. 

Let's go back to 2014 and take a look at the YLMP Congress in a nutshell! 




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.


  • Dr. Małgorzata Karczewska (University of Zielona Gora):
    I am very impressed and happy to have participated in YLMP 2016. That was the fifth edition in which I took part. I always look forward to participating in YLMP as it is my favourite conference where I always meet amazing researchers from all over the world, have an opportunity to listen to marvellous talks, get insights into new branches of linguistics and simply have fun. I admire the quality and quantity of speeches which are often delivered by students. I also appreciate great organisation and the overall atmosphere of the event.


  • 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."