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Warsaw, 18 - 20 September 2004



Institute of Applied Linguistics, Warsaw University



Deadline for submissions: March 31, 2004



The purpose of this conference is to bring together different fields of language studies to uncover the extent of their interplay in the contemporary linguistic debate. How autonomous is linguistics? To what extent do autonomous vs. multidirectional approaches to language help to account for contemporary and historical language change and variation? Are linguists interested in, or capable of, communicating across methodological and ideological difference?


We welcome in particular papers demonstrating interdisciplinary approaches to language, incorporating theoretical and empirical dimensions of linguistic investigation. We also encourage contributions that apply modern theories and methods to historical data, those that evaluate the condition of modern linguistics, and make projections for the future of the field.


Major topics for discussion within the frame of the conference:

Autonomy and interdisciplinarity in modern and historical linguistics;

Interrelations between theory and praxis in modern and historical linguistics;

Modern linguistics: in search for a new paradigm?

Integrated approaches to language and communication studies;

Modular and non-modular approaches to language;

Academic communication among linguists: alignment, bashing, silence;

Linguistic ideologies and power of academic institutions;

Linguistics in modern society: social validation of the discipline.


We welcome papers incorporating various perspectives on language, including sociolinguistics, intercultural communication, contrastive linguistics, multilingualism, discourse analysis, discourse semantics, text linguistics, genre analysis, pragmatics, historical linguistics, corpus linguistics, gender studies.



Keynote Speakers


Wolfgang Dressler

Tomasz P. Krzeszowski

Theo van Leeuwen

Terttu Nevalainen

Heinz Vater

Jef Verschueren


Conference organizers:

Anna Duszak

Urszula Okulska





Individual papers (20 min. paper /10 min. discussion) and workshop proposals are invited. Abstracts (500 words), with the author’s name, affiliation, e-mail address, and paper title should be sent electronically through the abstract submission link by March 31, 2004 to Urszula Okulska ( Notification of acceptance will be sent to the authors by May 15, 2004.


Selected papers will be published in the conference proceedings.



Contact address


Urszula Okulska:


Conference Organizers


Anna Duszak

Urszula Okulska


Institute of Applied Linguistics, Warsaw University

Instytut Lingwistyki Stosowanej

Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego

ul. Browarna 8/10

00-311 Warszawa


© Circle of Linguistics Applied to Communication/  Círculo de Lingüística Aplicada a la Comunicación 15, September 2003. ISSN 1576-4737.


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