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 Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań. Materials from past PLMs are archived here.


The 45th Poznań Linguistic Meeting (PLM2015) will be held on 17–19 September 2015 in Poznań. The leitmotif will be "Understanding linguistic concepts".

Plenary speakers

Confirmed plenary speakers:

Wolfgang U. Dressler (Austrian Academy of Sciences): On inadequacies in transferring concepts from one to another linguistic subdiscipline

Steven Small (Stanley van den Noort Professor and Chair, Department of Neurology, School of Medicine, University of California, Irvine): What constitutes the neurobiology of language and why is it relevant for linguistics (and linguistic concepts in particular)?

John Harris (University College London)


Special events

  • Debate panel on understanding linguistic concepts on Satruday, 19 September. Confirmed participants:
    • Nikolaus Ritt (University of Vienna)
    • Marzena Żygis (Zentrum für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Berlin)
    • Greg Króliczak (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań)
    • Włodzisław Duch (Nicolaus Copernicus University, Toruń)
    • Alain Peyraube (CNRS Paris)
  • Meet the Editor: A workshop on publishing in Brain and Language by Steven Small
  • Satellite session on language endangerment and revitalization, convened by Wolfgang U. Dressler (Austrian Academy of Sciences), Alain Peyraube (CNRS Paris) and Katarzyna Dziubalska-Kołaczyk (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań), organized under the patronage of the Linguistics Section of the Academia Europaea.


Papers and sessions

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.

All regular submissions were reviewed by our International Advisory Board.

We also invite proposals for THEMATIC/WORKSHOP SESSIONS. A proposal for a workshop session should include a clear statement of its objectives/topic/message (about 250 words) as well as at least four names of proposed speakers (with affiliations) and a sample bibliography. Thematic workshop proposals will be subject to review by our International Advisory Board.

Important dates

  • Submission deadline for thematic session proposals: 19 January 2015 [expired]
  • Notification of acceptance of thematic sessions: 30 January 2015
  • Main submission deadline for all abstracts (papers, posters and workshop session paper abstracts): 01 March 2015
  • Notification of acceptance for papers and posters: 15 April 2015