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.

PLM2023: 13–15 Sep 2023

We are very happy to announce the 52nd edition of the Poznań Linguistic Meeting on 13–15 September 2023. The meeting will be organized by the Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań.

The leitmotif of the 52nd PLM will be “Why are some theories more successful than others?” Kurt Lewin (1952) wrote that “there is nothing more practical than a good theory.” At this year's PLM, we would like to reflect on the general question of what makes a theory good in linguistics. In particular, we would like to consider the issue of why some theories are more successful than others – what makes some approaches enter the mainstream and become extremely popular, while others remain in the niche? Is it elegance of the proposed explanations? Economy? Predictive power? Social and political context? Or is it the support provided by empirical studies? We encourage participants to submit contributions from any area of linguistics, from any perspective.

Plenary events

Confirmed plenary lectures:

As is our tradition, we will conclude with a Grand Debate related to the leitmotif.