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PLM 2005
Language across disciplines: in search of bridge theories

First Circular and Call for Papers

Dear Colleagues,

We are very happy to announce that the 36th Poznan Linguistic Meeting will take place in Poznań between the 22nd and 24th of April 2005 (Friday-Sunday).


It is our pleasure to announce the members of PLM 2005 International Advisory Committee:

Isabella Buniyatova (Kiev Linguistic University)
Nick Campbell (ATR Network Informatics, Kyoto)
Ron Cole (University of Colorado, Boulder)
Eugeniusz Cyran (Catholic University of Lublin)
Patricia Donegan (University of Hawai`i at Mānoa)
Wolfgang U. Dressler (University of Vienna)
Dafydd Gibbon (University of Bielefeld)
William O'Grady (University of Hawai`i at Mānoa)
Miriam Meyerhoff (University of Edinburgh)
Nikolaus Ritt (University of Vienna)
Justus Roux (University of Stellenbosch)
Rajendra Singh (University of Montreal)
Peter Trudgill (University of Fribourg)
Zygmunt Vetulani (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań)


The Meeting will be organised by the School of English, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, in association with the Poznań College of Modern Languages. The leitmotif of this edition is going to be Language across disciplines: In search of bridge theories.

The honorary patron of PLM 2005 will be Rector Magnificus of Adam Mickiewicz University Prof. Stanisław Lorenc.

PLM 2005 will be accompanied by a parallel conference: The 2nd Language and Technology Conference - Human Language Technologies as a Challenge for Computer Science and Linguistics, 21-23 April, 2005. The L&T Conference is organised by the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, AMU, in association with the Infosystem Forum 2005 and PLM 2005. The registration for both conferences is separate. However, there will be joint events, and those who wish to register for both conferences will receive a substantial discount (see REGISTRATION below).


So far, the following sessions have been planned:
(1) A session on morphonology;
(2) A progress report on the Polish Literacy Tutor project;
(3) A session on sociolinguistics/gender studies;
(4) A workshop on "Approaches to language and meaning";
(5) A session on 'exotic' phonetics;
(6) A session on syntax and morphosyntax.

Additionally, we are planning a linguistics vs. technology panel, a joint event of PLM 2005 and L&T'05. The idea of Technology for Linguistics, Linguistics for Technology, to be chaired by Dafydd Gibbon (Bielefeld), and organised by Katarzyna Dziubalska-Kołaczyk, and Zygmunt Vetulani, is to predict what technology and linguistics may contribute to one another in the nearest future. More details on this particular event will be disclosed soon.

Suggestions for other sessions or workshops are warmly invited.


Authors should submit abstracts by 15 January 2005, preferably by e-mail ( CDs/diskettes sent by regular mail will also be accepted. Abstracts should be about 500 words long, should include bibliography (not in the word-count), and should be attached to the e-mail message (or included on the CD/diskette) as a plain text file (txt). If your abstract should contain figures or non-standard characters, we recommend submitting it as a pdf file. Please include your name, paper title and affiliation in the text of the e-mail message (or the text message on a CD/diskette), but not on the abstract itself. Please include your last name in the name of the file that contains your abstract. Thank you.

The abstracts will be reviewed by, or with the help of, our International Advisory Committee. Authors will be notified of acceptance by 20 February 2005.

NOTE: Abstract submission deadlines may vary between sessions. Check your chosen session’s call for papers, available on our website, for further details.


Traditionally, a book exhibition and sale will be organised by the Omnibus bookshop, offering very attractive prices on books by major linguistic publishers.


This year, the Meeting will take place in the main building of the Poznań College of Modern Languages at 5 Piekary Street in the very centre of Poznań. The building offers a sufficient number of conference rooms, internet access, a snack bar and a fitness centre.

Accommodation for the participants will be available in numerous hotels conveniently situated in the vicinity of the conference building. The list of hotels as well as prices will be provided in the second circular.


For preliminary registration, please use our on-line registration form at Please register as soon as possible.

The registration fee will be 100 EUR. This will cover the cost of conference materials as well as coffee/tea/biscuits during coffee breaks and the conference banquet on the 23rd of April (Saturday). The venue for the PLM 2005 Banquet will be particularly attractive!

Students will be entitled to reduced fees: Ph.D. students: 50 EUR; undergraduate students: 10 EUR (will cover admission to sessions only).

Additionally, we are introducing the one-day fee for those who wish to attend PLM2005 on one specific day. The one-day fee will be 40 EUR.

Those who register for both PLM and L&T (without presenting a paper at L&T) will pay 120 EUR if paid by 20 March 2005. For further details concerning discount policy, see registration details at L&T website.

Media Patronage

Poznań's major local radio station Radio Merkury, and local TV station Telewizja WTK will be reporting on PLM 2005 as the Conference progresses.


We strongly recommend contacting us by e-mail (, and visiting our web page at, which will be available after 20 October 2004, and will be updated on a regular basis. In due course, abstracts of the accepted papers will be posted, as well as various practical tips.

Our regular mailing address is:

PLM 2005
School of English
Adam Mickiewicz University
Collegium Novum
Al. Niepodleglosci 4
61-874 Poznan

Tel: (+48 61) 829-35-06 Fax: (+48 61) 852-31-03

Looking forward to seeing you in Poznań,

PLM Organising Committee

Katarzyna Dziubalska-Kołaczyk
Grzegorz Michalski
Jarosław Weckwerth

Last updated: 24January 2005.