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



The 40th Poznań Linguistic Meeting (PLM2009) took place on 2-5 September 2009 at the CEG campus in Gniezno, Poland. The leitmotif was Variants, Variability, Variation.

Prof. Barbara Kudrycka, Minister of Science and Higher Education; Prof. Bronisław Marciniak, Vice-Chancellor of the Adam Mickiewicz University; Mr Ryszard Grobelny, Mayor of the City of Poznań; and Mr Jacek Kowalski, Mayor of the City of Gniezno, were the honorary patrons of the Meeting.

Papers and sessions

Please note all the content below and on all the subpages is archived content from PLM2009. The website of the current Poznań Linguistic Meeting is available here.

Proposals of papers related to this main theme, as well as to other fields of modern linguistics, are invited. Each paper will be given 30 minutes, including 10 minutes for discussion. The language of the conference is English.

There will also be a poster session.

See the entire programme, along with abstracts, here.

Selected papers from the conference will be published in a joint volume issued by Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Plenary speakers

Special lecture

  • Andrzej Grzybowski (Karol Marcinkowski University Medical School, Poznań): "Ludwik Zamenhof – one of the most important ophthalmologists in the world's culture. On the 150th anniversary of his birth"

Important dates

  • Main submission deadline for all abstracts (papers, posters and workshop sessions): 15 May 2009 (expired)
  • Notification of acceptance for papers and posters: 15 June 2009