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 44th Poznań Linguistic Meeting (PLM2013) was held on 29 August–1 September 2013 in Poznań. The leitmotif was Complexity invariance in linguistics: evidence and challenges. The meeting was held under the honorary patronage of Rector of the Adam Mickiewicz University, Professor Bronisław Marciniak.

All content below and on the subpages is archived content relating to PLM2013. Please revisit this page to find out about the next edition of PLM.

A report from PLM2013 was included in episode 133 of AMU's Z życia uniwersytetu video bulletin (in Polish). The relevant segment starts at 06:55 mins in the video that can be found here.

Invited speakers

Confirmed plenaries:

Peter Trudgill (University of Agder, Kristiansand)

Michael Vitevitch (University of Kansas): Using complex networks to understand the mental lexicon [PowerPoint presentation with live links]

Ron Cole (Boulder Language Technologies)


Special events

Debate on linguistic complexity

Special session in memoriam of Rajendra Singh

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.

A listing of the sessions is available here.

Post-conference publication

Selected papers will be published in a new serial publication, the Yearbook of the Poznań Linguistic Meeting. This will be an annual volume published by De Gruyter Open, and and application will be made to incude it on Thomson Reuter's Conference Proceedings Citation Index.

Important dates

  • Submission deadline for thematic session proposals: 05 January 2013 [expired]
  • Notification of acceptance of thematic sessions: 15 January 2013 [expired]
  • Main submission deadline for all abstracts (papers, posters and workshop session paper abstracts): 25 February 2013 [expired]
  • Notification of acceptance for papers and posters: 15 April 2013 [expired]