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LINGUIST List 23.2211

Tue May 08 2012

Calls: Applied Ling, Lang Acq, Discourse Analysis, Pragmatics, Socioling/Poland

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Date: 07-May-2012
From: Emilia Wąsikiewicz-Firlej <kkkpwsz.pila.pl>
Subject: Communication-Culture-Creativity III
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Full Title: Communication-Culture-Creativity III
Short Title: CCC3

Date: 22-Oct-2012 - 23-Oct-2012
Location: Piła, Poland
Contact Person: Emilia Wąsikiewicz-Firlej
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.kkk.pwsz.pila.pl

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Language Acquisition; Pragmatics; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 30-Jun-2012

Meeting Description:

The Department of Applied Linguistics and English Philology of the Institute of Humanities at Stanisław Staszic Higher Vocational State School in Piła in cooperation with the Institute of Applied Linguistics of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań and the Department of Applied Linguistics and Translation Studies of the University of Gdańsk, wish to invite you to the third international academic seminar on Communication - Culture - Creativity, Piła, Poland, 22-23 October 2012. We aim to address the themes of interculturality and creativity in education and communication theory and practice.

The previous editions of our seminar in 2010 and 2011 hosted teachers and researchers from various educational institutions who are interested in theoretical and practical aspects of applied linguistics. So far most papers delivered during our seminars presented results of studies investigating how the ever-changing reality, demands of the labor market and increasing intercultural contacts impact classroom practice and theory. These factors, in conjunction with the ongoing technological development, pose new challenges and create a need to develop and improve sociolinguistic competences and personal traits like creativity, flexibility and open-mindedness. Therefore, we would like to invite all those interested in joining discussions in the above mentioned areas to attend the third edition of our seminar.

Seminar Fee:

The seminar registration fee is 320 PLN (EUR 85) and covers coffee breaks with refreshments, 2 lunches, a banquet and publication of selected papers in a peer reviewed monograph. The fee does not include accommodation.


Participants of the seminar are offered accommodation at discount prices at:

Hotel Gromada: a single room PLN 160 (approx. EUR 40), a double room PLN 220 (approx. EUR 55)
The website of the hotel: http://www.gromada.pl
Booking: http://gromada.pl/pl-hotel-show-48.html

Hotel Gwda: a single room with breakfast PLN 90 (approx. EUR 25), a double room with breakfast PLN 130 (approx. EUR 35)
The website of the hotel: http://www.hotelgwda.emeteor.pl

Please make your accommodation arrangements on your own (after notification of acceptance).

Call for Papers:

We would like to invite teachers of foreign languages, academic teachers, researchers, managers, professional development coaches, scholars or practitioners of communicating, including cross-cultural communication, to deliver a presentation on one of the suggested topics. Professionals wishing to exchange their knowledge or share experiences related to the thematic groups are also welcome to attend the seminar without a presentation.

The thematic groups are as follows:

Thematic group 1: Communication for Specific Purposes

- Methodology of teaching foreign languages for Specific Purposes
- Organizational, public relations and advertising discourse analysis
- Communicating in different organizations and institutions
- New media and technologies in professional communication
- Intercultural aspects of professional communication
- English in international business communication

Thematic group 2: Cross-cultural Teaching of Second or Foreign Languages

- Cross-cultural competences and their effective development during classes of a second or foreign language
- Intercultural pragmatics and its didactic aspects
- Intercultural fiction and nonfiction
- Coursebook or material evaluation
- Accounts of in-place teacher trainings, staff or student exchanges related to e.g. culture shock, new methodologies of teaching
- Study visits, national remembrance places, teaching/didactic stations
- Blended learning and intercultural studies

Thematic group 3: Creativity in Language Learning and Teaching

- Creative teaching vs. teaching for creativity
- Psycholinguistic foundations for creativity
- Learner-centered teaching, developing student autonomy
- Creative use of ICT technology in the language class
- Negotiated syllabus and its feasibility in the schooling system
- Educational projects pertaining to language teaching, examples of good practices
- Reflective teacher and his role in language education
- Social semantic aspects of language acquisition
- Teaching through action vs. communicative teaching

The working languages of the seminar are English, German and Polish. Presentations will be allocated 30 minutes (20 minutes for a presentation and 10 minutes for questions and discussion). We plan to publish post-seminar monographs, one in an international publishing house. Editorial guidelines will be provided in July, before the event.

Important Dates:

June 30, 2012: Deadline for registration of participants (without paper) and paper proposal submission (containing the title of the paper and preferred section)
July 25, 2012: Deadline for notification of acceptance
August 31, 2012: Deadline for the seminar fee transfer to the bank account of PWSZ im. S. Staszica in Piła: Kredyt Bank S.A. Filia Nr 1 w Pile, PL 56 1500 1041 1215 9001 1439 0000 KRDBPLPW with a note seminarium KKK 3
October 8, 2012: The programme of the seminar will be sent to the participants

Registration and Proposal Submission:

In order to register, please fill in the Registration Form available on our webpage (section: downloadable files) and submit it to the following email address:


For further information in English please go to the seminar's regularly updated webpage:


You can also contact:

dr Anna Szczepaniak-Kozak, email: szczepaniakkozakgmail.com
dr Emilia Wąsikiewicz-Firlej, email: emiliawfpwsz.pila.pl
dr Hadrian Lankiewicz, email: hadrianlankinteria.pl

The Scientific Committee of the Seminar:

prof. dr Gabriella B. Klein, University of Perugia, Italy
prof. UG dr hab. Józef Grabarek, the University of Gdańsk, Poland
prof. dr María Jesús Lorenzo-Modia, La Corunna University, Spain
prof. dr Elizabeth Woodward-Smith, La Corunna University, Spain
prof. dr Alan Floyd, La Corunna University, Spain
prof. PWSZ dr hab. Janusz Taborek, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland
dr hab. Sylwia Adamczak-Krysztofowicz, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland

The Organising Committee of the Seminar:

doc. dr Tatiana Strokovskaja, Lomonosov Moskow State University, University of Dubna, Russia
dr Koffi Dossou, Key and Key Communications, Italy/Togo
dr Maja Hunter, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman
prof. PWSZ dr Lech Kacprzak, Stanisław Staszic Higher Vocational State School, Poland
doc. dr Anna Szczepaniak-Kozak, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland
doc. dr Hadrian Lankiewicz, the University of Gdańsk, Poland
dr Emilia Wąsikiewicz-Firlej, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland

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