Theoretical and Applied Linguistics Conference 3

Language in use: linguistic and pedagogical perspectives

The Białystok-Kyiv series of conferences on theoretical and applied linguistics, co-organized by the University of Białystok and the Borys Grinchenko Kyiv University, was launched in 2017. The main goal of the initiative is to make a significant contribution to the study of language in connection with the realm of the constant changes occurring in today’s world. The organizers’ aim is to focus on various dimensions of linguistics as related to a large number of disciplines within the humanities, the social sciences, and the arts.

The project is financed from the grant received from the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education under the Regional Initiative of Excellence programme for the years 2019-2022, project number 009/RID/2018/19, the amount of funding 8 791 222,00 zloty.

The conference is intended as a platform for scholars from different disciplinary backgrounds, particularly in relation to various research areas connected with language, including cognitive linguistics, socio- and psycholinguistics, discourse analysis, cultural linguistics, contrastive linguistics, translation studies, language acquisition and learning, philosophy of language, and philosophy of translation. The conference sets out to explore both empirical and theoretical findings in linguistic research, as well as their pedagogical usefulness.

The special theme of the conference this year, Language in Use: Linguistic and Pedagogical Perspectives, aims to focus the attention of all scholars interested in language on its communicative meaning and the scope of its nature. Our aim is to concentrate, inter alia, on how meaning is constructed in different types of discourse, how the context influences language use, how language might be influenced by human cognition, and how it all relates to the shaping of human identity. We would also like to concentrate on the extent to which the context in which language is used might exert an impact on natural language processing, language understanding and language interpretation.

Selected papers will be published in Crossroads. A Journal of English Studies, a ranked journal linked to the Faculty of Philology, University of Białystok.


  • Prof. Ken Hyland, University of East Anglia (UK)
  • Prof. Eva Ogiermann, King’s College London (UK)
  • Prof. Marta Dynel, University of Lodz (Poland)


  • Deadline for the submission of abstracts (200-300 words without references): 30 September 2019
  • Notification of acceptance: 15 October 2019
  • Payment: 31 October 2019
  • Conference: 5-6 December 2019


    Prof. Bogusław Nowowiejski (University of Białystok, Poland)
    Prof. Krzysztof Hejwowski (University of Warsaw, Poland)
  • Prof. Elżbieta Awramiuk (University of Białystok, Poland)
  • Prof. Isabella Buniyatova (BGKU, Ukraine)
  • Dr. phil. Larisa Cercel (Universität Leipzig, Germany)
  • Prof. Anna Harbig (University of Białystok, Poland)
  • Prof. Jarosław Krajka (Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin, Poland)
  • Prof. Piotr Stalmaszczyk (University of Lodz, Poland)
  • Dr. phil. Radegundis Stolze (Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany)
  • Prof. Irena Szczepankowska (University of Białystok, Poland)
  • Prof. Grzegorz Szpila (Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland)


  • Agata Rozumko (Chair)
  • Daniel Karczewski
  • Ewa Lewicka-Mroczek
  • Beata Piecychna (Conference Secretary)
  • Dorota Szymaniuk
  • Edyta Wajda
  • Katarzyna Pawłowska
  • Paweł Dziedziul (Webmaster)
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