ŁÓDŹ, 30 NOV - 2 DEC 2023



‘Accents’ is an annual conference organized by the Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics at University of Lodz, Poland. It brings together researchers and teachers interested in native and non-native accents of English approached from a variety of theoretical and/or practical perspectives. The key issues discussed each year include individual accent characteristics, the dynamism of accent usage, accent teaching and learning, and the methods and tools for accent studies. The leitmotif of Accents 2023 revolves around numerous accent varieties and their impact on perception and identity as well as native and non-native accent production, accent teaching/learning, perceptual training and its effectiveness in the language classroom and in the language laboratory.


Plenary speakers (in alphabetical order):

Prof. Ocke-Schwen Bohn, Aarhus University, Denmark

Prof. Joshua Gordon, University of Northern Iowa, USA

Prof. Arkadiusz Rojczyk, University of Silesia, Poland

Prof. Jane Setter, University of Reading, UK


Call for papers

We invite proposals for papers, workshops and posters referring to the main theme ‘Accent Perception and Production’ as well as other issues related to native and non-native accents of English, including, but not limited to the ones mentioned below:

    perceptual training
    variability training
    native and non-native verbal interactions
    the role of pronunciation in oral communication
    pronunciation in discourse
    intelligibility/ comprehensibility/ acceptability
    segmental features and accuracy
    accents in natural environment: World Englishes, immigrant context, sojourners, etc.
    accents in varied educational contexts: ESL, EFL, ELF, ESOL, EAP, EMI, etc.
    speech perception and/or speech production
    pronunciation teaching, pronunciation instruction and instructed learning
    pronunciation assessment
    native vs. non-native pronunciation teacher

World English(es).

Please notice that each author can propose two contributions provided that one of them is co-authored. Papers are given 20 minutes followed by 7 minutes for discussion, workshops will typically have 45 or 90-minute slots. Please specify the intended presentation format in your proposal.

Deadline for abstract submissions has been extended till September 15th, 2023. Please send an abstract of up to 400 words in word document (excluding references) to with the intended format, name and affiliation written under the title. The proposals will go through the process of peer review, after which notifications of acceptance will be sent out by September 30th, 2023.
Information on our previous conferences can be found at under Abstracts. Please send all conference related questions to

All information regarding the registration fee, conference venue and recommended conference hotel will be available soon.

We look forward to seeing you in Łódź.



The conference is planned for two full days, November 30th, 2023 (Thursday) noon till December 2nd, 2023 (Saturday) afternoon. The conference will be held at the University Conference Centre (Kopcińskiego 16/18) of the University of Lodz.

We recommend booking a room in the University Conference Centre (Kopcińskiego 16/18). The accommodation form, where you can find all the necessary information and prices, is available here.



The fee, which covers organization costs, conference materials, lunches, refreshments and conference dinner, is 900 PLN for participants working at Polish institutions (700 PLN for students) and 260 Euro for participants from other countries (200 Euro for students). The deadline for registration and bank payments is October 16th, 2023. We will be able to refund 50% of the fee (in case of resignation) before November 6th, 2023 and after that date no refunds will be possible. The fee should be transferred to the following bank account (bank transfer charges are the responsibility of the payer).

The link to the REGISTRATION FORM is available here.

The payments:
Please make payments to the university bank account: (NOTE: please remember to specify your name and the name of the conference – Accents 2023 – with the payment).
IBAN:PL 73 1240 3028 1111 0011 2959 8746
Bank Polska Kasa Opieki S.A., II Oddział w Łodzi
Piotrkowska 270, 90-361 Łódź
Participants from Poland make payments in PLN

For participants from Poland – additional financial information
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Conference Organisers:

Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics:

Iwona Witczak-Plisiecka (Head of the Department)

Ewa Waniek-Klimczak (Founding Organiser)

Anna Jarosz (Conference Chair),  email:



Ocke-Schwen Bohn, Aarhus University, Denmark

Una Cunningham, University of Stockholm, Sweden

Tracey Derwing, University of Alberta, Simon Fraser University, Canada

Wayne Dickerson, University of Illinois, USA

Joshua Gordon, University of Northern Iowa, USA

Magnus Huber, Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany

Okim Kang, Northern Arizona University (NAU), USA

Joan Carles Mora, University of Barcelona, Spain

Murray Munro, Simon Fraser University, Canada

Mirosław Pawlak, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland

Marnie Reed, Boston University, USA

Arkadiusz Rojczyk, University of Silesia, Poland

Veronica Gabriela Sardegna, Duquesne University, USA

Jane Setter, University of Reading, UK

Linda Shockey, University of Reading, England

Ron Thomson, Brock University, Canada

Pavel Trofimovich, Concordia University, Canada

Jan Volin, Charles University in Prague, the Czech Republic

Ewa Waniek-Klimczak, University of Łódź, Poland

Magdalena Wrembel, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland


Accents 2024