MEANING, CONTEXT & COGNITION [MCC] 2023
Łódź 30 March – 1 April 2023
Plenary speakers (in alphabetical order)
Anita Fetzer, University of Augsburg
“Doing things with discourse in the mediated political arena: Context, participation and pluralism of discursive action”
Mitchell S. Green, University of Connecticut
“Speech Acts through the Lens of Cultural Evolution”
Andrzej Łyda, University of Silesia
“Entangled in Life? How Threatening are Fictional Threats?”
Marina Terkourafi, Leiden University
“Speech-act-hood as a matter of degree: empirical motivations and theoretical implications”
The Meaning, Context & Cognition meetings were initiated in 2011 as the first international conference in Poland subsuming COGNITIVE approaches to DISCOURSE SEMANTICS and PRAGMATICS. It is organized by the Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics, University of Lodz, Poland.
MCC 2023 will focus on SPEECH ACTS and ACTIONS in their many theoretical and applied aspects. We particularly invite contributions addressing the sociopragmatic problems of:
- speech acts and actions – theoretical approaches (e.g., normativity, intention & convention, expression & function)
- free speech & hateful language
- utterances, discourse, conversational score
- context – the explicit-implicit distinction, the semantics-pragmatics interface
- applied speech acts: law, politics, media, anthropological linguistics, EFL teaching, intercultural communication, art, enhancing development and teachability of linguistic-pragmatic skills in bilingual and multilingual contexts, corpora, (other) LSPs, …
- language and emotion
- linguistic interfaces
ABSTRACT SUBMISSION & IMPORTANT DATES
Extended deadline for submissions: 26th February 2023
Please e-mail your proposal to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Abstracts should not be longer than 300 words. Please include your name, affiliation, and e-mail address. Abstracts will be double-blind reviewed and should include sufficient details to allow reviewers to judge the scientific merits of the work. Paper presentations will be allowed 20 minutes plus 10 minutes for discussion. Presentations will be in English; the organizers also envisage a possibility of a session in Polish.
Participants without a paper are asked to e-mail their affiliation details.
Abstract submission deadline
|26th February 2023|
Notification of acceptance
|28th February 2023|
Early payment / registration
|15th February 2023|
|10th March 2023|
Papers and post-conference publications
We are planning publishing selected papers in an edited volume with an international publisher and in special issues of an international linguistics journal.
Conference fee and other details
Conference participation (including conference materials, lunches, refreshments and a tour of Lodz):
Early payment (by 15 Feb 2023)
Regular (after 15 Feb 2023)
Polish participants (Polish currency)
|Online participation||50 Euros|
Please make payments to the university bank account:
(NOTE: please remember to specify your name and the name of the conference – MCC 2023 – with the payment).
IBAN: PL 71 1240 6292 1111 0011 1933 3731
Bank Pekao S.A., II Oddział w Łodzi
Piotrkowska 270, 90-361 Łódź
Participants from Poland make payments in PLN
VENUE AND ACCOMODATION
The conference is planned for two full days, March 30 (Thursday, noon) – 1 April (Saturday, afternoon) 2023. The conference will be held at the Faculty of Philology, University of Lodz and the University Conference Centre (address: Kopcińskiego 16/18), which is circa 300 meters from the faculty.
We recommend booking a room in the University Conference Centre (Kopcińskiego 16/18), which is close to the faculty and which is going to be our venue for selected presentations. As it might be difficult to do it individually, please contact the organizers at email@example.com – we will be happy to help.
For participants from Poland – additional financial information:
Osoby, które chcą otrzymać fakturę w trakcie konferencji, proszone są o dokonanie płatności przelewem najpóźniej do 20 marca 2023 i przesłanie danych do faktury na adres firstname.lastname@example.org. Przypominamy, że faktury wystawiane są na zleceniodawcę przelewu, nie jest zatem możliwe wystawienie faktury na uczelnię przy płatności przelewem z prywatnego konta bankowego innej osoby.
Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics
Institute of English Studies, University of Lodz, Poland
Address: Pomorska 171/173, 91-404 Łódź