Programme

Schedule (Final version)
Detailed programme (Final version)
List of thematic workshops
List of accepted papers
Book of Abstracts (5th October)
Informative session: From dissertation to book publication (FAQs). Birgit Sievert (De Gruyter Mouton)
Informative session: Open-access and scholar-owned publication in linguistics (Martin Haspelmath)

 

Featured:

Plenary talks:

  • Laurie Bauer, ‘What is the plural of mouse?’ and other unhelpful questions for morphologists
  • Katarzyna Dziubalska-Kołaczyk, Raison d’être of the Natural Linguistic framework in the present and future research on language
  • Francesca Masini, Phrasal lexemes, constructions and levels of analysis

 

Round Table “Quo Vadis Linguistics in the 21st century”:

Plenary speakers

  • Peter Hagoort, Linguistics quo vadis? Nowhere, if not …
  • Martin Haspelmath, The future of linguistics: two trends and two hopes

Dicussants

  • Katarzyna Bromberek-Dyzman, Linguistics needs to twist: go experimental and interdisciplinary
  • Martin Hilpert, The big to-do list: defining challenges for 21st century linguistics
  • Caterina Mauri, Linguistics across its (internal and external) borders
    Eitan Grossman

Abstract

The aim of the Round Table Quo vadis linguistics in the 21st century at the Societas Linguistica Europaea 2014 conference in Poznan is to discuss the future of linguistics as a discipline in Europe and the world. Linguists need to make a strong statement about the essential role of their field in facing global societal challenges, bringing together insights from the humanities and the sciences. The two invited speakers represent interdisciplinary research fields in the study of language. They will be asked to give a 20-minute presentation each, focusing on the pertinent topic of their choice with a view to provide rationale and support to the development and enhancement of linguistic studies. The three discussants will be asked for 10-minute long responses to the presentations, drawing on their own research perspectives. These five talks will be followed by a general discussion with contributions from the audience (20-40 minute).