7th Young Linguists’ Meeting in Poznan (YLMP 2021): 2ndCall for Papers

7th Young Linguists’ Meeting in Poznan (YLMP 2021) will take place on
23-25 April 2021 in Poznan, Poland. The conference will be organized by
the Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan.

The leitmotif of YLMP2021 is: “Rethinking language and identity in the
multilingual world”

We welcome submissions in the following areas:

clinical linguistics
cognitive linguistics
sociolinguistics and discourse studies
language teaching methodology
translation studies
experimental pragmatics
experimental syntax
phonology and phonetics


Wouter Duyck (Ghent University, Belgium): “Bilingual disadvantages
(reading) and advantages (cognitive control)”

Katarzyna Jankowiak (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan): “Rethinking
the role of the native and non-native language in the bilingual brain”

Julien Perrez (University of Liège): “Metaphor studies as a bridge
between linguistics and political science: Theoretical implications and
methodological challenges”

Helen Sauntson (York St John University): “Rethinking gender and
sexuality in the classroom: A corpus-based discourse analysis of
classroom interaction”


Robert Lew (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan): “Gentle introduction
to R for language analysis”

Julien Perrez (University of Liège): “Introduction to Corpus
Linguistics: Theoretical and methodological basics”

Helen Sauntson (York St John University): “Language and sexuality in
schools: A practice-oriented workshop”

Cassandra Smith-Christmas (National University of Ireland, Galway):
“The negotiated nature of language and identity”


Multilingualism Matters (Convenors: Katarzyna Dziubalska-Kołaczyk &
Magdalena Wrembel; Bilingualism Matters@Poznań, Adam Mickiewicz
University, Poznan). Invited Speaker: Raphael Berthele (University of
Fribourg): “Language Learning Aptitude and Social Differences in
Multilingual Language Learning”

Gender(ed) identities: Diversity and attitudes (Convenors: Tomasz Dyrmo, Jagoda Nosal, Patrycja Kakuba, Mikołaj Buczak, and Agnieszka Kiełkiewicz-Janowiak; Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan)

The psychology of translation and interpreting (Convenors: Katharina
Oster, Johannes Gutenberg University of Main; Pawel Korpal and Olha
Lehka-Paul, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan)


Main submission deadline for all abstracts:  13th November 2020

Notification of acceptance for papers and posters: 11th January 2021

Registration deadline: 28th February 2021

YLMP 2021: 23-25 April 2021

For more information, please visit our website:

3rd International Congress of Computational and Corpus Linguistics

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Initially, the 3rd International Congress of Computational and Corpus Linguistics fom the Universidad de Antioquia (Colombia) and the University of Groningen (The Netherlands) had been scheduled to take place from 29 to 31 July, 2020 in Medellin, Colombia.
For reasons beyond control, this year the Congress is going online for free and will be postponed to October 21, 22 and 23, 2020.
In addition to Corpus and Computational linguistics, Digital Humanities will be addressed in this Conference.
You can find more information on their website.

Alma Mentoring Absolventi*innenvernetzung (in German)

Unterstützung beim Berufseinstieg: Das alma Mentoring der Universität Wien vernetzt Absolvent*innen, die ihre Erfahrungen teilen möchten, mit Studierenden und Absolvent*innen, die von diesem Wissen profitieren: Für Unterstützung dabei, den eigenen beruflichen Weg zu finden.

Über 320 Mentor*innen aus allen Studienrichtungen stehen für euch bereit!

Der Infoabend gibt Einblick in die alma Plattform, Funktionsweise und Ablauf und ist offen für alle interessierten Studierenden. Nach einer kurzen Einführung durch die Programmleitung gibt es die Möglichkeit, Fragen zu stellen.

Alle Informationen zum alma Mentoring Programm finden Sie hier: mentoring.univie.ac.at

Wann? Mittwoch, den 18. März 2020, 17:00-18:30

Wo? Aula am Campus

Anmeldung unter: http://bit.ly/2PrpAhZ

January Breakfast

January Breakfast

It’s exam season and you are completely stressed out? Take a break to relax at the breakfast and fuel up by having some snacks and a hot drink.

The STV members are looking forward to seeing you there!

When: January 21st, 9:00-12:30
Where: Ground floor, in front of the Unterrichtsraum

Don’t forget: bring your own cup to breakfast and help the environment!
We couldn’t be happier that so many students join us every time. However, we’re also overwhelmed by the amount of trash that we produce at the end of each breakfast that we have. Therefore, it would be super cool if you could bring your own reusable coffee cups and bottles to the forthcoming breakfasts. 🙂
It would greatly contribute to reducing trash and help the environment. ♥
Thank you in advance!

Upcoming events: Theatre premiere and guest lecture

Dear students, we are happy to invite you to the following two events next week!


Prof. em. James Fitzmaurice (Northern Arizona University, USA/University of Sheffield, UK) is going to deliver a guest lecture titled

“Margaret Cavendish, Virginia Woolf, and the Language of Biography”

Date: 14 January 2020

Time: 2 pm s.t.

Location: Besprechungszimmer


Moreover, we are happy to announce two performances of


Margaret Cavendish’s The Unnatural Tragedy (1662), produced in collaboration with SASS Vienna by students in my course ‘Staging a Closet Play’ and directed by Tamara Paier

Dates: 17 January 2020 (premiere) + 18 January 2020 (dernière)

Time: 7 pm

Location: Campus, square 2.2, Hörsaal A


See you there!


Guest lecture_FITZMAURICE

The Unnatural Tragedy_Poster


The PPOCS tutors are organising an event “PPOCSplanation” for students this Friday to explain what PPOCS is about and help them decide which accent is right for them if they are still undecided.
PPOCSplanation – an event from students for students.
What is it? a first look at PPOCS and the lab, decision aid: Which accent is for you?
When is it? Fri, January 10th 2020, 6.15pm at Unterrichtsraum
If you would like an individual consultation to help you decide on an accent, please have a look at this text from Alice in Wonderland, which you can read to one of the tutors at the event.
We’re looking forward to seeing you there!

#Wiederbrennen Movement (in German)

Keine Uni ohne uns Studierende!

Zehn Jahre nach #unibrennt herrschen an unseren Universitäten nach wie vor unwürdige Zustände.

ÖVP und die Grünen entscheiden gerade am Verhandlungstisch über die zukünftige Hochschulpolitik. Dabei steht völlig offen, ob sich der verfehlte Kurs der letzen Jahrzehnte fortsetzt, oder die notwendige Veränderung hin zu offenen, freien und gerechteren Hochschulen gelingt.

Wir fordern:
– Die Erhöhung des Hochschulbudgets auf mind. 2% des BIP.
– Den offenen und freien Hochschulzugang.
– Recht auf Räume für uns Studierende.
– Eine Verbesserung der sozialen Situation von Studierenden.
– Echte Mitsprache für die Studierendenvertretungen.
– Bildung statt Ausbildung.
– Bessere Bedingungen für das gesamte Hochschulpersonal.
– Klimagerechte Hochschulen.
– Bildung als Schwerpunkt in der neuen Regierung.

Am Dienstag 10.12. um 14:30 versammeln wir uns vor dem TU Hauptgebäude, um gemeinsam und solidarisch ein Zeichen zu setzen.

Es geht um Freie Bildung. Es geht um Chancengleichheit. Es geht um uns Alle!

Werden wir aktiv. Zwingen wir die Politik zu handeln!
Es ist Zeit, dass wir #wiederbrennen


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Trump and the trade unions: public talk

Satellite.jpgTrump and the trade unions 
public discussion with leading US trade unionist Stuart Appelbaum

Monday, November 11, 2019, 5:30 p.m. (admission 5:00 p.m.)
ÖGB Catamaran
, Wilhelmine Moik conference room
Johann-Böhm-Platz 1, 1020 Wien
 (U2 Donaumarina)

Info & registration

No one is indifferent to US President Donald Trump political policies: be it foreign policy, global economic or migration policy. With one year to go before the US presidential election, what are the consequences of Trumps policies for the Americans? How has the social and labor market situation changed under Trump? How is the working population? What role does the trade union play in the US? What are the chances for the Democrats?

A public discussion with Stuart Appelbaum, President, Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU), Vice President of the American Federation of Trade Unions (AFL-CIO).

Welcome introduction: Wolfgang Katzian, ÖGB President

Moderation: Sophia Reisecker, GPA-djp international secretary

Questions from the audience are welcome! Simultaneous interpretation will be provided into German and English.


Afterwards you will be invited to a small snack.

“Pericles, Prince of Tyre”, Shakespeare (Zamec Valtice, Czech Republic)

Pericles, Prince of Tyre is a Shakespearean epic —an exciting and exotic adventure of mystery, marvels, and mayhem— now brought to life in this bold new production. Having discovered a dark secret in the court of Antiochus, Pericles is forced to wander a world filled with captivating characters. It’s an odyssey of life and death, morality and depravity, civility and barbarity, and, most of all, of the everlasting endurance of love. 

Idle Discourse brings you one of the Bard’s grandest tales with irreverence, humour, and maybe just a little bit of silliness. An energetic and accessible interpretation of the play, expect remarkable English-language Shakespearean storytelling at its most evocative! 

Valtice’s theatre dates back to 1790. After falling to ruin following the war, in 2015 the venue was painstakingly restored to its original state, utilising the original layout and recreating the working stage machinery. The venue is an incredible authentic space in which to watch one of Shakespeare’s great epics. The site is around an hour’s drive from Vienna.

When: September 5-7 at 4pm.

Where: Zámek 1, 691 42 Valtice, Czech Republic

Tickets: http://www.zamek-valtice.cz

Pericles, Prince of Tyre at Zamek Valtice