Polish Association for the Study of English is an association of Polish scholars whose research and academic activities concern the study of English in all its aspects.

Calls for Papers

Cognitive Linguistics in the Year 2024 Katowice, 18-20 September 2024


Institute of Linguistics, Faculty of Humanities,

University of Silesia in Katowice


the Polish Cognitive Linguistics Association

The main theme:

Motivation in language

Motivation in language, seen as the influence of a whole range of factors on any dimension of the linguistic unit, is one of the important research areas explored within the cognitivelinguistics enterprise. It can be traced at all levels of linguistic organisation, and characterised

from all kinds of cognitive perspectives: socio-cultural, embodied, communicative, historical, experiential, psychological, or any other. Hence we encourage submissions from scholars whoexamine any facet of this issue.

Besides motivation in language, we also invite scholars who explore any other topic in the area of cognitive linguistics and want to share the results of their recent studies.

Abstract submission

To submit an abstract, please register online at: between January 1, 2024 and April 14, 2024.

Abstracts should be of no more than 300 words in length, references included (plus 3-4 keywords). They should indicate the scope and aims of your research, its methodology and, possibly, the results. Please do not include your name and affiliation in the abstract. If you need to refer to yourself, please use “AUTHOR” instead of your name. If you want to submit an abstract for a particular theme session, please include this information at the top of the abstract, e.g. ABSTRACT FOR THE THEME SESSION “TITLE OF SESSION”.

Theme sessions

You are welcome to organize your own theme session within the conference. The procedure is as follows:

– Send a proposal to with the names and affiliations of the session organisers, the session’s theme, a description of no more than 500 words, and the expected number of participants, by January 21, 2024.

– You will be notified of the acceptance/rejection of the session by January 31, 2024. If accepted, you can start inviting scholars to participate in your session and to send their abstracts to the conference. Abstracts to the session will be evaluated by both the session organizers and the conference Scientific Committee.

– The conference organisers will contact the session organisers about the preferred time of the session and the order of the presentations.

The languages of the conference are Polish and English.

Talks will be 20 minutes (plus 10 minutes for discussion).

Keynote speakers

Prof. Klaus-Uwe Panther (University of Hamburg)

Prof. Dirk Geeraerts (KU Leuven)

Prof. Raymond Gibbs (University of California, Santa Cruz)

Prof. Rafał Molencki (University of Silesia in Katowice)


Important dates

Abstract submission: from January 1, 2024 to April 14, 2024

Notification of acceptance: May 16, 2024

Registration deadline: June 16, 2024

Conference: September 18-20, 2024

Conference fees

Early bird:

Standard fee: 750 PLN / 170 EUR

PTJK members: 650 PLN / 150 EUR

Phd students: 550 PLN / 130 EUR

Online participants (independently of the membership): 300 PLN / 70 EUR


Standard fee: 850 PLN / 200 EUR

PTJK members: 750 PLN / 180 EUR

Phd students: 650 PLN / 160 EUR

Online participants (independently of the membership): 400 PLN / 100 EUR

The conference fee covers conference materials, coffee breaks, lunches, and the conference

dinner. It does not cover accommodation.

Organizing Committee

dr hab. Grzegorz Drożdż, prof. UŚ

dr Barbara Taraszka-Drożdż

dr Marcin Kuczok

mgr Joanna Ryszka

mgr Marlena Moskal

mgr Natalia Supernak-Polnik


Conference website

Conference venue

University of Silesia in Katowice, ul. Uniwersytecka 4, 40-007 Katowice