Categories and Units in Language and Linguistics CULL

The Conference:

International Conference:

Categories and Units in Language and Linguistics


9th-10th. April 2018, Wałbrzych, Poland


The aim of CULL is to bring together scholars of varied disciplines to explore CATEGORIES and UNITS used in language study, language pedagogy, psychology of language and psychology from a range of perspectives. By applying a variety of analytical, and empirical tools and concepts, contributors will hopefully demonstrate:

  • how categories and units relate to the specific disciplines and sub-disciplines and how they influence and/or possibly constrain theory and model building
  • what theoretical influences have led to their proposal
  • what is their past, and present status
  • how they may change in the future
  • how they can be studied with the use of empirical methodology: survey, experiment, corpus

Although other topics may be considered, we welcome papers dealing with, but not limited to, issues such as the following:

  • models and theories of categorisation
  • categories from the point of view of different schools of linguistics, language pedagogy, didactics, psychology
  • categories used in EAP, ESP and other aspects of language teaching
  • categories at different levels of linguistic description: phonology, morphology, study of meaning, discourse, pragmatics
  • categories in the study of gestures
  • mental categories that relate to linguistic functioning
  • categories used in cognitive psychology vis a vis those used in cognitive linguistics
  • units and categories in analysis of human behaviour
  • units and categories used in literary studies and analysis
  • literary genres, analyses
  • units and categories in art
  • creative writing
  • categories used in statistics as applied to the study of language, but also glottodidactics, and language acquisition
  • categories that pertain to the study of human cognition and affectivity, emotions
  • historical outlooks on the development of units and their status in general linguistics, cognitive linguistics, functional linguistics, didactics, psychology of language, educational psychology
  • units and categories used in the study of communication, inter-cultural communication, pragmatics.

The list is not exhaustive. Especially papers and presentations that use empirical methodology  are welcome.

The primary language of the conference is English, but presentations in Polish are also welcome.
Językiem głównym konferencji jest język angielski, ale przyjmujemy również prezentacje w języku polskim.
Link do pobrania pierwszego ogłoszenia konferencyjnego w języku polskim:


Plenary Speakers:

The following scholars have kindly agreed to deliver lectures as plenary speakers:

Prof. Alan Cienki
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands & Moscow State Linguistic University, Russia

Prof. Ewa Dąbrowska
Northumbria University, Newcastle, Great Britain

Prof. Henryk Kardela
Maria Curie Skłodowska University, Poland

Prof. Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk
State University of Applied Sciences, Konin / University of Łódź , Poland