From 16 to 19 September 2021, the 50th PoznańLinguistic Meeting (PLM) took place in Poznań, Poland.
The conference celebrated its anniversary in a fully online format, but that didn’t make it any the less interesting.
For four days many interesting lectures were given in four parallel tracks.
There were sessions on phonetics/phonology, sociolinguistics, syntax, morphology, and pragmatics & psycholinguistics. But like a connecting thread all through the course of the whole conference was the session ‘Thirty years of contrastive linguistics conferences: in memory of Jacek Fisiak (1936-2019)’, chaired by Camiel Hamans.
CIPL actively supported this conference and organised two thematic sessions:
- The future of less favoured languages: indigenous, regional and minority status.
Invited speaker was Tjeerd De Graaf. He spoke about ‘The use of historical material for the safeguarding of endangered languages’.
2. How language technology supports multilingualism and language variety in the modern world.
This session was co-organised by CIPL and EACL (European Chapter of the Association of Computational Linguistics).
Invited speaker was Frieda Steurs. She spoke about ‘Language technology: the key to achieve full digital language equality in the new multilingual and interconnected world’.