The 4th Białystok-Kyiv Conference on Theoretical and Applied Linguistics

2-3 December 2021, Białystok, Poland

Language in Context: Perspectives From Linguistics, Translation Studies, and Language Education

The Białystok-Kyiv series of conferences on theoretical and applied linguistics, co-organized by the University of Białystok and the Borys Grinchenko Kyiv University, was launched in 2017. The main goal of the initiative is to contribute significantly to the study of language in connection with the constant changes occurring in today’s world. The organizers’ aim is to focus on various dimensions of linguistics as related to a large number of disciplines within the humanities, the social sciences, and the arts.

We are pleased to extend the first call for papers for the 4th Białystok-Kyiv Conference on Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, which will be held at the University of Białystok, Poland, 2-3 December 2021.

The conference is intended as a platform for scholars from different disciplinary backgrounds, particularly in relation to various research areas connected with language, including cognitive linguistics, socio- and psycholinguistics,contrastive linguistics, cultural linguistics, discourse analysis, language acquisition and learning,lexicology and lexicography, specialist languages in use and translation, terminology and terminography, and translation studies. The conference is intended to explore both empirical and theoretical findings in linguistic research as well as their pedagogical application.

The special theme of the conference this year, Language in Context: Perspectives from Linguistics, Translation Studies, and Language Education, aims to focus the attention of all scholars exploring language on its communicative meaning and the scope of its nature. Our goal is to concentrate, inter alia, on how meaning is constructed in different types of discourse, how context influences language use, how language might be influenced by human cognition, and how all of these elements relate to the shaping of human identity. We would also like to concentrate on the extent to which the context of language impacts natural language processing, language understanding, and language interpretation. In analysing these issues, we would like to combine a wide array of perspectives, including but not limited tocognitive linguistics, anthropolinguistics, biolinguistics, biosemiotics, computational linguistics, clinical linguistics, ecological linguistics, forensic linguistics, neurolinguistics, posthumanist applied linguistics, socio- and psycholinguistics, discourse analysis, cognitive translatology, ecotranslatology, as well as terminology and terminography.



Prof. Douglas Robinson

Chinese University of Hong Kong

Prof. Rita Temmerman

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Dr. Bodo Winter

University of Birmingham


Prof. Elżbieta Awramiuk

University of Białystok, Poland

Prof. Elżbieta Górska

University of Warsaw, Poland

Prof. Anna Harbig

University of Białystok, Poland

Prof. Jarosław Krajka

Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin, Poland

Prof. Agata Rozumko

University of Białystok, Poland

Prof. Piotr Stalmaszczyk

University of Lodz, Poland

Prof. Irena Szczepankowska

University of Białystok, Poland

Prof. Grzegorz Szpila

Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland


Daniel Karczewski (chair)

Paweł Dziedziul (webmaster)

Ewa Lewicka-Mroczek

Tomasz Michta (scientific secretary)

Beata Piecychna

Dorota Szymaniuk

Marcin Trojszczak

Edyta Wajda

Justyna Wawrzyniuk


You can download the programme of the conference by clicking the image below:


Venue: The conference will be conducted as a hybrid event. In September 2021, every participant will be prompted to decide whether they want to deliver their paper online or in person at the venue (Książnica Podlaska im. Łukasza Górnickiego w Białymstoku, ul. M. Skłodowskiej-Curie 14A, 15-001 Białystok, POLAND).


to Warsaw Chopin Airport and then by bus or train (2.5 up to 3.5 hours)
to Warsaw Modlin Airport and then by bus (up to 3.5 hours)

by train:  PKP offers connections to Białystok from all major Polish cities but in the case of some connections you need to change trains in Warsaw; train timetables may be checked and tickets purchased online at the PKP website

by bus: 

Polski Bus offers connections to Białystok from all major Polish cities and Warsaw airports; other bus shuttle companies that provide a wide range of connections are PlusBus and Żak Express


Bus tickets can be bought either in kiosks or onboard, prices are 2.80 zl for an adult and 1.40 zl for a student with a valid ID. There are also 24-hour tickets available at the prices of 10 zl for an adult and 5 zl for a student. The tickets might be slightly more expensive onboard the bus and the bus driver may not have change. For the details of your bus connections within the city you can use the city bus planners MPK

We recommend the following taxi corporations
Jaga Taxi: (0048) 85 711 11 11
Komfort Taxi: (0048) 85 744 44 44
Cooltura Taxi : (0048) 85 746 46 46 

Those who would like to explore Białystok on their own may wish to visit the municipal website Wschodzący Białystok, which provides detailed information on places worth visiting and practical details for your stay in our city.

All those wishing to take part in the conference are responsible for arranging their own accommodation. Below we offer a list of links providing information about hotels and hostels situated in or near the city centre.

High standard:

Gościnna Kamienica
Hotel Aristo
Hotel Cristal
Hotel Esperanto
Hotel Branicki
Hotel Gołębiewski
Ibis Styles Białystok

Economy standard:

Centrum Kultury Prawosławnej
Centrum Konferencyjno-Bankietowe Titanic
Hotel BOSiR
Hotel Pod Herbem
Willa Pastel
Hotel Trio
Villa Tradycja (Polish only)


Theme/poster session proposals

– July 18, 2021 –

Send abstracts till

– August 31, 2021 –

Acceptance / rejection notification

– August 31, 2021 –

Acceptance / rejection notification (2nd CfP)

– September 30, 2021 –


– October 31,2021 –

Conference date

– December 2-3, 2021 –


Deadline for the submission of abstracts (200-300 words without references): August 31, 2021

Please send an email to the organizing committee with the attatched abstract via the following email address:

Possible sub-themes include, but are not limited to, the following subject areas:
– applied cognitive linguistics,
– cognitive translatology,
– constructional and embodied approach to grammar,
– interlinguistic and intercultural pragmatics,
– issues in first and second language learning,
– language and cognition, – language and identity,
– language and situatedness,
– language processing and language acquisition,
– terminology and terminography, and
– the newest trends in foreign language teaching.
Proposals in other relevant research areas are also welcome.


All proposals must be original and previously unpublished. Please include an abstract as an attachment (as a doc/docx file).
The time allocated for a presentation is 20 minutes, with a further 10 minutes allowed for discussion. 200-300 words without references.

Selected papers will be published in Studies in Logic, Grammar and Rhetoric (indexed in Scopus), and Crossroads. A Journal of English Studies (indexed in ERICH PLUS),

which is a ranked journal linked to the Faculty of Philology, University of Białystok.

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The registration starts after abstract acceptance milestone.

To register for the conference please send an email to the organizing committee via the following email address: neofilologia.uwb [at]


Online presentation: EUR 60 (PLN 300 )
In-person presentation: EUR 90 (PLN 400)

The conference fee covers publication costs and technical support. The higher rate for in-person presentations will additionally cover conference materials, coffee breaks, and a gala dinner.


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University of Białystok

Faculty of Philology 
Department of Translation Studies and Didactics of Foreign Languages 
Plac Niezależnego Zrzeszenia Studentów 1 
15-420 Białystok 

neofilologia.uwb [at]


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