Polish Studies Newsletter


Date of the event: 17.11.2022 - 18.11.2022
Added on: 19.04.2022

"Native Language in the XXI Century - System, Education, Perspectives" (in Memory of Professor Michał Jaworski)

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The Institute of Linguistics and Literary Studies at Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce invites you to participate in a scientific conference on the status and role of the native language in the modern world (with particular emphasis on the Polish language).

The conference is devoted to reflection on contemporary research on native language and its didactics from a local and international perspective. It refers to research findings on the acquisition and education of L1 (native language). The subject of the discussion will be the Polish language and other European languages acquired and explored as first languages.

The aim of the scientific debate is to present the state of research on the Polish language and didactics of Polish language and literature against the background of other European paradigms and practices. The scientific meeting, planned online on Nov. 17-18, 2022 (ONLINE), will initiate scientific cooperation between scientists from different countries, and will also enable the dissemination of the results of Polish research related to teaching and learning the native language.

The organizers hope to exchange views on modern ways of researching the native language in its various contexts and to describe its acquisition and tendencies in contemporary didactics. The result will also constitute a register of various relationships in which the native language is included (research practices, social actions, changes related to the use of modern technologies, the native language of people with migration experience, the language of school education, etc.), which will be collected in conference materials and a publication in English in a foreign scientific publishing house (the second level on the list of publishing houses of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education).

The conference refers to the tradition of didactic research in the field of the native language at the Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce and commemorates the outstanding Polish language educator – Professor Michał Jaworski.

We invite you to submit your speeches in the following thematic sections:

1. Native language acquisition – research methodology and practice;
2. The state and prospects of didactic research on the native language; educational challenges in the era of modern technologies;
3. Language interference; the role of the native language in the process of foreign language education; Polish as a second, foreign or inherited language;
4. Contemporary directions of research on the lexis of the native language;
5. Contemporary directions of research on the grammatical system of the native language;
6. Native language in socio-cultural contexts;
7. Didactics of the Polish language; programs – textbooks – materials;
8. Native language in the realities of school and non-institutional education – practice, needs, perspectives;
9. L1 and the experience of migration – educating children and youth with a migration context in the Polish (native) educational system.

We are waiting for applications until May 31, 2022.

The application form is available on the conference website at the following link: https://konferencjaojczysty.ujk.edu.pl/.

The information concerning the acceptance of the application will be sent to the participants to the e-mail addresses provided by them.

Organizing Committee:
Jan Kochanowski University Professor Marzena Marczewska, Ph.D.
Jan Kochanowski University Professor Anna Wileczek, Ph.D.
Jan Kochanowski University Professor Stanisław Cygan, Ph.D.
Katarzyna Ostrowska, Ph.D.

Conference Secretaries:
Agnieszka Rosińska- Mamej, Ph.D. (the Polish language)
Contact: : agnieszka.rosinska-mamej@ujk.edu.pl
Marta Kwaśniewska, M.A. (the English language)
Contact: marta.kwasniewska@ujk.edu.pl

Dominika Czarnota-Zdybicka, M.A. (the website),
Anita Jagun, M.A.,
Patrycja Kubicha, M.A.

Address: Institute of Linguistics and Literary Studies at Jan Kochanowski University (Instytut Literaturoznawstwa i Językoznawstwa UJK), ul. Uniwersytecka 17, 25-406 Kielce
e-mail: konferencjaojczysty@gmail.com
tel. +48 41 349 71 20; +48 41 349 71 15

Framework program of the conference

Day one /Nov. 17, 2022/

Main theme: The Polish language: heritage – the present – perspectives
Conference Opening Ceremony
Plenary session: Modern Polish as L1 – broadness and limitations, University of Warsaw Professor Katarzyna Kłosińska, Ph.D., the President of the Council for the Polish Language (University of Warsaw, Poland)
Panel: Modern Polish language in communicative and cultural reality
Moderation: Professor Marek Ruszkowski, Ph.D. (Jan Kochanowski University of Kielce, Poland)
Participants: Professor Małgorzata Karwatowska, Ph.D. (Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Poland) Professor Jarosław Płuciennik, Ph.D. (University of Lodz, Poland) Professor Artur Rejter, Ph.D. (University of Silesia, Poland)

Thematic sessions
Workshop: Interactive language – Internet applications in language education, Izabela Żelazny, M.A. (English College, Poland)

Evening of tribute dedicated to the memory of Professor Michał Jaworski: Master and apprentices, moderation – Jan Kochanowski University Professor Stanisław Cygan, Ph.D. (Jan Kochanowski University of Kielce, Poland)

Day two /Nov. 18, 2022/

Main theme: Mother tongues – communities – borderlines
Plenary lecture: Metaphors live in language. First language from the cognitive perspective, Professor Zoltán Kövecses (Hungary)
Panel: Modern teaching of native languages. Experiences, challenges, and perspectives
Moderation: University of Białystok Professor Elżbieta Awramiuk, Ph.D. (University of Bialystok)
Participants: Xavier Fontich, Ph.D. (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain); vice-president of International Association for Research in L1 Education Kaisu Rättyä, Ph.D. (Tampere University, Finland). Stanislav Štěpáník, Ph.D. (Univerzity Palackého v Olomouci, Czechia)

Thematic sessions
Concert: Jazzująco 3po3 (Wojciech Lipiński – classical and jazz guitar; Aleksandra Lipińska – vocal; Andrzej Zielak – string bass; Karol Domański – drums)
Closing ceremony


ul. Uniwersytecka 17
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300 zł
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Added on:
19 April 2022; 23:15 (Magdalena Płusa)
Edited on:
22 April 2022; 16:31 (Mariola Wilczak)

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