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7th International Keywords Conference (October, 22-23 2021)

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The programme is available  [download programme].

Call for papers


The Institute of Polish Language of the University of Warsaw, The Institute of German Studies of the University of Warsaw in collaboration with The Polish Language Foundation invite you to the 7th annual conference “Keywords 2021”, which will take place at the University of Warsaw, on October 22th-23th, 2021.

The conference will be held as a hybrid event: in person at the University of Warsaw (Neophilology Building, Dobra 55 [map]) and on line on Zoom. In case the pandemic situation aggravates, the meeting will take place entirely online.

The conference’s main topic is keywords in the public discourse, their selection and linguistic analysis methods. This theme brings together different methodologies and different levels of analysis of language and discourse, including:

    • statistics linguistics
    • corpus linguistics and linguistic engineering
    • media studies
    • cultural and intercultural linguistics
    • lexicology and lexicography.

By combining different methods and experiences, the conference will try to describe the keywords of contemporary public discourse. The meeting is part of the on “Words in time” project and “The word of the year” poll. The conference aims to look at similar projects in other countries, as “Oxford Dictionaries’ Word of the Year” or “Wort des Jahres” polls in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, and others.

You are invited to submit your abstract by August 31st, 2021 via the application form or e-mail

After the anonymous reviews we will inform you about the paper acceptance by September 6th, 2021.



The programme is available here [programme].

Online access

Zoom meeting

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Important dates


  • application deadline August 31st, 2021
  • notification of acceptance – September 6th, 2021
  • conference date – October 22th-23th, 2021


[back]The conference fee 270PLN (€60) payable to:

Fundacja Języka Polskiego
48 1240 1040 1111 0010 2207 1852

Please, quote your name and the name of the conference (VII Konferencja „Słowa-klucze”) on the transfer order.

In the case of travel restrictions caused by COVID-19 pandemic, the conference will be held on-line, and the fee will be reduced.

Conference languages


Conference languages are: Polish, German and English. Interpreting of main sessions will be provided (Polish ↔ German).

Organizing committee


Waldemar Czachur, Marta Czyżewska (Institute of German Studies of the University of Warsaw), Magdalena Derwojedowa (Institute of Polish Language), Agnieszka Dryjańska ( Institute of Romance Studies of the University of Warsaw), Marek Łaziński (Institute of Polish Language, chairman of the committee), Katarzyna Osior-Szot (Institute of Polish Studies of the University of Warsaw), Monika Kwiecień (Institute of History of the University of Warsaw), Dorota Kopcińska (emerita IPL UW), Magdalena Wanot-Miśtura (Polish Language Foundation).

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