Call for papers

The Department of English Language and Literature, Faculty of Education, Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic is pleased to announce The Tenth Brno Conference on Linguistics Studies in English, which will be held in Brno on 4-5 September 2023.

The Tenth Brno Conference will focus on studies of the English language as a multifaceted, multidimensional and variable phenomenon. Aspects of the language, such as the form, structure, meaning, function and context work together to meet people’s communicative needs, and the message, medium employed, audience and culture complete the parameters of a communicative situation. We understand the combining of various perspectives and drawing on the tools characteristic of various linguistic disciplines as a necessary condition of contemporary linguistic research.

We believe that the contributions will reflect this variety of language dimensions, as well as plenitude of research approaches which manifest current developments in the study of language.

We particularly welcome papers and posters with the following foci:

  • corpus-based analysis of English language discourse
  • cross-cultural and cross-linguistic research
  • study of multimedia genres and new trends in communication
  • pragmatics of English language discourse
  • specialised discourses
  • English as a global/international language
  • mind, cognition and language

We are happy to inform you that the following keynote speakers have been invited to participate in the conference:

  • Jan Chovanec, Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic
  • Pilar Mur-Dueñas, University of Zaragoza, Spain

The conference language is English.

A special section of the conference will be devoted to a doctoral student seminar and we wish to encourage all PhD students dealing with theoretical as well as applied linguistics (e.g. language teaching and language acquisition) to present their contributions.

Each presentation will be allocated 20 minutes plus 10 minutes for discussion.

Posters will be displayed in a special poster session, and presenters will be given 5 minutes to present their work.

A detailed programme of the conference will be available at the conference website after the submission of proposals. If you have any further queries, please contact us via the conference email

There will be publication opportunities that will be specified in due course.

The conference fee is € 90 (CZK 2200) and includes conference materials, reception, refreshments and possible publication.

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Organising Committee

Olga Dontcheva-Navratilova
Renata Povolná
Martin Adam
Renata Jančaříková
Radek Vogel
Irena Headlandová Kalischová
Irena Hůlková
Martin Němec
Helena Worthington



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