Language in the Third Millennium XII: From Language to Communication and Beyond.

The aim of the twelfth edition of the conference "The Language in the Third Millennium" is to integrate the international scholarly community and to debate the most current theoretical issues and the practical dimension of broadly understood communication: interpersonal, social, inter-linguistic and intercultural.

The organisers of the conference put the main emphasis on the interdisciplinary nature of communication, in particular on the relationship of language with other areas of life and scholarship. The multidimensionality of communication, be it verbal, non-verbal, para-verbal, multimodal or visual, contributes to the discussion on the role, function and form of language in the contemporary world.

The event is addressed primarily to linguists, communicators, translators, modern philologists and other researchers in related fields, including PhD students. The conference is also open to practitioners who wish to join in the study of language, translation, intercultural communication or foreign language teaching.

The purpose of the conference is to present scholarly achievements, disseminate research results and discuss the findings. It is perceived as constituting a bridge between theory and practice, and hence the planned Polish language workshops addressed to participants and students:

1 / Translator for social integration -audiodescription workshop 
2/ Simplifying official correspondence 

Languages of the conference: Polish and English.

Venue and other details

Opisy warsztatów

Zapisy na warsztaty autodeskrypcji (1)

Zapisy na warsztaty upraszczania pism urzedowych(2)

Sign up for conference lunches - recommended - payable on site.

Conference details

The papers should be 20 minutes long plus 10 minutes should be allowed for discussion. Posters are also welcome.

Papers to be presented in Polish will have a extensive summary provided in English. The slides could be prepared in English too.

Deadline for submitting articles to Tertium Linguistic Journal (to be published in 2022) 30 April 2022

Conference presentations and posters will contribute to special issues of Tertium Linguistic Journal (www.journal.tertium.edu.pl) - the journal is listed in various international indexes. We prefer articles in English, but you can also publish in Polish.

The presenters on humour-related topics will be encouraged to submit articles to our other journal: The European Journal of Humour Research (http://www.europeanjournalofhumour.org - a Scopus-indexed international journal.

If the number of the submitted articles will be too large for the journal issues, we are also planning to publish a Polish-language volume of articles as well (Tertium Publishing House is recognised by the Polish Ministry of Education and Science as a category I publisher).

We accept for publication those articles that fit in the broad main topic of the conference and comply with the editorial guidelines provided on the websites of our journals as well as on our website (in the case of the post-conference volume).

Write to us at: tertium2016@gmail.com

Conference news

Keynote speakers and workshop organizers: 

prof. Marija Todorova (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University)

prof. Małgorzata Tryuk (Warsaw University)

dr hab. Tomasz Piekot (University of Wrocław)

dr Anna Sadowska (Catholic University of Lublin)

We kindly invite you to submit your presentations through the submission form. 

Conference venue

Conference fee

Conference fees are as follows:

  • Full: 150 Euro
  • Reduced for members of Tertium Society: 120 Euro  (includes membership fee for 2021 and 2022) 
  • Reduced for participants wishing to join the Society in 2022: 120 Euro (includes membership fee for 2022)
  • Reduced for PhD students: 120 Euro (includes membership fee for 2022)

Conference fees should be transferred to the following bank account, with "JTT12 conference fee" in the payment title:

Krakowskie Towarzystwo Tertium,
Bank Spółdzielczy Rzemiosła, Kraków, ul. Dunajewskiego 7
account number PL94 8589 0006 0000 0011 0640 0001 SWIFT CODE: POLUPLPR

The fee covers conference materials, coffee breaks, conference dinner, as well as post-conference publication, but does not cover travel costs, meals and accommodation during the conference. Please book your accommodation in Krakow on your own.


The conference is organised by:

Krakow Tertium Society in cooperation with the Institute of English Studies of the Jagiellonian University, and the Pedagogical University of Krakow.

Organising Committee:

  • Dr hab. Władysław Chłopicki, Jagiellonian University, Kraków – Chairman
  • Dr hab. Maria Mocarz-Kleindienst, Catholic University of Lublin
  • Dr hab. Joanna Dybiec-Gajer, Pedagogical University of Kraków
  • Dr Ewa Konefał, University of Gdańsk
  • Dr Anna Stwora, University of Silesia in Katowice

Conference Sponsors

Krakow City Council - Kraków as the city of endless possibilities