Accents Go to School

'Accents' is an annual conference organized by the Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics at University of Łódź, Poland. It brings together researchers and teachers interested in native and non-native accents of English, approached from a variety of theoretical and/or practical perspectives. The key issues discussed each year include individual accent characteristics, the dynamism of accent usage, accent teaching and learning, and the methods and tools for accent studies. ACCENTS 2018 put practice into the foreground. Together with Accents, we go to school to explore pronunciation teaching and learning as elements of instructed language learning across language classrooms.


Keynote speakers (in alphabetical order):

Giedrė Balčytytė-Kurtinienė, Vilnius University

Mirosław Pawlak, UAM, Poznań and State University of Applied Sciences in Konin

Ron Thomson, Brock University

Please send all conference related questions to For information on previous Accents conferences please go to the Abstracts tab.

Call for papers

We invite proposals for papers, workshops and posters related to the main theme ‘accents go to school’ as well as other issues related to native and non-native accents of English, including, but not limited to the ones mentioned below: 

·        Pronunciation teaching and learning

·        Pronunciation and individual learner differences

·        Situated pronunciation instruction: monolingual vs. multilingual classes

·        Intelligibility in the EFL/EIL classroom

·        L1 in pronunciation instructed learning      

·        Correctness in instructed pronunciation learning

·        Pronunciation in speaking, listening, reading and writing

·        Phonics and second language learners.

Please notice that each author can propose two contributions provided that one of them is co-authored.  Papers are given 20 minutes followed by 10 minutes for discussion, workshops will typically have 45/90 minute slots. Please specify the intended presentation format in your proposal.

As the deadline for abstract submission has approached, we have received requests for extending the deadline due to the holiday season. The extended deadline is now September the 7th, with the notifications of acceptance sent before September 30th. Please notice that the conference starts earlier this year (Nov. 29th), and we cannot extend the date for registration, which is due October 15th. The registration fee does not include accommodation this year, however, as the rooms at Conference Centre are available during the conference and we can book them for those participants who will choose accommodation at the conference venue. More information on accommodation will follow in a registration message.

The deadline for abstract submission is August 15th, 2018. Please send  two copies of an abstract of up to 400 words (excluding references) to, with the intended format, name and affiliation written under the title in one copy. The proposals will go through the process of peer review, after which notifications of acceptance will be sent out by September 30th, 2018. Information on our previous conferences can be found at under Abstracts. Please send all conference related questions to



The conference is planned for two full days, November 29th, 2018 (Thursday) noon till December 1st, 2018 (Saturday) afternoon. The conference will be held at the University of Łódź, Philological Faculty Building (Pomorska 171/173) and the University Conference Centre (Kopcińskiego 16/18). Due to a possible closure of the Conference Centre for renovation, more detailed information regarding accommodation will be included in the second circular.
Information on traveling to Łódź can be downloaded from here.


To register, please fill in the Registration form and e-mail it to The fee, which covers organization costs, conference materials, lunches, refreshments and conference dinner, is 600 PLN for participants working at Polish institutions and 250 Euro for participants from other countries. The deadline for registration and bank payments is October 15th, 2018 . We will be able to refund 50% of the fee before November 15th, 2018 and after that date no refunds will be possible. The fee should be transferred to the following bank account (bank transfer charges are the responsibility of the payer). Please notice that while on-site registration is possible, the payments can be made in cash only.

The payments:

Please make payments to the university bank account: (NOTE: please remember to specify your name and the name of the conference – Accents 2018 with the payment).

IBAN: PL96 1240 3028 1111 0010 2943 1767


Bank Polska Kasa Opieki S.A., II Oddział w Łodzi

Piotrkowska 270, 90-361 Łódź

Participants from Poland make payments in PLN

For participants from Poland – additional financial information

Osoby, które będą potrzebowały faktury, prosimy o dokonanie płatności przelewem najpóźniej do 15.10.2018 i przesłanie danych do faktury na adres Z uwagi na termin konferencji (koniec roku rozliczeniowego), nie będzie możliwe wystawienie faktur za płatności dokonane w późniejszym terminie. Przypominamy, że faktury wystawiane są na autora przelewu, nie jest zatem możliwe wystawienie faktury na uczelnie przy płatności przelewem z prywatnego konta bankowego.  


Dane do faktury dla uczestnika konferencji ‘Accents’

Imię i nazwisko:

Nazwa i adres instytucji:  

NIP Instytucji: 

Upoważniam Uniwersytet Łódzki w Łodzi do wystawienia faktury VAT bez mojego podpisu:

Data i czytelny podpis:


Intellectual Property Rights are reserved under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial license  (source)

Accents 2018 book of abstracts is available here.
Books of abstracts from previous Accents conferences can be found below:

Accents 2017
Accents 2016

Accents 2015
Accents 2014
Accents 2013
Accents 2012
Accents 2011
Accents 2010
Accents 2009
Accents 2008
Accents 2007

Intellectual Property Rights are reserved under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial license  (source)

Accents Organizing Committee

Ewa Waniek-Klimczak (head)

Anna Jarosz (secretary)

Paulina Rybińska (secretary)        

Iza Grabarczyk

Maciej Grabski

Przemysław Ostalski



Accents 2018 program is available here.