LINGUIST List 10.732

Thu May 13 1999

Confs: Languages for Special Purposes '99

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  • Coluccia Stefania, Languages for Special Purposes '99

    Message 1: Languages for Special Purposes '99

    Date: Thu, 13 May 1999 09:37:29 +0200
    From: Coluccia Stefania <>
    Subject: Languages for Special Purposes '99

    LSP '99 - Perspectives for the New Millennium Bressanone/Brixen, South Tyrol, Italy, 30 August-3 September 1999 12th European Symposium on Language for Special Purposes organised by the European Academy of Bolzano/Bozen in co-operation with the Free University of Bolzano/Bozen on behalf of the AILA Scientific Commission on Languages for Special Purposes. More than 300 linguists, computational linguists, translators and LSP-experts coming from all over the world will gather in South Tyrol to exchange vis-\224-vis their reflections on the latest as well as the possible future trends in LSP research. Along with the traditional topics covered by LSP Symposia, LSP '99 will also offer two new sections dedicated to "LSP and Law" and "LSP within the European Union". Every conference day will start with a plenary session followed by parallel sections and workshops (lasting a whole morning or afternoon) covering the following topics:

    SECTIONS 1 LSP Theory 2 Linguistic aspects of LSP 3 Cognitive aspects of LSP and language technology 4 Computational linguistics and knowledge representation 5 LSP-lexicography and terminography 6 LSP-diachronic studies 7 LSP-translation and interpretation 8 LSP-Communication in lesser-used languages/language planning 9 LSP-pedagogy 10 LSP within the EU 11 LSP and law 12 LSP and business 13 LSP and medicine 14 LSP and technology 15 LSP in academic discourse WORKSHOPS 1 Cognition - analysis - Practical Application 2 LSP from a diachronic perspective 3 Synchronic and diachronic considerations on LSP and social realities 4 Terminography and minority languages 5 Scientific idiolects 6 Didactics of legal language: aims, perspectives and challenges 7 Juristische Sprache 8 Languages for Medical Purposes - results, projects and perspectives 9 Public relations and market communication - a new field within LSP research 10 Content-based learning and Instruction in Higher Education

    The rich Symposium's programme includes a whole day's leisure - on Wednesday, 1 September, participants will be able to choose among a wide variety of sightseeing tours, leisure and relaxation activities to admire the beauties of the bilingual province of South Tyrol. Those interested in participating, please contact the European Academy of Bolzano/Bozen, by phone +39 0471 306 111, fax: +39 0471 306 199, or e-mail or visit our Web site

    Programme Committee Bruno de Bess\233 (Gen\232ve) Sigi Gruber (Bruxelles) Walther von Hahn (Hamburg) Reinhard Hoheisel (Bruxelles) Christer Laur\233n (Vaasa/Vasa) Felix Mayer (Bolzano/Bozen) Lorenza Rega (Trieste) Margaret Rogers (Surrey) Marcello Soffritti (Forl\236) Organising Committee Bruno Ciola Stefania Coluccia Markko Kallonen Christer Laur\233n Francesca Maganzi Gioeni d'Angi\242 Felix Mayer Brigitte Schrott