LINGUIST List 26.3417

Mon Jul 27 2015

Calls: Applied Linguistics, Translation/Greece

Editor for this issue: Anna White <>

Date: 27-Jul-2015
From: Theodore Vyzas <>
Subject: Foreign Language Teaching in Tertiary Education IV: Economy and Foreign Languages
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Full Title: Foreign Language Teaching in Tertiary Education IV: Economy and Foreign Languages
Short Title: FLTTE

Date: 15-Oct-2015 - 17-Oct-2015
Location: Igoumenitsa, Greece
Contact Person: Eleftheria Dogoriti
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Translation

Call Deadline: 15-Aug-2015

Meeting Description:

The Department of Business Administration of the Technological Educational Institute of Epirus, comprising the study tracks Applied Foreign Languages in Management and Economics, Tourism & Hospitality Management, and Business Administration, is going to organize, from 15 to 17 October 2015, the 4th International Conference on Foreign Language Teaching in Tertiary Education IV: Economy and Foreign Languages.

Conference Theme and Topics:

The economic crisis has led to high unemployment in Greece and in the European South in general and therefore many young people leave their country in order to work in businesses either in Europe or on other continents. This mobility however, if regarded as a factor that promotes the professional competitiveness of young people, enriching their knowledge and skills abroad and allowing them to transfer their interlingual and intercultural experience to other businesses or back to their country, leads us to the conclusion that the knowledge of one or more foreign languages is one of the pillars of young people's creativity and adaptation in the workplace.

On the other hand, a great number of businesses appear to be deficient in their staffing with people who know foreign languages and possess intercultural and interpreting skills, thus losing business opportunities for agreements.

These data give rise to the following questions, which are some of the main issues in which the scientific community is invited to present relevant papers. Within this framework, the following questions are divided into three main topics:

1) Working environment and languages for professional purposes
2) The Institutional role of languages for special purposes
3) Teaching LSP and specialized translation

2nd Call for Papers:

Paper submission deadline extended till August 15, 2015.

Abstracts related to other relevant aspects of the before-mentioned topics may also be submitted to the conference. The conference papers can be submitted in Greek or in English.

The abstracts will be subject to blind peer-review. The same procedure will be followed for the final papers to be published in the journal International Journal of Language, Translation and Intercultural Communication (e-ISSN: 2241-7214, ISSN: 2241-4304).

The duration of each presentation is 15 minutes.

The participation fee is set at 40 Euros and it includes: full conference attendance, conference folder, conference proceedings, certificate of attendance, coffee and beverages. The bank account number will be announced soon.

Important Dates:

29 May 2015: Call for papers
15 August 2015: Extended deadline for abstract submission
25 August 2015: Notification of acceptance
10 September 2015: Pre-final Conference Programme
15-17 October 2015: Conference

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