LINGUIST List 26.921

Sat Feb 14 2015

Calls: Discourse Analysis, Lexicography, Pragmatics, Syntax, Text/Corpus Ling/Spain

Editor for this issue: Anna White <>

Date: 12-Feb-2015
From: Isabel Balteiro <>
Subject: IV International Seminar on Video Games and Language
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Full Title: IV International Seminar on Video Games and Language

Date: 20-Nov-2015 - 21-Nov-2015
Location: Alicante/Alicante, Spain
Contact Person: Isabel Balteiro
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis; Lexicography; Pragmatics; Syntax; Text/Corpus Linguistics; Translation

Call Deadline: 15-May-2015

Meeting Description:

The LEXESP Research Group is pleased to announce its IV International Seminar on English and ESP Lexicology and Lexicography to be held at the University of Alicante (Spain) on November 20-21, 2015.

Video games have progressively gained a large presence in society. In relation to this, new forms of synchronous telecommunication have emerged, and terms and expressions have made their way into commonplace language. It is against this background that the IV International Seminar on English and ESP Lexicology and Lexicography will focus on basically the different lexical and syntactic characteristics of video games that have an impact on language and communication.

Plenary Speakers:

Astrid Ensslin (University of Bangor)
Sabela Melchor-Couto (University of Roehampton)

Registration: Up to November 15, 2015

Registration Fees:

Delegates: 80 euro
Students: 50 euro

Call for Papers:

We welcome proposals from scholars and researchers with an interest on video games and language in connection with the following areas:

- Word formation
- Terminology
- Genre analysis
- Pragmatics and Discourse Analysis
- Syntax
- Language Teaching
- Lexicographical resources
- Corpus Linguistics
- Translation

Abstracts of at least 300 words (References not included) may be submitted until 15th May 2015 through the Easy Chair System:

Important Dates:

Abstract submission: May 15, 2015
Notification of acceptance: June 15, 2015
Full paper submission: December 15, 2015

Scientific Committee:

Isabel Balteiro (Universidad de Alicante)
Ana Bocanegra (Universidad de Cádiz)
José Ramón Calvo Ferrer (UCAM Universidad Católica de Murcia)
Miguel Ángel Campos Pardillos (Universidad de Alicante)
Isabel de la Cruz Cabanillas (Universidad de Alcalá de Henares)
Alberto Fernández Costales (Universidad de Oviedo)
Ricardo Mairal Usón (UNED)
Carme Mangiron (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
José Mateo Martínez (Universidad de Alicante)
Silvia Molina Plaza (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid)
Minako O’Hagan (Dublin City University)
Pilar Orero (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
Ignacio Palacios Martínez (Universidad de Santiago de Compostela)
Pablo Romero-Fresco (Universidad de Roehampton)
Cristina Tejedor (Universidad de Alcalá de Henares)
Francisca Suau Jiménez (Universidad de Valencia)
Francisco Yus (Universidad de Alicante)

Organizing Committee (Universidad de Alicante):

Chairs: Isabel Balteiro, José Ramón Calvo-Ferrer, Miguel Ángel Campos Pardillos
Other members: Marián Alesón, José Ramón Belda, Raquel Martínez Motos, José Mateo Martínez, Amanda Roig Marín

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