LINGUIST List 30.4533

Sat Nov 30 2019

Calls: English; Applied Ling, Lexicography, Semantics, Text/Corpus Ling, Translation/Spain

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 24-Nov-2019
From: Isabel Balteiro <>
Subject: VI International Seminar on English and ESP Lexicology and Lexicography: The Language of Tourism, Sports and Outdoor Leisure Activities
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Full Title: VI International Seminar on English and ESP Lexicology and Lexicography: The Language of Tourism, Sports and Outdoor Leisure Activities
Short Title: LexESP 2020

Date: 07-May-2020 - 08-May-2020
Location: Alicante, Spain
Contact Person: Isabel Balteiro
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Lexicography; Semantics; Text/Corpus Linguistics; Translation

Subject Language(s): English

Call Deadline: 08-Feb-2020

Meeting Description:

The Lexicology of English and of Languages for Specific Purposes Research

Group (LexEsp) is pleased to announce its VI International Seminar on English and ESP Lexicology and Lexicography to be held at the University of Alicante (Spain) on May 7-8, 2020. This Seminar will focus on the language of Tourism, sports and outdoor leisure activities.
The concept of tourism and all the leisure activities that complement a vacation stay has undergone dramatic transformations as a consequence of social, economic and political forces in recent years. Tourism no longer refers to seasonal vacations but has widened its spectrum due to several factors such as, for instance, globalization, the creation of the Internet and social networks and the improvement of new technologies. This has resulted in developments in transport and facilities (e.g. disability access, sustainable tourism, culturally sensitive tourism, etc.), Internet sharing experience websites and apps (e.g. YouTube, IG, Twitter, TripAdvisor, etc.), task-oriented tourism (e.g. business, educational, health, religion, culture, music and cinema festivals, etc.), outdoor
leisure activities (hiking, camping, canoeing, kayaking, skiing, etc.), and new accommodation websites and apps, amongst others.

As the notion of tourism and leisure has evolved, so has the specific language that structures every professional sector. As with any other specialized language, neologisms, new genres, phraseology, etc. have emerged which still require scientific analyses. That and the language of sports are the focus of the VI International Seminar on English and ESP Lexicology and Lexicography.

Call for Papers:

Proposals from scholars and researchers are welcomed with an interest on tourism, sports and leisure activities and its specific language in connection with the following areas:

- Word formation
- Terminology and terminography
- Thesauri and phraseology
- Genre analysis
- Syntax
- Semantics
- Pragmatics and discourse analysis
- Language teaching
- Lexicographical resources
- Corpus linguistics
- Translation
- Globalization as a catalyst of language contact
- Language contact dynamics: fluidity, hybridity, creativity, translingualism, codeswitching/codemixing
- Professional language structure and style

Abstracts of no more than 300 words (excluding references) should be submitted before February 8, 2020.

Scientific Committee:

- Isabel Balteiro (Universidad de Alicante)
- Begoña Bellés Fortuño (Universitat Jaume I, Castellón)
- Gunnar Bergh (University of Gothenburg, Sweden)
- Ana Bocanegra (Universidad de Cádiz)
- Ruth Breeze (Universidad de Navarra)
- Miguel Ángel Campos Pardillos (Universidad de Alicante)
- Isabel de la Cruz Cabanillas (Universidad de Alcalá de Henares)
- Antonio Lillo Buades (Universidad de Alicante)
- José Mateo Martínez (Universidad de Alicante)
- Silvia Molina Plaza (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid)
- Ignacio Palacios Martínez (Universidad de Santiago de Compostela)
- Cristina Tejedor (Universidad de Alcalá de Henares)
- Francisco Yus (Universidad de Alicante)

Organizing committee

- Chairs: Isabel Balteiro and Isabel Espinosa

Other members of the organizing committee:

- Miguel Ángel Campos-Pardillos (Universidad de Alicante, Spain)
- José Ramón Calvo-Ferrer (Universidad de Alicante, Spain)
- Marián Alesón (Universidad de Alicante, Spain)
- José Ramón Belda Medina (Universidad de Alicante, Spain)
- Nereida Congost Maestre (Universidad de Alicante, Spain)
- Ekaterina Sinyashina (Universidad de Alicante, Spain)
- Iryna Mykytka (Universidad Católica de Murcia, Spain)
- José Antonio Martínez Copete (Universidad de Alicante, Spain)

Registration deadlines and fees

- Delegates:
* €80 (Early bird registration, until April 1, 2020)
* €100 (Late registration, until April 15, 2020)
- Attendees: €40
- Students: €20

Registration available at

Payment details:

- Payment method: bank transfer
- Bank name: SabadellCAM
- IBAN code: ES76 0081 3191 4300 0103 0312
- Swift code: BSABESBB
- Bank account beneficiary: Universidad de Alicante
- Reference: name and surname_LEXESP 2020

Important dates

- Abstract deadline: February 8, 2020
- Decisions communicated by: February 20, 2020
- Programme available by April 15, 2020
- Conference dates: May, 7-8 2020


All questions about submissions should be emailed to either or

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