LINGUIST List 32.3589

Fri Nov 12 2021

Calls: Applied Linguistics/Latvia

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 11-Nov-2021
From: Margarita Spirida <>
Subject: 5th International Symposium Language for International Communication
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Full Title: 5th International Symposium Language for International Communication
Short Title: LINCS

Date: 28-Apr-2022 - 29-Apr-2022
Location: Riga, University of Latvia, ZOOM, Latvia
Contact Person: Margarita Spirida
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English; Spanish

Call Deadline: 17-Jan-2022

Meeting Description:

5th International Symposium Language for International Communication. Linking Interdisciplinary Perspectives: Language for Specific Purposes in the Era of Multilingualism and Technologies

The Department of English Studies and the Centre for Applied Linguistics in cooperation with the Department of Romance Studies at the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Latvia are pleased to announce the 5th International Symposium on Language for International Communication to be held online from Riga on April 28-29, 2022.

The symposium invites the debate on new perspectives and developments in research on Language for Specific Purposes (LSP) and specialised discourse and welcomes contributions from such fields as terminology, genre studies, discourse studies, pragmatics, sociolinguistics, to mention some. The scholars are encouraged to share their insights into the aims and methods of current research on LSP and specialised discourse, by reviewing LSP status and emergent issues. The symposium aims at gaining a holistic overview of state-of-the-art research in LSP area.

The symposium aims at bringing together scholars, practitioners and emerging researchers in LSP as well as language technology product developers and providers. The participants are invited to share their research and practical know-how of teaching LSP to students of different training programmes, connecting the language classroom with workplace relevance. The forum for young researchers will be held in conjunction with the symposium and as such will provide students and junior researchers with the opportunity to present their research and receive feedback from experienced scholars.

Call for Papers:

Important Dates:

Submission of abstracts (online): January 17, 2022
Notification of acceptance of the abstracts: February 14, 2022
Early bird registration opens: February 21, 2022
Early bird registration closes & regular registration opens: March 14, 2022
The symposium fee is payable by bank transfer by March 28, 2022
Online registration closes on March 28, 2022
Online symposium: April 28-29, 2022
Submission of the manuscript electronically for review: September 10, 2022

The focus of the symposium is on but not limited to Multilingualism in LSP:
- Specialised discourse (business, law, medicine, engineering, cultural and literary studies, etc.);
- Theory and methodology of LSP research;
- Terminology interface of theory and practice in LSP;
- Corpus studies in LSP;
- Translation and interpretation in LSP.
Technologies in LSP:
- Innovation, multimodality and digital technologies in LSP studies;
- OER (Open Educational Resources) in LSP teaching and learning;
- Game and game-based approaches in LSP teaching and learning;
- Influence of technologies on LSP integration with teaching and learning of other subjects.

Keynote Speakers

Vita Kalnbērziņa (University of Latvia, Latvia)
Ingūna Skadiņa (University of Latvia, Latvia)
Crispin Thurlow (University of Bern, Switzerland)
Liliana Szczuka-Dorna, (Poznan University of Technology, Poland)
Ángel Felíces Lago (University of Granada, Spain)

Contribution Types

Presenters (Oral Presentation) – Live ZOOM Presentation
Each Presenter will get 15 Minutes to do their Presentation
Each Presenter will have 5 Minutes for Q&A Session

Posters (Poster Presentation)
Each Poster will be displayed at the Conference Poster Wall

Panel Discussion
Panellists will be selected from among the contributors by the Organizing Committee.

The working languages
The working languages of the symposium are English, French, and Spanish.

Participation and Publication Fee

Early Bird Registration Rates
(Applicable to those who register by March 14th)
- Presenting Author: EUR 70;
- Presenting Co-authors: EUR 35;
- Presenting Author (PhD Student, co-authored by thesis supervisor): EUR 35;
- Attendee: EUR 10

Regular Registration Rates
(Applicable to those who register after the early-bird deadline)
- Presenting Author: EUR 90;
- Presenting Co-authors: EUR 45;
- Presenting Author (PhD Student, co-authored by thesis supervisor): EUR 45;
- Attendee: EUR 10

The symposium fee is payable by bank transfer by March 28, 2022.

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