LINGUIST List 30.3680

Mon Sep 30 2019

Calls: Applied Linguistics/Spain

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 27-Sep-2019
From: Elisabet Arnó <>
Subject: 19th Conference of AELFE & 2nd TAPP Conference: ''Multilingual Academic and Professional Communication in a Networked World''
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Full Title: 19th Conference of AELFE & 2nd TAPP Conference: "Multilingual Academic and Professional Communication in a Networked World"
Short Title: AELFE TAPP 2020

Date: 08-Jul-2020 - 10-Jul-2020
Location: Vilanova i la Geltru (Barcelona), Spain
Contact Person: Elisabet Arno-Macia
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Call Deadline: 31-Oct-2019

Meeting Description:

This joint AELFE-TAPP Conference brings together the 19th annual conference of AELFE (Asociación Europea de Lenguas para Fines Específicos/European Association of Languages for Specific Purposes) and the 2nd Conference of the Trans-Atlantic and Pacific Project (TAPP), a growing virtual exchange network that has developed transnational collaborative projects on specialised communication, translation and user experience. The combination of both conferences will allow participants to link the fields of languages for specific purposes (LSP) and telecollaboration/virtual exchange.

For the last two decades, the annual AELFE Conference has been a meeting point for scholars interested in academic and professional communication from a multidisciplinary perspective.

The first TAPP conference was held in Fargo (ND, USA) in 2016, under the theme “Converging fields”. This second edition, “Expanding networks”, will explore virtual exchange from the perspective of its consolidation and will provide a forum for researchers and practitioners from different networks to share their experience and insights.

The topic of the AELFE- TAPP 2020 Conference will be: ''Multilingual Academic and Professional Communication in a Networked World''

In a networked era, we are faced with the challenges of faster and more complex communication involving a variety of languages, participants and modes. Academic and professional communication also poses challenges related to disciplinary literacies and interdisciplinary collaboration. As higher education is undergoing a process of increasing internationalization, through English-medium instruction (EMI) and internationalization at home and abroad, what is the role of LSP teaching and research? How can academics expand their international and multidisciplinary networks? How can educators best prepare future graduates for complex multilingual and multicultural work and study environments?

With an emphasis on the demands of international academic and professional language use as well as on the opportunities afforded by technology for collaboration and intercultural communication, the AELFE-TAPP 2020 Conference will provide scholars with the opportunity to discuss advances in academic and professional communication as well as in virtual exchange.

Together with an inspiring academic programme, participants will also enjoy a social programme in a privileged location, Vilanova i la Geltrú (Barcelona), which will offer participants plenty of opportunities to strengthen their academic and social networks.

Keynote Speakers:

Marie C. Paretti (Virginia Tech, Blacksburg VA, USA)
Francesca Helm (University of Padua, Italy)
Sonia Vandepitte (Ghent University, Belgium)
David Block (ICREA Professor, University of Lleida, Spain)

Important Dates:

Call for proposals: from 8 July 2019 to 31 October 2019
Notification of acceptance: 30 November 2019
Early bird registration: 31 March 2020
Deadline for registration: 31 May 2020

Papers based on conference presentations will appear in an open-access peer-reviewed proceedings publication. We also plan to publish one or more volumes (special issue of a journal or edited book) with selected contributions.

Call for Papers:

We are currently accepting proposals for the AELFE-TAPP 2020 Conference, focusing on Languages for Specific Purposes and Virtual Exchange.

Venue: Vilanova i la Geltru (Barcelona), BarcelonaTech

Dates: 8-10 July

Check the conference website for further information:

We look forward to your contributions,

Elisabet Arnó

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