Norway’s leading business school and national stronghold for LSP research and development is hosting the 21st Conference on Language for Specific Purposes, in Bergen from 28-30 June 2017. The conference theme is “Interdisciplinary knowledge-making: challenges for LSP research”.
This conference has been a key venue for LSP research for four decades, and an important meeting ground for researchers and practitioners from around the world. LSP2017 offers the possibility to learn about cutting-edge international research within a range of topics such as domain-specific language, specialized translation, professional communication within businesses, organisations and academia, terminology and related technology, corpus studies, language policies and related socio-cultural issues.
- Kjersti Fløttum, University of Bergen, Norway The role of language in the climate change issue – a cross-disciplinary initiative
- Maria Teresa Musacchio, University of Padua, Italy Banking on text: Interdisciplinary perspectives on communication in economics and finance
- Paul Thompson, University of Birmingham, UK Viewing interdisciplinary research discourses about environmental change through corpus analysis.
Areas for submissions include – but are not limited to:
- Domain-specific language use (in domains such as energy, climate change, business, law, medicine, etc.)
- Technical/specialised translation
- Professional communication
- Theoretical and methodological issues of LSP research
- LSP teaching and training
- Terminology in theory and practice
- Corpus-studies for LSP practice and research
- Multilingualism, language policies, and socio-cultural issues of LSPs
- Science communication
- Language for specific purposes in specific languages, countries or regions of the world.
- 31 December 2016: Submission deadline for abstracts
- 15 February 2017: Notification of acceptance
- 15 April 2017: Early-bird registration deadline
- 31 May 2017: Registration deadline.
Find out more from the conference website here.