21st Conference on Language for Specific Purposes, Bergen, Norway

bergenNorway’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.

Keynote speakers

  • 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.

Important dates

  • 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.

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