21st Conference on Language for Specific Purposes
Bergen, Norway 28-30 June 2017

We are delighted to invite you to Bergen and the 21st Symposium on Language for 
Specific Purposes in 2017!

Conference theme:
Interdisciplinary knowledge-making: challenges for LSP research

The complexity of many of today's societal challenges calls for new 
methodological approaches and research questions also within LSP/professional 
discourse studies. We therefore believe that an LSP conference dedicated to 
interdisciplinary knowledge-making is a timely undertaking.

The European Symposium on Language for Specific Purposes has for four decades 
been a key venue for LSP research and an important meeting ground for 
researchers and practitioners from around the world. LSP2017 offers the 
possibility to discuss the challenges and opportunities of LSP with an 
international audience and learn about cutting edge 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.

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 
-             Science communication
-             Language for specific purposes in specific languages, countries 
or regions of the world

Keynote speakers:
Kjersti Fl√łttum, University of Bergen, Norway
The role of language in the climate change issue - a cross-disciplinary 

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

Presentation formats:
We invite submissions of abstracts for papers, posters and workshops/colloquia 
on any topic relevant to the conference theme.

Full papers will be allowed 30 minutes, including 10 minutes for discussion. 
Posters (max. size A0, portrait format) will be on display throughout the 

Submission of abstracts:
Abstracts should be maximum 300 words (exclusive of references) and should 
state research questions, approach, method, data and (expected) results. 
Abstracts will be peer-reviewed. Please submit abstracts for conference and 
workshop presentations through the EasyAbs submission system: 
http://linguistlist.org/easyabs/LSP2017. If intended as a workshop 
presentation, the abstract should be marked with the relevant workshop 
number/title (see conference webpage for more information).

Proposals for workshop themes should be sent directly to the organisers at 

Contact information:
21st Symposium on Language for Specific Purposes
URL:      http://lsp2017.no/
Date:    28-30 June 2017
Place:    NHH, Bergen Norway
Contact:             lsp2...@nhh.no<mailto:lsp2...@nhh.no>

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
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