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34th International Conference of the Spanish Association of Applied Linguistics (AESLA): Professional and Academic Discourse: an Interdisciplinary Perspective.

Dates: from 14 to16 April 2016

Venue: Conference Centre of Alicante

Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to announce the 34th International Conference of the Spanish Association of Applied Linguistics (AESLA) to be held in Alicante from 14 to April 16 2016. The topic for this edition is “Professional and Academic Discourse: an Interdisciplinary Perspective". The Congress will be held at the University of Alicante, in calle San Fernando, 40, in the heart of the city.

The Conference will focus on the relationship between the different streams of professional and academic discourse in order to analyze the various proposals that in certain areas and perspectives (humanities, science, society, etc.), converge in a general framework that can be labelled "professional and academic discourse." In this sense, the Conference will deepen the links between languages and professions, characterized by specific linguistic and discursive structures and, in most cases, restricted to small groups of users.

AESLA 2016 is pleased to welcome the following keynote speakers who have already confirmed their participation:

The Organizing Committee of AESLA 2016 invites scholars and researchers to submit papers, round tables, and poster proposals (abstracts) related to the topic of this edition, within any one of the following thematic panels established by AESLA:

  • Language acquisition
  • Language teaching
  • Language for specific purposes
  • Language psychology, child language and psycholinguistics
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Pragmatics
  • Discourse analysis
  • Corpus linguistics, computational linguistics and linguistic engineering
  • Lexicology and lexicography
  • Translation and interpreting


Deadline: 21 December 2015

Languages: English, Spanish or Catalan and should contain 500 words max.(including references).

Abstracts must be submitted through the EasyChair link:

Abstracts received by email will not be accepted, so please register your proposal via EasyChair and select the type of proposal (paper, poster, or round table) and in which panel your abstract should be assessed.

Notification of acceptance/rejection: 21 January 2016.


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We look forward to your contributions and to meeting you in the sunny city of Alicante next year!

The Organizing Committee.

34th AESLA International Conference (AESLA 2016)

Universidad de Alicante
Carretera San Vicente s/n
03690 San Vicente del Raspeig
Alicante (Spain)

Tel: (+34) 96 590 9579

Fax: (+34) 96 590 3800



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