The Department of English Studies and the Centre for Applied Linguistics in cooperation with the Department of Romance Studies at the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Latvia are pleased to invite you to the 4th International Symposium on Language for International Communication (LINCS 2019) to be held in Riga on April 11-12, 2019.

The symposium aims at bringing together scholars, practitioners and novice researchers representing different areas of linguistics, literature and culture for a discussion on the role of languages in international communication in the contemporary world. The focus of the symposium is on semantics, pragmatics, text and corpus linguistics, discourse analysis, language acquisition, lexicology, lexicography, translation and interpretation, culture and literature studies. The working languages of the symposium are English, French and Spanish. The symposium will be held at the University of Latvia in Riga, Latvia.  Abstracts can be submitted by January 15, 2019. Further information can be found on the symposium website: We are looking forward to meeting you in Riga next year!