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Linking Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Cultural, Professional and Scientific Capacity Building
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April 11-12, 2019

University of Latvia

Riga, Latvia



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 announce the 4th International Symposium on Language for International Communication to be held in Riga on April 11-12, 2019 in continuation of academic and scientific cooperation started by the three preceding symposiums in 2011, 2013 and 2016.

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 symposium, organized as a two-day interdisciplinary conference, endeavours to establish links between disciplines concerned with the instrumental use of language in international communication and with the study of its acquisition, the main focus being on linguistic capacity building for international cultural, professional and scientific communication.

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.