Linking Interdisciplinary Perspectives: Language for Specific Purposes in the Era of Multilingualism and Technologies

The University of Latvia hosts the 5th International Symposium on Language for International Communication organized by the Department of English Studies and the Centre for Applied Linguistics in cooperation with the Department of Romance Studies at the Faculty of Humanities. The University of Latvia is pleased to announce the symposium to be held online from Riga on April 28-29, 2022.


The symposium invites the debate on new perspectives and developments in research on Language for Specific Purposes (LSP) and specialised discourse and welcomes contributions from such fields as terminology, genre studies, discourse studies, pragmatics, sociolinguistics, to mention some. The scholars are encouraged to share their insights into the aims and methods of current research on LSP and specialised discourse, by reviewing LSP status and emergent issues. The symposium aims at gaining a holistic overview of state-of-the-art research in LSP area.

The symposium aims at bringing together scholars, practitioners and emerging researchers in LSP as well as language technology product developers and providers. The participants are invited to share their research and practical know-how of teaching LSP to students of different training programmes, connecting the language classroom with workplace relevance. The forum for young researchers will be held in conjunction with the symposium and as such will provide students and junior researchers with the opportunity to present their research and receive feedback from experienced scholars.