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7th Language Technology Industry Summit

Call for Papers: AESLA XXXII conference Language Industries and Social Change
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When: 11/30/2013
Where: Universidad de Pablo de Olvide

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AESLA is pleased to announce the 32nd conference to be held at the Universidad de Pablo Olavide, Seville from 3rd to 5th April 2014.

The theme title this year is Language Industries and Social Change. The focus this year is on the connection between applied linguistics and the productive sectors responsible for economic and human development, in this way looking at the connection between language and industry, multi-linguistic economy, language as an asset and a resource, language and inequality, social stratification and linguistic capital, among other subjects related to the theme of the conference.

We welcome proposals related to the areas covered by the ten thematic panels of our association, as well as those which focus on similar subjects related to this year’s theme.

The conference will cover the following areas:

  • Language acquisition and learning
  • Language teaching and curricular design
  • Language for specific purposes
  • Language psychology, child language acquisition and psycholinguistics
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Pragmatics
  • Discourse analysis
  • Corpus linguistics, computational linguistics and linguistic engineering
  • Lexicology and lexicography
  • Translation and Interpretation
  • Interdisciplinary panels on technologies in linguistic research.

The list of panel directors and their contact details can be downloaded from

The conference will host the following keynote speakers:

  • Jan Bloomaert (Tilburg University)
  • Bill Van Patten (Michigan State University)
  • Francisco Moreno Fernández (Instituto Cervantes, Universidad de Alcalá)
  • Francois Grin (Observatoire ELF Economics Language and Education, University of Geneva)

The programme includes the following round tables:

  • Language technologies: present and future (with the participation of Attensity, Indysis and SDL-Trados)
  • Linguistic immersion and educational bilingual programmes (CLIL) in collaboration with CLIL ReN Research Network. AILA
  • Second language use in professional settings
  • Proposals, round tables or posters (which should not exceed 500 words excluding figures and references) must be submitted via the conference web page http:/ no later than 30th November 2013.

    Authors will be notified as to whether their proposals have been accepted or rejected on or around 21st December 2013.

    Authors who wish to publish full versions of their proposals (approximately 2,500 words including references) should submit their texts no later than 20th February 2014 (the text must follow the style sheet template available at

    The official conference languages are Spanish and English.


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