Call for papers: The 11th International Language Conference

The 11th International Language Conference on The Importance of Learning Professional Foreign Languages for Communication between Cultures
17– 18 September 2020 Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad, Novi Sad, Serbia

This two-day event brings together LSP professionals, researchers, and students for thought-provoking sessions and discussions on current and emerging trends in LSP teaching and learning, covering the following topics:

Role of languages for specific purposes in the 21st century, Intercultural dimension of an LSP course, Use of technology in LSP courses Digital genres in academic settings, Preparation of materials for LSP teaching, Authentic and adapted materials in an LSP course Assessment and grading in an LSP course, Teacher professional development LSP teacher education & Pre-service education of teachers Discourse markers for LSP teaching Genre analysis of LSP materials Globalization and cross-cultural communication

Abstract submission If you are interested in giving an oral presentation or offering a workshop at the conference, you are invited to submit an abstract in English or German of 200 to 250 words by no later than 30 April 2020. To submit your abstract, please go to For instructions and details about how to make a submission, visit Abstracts accepted for presentation will be published in e-Book of Abstracts.

Presentation Paper presentations (in English or German) should be no more than 20 minutes in length with 5 minutes for questions or a short discussion. Workshops (in English or German) should last 45 minutes.

Papers The authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to submit their full papers to be published in the post-conference proceedings. The deadline for full paper submission is 15 October 2020.

Important dates November 2019 Call for abstracts opened 30 April 2020 Abstract submission deadline 10 June 2020 Notification of acceptance 10 July 2020 01 September 2020 Registration and conference fee payment deadline (PRESENTERS) Registration and conference fee payment deadline (LISTENERS) 15 October 2020 Full paper submission deadline

Conference fees (VAT included) Conference fees including full conference program, refreshments, lunch on both days and conference dinner are as follows: €100 for the presenters €20 for the students presenters

For more information, please contact the organizing committee at or visit page–medjunarodna-jezicka-konferencija-na-ftn-u

ESSE Conference – 3 seminars co-hosted by GERAS

Please find below the calls for papers for the 3 seminars co-hosted by GERAS members & GICs at the next ESSE Conference, which will be held in Lyon Aug 31-Sept 4, 2020 (more info). The deadline for submission is January 15th, 2020.

S4: English for Specialised Purposes & Humour

Despite research on humour specific to certain ESP disciplines (e.g. medical gallows humour, lawyer jokes, ‘headlinese’, etc.), a methodological approach to related lines of enquiry, such as ESP pedagogy, linguistics, translation and interpreting studies, corpus linguistics and fictional representations in specialised environments, remains rare. Numerous cognitive, social and psychological paths invite research in specialised humour. Yet, the richest field is probably the insider/outsider theme which typically permeates specialised communities. Other lines of enquiry may bear on the ethics of ESP humour and the correlated notion of acceptability. While specialised humour is often a means of bonding and stress-reduction, it also breeds sexism, harassment and even racism in ESP teaching, disciplinary or workplace contexts.


Miguel Ángel Campos-Pardillos (University of Alicante, Spain),

Shaeda Isani (University Grenoble-Alpes, France),

Katia Peruzzo (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Italy),

Michel Van der Yeught (Aix-Marseille University, France),

S6: ESP and professional domains

Recent discussions have highlighted the intersections between professional domains and discourses and the field of English for Specific Purposes (ESP) (Bhatia and Bremner 2014; Charret-Del Bove et al. 2017). This seminar invites speakers to contribute to describe and characterize professional specialization from theoretical and applied linguistic perspectives. Papers are welcome using any of the suggested research perspectives and methodologies (but do not need to be restricted to these):- The definition of “professional specialization” through the lens of linguistics; – The characterization of professional discourses domains and cultures;
– Technolects and terminology;
– Interdisciplinarity or multi-specialization of professional discourses;- Methodological approaches to professional discourses and domains (ethnomethodology; corpus analysis, genre analysis, storytelling, etc.);
– Intercultural and translation issues;
– English for professional purposes, course design and certification;- Endowing ESP instructors with professional knowledge.


Fanny Domenec (Université Paris Sorbonne – Université Panthéon Assas, France),

Cinzia Giglioni (Università di Roma La Sapienza, Italy),

Philippe Millot (Université de Lyon, France),

S7: English for Specific Purposes: what theoretical frameworks for what teaching and research outcomes?

English for Specific Purposes has historically been a practitioner-driven field, with its research anchored in applied linguistics. ESP thus concerns the language strand of the conference, as opposed to literature or culture. In many European universities, however, ESP courses are taught by teachers with a background in literary or cultural studies. This seminar asks those involved in research into the teaching and learning of ESP to reflect on the theories which inform their work. Such theories may relate to the ESP content discipline, to different areas of applied linguistics (e.g., corpus linguistics and specialised translation, teacher education, English Medium Instruction for internationalisation), or to other branches of education and the humanities.


Shona Whyte (Université Côte d’Azur, France),

Cédric Sarré (Sorbonne Université, France),

Barbora Chovancova (Masaryk University, Czech Republic),

Patrizia Anesa (University of Bergamo, Italy),