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ALAPP 2015 Conference

5th International conference Applied Linguistics and Professional Practice (ALAPP)

5-7 November 2015
Università degli Studi di Milano
Department of Studies on Language Mediation and Intercultural Communication
Milan, Italy

ALAPP programme

Language, discourse and action in professional practice

The conference aims to bring together scholars from various disciplinary backgrounds, especially those related to language and communication research, and professional specialities (e.g., mediation, management, business, law, journalism, education, healthcare, social care, therapy, translation and interpreting). A special emphasis will be on the role language and discourse as tools for action in professional practice and on relevant research. ALAPP 2015 welcomes contributions on any topic linking professional practice with language and communication issues.

Conference Rationale

Conference themes include:
  • Language, communication and the professions
  • Linguistic and semiotic aspects of professional expertise
  • Identity construction in professional communication
  • Use of lingua franca in professional encounters
  • Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in professional contexts
  • Multimodality in professional practice
  • Professional practice, discourse and the new media
  • Translation and professional practice
  • The role of interpreting in professional encounters
  • Language and reflexivity in the professions
  • Linguistic training for professionals
  • Professional practice and communication in the age of globalisation
  • Language and institutional demands in professional contexts
  • Professional practice and discourse in the East and in the West

Save the date

March 31st 2015

Submission deadline

June 1st – July 31st 2015

Early bird registration

November 4th 2015

Masterclass (Srikant Sarangi)

November 5th-7th 2015

ALAPP 2015 Conference

The following plenary speakers have confirmed their participation


Claudia Angelelli

Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK


Maurizio Gotti

University of Bergamo, Italy


Diane Hazlett

University of Ulster, Northern Ireland, UK