Association of LSP Teachers at Higher Education Institutions announces its 3rd international conference

Association of LSP Teachers at Higher Education Institutions (ALSPTHEI) announces its

22 – 24 February 2018, Zagreb, Croatia

Visoko učilište EFFECTUS – visoka škola za financije i pravo
(University College EFFECTUS – College for Finance and Law)
Trg J. F. Kennedyja 2, Zagreb, Croatia


Professor Batia Laufer (University of Haifa, Israel)
Her main contribution to the field of applied linguistics is in the area of vocabulary acquisition in additional languages. Her secondary contributions are in the areas of lexicography, cross linguistic influence and corpus analysis. Most of her studies have relevance to second language acquisition research, language testing, dictionary study and design, computer assisted language learning and research, language syllabi and teaching methodology.

Professor Emeritus Lita Sander Lundquist (Copenhagen Business School, Denmark)
Her main contributions are to the language and culture, text and cognition, psycholinguistics and the study of texts for specific purposes, translation, humour in intercultural professional settings, contrastive text linguistics and didactic applications, the relation between text linguistics and the reading of LSP texts in foreign languages and application of this theory to reading academic texts in a foreign language (i.e., didactics of LSP texts).

Bruno Nahod, PhD (Institute of Croatian Language and Linguistics, Zagreb, Croatia)
His main research foci are Croatian technical terminology, socio-cognitive approach to language for specific purposes, database development for building Croatian technical terminology. He was the principal terminologist in several projects of building Croatian terminology (e.g., physics, anthropology, paleontology), and participated in multiple other projects (e.g., Terminology and technical translation in intercultural dialogue and specialised communication – COGITO).

Associate Professor Nataša Pavlović
(Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, Croatia)
Her main research foci are translation theories, new technologies in translation and research into translation processes, directionality in translation and interpreting, collaborative translation protocols, self-monitoring in translation processes, self-revision in student translation processes, translation and TV subtitling, interpreting experience and distance dynamics, methodology of scientific research and education of translators and interpreters.

Plenary lectures will be in English.

We welcome presentations and papers addressing topics from all fields of interest within the domain of language for specific purposes and await the following types of contributions:
– research studies, reviews, professional papers, case reports, theoretical papers, methodological papers, projects, commentaries, etc.

Languages (abstracts, podium presentations and papers):
English, German or Croatian.

Podium presentations will be allocated 20 minutes plus 5 minutes for questions.

Abstract submission deadline: 1 December 2017
Notification of abstract acceptance: 15 December 2017
Registration and conference fee payment deadline: 20 January 2018
Paper submission deadline: 15 April 2018

Abstracts. Proposals for podium presentations should include: the title of presentation, name of the speaker(s), e-mail address(es) and affiliation (bibliography optional). Abstracts should not exceed a maximum of 300 words (without bibliography).

Abstract and paper submission: 

Thematic fields:
• Terminological theories and their application
• Terminology and lexicography
• Psycholinguistics and LSP
• Cognitive aspects of LSP
• Sociological and cultural aspects of LSP
• Communication aspects in LSP
• LSP didactics at tertiary level
• Discourse analysis in LSP
• Translation in LSP
• Teaching LSP as a foreign language
• Teaching LSP as a foreign language to students with visual impairment; deaf and hard of hearing students; students with dyslexia; etc.)
• Testing in LSP
• Genre analysis
• Corpus analysis
• Technology-assisted teaching/learning in LSP
• Project-based learning in LSP
• Interdisciplinary aspects – synergy of subject field and foreign language
• Classification, methodology of the development and evaluation of teaching materials
• Methodology of designing LSP syllabi
• Needs analysis
• Other topics connected with language for specific as well as language for academic purposes

The book of abstracts will be available at the conference. The proceedings book will be published after the conference.

Online registration can be effected from 1 December 2017 to 20 January 2018 using the following link.

The conference fee:
ALSPTHEI members: HRK 300
Non-members: HRK 500 (approximately EUR 65)
Registration fee includes the conference kit, coffee breaks and two lunches.

Methods of payment: bank transfer only
Bank details:
Account holder: UNJSVU
Bank name: Zagrebačka banka d.d. Zagreb, Savska cesta 60
Reference: Surname_fee2018
IBAN: HR2923600001102273995

Please note that all bank charges are to be borne by the participant.

Conference email:

Visoko učilište EFFECTUS – visoka škola za financije i pravo
(University College EFFECTUS – College for Finance and Law)
Trg J. F. Kennedyja 2, Zagreb, Croatia,16.009183,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0xd4b962de49db6457

Information on accommodation in Zagreb:
There are several hotels that we can recommend for your stay in Zagreb. The following ones are either the closest to the conference venue or it is rather easy to come to the conference venue by tram.

Palace hotel Zagreb,
On foot either to the railway station (approximately 5 minutes) and then tram no. 9 to the venue, or on foot to the main square and then tram no. 17 to the venue.

The Westin Zagreb,
Tram no. 9 to the venue.

Hotel Dubrovnik,
Tram no. 6 to the railway station (two tram stations), and then tram no. 9 to the venue.

Hotel Jadran,
On foot to the main square (approximately 5 minutes) or trams nos. 11 and 12 (one tram station), and then no. 17 to the venue.

Hotel Jägerhorn,
On foot to the main square (approximately 5 minutes), and then tram no. 17 to the venue.

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