ALAPP conference


Applied Linguistics and Professional Practice (ALAPP)

The ALAPP conference was launched in 2011 at Cardiff University (UK) and since then it has become an annual international event. The conference aims to bring together researchers and practitioners 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). The ALAPP conference is associated with the Journal of Applied Linguistics and Professional Practice. To become a member of the ALAPP Society in order to avail discounted subscription to JALPP and ALAPP, please go to the membership page.

Each year ALAPP welcomes contributions on any topic linking professional practice with language and communication issues. The following topics are of particular interest:

  • 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 and discourse in the East and in the West
  • 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 globalization
  • Language and institutional demands in professional contexts

In the previous years, ALAPP was hosted at the following sites:

ALAPP 2011     Cardiff [UK]
ALAPP 2012  Sydney [AUSTRALIA]
ALAPP 2013 Kuala Lumpur [MALAYSIA]
ALAPP 2015  Milan [ITALY]

The 6th ALAPP Conference will take place during 3-5 November 2016 in Copenhagen, Denmark. A link to the conference site will be available soon.

Download the Welcome to ALAPP 2016 PowerPoint slides.

Download the ALAPP 2016 flyer.