The University of Latvia hosts the 5th International Symposium on Language for International Communication organized by the Department of English Studies and the Centre for Applied Linguistics in cooperation with the Department of Romance Studies at the Faculty of Humanities. The University of Latvia is pleased to announce the symposium to be held online from Riga on April 28-29, 2022 in continuation of academic and scientific cooperation started by the four preceding symposia in 2011, 2013, 2016 and 2019.

The symposium invites the debate on new perspectives and developments in research on Language for Specific Purposes (LSP) and specialized discourse and welcomes contributions from such fields as terminology, genre studies, discourse studies, pragmatics, sociolinguistics, to mention some. The scholars are encouraged to share their insights into the aims and methods of current research on LSP and specialized discourse, by reviewing LSP status and emergent issues. The symposium aims at gaining a holistic overview of state-of-the-art research in the LSP area.

The symposium aims at bringing together scholars, practitioners and emerging researchers in multilingualism and LSP as well as language technology product developers and providers. The participants are invited to share their research and practical know-how of teaching LSP to students of different training programmes, connecting the language classroom with workplace relevance. The forum for young researchers will be held in conjunction with the symposium and as such will provide students and junior researchers with the opportunity to present their research and receive feedback from experienced scholars.

For more information go to: The early-bird deadline for the submission of abstracts has been prolonged to January 31, 2022.