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Centro Congressi le Benedettine, Pisa
14th and 15 September 2022

This conference aims to discuss recent developments in academic, professional, institutional registers, and didactic communication as well as the types of specialized vocabularies involved.

The 20th AELFE conference follows previous editions in describing and analysing possible linguistic/communicative disruptions in academic, professional, and institutional contexts, but in this case, we would like to emphasize those developments derived from the pandemic.

Issues such as the intensive use of IT platforms, their influence on our daily professional and academic communication, and the creation of a different proximity that changes the roles of readers, writers, speakers and listeners, will be brought for the fore.

We also want to better understand how the pandemic has changed the way we teach specialized languages. Particular attention, although not the only one in the conference, will be attributed to political discourse, which has hybridized with the emerging medical/health science discourses, while its specialized terms have become the subject of constant disclosure.

The conference will be held at Centro Congressi Le Benedettine, in the very heart of Pisa by Arno river; the programme will be published during the month of April 2022, but you can see here the keynote speakers.

We provide a simple and clear proposal submission process, and a quick registration procedure to the event, that is completely free.

See you in Pisa!