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XVII International Conference of the Italian Association of Applied Linguistics

3/28/2016 to 7/15/2016
When: Monday, March 28, 2016
Where: United States

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XVII International Conference

of the Italian Association of Applied Linguistics

Using Second Languages

University of Naples L’Orientale - Second University of Naples
23-25 February 2017
Napoli - Santa Maria di Capua Vetere

The title of the 2017 Conference is: “Using Second Languages” and is open to contributions from the following areas of research:

  1. Using second languages in the teaching of non-language subjects (CLIL, university foreign language teaching, foreign language training for job mobility etc.)
  2. Using second languages in professional communication (linguistic and cultural mediation, company management, scientific, institutional and multimedia communication etc.)
  3. Using second languages in technology (localization, assisted translation, automatic dialogue strategy adaption etc.)
  4. Using second languages with people who have disabilities (hearing and vision impairment, dyslexia, Parkinson’s disease, mental or behavioural disorders etc.)

Scientific Committee
Anna De Meo, Bernardo Magnini, Margaret Rasulo, Patrizia Sorianello

Organizing Committee
Anna De Meo, Margaret Rasulo, Lucia di Pace, Rossella Pannain, Domenico Proietti, Raffaele Spiezia.

Conference proposals can be either individual papers or poster sessions, which will be undergone a selection process by the Scientific Committee. The Conference will also host a number of invited keynote speakers.

Individual paper proposals will have a 20-minute presentation session followed by a 10-minute open discussion. Each poster proposal will have a 5-minute plenary session followed by a more detailed discussion to be held in a designated poster area.

Abstracts for both proposals and posters are limited to 600-1000 words (not counting the bibliography) and should be sent to: by 15 July 2016. In your email please include the chosen presentation format (individual paper or poster) and the name and affiliation of presenter(s). The proposals will then be anonymized and sent to the Scientific Committee for a blind review selection process based on the following criteria: 1. Conceptual development and grounding in prior literature; 2. Methodological adequacy; 3. Interesting findings
Notification of acceptance will be provided by 30 September 2016.

The Conference languages are Italian, English and French.

Authors who are interested in publishing their contribution in the Association’s volume “Studi AItLA” are asked to send a full manuscript, written in Italian, for a second selection process to by 31 march 2017.

For further information please visit the Association’s website:

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