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In co-operation with the AILA Scientific Commission on Language for Special Purposes
Convenor: Professor Christer Laurén, University of Vaasa
The 15th European Symposium on Language for Special Purposes
New Trends in Specialized Discourse
University of Bergamo (Italy)
29th August - 2nd September 2005
Organising & Scientific Committee
Prof. Maurizio Gotti Prof. Maria Vittoria Calvi
Ass. Prof. Marina Dossena
Ass. Prof. Dorothee Heller
Dr Ulisse Belotti
Dr Davide Giannoni
Co-opted Scientific Committee
Prof. Vijay K. Bhatia
Prof. Ken Hyland
Prof. Christer Laurén
Prof. John Sinclair
Prof. Marcello Soffritti
Prof. John Swales
Ass. Prof. Jan Engberg
Themes of the Conference
The conference will aim to highlight recent evolutions in specialized
discourse research and innovative experiences in LSP teaching
- Christopher N. Candlin (Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia / The Open University, UK)
- Konrad Ehlich (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München, Germany)
- Françoise Salager-Meyer (Universidad de Los Andes, Mérida, Venezuela)
The Conference will be hosted by CERLIS, the research centre on LSP operating at the University of Bergamo, an institution where research has always been in the foreground and where various national and international conferences have already been organized (see http://www.unibg.it/cerlis ).
LSP2005 will be held at the University of Bergamo (Università degli Studi di Bergamo, Facoltà di Lingue e Letterature Straniere) which is located in the Upper Town (Città Alta). Lectures, presentations and colloquia will take place in the venues of via Salvecchio and of Piazza Rosate (see the map). The Upper Town can be reached by bus or by funicular. Bus number 1, which runs every ten minutes from the railway station, takes you to the funicular (where you will need to show your ticket in order to pass through the gate). Bus number 1A, instead, takes you directly to the Upper Town (final stop at Colle Aperto). Note that tickets may not be bought on board, but are available from newsagents. The cost of the single fare is €1. A ticket for 10 rides (“tesserino per 10 corse”) costs € 7.50. The ticket has a 75-minute validity. From the Upper Town you can go back to the Lower Town either by taking the funicular again, or buses 1A/B/C from Colle Aperto. Bus 1C goes as far as Orio al Serio Airport.
Click here to download the map.
Following the tradition of previous symposia, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday are working days; Wednesday is set aside for excursions, meetings, relaxing, etc. During the conference there will be keynote plenary lectures, presentation of papers, colloquia and posters.
As for accompanying persons, while there is no dedicated programme for them during the conference, they are very welcome to register for the social events listed in the registration form.
Click here to download the programme (updated to August 27nd 2005).
Click here to download the book of abstracts (Word doc).
Click here to download the book of abstracts (pdf).
Participants may choose their language of presentation. In order to facilitate listening and discussion clear support materials should be prepared. No interpreting services will be available.
All conference rooms are equipped with OHP, microphone and slide or video projector.
Submission of abstracts
No later than 30th November 2004
Proposals for colloquia
No later than 30th November 2004
Notification of acceptance
No later than 28th February 2005
No later than 31st May 2005
No later than 15th July 2005
Submission for proceedings
No later than 15th October 2005
The fee includes a welcome evening reception on 29th August, tea/coffee breaks and one volume of the proceedings
Click here to download the registration form.
All cancellations should be notified not later than 15th August 2005. In any case, a cancellation fee of 30 euros will be charged. Reimbursements will be by bank transfer after the Conference closure.
Method of payment:
By bank transfer to STUDIUM BERGOMENSE SCARL - Banca Popolare di Bergamo, Filiale di Bergamo Città Alta, via Gombito 2 - 24129 Bergamo (I) - c/c 32053
IBAN: IT14 W 05428 11107 000000032053
SWIFT CODE: BEPOIT21930
Please remember to indicate LSP2005 as the reason for your bank transfer.
By credit card (VISA, MASTERCARD).
We regret we cannot accept any other form of payment, nor any currency other than euros
The registration desk will operate in Room 3 Salvecchio, starting from Monday 29th August 2005 at 9.00 a.m. There participants should collect their delegate packs, which will include the name tag, a copy of the book of abstracts, the Conference programme, the list of participants, the certificate of attendance, all payment receipts, and informative material about Bergamo.
Bergamo is in Northern Italy, 50 Kms north-east of Milan, on the way to Lake Garda and Venice. Thanks to its international airport (sometimes advertised as ‘Milan-Orio al Serio’, or Milan-BGY), Bergamo can be reached by plane from many European cities; alternatively, participants may fly to Milan and take a train or a bus to Bergamo.
Here is a list of hotels offering reduced fares for the LSP2005 conference participants. Early booking is highly recommended, as Bergamo is a popular tourist destination throughout the year.
Il Gourmet ***
Via S.Vigilio 1
(in the old town)
Dinner from 34.50 euros
(two courses, vegetables, dessert, coffee, mineral water, ½ l. wine)
Breakfast not included
(10 euros per person)
Hotel Cappello d’Oro ****
Viale Papa Giovanni XXIII 12
Tel. +39 035.232503
Fax: +39 035.242946
Double (1 person)
Double (two people)
Hotel Excelsior S. Marco ****
Piazza Repubblica 6
Tel. + 39 035.366111
Fax. +39 035.223201
Double (De Luxe)
Hotel Agnello d’Oro **
Via Gombito 22
Tel. +39 035.249.883
Fax. +39 035.235612
Dinner at 32 euros
(starter, two courses, dessert, coffee, wine and mineral water)
(6 euros per person)
Jolly Hotel ****
Via Paleocapa 1/g
Tel. +39 035.2271811
Fax. +39 035.2271812
Viale Papa Giovanni XXIII,100
Tel. +39 035 227411
Fax +39 035 218008
Hotel Arli ***
Largo Porta Nuova 12
Fax +39 035239732
Piazza Marconi, 11 24122 Bergamo
Tel. +39035242629 Fax +39035230400
Double (2 people)
Città dei Mille ***
Via Autostrada 3/c
Tel. +39 035317400
Fax +39 035 317385
Albergo Hotel S. Giorgio**
Via S. Giorgio, 10
Further details about accommodation may be found at http://www.apt.bergamo.it/
The social programme includes:
Discover secret, hidden places of the old city. Be ready to meet scary, mysterious creatures in a fascinating atmosphere. Participants will be provided with torches…..
Cost: € 20 (Minimum number of bookings: 30)
Morning: guided tour of Mantua (http://www.a-mantova.com), one of the most important Renaissance towns in Northern Italy. The visit will include the Medieval part of the town (Piazza delle Erbe, Piazza Sordello), the Church of S.Andrea (designed by L.B.Alberti) and the Palace, which hosted the refined court of the Gonzaga family, not to mention the room decorated by Mantegna (www.mantovabox.it).
Afternoon: visit to the famous Parco Sigurtà, (http://www.sigurta.it) rich in rare, beautiful plants and flowers. If you feel tired , you can take one of the small trains carrying visitors along the 7 Kms of the so called ‘Enchanted Path’. Bicycles and golf buggies can also be hired.
Return to Bergamo approx.6.30 p.m. Cost: € 40 (Minimum number of bookings: 35)
Morning: guided tour of Sirmione (http://sirmioneonline.net/), one of the most famous villages on Lake Garda. You will visit the local castle and the archaeological site known as ‘Grotte di Catullo’, the largest remains of a Roman villa in Italy.
Afternoon: tour of Franciacorta, an area famous for its wines. The tour will include a visit to a local cellar, as well as wine tasting. Dinner in a typical Franciacorta country restaurant.
Return to Bergamo approx. 10 p.m. Cost: € 70 (Minimum number of bookings: 35)
Please note that the conference dinner and all tours and excursions need to be booked and paid for in advance. For this purpose, please use the registration form.
How to contact us
By post: LSP2005 – CFP – Università di Bergamo – Via Salvecchio 19 – 24129 Bergamo (Italy)
By telephone: +39.035.2052.260
By fax: +39.035.2052.614
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