Conference theme

Mediating Specialized Knowledge: Challenges and Opportunities for LSP Communication and Research

Whether within or across languages, communicating specialized knowledge – to experts in other domains of the same specialism, to experts in other fields, to students or to lay people – involves a degree of mediation. This conference focuses on LSP discourse and the ways in which it appears in or is shaped by mediation and the mediating process. While engaging with the public to co-construct knowledge poses challenges, as it requires inclusion of alternative and sometimes contrasting perspectives, it also provides opportunities requiring novel investigations and innovative research methodologies in LSP/professional discourse studies.

The working languages of the conference are English, French, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish
but all speakers are kindly requested to provide slides in English.

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Areas for submissions include but are not limited to

  • Domain-specific language use (in fields such as science and technology, business and economics, law, medicine, etc.)
  • Specialised translation and interpreting
  • Professional communication
  • Theoretical and methodological issues of LSP research
  • LSP teaching and training
  • Terminology in theory and practice
  • Corpus-studies for LSP practice and research
  • Multilingualism, language policies, and socio-cultural issues of LSPs
  • Science communication
  • Language for specific purposes in specific languages, countries or regions of the world

Call for Papers

Whether within or across languages, communicating specialised knowledge involves a degree of mediation. At all levels – experts to experts, experts to students, experts to lay people – effective LSP communication is the result of joint efforts in achieving mutual understanding, as negotiating or co-constructing meaning with the audience requires engaging with different perspectives, no matter if the aim is to integrate, reconcile, debate or oppose them. While co-constructing knowledge presents challenges, it also provides opportunities, as it requires novel investigations and innovative research methodologies in LSP/professional discourse studies.

Along with established patterns of mediation in LSP/professional contexts, growing use of digital media broadens the range of new genres and hybrid forms and influences discourse practices to make and maintain contact, to develop relationships and build networks in a multimodal environment. While research has made significant progress in many areas of LSP discourse, there is scope for further investigations and new methodologies to explore how scientists, professionals, journalists and all kinds of stakeholders deal with mediation of specialised knowledge at different levels to ensure effective communication in the age of digital media. Further inquiries concern whether and to what extent digital media affect communication in formal media.

You can submit abstracts for presentations, colloquia, workshops and panels. Analytical approaches based on synchronic, diachronic and/or contrastive perspectives of intralinguistic, interlinguistic and intercultural mediation in LSP/professional discourse are all welcome. Areas for submission include but are not limited to:

Abstracts can be submitted in English, French, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish, but for their presentations all speakers will be kindly required to provide slides in English.

Submissions

Submissions should be sent to the Organising committee at lsp2019unipd@gmail.com by 31 January 2019 (extended to 25 March 2019). In the object line of the message, please enter “ABSTRACT SUBMISSION” followed by the type of abstract – presentation, colloquium, workshop or panel.

Important dates

  • extended to
    25 March 2019
  • SUBMISSION DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS
  • Second
    18 April 2019
  • NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE
  • Third
    31 May 2019
  • EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION DEADLINE
  • Fourth
    20 June 2019
  • REGISTRATION DEADLINE
     

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Wednesday 10 July

9.00-10.30
Registration
Sala dei Quaranta, Palazzo Bo, Via VIII Febbraio, 2
 
10.30-11.00
Conference opening
Aula Magna, Palazzo Bo, Via VIII Febbraio, 2
 
11.00-12.00
Keynote speaker: Sonia Vandepitte, Ghent University
Aula Magna, Palazzo Bo, Via VIII Febbraio, 2
 
12.30
Lunch
Sala della Basilica, Palazzo Bo, Via VIII Febbraio, 2
 
14.30-16.30
Paper/workshop session
DiSLL - Palazzo Maldura, Piazzetta G. Folena, 1
 
16.30
Coffee break
 
17.00-18.30
Keynote speaker: prof. Khurshid Ahmad, Trinity College Dublin
Calfura 1 Lecture Hall, DiSLL - Palazzo Maldura, Piazzetta G. Folena, 1
 
19.00-20.00
James Folan in And Still It Moves: A faculty member returns to Padua
Sala dei Giganti, Piazza Capitaniato 3/5
 
20.30-21.30
Welcome Reception
 

Thursday 11 July

9.00-10.00
Keynote speaker: Bruce Maylath, North Dakota State University
Calfura 1 Lecture Hall, DiSLL - Palazzo Maldura, Piazzetta G. Folena, 1
 
10.00
Coffee break
 
10.30-13.00
Paper/workshop session
DiSLL - Palazzo Maldura, Piazzetta G. Folena, 1
 
13.00
Lunch
 
14.30-16.00
Paper/workshop session
DiSLL - Palazzo Maldura, Piazzetta G. Folena, 1
 
16.00
Coffee break
 
16.30-18.00
Paper/workshop session
DiSLL - Palazzo Maldura, Piazzetta G. Folena, 1
 
19.00-20.00
Guided tour of the Botanical Garden
Orto Botanico - via Orto Botanico 15
 
20.30
Conference dinner
 

Friday 12 July

9.00-10.00
Keynote speaker: Gisle Andersen, Bergen Business School
Calfura 1 Lecture Hall, DiSLL - Palazzo Maldura, Piazzetta G. Folena, 1
 
10.00
Coffee break
 
10.30-13.00
Paper/workshop session
DiSLL - Palazzo Maldura, Piazzetta G. Folena, 1
 
13.30
Lunch
 
14.30-16.00
Paper/workshop session
DiSLL - Palazzo Maldura, Piazzetta G. Folena, 1
 
16.00
Conference close
Calfura 1 Lecture Hall, DiSLL - Palazzo Maldura, Piazzetta G. Folena, 1
Under the patronage of
Dipartimento di Studi Linguistici e Letterari - Piazzetta G. Folena, 1 - 35137 Padova

Registration

Conference fees cover the cost of buffet lunches and coffee breaks throughout the conference. It also includes reception on 10th July. You have an option of registration with or without the conference dinner. If you have special requests or dietary requirements or require specific assistance, please state your needs in the “Notes” box. Please note that in the Invoice Section of the form, you have to click on "Natural person", which simply means 'individual'. (The other option, "Legal person", would be for business enterprises or organizations.)

CONFERENCE FEES
Until 31st May 2019:

  • Early-bird registration for professors/lecturers with conference dinner: € 240
  • Early-bird registration for professors/lecturers without conference dinner: € 200
  • Early-bird registration for students/PhD students with conference dinner: € 180
  • Early-bird registration for students/PhD students without conference dinner: € 140
Until 20th June 2019:
  • Full-fee registration for professors/lecturers with conference dinner: € 280
  • Full-fee registration for professors/lecturers without conference dinner: € 240
  • Full-fee registration for students/PhD students with conference dinner: € 180
  • Full-fee registration for students/PhD students without conference dinner: € 140

The Registration fee must be paid by Bank Transfer to the following account:
BANK: INTESA SAN PAOLO BRANCH: 45574
ADDRESS: CORSO GARIBALDI, 22/26, 35122 PADOVA (PD) ITALY
IBAN: IT62L0306912117100000046157
SWIFT CODE: BCITITMMXXX
BENEFICIARY: DIPARTIMENTO STUDI LINGUISTICI E LETTERARI Università di Padova
REASON OF PAYMENT: Conference fee NAME SURNAME LSP 2019

Please send a copy of your registration to lsp2019unipd@gmail.com so that your special requests and dietary requirements can be duly noted.

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN
Please click here to register

Organising committee

Maria Teresa Musacchio, DiSLL Università di Padova
Geneviève Henrot, DiSLL Università di Padova
Carmen Castillo Peña, DiSLL Università di Padova
Rosanna Benacchio, DiSLL Università di Padova

Scientific committee

Maria Teresa Musacchio DiSLL Università di Padova
Geneviève Henrot DiSLL Università di Padova
Carmen Castillo Peña DiSLL Università di Padova
Rosanna Benacchio DiSLL Università di Padova
Marella Magris Università di Trieste
Elena Chiocchetti Eurac Research Bolzano
Jan Engberg Aarhus Universitet
Giuseppe Palumbo Università di Trieste
Elisabet Arnó Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

About Padua

Though under an hour from Venice, Padua (Padova in Italian) seems a world away with its medieval marketplaces, Fascist-era facades and hip student population. As a medieval city-state and home to Italy’s second-oldest university (1222), Padua challenged both Venice and Verona for regional hegemony. A series of extraordinary fresco cycles recalls this golden age – including in Giotto’s Cappella degli Scrovegni, Menabuoi’s heavenly gathering in the baptistry and Titian’s St Anthony in the Scoletta del Santo.

Palazzo del Bo

Università di Padova

Piazza dei Signori

Places in Padua

Il Santo

Basilica of Saint Anthony

Orto botanico

Botanic Garden

Cappella degli Scrovegni

Scrovegni Chapel

Palazzo della Ragione

...e il Salone

Prato della Valle

...e l'isola Memmia

Caffè Pedrocchi

Coffee House

Museo degli Eremitani

City Museum

Santa Giustina

Abbey of Santa Giustina

I Navigli

Watercourses and rivers

Il Duomo

Basilic of the Dome

Venue and Travel Information

All activities on the first morning of the conference – opening ceremony, plenary lecture and lunch – will take place in the Aula Magna of the main university building, Palazzo Bo, Via VIII Febbraio 2. The rest of the conference will take place at Palazzo Maldura, located at 1, Piazzetta Folena, at the corner of via Beato Pellegrino with Piazza Mazzini.

Palazzo Maldura is open from 8:00am to 7:30pm. When you cross the gate, walk straight past the library on your left, towards the small parking lot; then turn right following the footpath and past the bike rack. Turn left and enter the classroom building. All our sessions will be held on the ground floor, in Rooms CAL-1, CAL-2 and C. All rooms are equipped with a PC and OHP. The toilets are on the ground floor.

Registration and information desk

On the first morning of the conference, registration will be in the Sala dei Quaranta, next to the Aula Magna of Palazzo Bo, Via VIII Febbraio 2, from 9.00 to 10.45. In the afternoon of the first day and on all the other days of conference, the desk will operate on the ground floor of Palazzo Maldura. Our tentative opening hours will be 8:30am-13:00 pm and 2:30pm-6:00pm. (At least one of the conference organizers will try to be around at all times.) Apply there for registration and queries relating to the conference and/or the social programme. Once you have received your conference bag, please wear your badge, which will grant admission to all sessions, coffee and lunch breaks.

Meals at the conference

A buffet lunch will be served on the ground floor of Palazzo Maldura on the days of the conference.

Useful information

The central post office is located at 25, Corso Garibaldi, and is open from 8.30am to 6pm.

Phone numbers:

  • Taxi: +39 049-651333
  • Ambulance service: 118
  • Police: 113
  • Fire brigade: 115
The nearest copy centre, called “La Cornucopia”, is located at 15, via Beato Pellegrino. Editing/copying services can be booked in advance (email: la.cornucopia@alice.it; phone: +39 049-7357366; mobile: +39 348-6868508).

Getting to Padua

Padua is located in the centre of the Veneto Region, in the north-east of Italy, 40 km west of Venice and 90 km east of Verona.

By plane

The nearest international airports are: Marco Polo International Airport in Tessera, Venice (www.veniceairport.it), Treviso Airport (www.trevisoairport.it) and Valerio Catullo airport in Verona (www.aeroportoverona.it).

From each of the above airports you can reach Padua by shuttle. The service is provided by Taxi Air Service (www.airservicepadova.it) or Landomas Service (www.landomas.it). This service should be booked in advance, but can be paid for on board. Travel time from Venice or Treviso is 40 minutes, and from Verona 1 hour 20 minutes.

Venice and Treviso airports are also connected to Padua by coaches run by the SITA bus company. Coaches run about every 30 minutes from 6:00am to 9:00pm from-&-to Treviso airport, and about every 60 minutes from-to-Venice airport (see the following search engines, which, however, are only available in Italian: ro.autobus.it and www.fsbusitalia.it). Pick up points are just outside the arrivals areas at both airports, and tickets can be bought at the airports, though normally not on board. Travel time is about 1 hour 10 minute. The final destination is Padua coach station, which is next to the main train station, and where local buses and taxis are available.

Verona airport is connected by a shuttle service to Verona railway station, where trains can be caught to Padua railway station (www.trenitalia.it). Trains run about every hour and travel time is about 1 hour.

For individual or group taxi service, call Radio Taxi (+39 049 651333 www.taxipadova.it).

By train

Padua is connected to the major cities in Italy by the national train service provided by Trenitalia (www.trenitalia.com). Venice is about half an hour away and Rome about 4 hours away.

By car

Padua is connected to the main cities in Italy and Europe by two major motorways (autostrade) -- the A4 Milano/Venezia motorway, which cuts across northern Italy from east to west, and the A27 Bologna/Padova motorway, which connects Padua with Bologna, Florence, Rome and the South of Italy.

The recommended motorway exit is “Padova Est”. From there, follow the signs to the city centre (“centro città”). Please note that you cannot enter the historic city centre by car. However, the railway and coach stations are just outside the city centre, and there is ample parking nearby.

To plan your trip by car, visit www.autostrade.it. For further information on the A4 Milano/Venezia motorway, visit www.autobspd.it

Where to stay in Padua

Please make your own accommodation arrangements. Here are some suggestions:

4 star hotels (****)

HOTEL MAJESTIC TOSCANELLI
Via dell'Arco 2
35122 Padova
Phone: +39 049 663 244
Fax: +39 049 876 0025
Email: majestic@toscanelli.com
https://www.toscanelli.com

HOTEL EUROPA
Largo Europa 9
35137 Padova
Phone: +39 049 661200
Fax: +39 049 661508
Email: info@hoteleuropapd.it
http://hoteleuropapd.it

HOTEL DONATELLO
Via del Santo, 102/104
35123 Padova
Tel: +39 049 8750634
Website : www.hoteldonatello.net
Email: info@hoteldonatello.net

LE CAMP RESORT & SPA
Via G. Anghinoni, 10
35121 Padova
Tel: +39 049 8762144
Fax: +39 049 8782139
Website : www.lecampspa.it
Email: info@lecampspa.it

HOTEL MILANO
Via Pilade Bronzetti n. 62
35138 Padova
Tel: 39 049. 871 2555
Fax: +39 0498713923
Website : www.hotelmilano-padova.it
Email: info@hotelmilano-padova.it

HOTEL GRAND’ITALIA
Corso del Popolo, 81
35131 Padova
Tel: Tel +39 049 8761111
Fax: +39 049 8750850
Website : www.hotelgranditalia.it
Email: booking@hotelgranditalia.it

3 star hotels (***)

HOTEL VERDI
Via Dondi dall'Orologio, 7
35139 Padova
Tel: +39 049 8364163
Fax + 39 049 8780175
Website : www.albergoverdipadova.it
Email: info@albergoverdipadova.it

HOTEL PATAVIUM
Via Beato Pellegrino, 106
35137 Padova
Tel: +39 049 723698
Fax: +39 049 8728372
Website : www.hotelpatavium.it
Email: info@hotelpatavium.it

HOTEL S. ANTONIO
Via San Fermo, 118
35137 Padova
Tel: +39 049 8751393
Website : www.hotelsantantonio.it
Email: info@hotelsantantonio.it

HOTEL AL SANTO
Via del Santo, 147
35123 Padova
Tel: +39 049 8752131
Fax: +39 049 8788076
Website : www.alsanto.it
Email: alsanto@alsanto.it

HOTEL AL CASON
Via Fra’ Paolo Sarpi, 40
35138 Padova
Tel: + 39 049 662636
Fax: + 39 049 656915
Website : www.hotelalcason.com
Email: info@hotelalcason.com

HOTEL CORSO
Corso del Popolo, 2a
35131 Padova
Tel: +39 049 8750822
Fax: +39 049 661576
Website : www.hotelcorsopadova.it
Email: info@hotelcorsopadova.it

2 star hotels (**)

Art Hotel Al Fagiano
Via A. Locatelli, 45
35123 Padova
Tel: +39 049 8750073
Fax: +39 049 8753396
Website : www.alfagiano.com
Email: info@alfagiano.com

Hotel Padova Casa del Pellegrino
Via Melchiorre Cesarotti, 21
35123 Padova
Tel: +39 0498239711
Fax +39 049 8239780
Website : www.casadelpellegrino.com
Email: info@casadelpellegrino.com

1 star hotels and other

HOTEL EDEN
Via Cesare Battisti, 255
35121 Padova
Tel: 049 650484
Fax: 049 8364097
Website : www.hoteledenpadova.it
Email: info@hoteledenpadova.it

HOTEL PICCOLO VIENNA
Via Beato Pellegrino, 133
35123 Padova
Tel. & Fax: 39 0498716331

IL CANTELINO RELAIS
Via Castelfidardo, 13, 35141 Padova PD
Telefono: 366 819 9700
Website: www.ilcantelino.it

B&B DIAMANTINO TOWN HOUSE
Piazza dei Signori, 28
35139 Padova
Tel.: +39 049 8752154; Mobile: +39 345 5835616
Fax: +39 049 2133002
Website : www.diamantino.it
Email: info@diamantino.it

B&B PICCOLA PADOVA
Via Berchet, 3
35129 Padova
Mobile: +39 331 2736152
Mobile: +39 346 9609811
Fax +39 049 663371

B&B GIOIA
v. Pietro Liberi n. 10
35132 Padova
Mobile: +39 393 0116407
Website : www.bbgioia.com
Email: info.bbgioia@gmail.com

B&B LANGER HOUSE
Via Niccolò Tommaseo, 50
35131 Padova
Mobile: +39 334 1459079; +39 328 2147938
Fax +39 049 7969284
Website : www.langerhouse.it
Email: booking@langerhouse.it

YOUTH HOSTEL
Centro Turistico Giovanile Veneto
Ostello “Città di Padova”
Via Aleardo Aleardi 30
35122 Padova
Tel. & Fax: +39.049.8752219
Website : www.ostellopadova.it
Email: pdyhtl@tin.it - ostellopadova@gmail.com

For the following hotels: Majestic Toscanelli, Verdi, Hotel M14 , Hotel Europa, Igea, Al Prato, Al Fagiano,
please mention you are going to attend a conference at DiSLL University of Padua.

For more options, you may want to visit www.turismopadova.it

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