Dear Colleagues,

The Lexicology of Languages for Specific Purposes Research Group (LexEsp) is pleased to announce its “V International Seminar on English and ESP Lexicology and Lexicography: The Words of the Law”, to be held at the University of Alicante (Spain) on April 26-27, 2018.

The organising committee encourages the submission of individual abstracts focused on the following areas:

  • Specialized Legal Lexis/Lexicology
  • Specialized Legal Dictionaries
  • Bilingual Legal Lexicography
  • Corpora and Legal Lexicology
  • Gender and Legal Language
  • Word-Formation Processes in Legal English
  • Legal Terminology and Terminography
  • Legal Phraseology and Collocation
  • Teaching and Learning Legal Vocabulary
  • Legal Language and the Media
  • Legal Terminology and Translation in Institutional Settings
  • Vocabulary and phraseology in the courtroom

Abstracts of up to 300 words should be submitted by Thursday, February 1st, 2018 (extended deadline). All submissions are minimally double blind peer reviewed. Abstracts should be submitted using EasyChair.

The outcome of the review process will be notified by February 15th, 2018.

Keynote speakers

  • Łucja Biel (University of Warsaw)
  • Gianluca Pontrandolfo (Università di Trieste)

Scientific committee

  • Vijay Bhatia (ESP Communication Services)
  • Łucja Biel (University of Warsaw)
  • Maurizio Gotti (Università di Bergamo)
  • Shaeda Isani (Université de Grenoble)
  • Esther Monzó (Universitat Jaume I)
  • Juan Miguel Ortega (Universidad de Alicante)
  • Gianluca Pontrandolfo (Università di Trieste)
  • Isabelle Richard (Université de Nantes)
  • Juliette Scott (University of London)
  • Dieter Stein (Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf)
  • Girolamo Tessuto (Università di Campania)


Abstract submission: February 1st, 2018. (extended deadline).
Notification of acceptance: February 15th 2018.


Contributors: €80, Deadline: March 15th 2018
Attendees: €30, Deadline: April 23rd 2018
Students (with proof of student status): €10, Deadline: April 23rd 2018

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