Success and Failure in LSP [Call for papers]

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What does the term “success” mean in the field of LSP (Languages for Specific Purposes)? What do we mean by “failure”? If the concepts of success and failure seem to be interdependent, are they mutually exclusive? Is failure a necessary step on the route to success?

These are some of the questions that will be addressed at the “Success and Failure in Languages for Specific Purposes” conference  (36th APLIUT), which will be held in Nantes, France between 22 and 24 May 2014.

The conference aims to approach the concepts of success and failure in LSP from the approaches of pure research, classroom practice and action-research projects. Submissions are invited addressing the following topics:

  1. The meaning of the terms “success” and “failure” in LSP;
  2. Measurement tools;
  3. Contributing factors to success and failure in higher education;
  4. Complementary resources for teaching and learning languages;
  5. Stakeholders & their relationship to success and failure in languages.

Interested authors are requested to complete the following form and submit it to the conference organisers by email by 23 February 2014.

Paper proposal

Notification of acceptance will be provided by 10 April 2014.

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