The 32nd international conference of the Spanish Association of Applied Linguistics (AESLA) will take place from 3rd to 5th April 2014 at the Universidad Pablo de Olavide in Seville. The theme title this year is Language Industries and Social Change. The focus this year is on the connection between applied linguistics and the productive sectors responsible for economic and human development, in this way looking at the connection between language and industry, multi-linguistic economy, language as an asset and a resource, language and inequality, social stratification and linguistic capital, among other subjects related to the theme of the conference.

The conference aims at approaching language not only as a cultural asset but also as a material asset that generates growth and progress. At the same time, the conference does not lose sight of the fact that the language industry produces new ways of communicating which, as a consequence, produces profound social changes.

The general objectives are:

  • To present new studies within the different thematic panels of our association.
  • To analyse solutions to the current problems in linguistics of a social nature and new ways of communicating arising from technological developments.
  • To link linguistic research to productive sectors and the corporate world.
  • To present new linguistic research developments in relation to new technologies.
  • To promote the transfer in linguistic research and language industries.

Among the professors giving the plenary sessions are prestigious figures renowned in differerent disciplines, especially for their interest in establishing interfaces between the subjects:


Round Tables

Además, el congreso reunirá a investigadores nacionales e internacionales que realizarán aportaciones desde los distintos paneles temáticos que componen la asociación:

  • Language acquisition and learning
  • Language teaching and curricular design
  • Language for specific purposes
  • Language psychology, child language acquisition and psycholinguistics
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Pragmatics
  • Discourse analysis
  • Corpus linguistics, computational linguistics and linguistic engineering
  • Lexicology and lexicography
  • Translation and Interpretation
  • Interdisciplinary panels on technologies in linguistic research.


Contact details

Telephone: +34 954348525
Fax: +34 954349817

Francisco Lorenzo (AESLA 2014)
Universidad Pablo de Olavide de Sevilla
Departamento de Filología y Traducción
Edificio nº 2
Universidad Pablo de Olavide
41013 Sevilla (Spain)

Telephone number for the Department of Philology and Translation: 954 349172



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