ALAPP 2020

ALAPP 2020

10th International and Interdisciplinary Conference on

Applied Linguistics and Professional Practice (ALAPP)

16-18 September 2020, in Trondheim, Norway (Changed to digital event. See below.)



The international and interdisciplinary conference on Applied Linguistics and Professional Practice (ALAPP) aims to bring together scholars from different disciplinary backgrounds, especially language and communication research, and professional specialities (e.g. business, organisation studies, education, banking, health care, therapy, journalism, law, social care and welfare, immigration and border control, police work, translation and interpreting). ALAPP is closely linked with Journal of Applied Linguistics and Professional Practice (JALPP) (Equinox), with a view to bringing seminal research to a wider readership.

We are proud to announce the keynote speakers for the ALAPP 2020 conference:

In light of the continuing uncertainties regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, ALAPP 2020 will be a digital event in accordance with current restrictions on travels and physical gatherings. We realise this alternative arrangement falls short of the face-to-face interactional dynamics of ALAPP, but this is much preferred to cancelling the event. 

As you will be aware, acceptance decisions on submissions are still pending, although all submissions have now gone through the peer review process. In the next few days decisions will be communicated. 

Please note that there will be no registration fees for ALAPP 2020. However, all participants will be required to register online so as to enable us to draw up the programme. Further details about presentation format/duration will be communicated at a later date. For the time being, please note that the deadline for the presentations to reach the conference organisers ( is 09 September 2020.

Following the digital event, as a further incentive, all presenters are encouraged to submit written versions of their work for possible inclusion in the Journal of Applied Linguistics and Professional Practice (JALPP). The deadline for submission is 18 December 2020 via the journal’s online procedure. Following the usual peer review procedure, if a sufficient number of accepted mss is reached, a single or double special issue of JALPP will be designated to comprise ALAPP 2020 presentations. Alternatively, accepted individual manuscripts will appear in regular issues. Guidelines for online submission

Please mark your manuscript as ALAPP 2020 submission. All queries can be directed at

Abstract submission deadline extended

The deadline for abstract submission has been extended from March 1 to March 16.

Due to many requests for an extension of the deadline the ALAPP 2020 organizers have agreed to extend the deadline for submission. You are welcome to submit your abstract by following the link Abstract submission 

Real time (English) captioning will be available for all key note presentations and one of the parallel tracks. If you will be using this, please indicate this when submitting your abstract AND when registering.

Important dates and deadlines

13 December 2019: Submissions opens 

1 March 2020: Submission deadline 

15 April 2020: Decision about acceptance



TBA: Early bird registration 

TBA: Regular registration 

10 September: Deadline for ppt-submissions 

14 September Deadline for digital poster submissions 

15 September: Masterclass 

16-18 September: ALAPP 2020

We are pleased to announce the call for proposals for the 10th International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Applied Linguistics and Professional Practice (ALAPP) that will be hosted by Centre for Academic and Professional Communication (SEKOM), Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).


The submission for proposals opens on 13 December 2019
For more information, please see ALAPP2020 Abstract Submission Flyer.

Submissions in EasyChair

Registration for presenters

In order for us to prepare the programme, we need a confirmation from each presenter that you will submit your powerpoint presentation before 9.September, and that you agree that we provide a link to the presentation from the programme on the ALAPP 2020 web portal.

Please fill in the registration form before 8. July: 

Registration for presenters 

Registration for other particitants

ALAPP 2020 is a free digital conference. However, all participants must register. Please click on the link to fill in the form if you want access to ALAPP2020 activities.

Please fill in the registration form before 8. July.

Registration for other participants 


ALAPP is hosted by etc

The ALAPP 2020 conference is hosted by Centre for Academic and Professional Communication, SEKOM, at the Department of Language and Literature, NTNU Norwegian University of Science and Technology.



General inquiries:

Contact person for special inquiries: Heidi Gilstad