ALAPP 2020

ALAPP 2020

10th International and Interdisciplinary Conference on

Applied Linguistics and Professional Practice (ALAPP)

16-17 September 2020, in Trondheim, Norway (Digital conference)



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.

Abstract book 

Keynote speakers


Professor Karin Aronsson,

Stockholm University, Sweden

Title: Judges, attorneys and witnesses in courtroom storytelling: Choreographies of heated disputes

Jemina Napier. Foto

Professor Jemina Napier 

Heriot-Watt University, UK

Title: Framing professional practice through the lens of interpreter-mediated talk (The Candlin Lecture)

Professor Daniel Perrin

ZHAW Zurich University, Switzerland

Title: Management by writing: Investigating the communicatively constituted organisation

ALAPP 2020 Facebook page

Conference portal

Conference portal

Conference portal

The login to the virtual conference portal is available for registered participants from Thursday 10 September (afternoon CET). All registered participants will receive an email with personal login information.

Please contact if you have registered for the conference, but not received a login email.

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:

Special inquiries: Heidi Gilstad 

Technical inquiries: Monica Amundsen

Important dates and deadlines

13 December 2019: Submissions opens 

1 March 2020: Submission deadline 

15 April 2020: Decision about acceptance



9. September: Presentators registration deadline

9 September: Deadline for PowerPoint-submissions 

9 September: Deadline for Digital Poster submissions 

14 September: Other participants registration deadline

16-17 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