Linguistics and English Language Teaching (LELT@DSC)

We are looking for the latest research on issues related to linguistics and English language teaching. The topics covered are indicative examples of what this research could be about, though it is in no way limited to them.


Topics could be related but not restricted to the following areas:

  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Sociolinguistics
  • English as a Lingua Franca
  • Language and Identity
  • Lexicology and Lexicography
  • Computational Linguistics
  • Neurolinguistics
  • Cognitive Linguistics
  • Psycholinguistics
  • English Language Teaching (Methodology)
  • New Technologies in ELT
  • Language Policy and Language Planning

Target Audience

  • Doctoral students
  • Masters research Students
  • Junior Researchers
  • Practitioners

Important Dates

Short or Full paper submission: Friday 27th March 2015 Extended Deadline: Sunday 19th April

Notification of acceptance: Friday 27th March 2015 Monday 25th May 2015

Response to reviewers comments and submission of FINAL camera-ready paper: Friday 12th June 2015 Friday 26th June 2015

Publication of Conference Programme: Friday 27th March 2015 Friday 10th July 2015

Submission Details

Depending on the stage of your research, you can submit either a short paper (3-5 pages) or a full paper (8-15 pages). In either case, the structure to be followed is given below. All papers should be submitted in English and use the MS word template provided below. Short or Full papers for LELT should be submitted as a word or Pdf document by Sunday 19th April 2015 through the EasyChair Conference Management System, at this link.

Authors of either short or full papers should download and use the following template: DSC2015-LELT-paper-template.doc

Structure of full paper (8-15 pages)

  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Literature Review
  • Data and Methodology
  • Empirical Analysis
  • Conclusions
  • References
  • Appendix

Structure of short paper (3-5 pages)

  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Literature Review
  • Proposed Methodology
  • Conclusions
  • References
  • Appendix

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Review Process

All submitted papers will undergo a double peer-review process by members of the Scientific Committee. Authors of accepted papers will be invited to present their work at the conference and will be asked to submit the final versions of their papers to be included in the conference proceedings. During the conference, each paper will be presented in front of a panel of experts consisting of academics with significant research expertise and experience in supervising doctoral students. Each presentation will be followed by feedback from the members of the panel and questions from the audience. In addition to the discussions that will be held during the presentations, there will be general discussion sessions guided by the members of the expert panels, addressing various issues relating to research methodology and PhD work.

Publication of Best Papers

Authors of selected best papers will be invited to submit extended versions for publication in the International Journal of Innovation and Regional Development. The invited submissions will follow a separate double-blind reviewing procedure according to the standards of the journal.

All accepted papers that are presented in the DSC2015 will be indexed in EBSCO

Best Paper Award

If you wish your paper to be considered for the Best Paper Award, you should indicate this along with your submission.