LELT Track

Linguistics, Education, Literature and Translation

LELT Track Information

Call for Extended Abstracts

We welcome submissions on the latest research conducted by PhD students and young researchers on issues related to Linguistics, Language Teaching, Literature and Translation. The conference aims at providing researchers with the opportunity to share their research – early-stage or not yet fully structured – within a constructive and welcoming environment, self-reflect on their research and its position among that of their peers; receive targeted and individualised feedback from experts with a view to improving their overall research and research skills; receive advice on how to generate more impact from their research as well as participate in a series of workshops and develop a more interdisciplinary outlook through meaningful encounters with peers from different parts of Europe.

Review Process

Participants are asked to submit an extended abstract (500-1000 words). All submitted abstracts will undergo a double peer-review process by members of the Scientific Committee based on the following criteria:

  • Relevance to the conference topic
  • Theoretical argument and research aims
  • Research method and design
  • Potential findings
  • General conclusions

Presentation & Participation

Authors of accepted extended abstracts will be invited to present their work at the conference in the form of roundtable discussions. In the round table discussions authors working in similar subject areas will present their work in front of a small panel consisting of academics with significant research expertise and experience in the relevant area as well as doctoral students working in the same or very similar area.

Extended Abstract Requirements

Extended abstracts should be between 500 and 1000 words. For this abstract seven main areas should be addressed:

  • Purpose
  • Design methodology/conceptual framework or approach
  • Findings: knowledge contribution originality and value (academic/practitioner)
  • Implications: practical and social (this area is optional as not all papers will address all these)
  • Limitations
  • 5 main keywords
  • Key bibliography

Purpose: This section should include a justification of why this topic merits pursuing as well as the aim of the study and its main objectives.

Design methodology/approach: This section should include the main hypotheses that underlie the research as well as the methods that will be employed to meet the research objectives set. Depending on the nature of the research, please provide a brief overview of the research design of the study, the theoretical context or the conceptual framework used to illuminate your object of inquiry and type of analysis conducted.

Findings - knowledge contribution, originality and value (academic/practitioner): Depending on the type of study conducted, provide a brief overview of the main findings or projected findings of the research or analysis of primary data. Also consider where the novelty of your research lies and its contribution to and beyond academia.

Implications (practical and social): This section should consider what the potential implications of your research will be for the academic and practitioner community as well as society at large.

Limitations: This section should acknowledge the potential limitations to the research process and, where applicable, make suggestions for prospective research.

Keywords: Mention 5 words that reflect your research.

References: Include a list of key references.

Topics (suggested but not exclusive)

  • Bilingualism and Multilingualism
  • Critical Discourse Analysis
  • Current Methods and Approaches in Language Teaching
  • Phonetics and Phonology
  • Pragmatics
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Semantics
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Translation Theory and Practice
  • Literary Studies
  • Film Studies
  • Media Studies
  • World Englishes

Important Dates

  • Extended abstract submission: March 30, April 7, 2019
  • Extended abstract submission: April 12, April 17, 2019
  • Publication of conference programme: April 22, 2019
  • Conference registration deadline: May 6, 2019

Submission Instructions

We are using the Conference Management Toolkit (CMT) developed by Microsoft Research, which can be accessed using the following link:


Authors need to create an account at the website and, once logged in, you may use the "Create new submission" button to select your track and then follow the instructions in order to fill in the submission form.

Track Chair

  • Dr Kelly Pasmatzi, The International Faculty of the University of Sheffield, CITY College, Greece

Scientific Committee

  • Dr Ruth Abou Rached, Department of History and Cultural Studies, Freie Universität Berlin
  • Dr Angeliki Alvanoudi, The International Faculty of the University of Sheffield, CITY College, Greece
  • Dr Despina Kazana, The International Faculty of the University of Sheffield, CITY College, Greece
  • Dr Sofia Malamatidou, University of Birmingham, UK
  • Dr Cathy Marazi, The University of Sheffield International Faculty, CITY College, Greece
  • Dr Vicky Papachristou, The International Faculty of the University of Sheffield, CITY College, Greece
  • Dr Kelly Pasmatzi, The International Faculty of the University of Sheffield, CITY College, Greece
  • Dr Emilia Slavova, University of Sofia ‘St. Kliment Ohridski’, Bulgaria
  • Dr Zoi Tatsioka, The International Faculty of the University of Sheffield, CITY College, Greece
  • Dr Marina Tzoannopoulou, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Dr Lia Yoka, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Dr Katerina Gouleti, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece


Our email: LELT.PGR@seerc.org